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Winter is coming. It’s time to get a heater inspection.

As the temperature starts to dip, it’s critical that your car’s heater is up to spec. If your heater isn’t working, you could be putting yourself and your family in danger– and not because your car’s cabin will be freezing cold. A failing heater can prevent your defroster from clearing ice and frost off your […]

Are You Ready For Holiday Travel Traffic?

The holidays are just around the corner! Thanksgiving week is known to be one of the busiest holiday travel times of the year and is notoriously prone to traffic. Here are our best tips for avoiding, and surviving, the mayhem on the roads. Plan Ahead The best way to avoid traffic is to plan ahead. […]

The Role of Engine Air Filters and When to Replace Them

The engine air filter is often overlooked as a critical engine component but it’s essential for optimal engine performance. This unsung hero plays a key role in ensuring that your engine breathes clean, fresh air. In this article, we’ll explore the significance of engine air filters and tell tale signs that it’s time for an […]

Smooth Rides Ahead: The Importance of Timely Shock Replacement

Your vehicle’s shocks play a crucial role in ensuring a smooth and controlled ride. Over time, wear and tear can take a toll on these essential components, compromising not only your comfort but also your safety. In this article, we’ll explore why timely shock replacement is vital for maintaining optimal vehicle performance, and keeping you […]

Is it time to replace your shocks and struts?

On any vehicle, shocks and struts are susceptible to wear over time. Here in New England, the winter potholes can really put your suspension to the test. So, how can you tell when it’s time for a replacement? The timeline will vary depending on the kind of car drive and what your driving conditions are […]

What is an axle seal leak? How much does it cost to repair?

In a recent article, we discussed the common signs of a leaking axle seal. But, once you spot one, what should you do? How urgent is an axle seal repair? When should you call your mechanic? Below we’ll answer those questions. First: is it safe to drive with an axle seal leak? The axle seal […]

Check Your Heating System: Get A Cabin Air Filter Replacement

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 […]

Can I Drive My Car With a Broken Axle?

One question we occasionally receive from customers with a broken or damaged axle is: Can I drive my car with a broken axle? It’s a valid query but the short answer is: no. In this article, we’ll explain why and outline the steps you should take if you find yourself with a broken or leaking […]

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