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What is a tune-up? Here’s everything you need to know.

Just like you should make frequent visits to your doctor for your health, your car needs regular check-ups at the auto shop. Tune-ups are like annual physicals for your car’s engine to take a look at the important parts that keep it moving every day. If you are unsure about how a tune-up can benefit […]

Pre-season Motorcycle Maintenance Tips | Part One

An annual favorite of our readers, this guide was originally published in April 2019. Now that spring is officially here, it’s time to bring those bikes out of hibernation. Here are a few things you should check before you hit the road: Brakes If your bike has been laid up for four or five months, […]

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

If you’re thinking of buying a new car, pre-owned vehicles are a great option to consider. But with so many options and variations, it can be hard to know if you’re getting the best deal. Here are our three best tips for getting a great deal on your next car: Know Your Budget Falling head […]

Signs of a Broken Muffler

  Regardless of the precise cause, a broken muffler will usually exhibit some standard symptoms. Below are a few of the warning signs that your muffler is broken, bad, or failing and needs to be repaired: 1) Engine misfires Modern engines are finely tuned, precision machines—all of the components must work together in order to […]

Symptoms of Low Transmission Fluid

Transmission fluid is a super slippery liquid that lubricates all of the moving parts inside your transmission. In automatic transmissions, this fluid also acts as a coolant and a viscous fluid that transmits power from the engine to the transmission. Low transmission fluid can cause serious damage to your engine. Here are some symptoms to […]

Are there any symptoms of a broken coil spring?

A broken coil spring is a big safety concern. Most cars have four coil springs, one to support corner of the vehicle’s frame. In most cars, coil springs are installed within struts. They don’t require maintenance but they can break and need to be replaced. What happens when a coil spring breaks? When a coil […]

Check engine light on? We can tell you what it is–and fast.

Seeing your check engine light on the dashboard is never a good feeling. When that indicator comes on, it means that something is going on under the hood—and it’s usually not something good. But, before you start to worry, you should investigate some of the most common causes behind your check engine light, to see […]

How To Get Out Of A Skid (And Prevent One In The First Place)

With winter weather now in full swing, skidding tends to be a popular fear for many drivers on the road. Black ice, snow, and freezing rain can turn a normally safe road into a slippery trap, but many accidents are caused by driver’s errors and reaction under stress. In the moment, it can be tough […]

Maintaining Your Engine’s Muffler

Most people think that mufflers are also an important part of vehicle emissions but the emissions are actually controlled by the catalytic converters; which are installed prior to the rear muffler and are designed to reduce dangerous chemicals produced by the engine. Mufflers, on the other hand, serve two main functions: (1) To reduce exhaust […]

Servicing Your Air Filter: What happens if you wait?

Your engine air filter plays a big part in how your entire engine functions. Cars and humans are actually quite similar to one another—they both require clean air in order to function properly. The engine air filter is what helps your engine breathe. For every gallon of fuel that is burned, your vehicle’s engine uses […]