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Your 2022 Winter Service Vehicle Checklist

It’s that time of year again— time for winter service! The cold is here, storms are coming, and your car needs a tune-up before the snow piles up. Here are a few things to make sure your mechanic checks when you go in for your next service appointment: Antifreeze and Radiator When you come in […]

We Perform Uber Inspections! Schedule An Appointment Today!

Attention Uber drivers in Western MA! Did you know that we can perform an Uber vehicle inspection here? One of the requirements of becoming an Uber driver is that you must have an eligible 4-door vehicle. In order for your vehicle to be eligible for the road, it must pass the Vehicle Inspection guidelines at a […]

Winter Car Care Tips

How to Be Prepared for Old Man Winter Winter is coming, and you don’t want to forget to make sure your car is ready for any weather that Old Man Winter may have in store. Planning is the best way to prevent yourself from being underprepared when cold weather strikes. Here are some helpful Winter […]

Winter Paint Care

Your car’s paint takes a beating in the winter, especially with the harsh and unpredictable New England weather. Dirt, salt, ice, and snow are all unforgiving. We know winter paint care can be challenging but we’re here to help. Here are a few tips and tricks to help your paint stay picture perfect during the […]

Windshield Wiper Replacement and Maintenance

They may not seem like a critical part of your vehicle, but good windshield wipers are a key safety feature. Wiper blades deteriorate over time due to many environmental factors such as sun, moisture, oil from cleaners and waxes, airborne dirt, and other debris. Poor wiper blades cause poor visibility in precarious weather, leading to […]

When should I get a winter heater inspection?

No one likes to drive while shivering. But, perhaps, more importantly, no one likes to drive with a frosted windshield. In addition to heating the car’s cabin, your heater controls the car’s defroster. A broken or failing heater can prevent the defroster from clearing ice and frost off your windshield, limiting visibility, and hindering your […]

Before You Check Your Heating System, Check Your Cabin Air Filter

The cabin air filter is a small, pleated filter that cleans the air entering your car’s passenger cabin. As air flows through your car’s HVAC system, it’s directed through this material to trap contaminants like dust, dirt, and pollen before they have a chance to enter your vehicle. In the winter months, when your heat […]

Is Your Suspension System Failing? This Could Be Why

Control arms, bushings, and ball joints are very important components of the suspension system. These parts allow a combination of flexibility and controlled movement over rough road conditions and adjust according to the steering input from the driver. If these parts become worn, they can compromise handling and comfort, or result in catastrophic damage to […]

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