Category: Maintenance

Pre-season Motorcycle Maintenance Tips | Part Three

April 19th, 2019 by

Now that we’ve reviewed the pre-season maintenance, let’s talk about the first ride. The springtime debut of your bike is an exciting experience, but there are a few things to keep in mind: Plan Your Route Before you hit the road, it’s important to plan your route. Figure out where you want to go and

Pre-season Motorcycle Maintenance Tips | Part Two

April 17th, 2019 by

With spring officially here, it’s time to bring those bikes out of hibernation! In our last article, we reviewed some basic preseason maintenance but we’re not done yet. Don’t forget to check these things before you hit the road: Oil If you changed the oil and filter before laying your bike up, you’ve probably got

Is your car’s AC broken? This could be why.

April 13th, 2019 by

Now that warmer weather is finally in sight, it’s time to start thinking about AC maintenance. The AC compressor is one of the most important parts of your car’s air conditioning system. But, like any other component on a vehicle, it will eventually need to be replaced. The compressor is responsible for pressurizing and distributing

Why are my tires worn on the edges?

April 10th, 2019 by

It’s normal for tires to become worn over time, especially after a few New England winters, but irregular wear may force you to replace a tire sooner rather than later. Regularly checking the tread depth and wear condition of each tire on your car can help you maximize the value of your tires and help

How to Prevent Battery Corrosion

April 4th, 2019 by

No matter what kind of car or battery you have, your terminals can become corroded over time making them poor conductors of electricity. While corrosion will not make your battery catch on fire, buildup on battery terminals can keep your car from starting. In our last blog article, we discussed some of the most common

Why is my car’s batttery terminal coroded?

April 2nd, 2019 by

No matter what kind of battery you have, the terminals can become corroded over time making them poor conductors of electricity. Contrary to popular belief, corrosion won’t make your battery catch on fire– but it can weaken or cut off its connection to the engine. This is a common cause of rough or failed starts– eventually,

3 Ways to Prevent Rust on Your Vehicle

March 25th, 2019 by

As a car owner, fighting rust is a constant battle. Rust eats away at the surrounding metal and, over time, can cause major cosmetic and mechanical damage to your vehicle. It not only looks unsightly but reduces the value when selling the vehicle or using it as a trade-in to purchase a new car.  Once a

Best of the Blog: Understanding Your Transmission

March 20th, 2019 by

Cars need transmissions because of the physics of the gasoline engine. In this article, we won’t get into the complexities of how an engine works. Instead, we’ll start by showing you the basics of how the most common transmissions work: 1) Manual transmissions Manual transmissions require that the driver change gears by depressing a clutch

Five Auto Services You Shouldn’t Skip this Winter

January 3rd, 2019 by

When the snowy, bitter weather starts, it’s important to make sure that your car is prepared for inclement weather conditions. Our Winter Car Care list highlights the different areas of your car that you should pay special attention to as we ring in the new year and prepare for a harsh New England winter. Battery