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Six Tips For Calling AAA

February 8th, 2021 by

This article was originally published in December 2017. Getting stranded somewhere is never fun but, now that the winter weather is upon us, people tend to get stuck more often. If you’re a member of AAA, here are some tips you should know when calling for road service. Keep your card with you at all

Signs of Rust And What Causes Them

February 3rd, 2021 by

This article was originally published in March 2018. If your car has it, you’re probably not happy about it. Rust is one of the pesky but inevitable problems that comes with owning a vehicle.  Understanding the rusting process, the problematic areas, and the ways to address trouble are crucial to repairing rust before it’s a

Pro Tips for De-Icing your Windshield

December 7th, 2020 by

As the morning temps begin to dip below freezing, most of us have noticed a little frost on our windshields… and it’s only going to get worse from here. As we prepare for the inevitable winter weather, here are a few pro tips for de-icing your windshield. 1) Plan ahead (wake up early) This is

Winter Car Seat Safety: Alternatives to Puffy Coats

November 30th, 2020 by

Winter is a tricky time for car seat safety. With temps well below freezing, it’s important to bundle up your little ones but all those layers can be dangerous. The extra padding of a winter coat requires extra slack in car seat straps but, in an accident, the coat will compress—and that extra slack will

Rattling Exhaust? Here’s what to do.

November 16th, 2020 by

A rattling exhaust can be both annoying and nerve-racking. Rattling in the exhaust is a common cause of heat shield issues, which can cause permanent damage to your vehicle. Here are some of the other common signs to watch for: 1) Excessive Heat from the Engine Bay Modern engines generate considerable amounts of heat, just

AWD, 4WD and Winter Tires: What’s the difference, and which is best?

November 11th, 2020 by

All-wheel-drive, four-wheel drive, and winter tires all sound like good features to have if you’re weathering a New England winter— but which is best for winter driving? Let’s find out. All-Wheel Drive Vehicles with all-wheel drive transmit power to all four wheels, in some cases to each one individually. AWD systems will automatically redistribute power

5 Ways to Prevent Rust

August 4th, 2020 by

Rust is a common but highly preventable problem. And, while existing rust can be tough to manage, preventing oxidation is a pretty simple science. If you’re worried about corrosion, here’s how to prevent rust from forming in the first place. 1) Know your vehicle (and what it’s made of). Different metals have different properties when