Category: Maintenance

Your Winter Service Checklist

November 29th, 2018 by

It’s that time of year again! The cold is here, snow is coming, and your car needs a tune-up before holiday travel starts. Here are a few things to make sure your mechanic checks when you go in for service: Antifreeze and Radiator Make sure your antifreeze is topped off and ready to go with

What Causes Control Arm Wear?

November 28th, 2018 by

Control arms and bushings are critical components of your suspension system. Working together, they allow your tires to move up and down in a smooth, controlled motion. Without them, most rides would be extremely rough and uncomfortable. Control Arms Control arms connect the wheel hubs and steering knuckles to the frame of the vehicle. They

Do I need to change my cabin air filter?

November 6th, 2018 by

Your cabin air filter probably isn’t top of mind when you think about regular maintenance. But this part plays an important role in keeping debris from entering the vehicle’s cabin. What is a cabin air filter? As its name suggests, the cabin air filter is what keeps vehicle’s cabin clean. As air comes in to

5 Simple Ways to Take Care of Your Brake Lines

November 2nd, 2018 by

Similar to gas mileage, the wear and tear on your brakes will vary depending on where and how you drive. And determining just how long they’ll last depends on several factors. In our last article, we talked about how to tell if your brakes are leaking but there are countless ways to prevent this from

How to make your muffler last

October 26th, 2018 by

Mufflers are a required component on any vehicle that operates on roads in the United States. Mufflers serve two functions: (1) To reduce exhaust system noise that is directed from exhaust ports to the exhaust pipes (2) To help direct exhaust gases out of the engine Most people think that mufflers are also an important

Five Auto Services You Shouldn’t Skip This Fall

October 12th, 2018 by

When the cool fall weather starts, 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. Battery Varying temperatures can have a huge impact on your car’s batteries, especially