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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 […]

What Causes Control Arm Wear?

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 […]

Five Auto Services You Shouldn’t Skip This Fall: Fall Maintenance Guide

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 maintenance guide highlights the different areas of your car that you should pay special attention to this month. Here are five fall auto services you shouldn’t skip. Battery Varying temperatures can […]