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Auto Sales: How to Get the Best Deal on a Used Car

This article was originally published in February 2020 and has been updated to reflect the market conditions of the current inventory crisis. If you’re thinking of buying a new car, pre-owned vehicles are a great option to consider especially with the new car shortages spurred by COVID-19. But, with so many options and variations, it […]

Common Symptoms of a Broken Heat Shield

Most heat shields will last the entire life of your vehicle without needing to be replaced. Still, they can still be susceptible to failure over time. Here are a few common symptoms of a broken heat shield. A burning smell coming from the engine. When the heat shield is failing or damaged, one of the […]

How Often Should I Get An Oil Change?

Oil changes can be a hassle but they’re a crucial part of engine maintenance. Oil maintains engine lubrication, cools the engine components, removes dirt particles and sludge, and can even improve gas mileage and increase vehicle longevity. How often should I get an oil change? Car engines have dozens of moving parts. As these parts […]

Drive Belt Maintenance: Signs It’s Time For Repair

Serpentine belts are one of the most important parts of the engine. Because they’re so durable it can be hard to notice signs of wear and misalignment, but even minor flaws can compound over time to create massive problems for your engine. Here are a few signs that it’s time for drive belt maintenance or […]

What should I do about a corroded battery terminal?

A corroded battery terminal can look ominous but it’s usually an easy fix. No matter what kind of car or battery you have, your terminals can become corroded over time making them poor conductors of electricity. Here’s how to handle a corroded battery terminal: Why do battery terminals corrode? When you see corrosion on the […]

Are your tires deflating faster than normal? This could be why.

When your tires are continuously losing air, it can be super frustrating. The pressure-checks and top-offs required to keep them at them properly inflated and functioning are incredibly time-consuming and inconvenient.  Before you shell out a few hundred dollars to get your tires replaced, here are a few things to consider. Temperature Changes Sudden drops […]

How to Change a Flat Tire

Unfortunately, dealing with a flat tire is something that every driver encounters at least once. Here are some tips for how to safely and effectively change your tire when you’re in a tight spot. Contact Roadside Assistance For many people, the best thing to do is contact roadside assistance. If you belong to AAA or […]

Drive Belt Maintenance: Signs of Wear and Tear

The drive belt, also known as the serpentine belt, is a critical part of the engine. It works with the idler, tensioner, and pulleys inside the engine to power the air conditioning, alternator, power steering, and sometimes the cooling system water pump. The drive belt operates whenever the vehicle is running—if it’s not functioning properly, […]

We are OPEN! And we’ve added a few new perks to help you get through COVID-19.

We are remaining open during the COVID-19 pandemic as we service a wide variety of vehicles in which our community relies on including emergency and delivery vehicles. We’re extending our pick-up and delivery service. Please know we have extended our pick-up and delivery service to all customers to help minimize the impact and provide peace of […]

Car Battery Replacement: When is it time for a new battery?

No matter how well you treat your vehicle, car batteries will wear out every few years and need to be replaced. Before you go out and buy a new car battery at your local auto parts store, it’s important to investigate with your mechanic to make sure that’s the right fix for your existing car […]