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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 […]

What To Do About Leaking Shocks and Struts

Shocks and struts are crucial to a smooth ride but, like all parts of your vehicle, the suspension will wear out over time. Shocks and Struts: The Basics In case you missed our articles on a shock and strut replacement, let’s review the basics. Shock absorbers are mechanical or hydraulic devices that keep your the […]

Why is my oil pan leaking?

The oil pan is a metal container that holds the engine’s oil, that’s located under the car and attaches to the bottom of the engine. The engine has a lot of moving parts that need to be kept lubricated with engine oil so, if the pan or the gaskets start leaking, you need to act […]

Five Auto Services You Shouldn’t Skip this Winter

When the snowy, bitter weather starts, it’s important to make sure that your car is prepared for inclement weather conditions. Our Winter Car Care list highlights the different areas of your car that you should pay special attention to as we ring in the new year and prepare for a harsh New England winter. Battery […]

Shock and Strut Replacement: How much wear and tear can they take?

Shocks and struts are what make your ride smooth and comfy, even as your travel over rough terrain and bumpy roads (or a hallmark New England pothole!). Shock absorbers are mechanical or hydraulic devices that keep your the car from bouncing as you drive. Struts, on the other hand, are a structural part of the […]

Mystery stains under your car? We can diagnose them.

  You’re running out the door for work. You head out to the garage to jump in the car. As you pull out you notice a huge puddle on the floor, right under your engine. How do you know what it is? How do you know if it’s serious? When your car leaks, the ominous […]

What is an axle seal leak? How much does it cost to repair?

In our last article, we discussed the common signs of a leaking axle seal. But, once you spot one, what should you do? How urgent is an axle seal repair? When should you call your mechanic? Below we’ll answer those questions. Is it safe to drive? The axle seal connects the axle to the transmission […]

What is an axle seal leak? How can I detect a leak?

The axle seal connects the axle to the transmission and keeps the transmission fluid from leaking. Depending on the size of the leak, it may be okay to drive with a leaking axle seal but you probably won’t get very far. The most common cause of a leaking axle seal is improper axle installation or […]

5 Signs and Symptoms of A Leaking Axle Shaft

The axle seal is a circular piece of material that prevents a leak at the axle entry point while allowing the axle to rotate freely. But if it breaks, if can cause all sorts of problems for your transmission system. Here are a few signs and symptoms to watch for: Oil Stains On Your Driveway […]

Concerned about a power steering leak? Here’s where to find it.

A fluid leak in the power steering system can be one of the most mysterious repairs to diagnose. Hydraulic power steering systems use a pump that pressurizes hydraulic fluid and sends it down to the mechanism that turns your wheels, either a steering gear or rack and pinion depending on the type of vehicle you […]