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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 […]

The Dangers of Car Battery Corrosion & How to Prevent It

No matter what kind of car or battery you have, your terminals can become corroded over time making them poor conductors of electricity. While corrosion will not make your battery combust or catch on fire, buildup on battery terminals can keep your car from starting. In this article, we’ll explore some practical ways to prevent […]

Best Navigation Apps On the Market

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 […]

The Cost of Running On An Empty Gas Tank

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 and rightfully so— running on an empty gas tank could cost you more than you think.  Running on empty increases your likelihood of breaking down— and stranded in a […]

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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