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How To Install A Key Fob Battery

January 25th, 2021 by

If your key fob’s range has shrunk over time or your car is struggling to recognize its proximity, the key fob battery is probably struggling. If the buttons simply aren’t responding, it’s probably dead. You should only have to replace the battery every five years or so. And, thankfully, replacing the battery in your key

Programming A Garage Door Opener: A Step by Step Guide

January 20th, 2021 by

Automatic door openers are a luxurious addition to any garage setup and, thankfully, programming a garage door opener is a doable DIY project. If you’re struggling to get your remote working, we have a few tips to help! Here’s how to program a garage door opener: Programming a garage door opener can be a tricky

Finding the Right Car Seat for Your Child

January 5th, 2021 by

Whenever you’re on the road, it’s important to make sure that children are properly buckled in in a car seat, booster seat, or seat belt, whichever is appropriate for their age, height, and weight. Here is a quick guide from the CDC to help you figure out the best choice for your child: Rear-facing car

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

Why are my brakes grinding?

December 23rd, 2020 by

If you hear a noise from your brakes, you should make an appointment to come in right away—instead of turning up the radio to drown out the noise. Here’s why: What causes brakes to make a “grinding” sound? There are 2 major causes of brake grinding. If the grinding sound occurs when you press on

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

How to Winterize A Motorcycle

October 28th, 2020 by

With snow right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about end-of-season motorcycle maintenance. Wondering how to winterize a motorcycle? Here are our top tips to help you keep your bike in the best possible condition through the cold months. Winterize your engine. Before you put your back away for the winter it’s important

Common Symptoms of a Failing Exhaust System

October 21st, 2020 by

Your car’s exhaust system is made of pipes that guide harmful exhaust gases away from the engine and into the outside atmosphere. Exhaust gas typically flows through the exhaust manifold, the catalytic converter, the resonator, and, finally, the muffler, which connects to the tailpipe. If there’s a problem with this system, poisonous gases can travel