Archives

When should I set my parking brake?

February 1st, 2021 by

Most people think you only need to use your parking brake (also called the emergency brake) when parking on a hill or if your car has a manual transmission but this is incorrect. In this article, we’ll talk about why you should use it every time you park. It’s Called The Parking Brake For A

Tire Care and Safety: Replacing Old Tires

November 4th, 2020 by

Replacing old tires can be a huge hassle. If you’re dealing with uneven front or rear tire wear, here are some things to keep in mind: Tire Care and Safety As the only point of contact between the road and your car, tires have a big impact on a vehicle’s overall health, handling, and safety.

How to Winterize A Motorcycle

October 28th, 2020 by

With snow right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about end-of-season motorcycle maintenance. Wondering how to winterize a motorcycle? Here are our top tips to help you keep your bike in the best possible condition through the cold months. Winterize your engine. Before you put your back away for the winter it’s important

Common Symptoms of a Failing Exhaust System

October 21st, 2020 by

Your car’s exhaust system is made of pipes that guide harmful exhaust gases away from the engine and into the outside atmosphere. Exhaust gas typically flows through the exhaust manifold, the catalytic converter, the resonator, and, finally, the muffler, which connects to the tailpipe. If there’s a problem with this system, poisonous gases can travel

How often should I get my brakes serviced?

September 21st, 2020 by

Getting your brakes serviced is an important part of regular maintenance. Similar to gas mileage, the wear and tear on your brakes will vary depending on where and how you drive. And determining just how long they’ll last depends on several factors. Factor #1: Driving Habits Where you drive makes a big difference when it

Common Symptoms of a Failing Brake Rotor or Disc

May 21st, 2020 by

Similar to gas mileage, the wear and tear on your brakes will vary depending on where and how you drive. Disc brakes tend to wear out faster because they slow the vehicle by creating friction with the brake pads, and will eventually need to be replaced. Maintaining your disc brake rotors is critical to the

Pre-season Motorcycle Maintenance Tips | Part Three

April 17th, 2020 by

An annual favorite of our readers, this guide was originally published in April 2019. Now that we’ve reviewed the pre-season maintenance, let’s talk about the first ride. The springtime debut of your bike is an exciting experience, but there are a few things to keep in mind: Plan Your Route Before you hit the road,

Pre-season Motorcycle Maintenance Tips | Part Two

April 15th, 2020 by

An annual favorite of our readers, this guide was originally published in April 2019. With spring officially here, it’s time to bring those bikes out of hibernation! In our last article, we reviewed some basic preseason maintenance but we’re not done yet. Don’t forget to check these things before you hit the road: Oil If

Pre-season Motorcycle Maintenance Tips | Part One

April 13th, 2020 by

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,