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End-of-Season Motorcycle Maintenance

October 7th, 2020 by

With cold weather and snow right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about your end-of-season motorcycle maintenance. Here are our top tips to help you keep your bike in the best condition through the winter months: Clean and Dry Drying is a critical part of your end of season maintenance. A lot of

Schocktober: 3 Signs It’s Time for Replacement

October 5th, 2020 by

Happy Shock-tober! It’s hard to know if a part needs replacing when you can’t see it. Here are three tell-tale signs it’s time for new shocks or struts: 1) Stopping distance increases Most drivers notice the wear on their shocks and struts when quick-stopping distances increase. Shocks and struts are designed to control the tires and

The Most Common Problems With Traction Control

July 24th, 2019 by

Traction control and ABS are the foundational elements for a car’s stability control system. Traction control piggybacks on the antilock brake system (ABS) to detect tire slip during acceleration and maintains traction while accelerating. ABS does the same for braking, using the vehicle’s electronic stability systems to compare the vehicle’s trajectory with where the driver seems

Is Your Suspension System Failing? This Could Be Why

June 17th, 2018 by

Control arms, bushings, and ball joints are very important components of the suspension and steering system. These parts allow flexibility and controlled movement over rough road conditions and adjust according to the steering input from the driver. If these parts become worn, they can compromise both handling and comfort, or result in catastrophic damage to

How do I check for an oil leak?

April 6th, 2018 by

Oil leaks can be frustrating for car owners. While the exact cause can be difficult to diagnose on a vehicle, most leaks can be prevented through simple, regular maintenance. Here are some of the common culprits and what you can do to avoid them: The Oil Filter Oil filters wear out over time making them

Cruise Control 101

October 18th, 2017 by

Cruise control is the system that automatically controls the speed of a motor vehicle. The system takes over the throttle of the car to maintain a steady speed, which is set by the driver. The cruise control system controls the speed of your car the same way you do: by adjusting the throttle position.  But,

Automotive Belt Maintenance

October 18th, 2017 by

Most people don’t replace their car’s belts until after they fail but, if you’re reading this article, you’re probably not willing to wait for the inevitable to happen. Belt replacement is a key part of preventative maintenance, as belts play a crucial role in many engine functions.  Thanks to modern manufacturing, most automotive belts last much

The Cost of Running On Empty

October 12th, 2017 by

Driving around with the low fuel light on is one of those things that happens from time to time. We all know we shouldn’t do it, but it could end up costing you more than you think. Here’s why: 1) The gauge isn’t always accurate. This one is pretty obvious. In addition to costly repairs,

Best Navigation Apps On the Market

October 12th, 2017 by

The only thing more frustrating than using a navigation app is finding the best one for you. We did some searching and narrowed it down to the top three picks: 1) Google Maps Google Maps is a classic. The intuitive platform and wealth of information have made this app one of the top competitors in

Heating System Maintenance

October 5th, 2017 by

As warm summer days become fewer and fewer, you may be tempted stop thinking about your engine’s cooling system. While it’s important to have a functioning cooling system during the summer months, it’s also important to do some pre-season maintenance before the winter cold sets in. Here’s why: The Basics Heating systems are fueled by