Category: Maintenance

Checking Tread Depth At-Home: The Penny Test

June 11th, 2020 by

Tread depth is the distance from the deepest part of the tread groove to the very top of the tread block. Regularly checking your tire’s tread depth can help you determine when it is time to replace your tires. Below are three common ways to check your tread depth. Checking Tread Depth At-Home: The Penny

Time For An A/C Check

May 11th, 2020 by

Summer is almost here! And it’s time for an A/C check. Getting your AC examined and recharged now– in the early summer before the heat gets unbearable– is the best way to ensure it will work properly all season long. Starting Things Up Starting your A/C up for the first time after the winter can

Failing Heat Shield? Here’s what to watch out for.

May 6th, 2020 by

While most heat shields will last the life of the vehicle, they can still be susceptible to failure. Heat shields wrap around the exhaust manifold; they’re designed to direct heat out of the engine the exhaust and protect vulnerable engine components from under the hood and potentially causing damage. With the extreme stress they’re under,

Getting Back on the Road: Maintenance During COVID-19

April 28th, 2020 by

With many cars sitting for an extended period as we battle the coronavirus pandemic, it’s important to pay special attention to signs that your vehicle needs maintenance. Here are a few pointers: Listen up! If you haven’t driven anywhere in a while, you’ll be hyper-aware of any unusual sounds that are coming from your engine—even