Category: Maintenance

Conventional Oil vs Synthetic: What’s the real difference?

March 10th, 2021 by

Oil changes can be a hassle, but they’re a crucial part of engine maintenance. Oil maintains engine lubrication, cools the engine components, removes dirt particles and sludge, and can even improve gas mileage and increase vehicle longevity. We’re often asked about the difference between conventional oil vs synthetic, and which is better. In this article,

Signs of Rust And What Causes Them

February 3rd, 2021 by

This article was originally published in March 2018. If your car has it, you’re probably not happy about it. Rust is one of the pesky but inevitable problems that comes with owning a vehicle.  Understanding the rusting process, the problematic areas, and the ways to address trouble are crucial to repairing rust before it’s a

Car Care Tips: Get Your Vehicle Ready for the Cold

January 3rd, 2021 by

Preventative maintenance is important for a host of reasons—better gas mileage, better handling, increased longevity. During the unpredictable winter months, in particular, preventative maintenance is the key to ensuring you have reliable transportation. A vehicle that is properly prepared can help you avoid an unplanned road emergency when the weather takes a sudden turn for

Are bald tires really that bad in the winter?

December 2nd, 2020 by

We get it—replacing bald tires can be an expensive and time-consuming process. But it’s important to make sure your tires are safe for whatever this New England winter holds. Here’s our best advice for evaluating your tires. When should I replace a bald tire? You can easily tell if your tires’ tread is too worn

When should I get a heater inspection?

November 25th, 2020 by

As temperatures start to dip below freezing, it’s important to come in for a heater inspection. No one likes to drive while shivering. But a broken heater can also hinder your visibility and limit your ability to drive safely. A failing heater can prevent the defroster from clearing ice and frost off your windshield, limiting

When Do You Need to Replace a Drive-Axle Boot?

November 20th, 2020 by

Your axles transfer power from the transmission (in a front-wheel-drive setup) or the differential (in a rear-wheel-drive system) to the wheels so your car can move. The drive-axle boot protects that joint. How serious is a leaking CV boot? If the boot beomes damaged, the grease lubricating the joint can leak out—and open the door