Category: Tips From The Pros

Clear the Snow Off Your Car In Record Time

December 5th, 2019 by

We see it all the time—cars driving around with frosted windows, iced over mirrors, or two feet of snow still sitting on their roof. At any time of year—but particularly during the dark and snowy days of winter—it’s essential to keep your car windows clear. You should always try to build in some extra time

Winter Car Seat Safety: Alternatives to Puffy Coats

November 27th, 2019 by

Winter is a tricky time for car seat safety. With temps well below freezing, it’s important to bundle up your little ones but all those layers can be dangerous. The extra padding of a winter coat requires extra slack in car seat straps but, in an accident, the coat can compress– and that extra slack

How to Wash Your Car in the Winter

November 20th, 2019 by

Some paint and rust experts recommend washing your car after every big storm, or any time you think your car may have been exposed to salt, sand or other chemicals on the road. But washing your car once every few weeks (or days, here in New England) may not be realistic for everyone. Look for

Can I use someone else’s roadside assistance?

October 30th, 2019 by

Calling roadside assistance for help can be daunting and confusing, especially if you’ve never done it before. If you’re a member of a motor club like AAA, here are some tips you should know when calling for roadside assistance– even if it’s not your car. Remember to bring your card with you– even if you’re

Do I really need to use premium gas?

October 2nd, 2019 by

When buying a new (or new to you) car, it’s important to consider how your car-related expenses will change. One of the biggest expenses of owning a car is fueling– and if your new car takes premium gas, that can be a big disappointment. Premium gas often costs 30 to 50 cents more than regular

Why is my check engine light flashing?

October 2nd, 2019 by

It’s every car owner’s worst nightmare. You’re driving down the road– everything seems to be fine– when, out of nowhere, your check engine light comes on. Your check engine light can be triggered by a number of things. Even if your car seems like its driving just fine, you should still make time to see

Here’s Why Bald Tires Are Dangerous

September 3rd, 2019 by

Recently, a customer came into the shop with a pretty serious problem– they were experiencing intense rattling at highway speeds of about 70-75 MPH. The culprit? Bald tires. What are “bald” tires? When tires go “bald,” it means that their tread has been worn to the point of being smooth– and it’s a big safety

Nine Auto Services You Shouldn’t Skip This Fall

August 26th, 2019 by

With cooler weather creeping up on us, it’s important to make sure that your car is prepared for the coming drop in temperature. Our Fall Car Care list highlights the different areas of your car that you should pay special attention to this month. Headlights As the days slowly start to get shorter, it’s important