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Your 2022 Winter Service Vehicle Checklist

It’s that time of year again— time for winter service! The cold is here, storms are coming, and your car needs a tune-up before the snow piles up. Here are a few things to make sure your mechanic checks when you go in for your next service appointment: Antifreeze and Radiator When you come in […]

How to Make Your Windshield Wiper Last

They may not seem like a critical part of your vehicle, but good windshield wipers are a key safety feature. Wiper blades deteriorate over time due to many environmental factors such as sun, moisture, oil from cleaners and waxes, airborne dirt, and other debris. Poor wiper blades cause poor visibility in already precarious weather conditions, […]

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 especially with the new car shortages spurred by ongoing chip and inventory shortages. When it comes to used cars there are so many options and variations, pros and cons to each model— it can be hard to know if […]

Four Things Every First-Time Car Owner Should Know

We get a lot of questions in the shop about what to do after buying a car, from how to register a car with the DMV to what kind of gas is best for the engine. Buying a new (or new to you) car can involve some costly maintenance mistakes if you don’t do your […]

Dos and Don’ts of Buying A Used Car

Buying a used car can be tricky. Whether you’re buying from a dealership, private seller, or even a friend, here are a few tips to help you navigate the process if you’re buying a used car in Agawam, MA. Do: Set your budget and stick to it. As with any big purchase, it’s important to […]

Conventional Oil vs Synthetic Oil: What’s the real difference?

With rising inflation, we’re often asked about the difference between conventional oil vs synthetic oil, and which is better. In this article, we’ll explore: what’s the real difference? And is synthetic oil worth the extra price tag? Understanding The Basics Oil changes can be a hassle, but they’re a crucial part of engine maintenance. Car engines […]

Do I need to use premium gas?

With gas prices on the rise, it’s important to consider how your car-related expenses will change. One of the biggest expenses of owning a car is fueling— and if your car takes premium gas, that can be a big disappointment. Premium gas can cost significantly more than regular gas depending on where you live, and […]

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