Category: Maintenance

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

3 Unmistakable Signs That Your Car Battery is Failing

November 9th, 2020 by

Getting stranded with a dead car battery is always inconvenient—but getting stranded in the middle of winter can be downright dangerous. As the colder months approach, it’s important to take good care of your battery. If you think your car battery is failing, here are a few things to watch out for. 1) Clicking sound

Tire Care and Safety: Replacing Old Tires

November 4th, 2020 by

Replacing old tires can be a huge hassle. If you’re dealing with uneven front or rear tire wear, here are some things to keep in mind: Tire Care and Safety As the only point of contact between the road and your car, tires have a big impact on a vehicle’s overall health, handling, and safety.

Mileage Milestones for Belt Replacement

November 2nd, 2020 by

Wondering when to replace the belts under your hood? Common signs of wear can be hard to see if you’re not a trained mechanic. Here are a few mileage milestones to look for: Auto V-Belt Replacement V-belts act as a transmission belt. It connects to pulleys and transmits the force from the engine to the