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Pre-season Motorcycle Maintenance Tips | Part Two

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 […]

When should I set my parking brake?

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

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

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

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?

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 […]

How To Figure Out If It’s Time For An Oil Change

Changing the oil in your car is usually a quick and painless process. So why do many people delay in replacing their oil until there’s a visible problem? A lot of drivers rely on mileage as a gauge for when their oil needs to be replaced, but there are a lot of other factors come […]

Common Symptoms of a Failing Brake Rotor or Disc

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 […]

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