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Pre-season Motorcycle Maintenance Tips | Part Two

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 you changed the oil and filter before laying your bike up, you’ve probably got […]

Four Tell-Tale Signs It’s Time to See Your Mechanic

If you notice your vehicle running differently than it normally does, you should take it in right away or get assistance immediately. Here are a few common indicators you should call your mechanic right away: 1. Flashing Check Engine Light This one should be obvious. A normal illuminated check engine light is not a cause […]

Common Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Radiator Hose

The radiator hose is part of your car’s cooling system, carrying the coolant to the radiator, where the fluid is cooled, then back to the engine to keep the vehicle from overheating. The upper hose attaches from the top of the radiator to the top of the engine at the thermostat housing. The lower hose, […]

Signs of A Problem With Your Exhaust

Depending on your car, the cost to make repairs to a damaged or broken muffler can range widely. But putting off an exhaust repair almost always costs more than addressing them promptly– like the car above, whose muffler is totally missing. Here are some signs and symptoms to watch for if you think your vehicle […]

Recap of the New York International Auto Show 2018

We had an amazing time at the New York International Auto Show last weekend! We discovered new models from major manufacturers, examined upgraded features, and explored new and futuristic technology. Here were some of our favorite moments: Ford’s showed off their new self-driving delivery vehicle prototype. Their lego man was a huge hit, too! The […]

Why do I need headlight restoration?

The next time you walk up to your car, take a moment to check out the headlights. Walk all the way around your vehicle and examine the headlights, brake lights, reverse lights, and blinkers, to see if any bulbs need to be replaced. Take a minute to carefully inspect the lenses– if the lenses are […]

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing AC Compressor

Now that warmer weather is finally in sight, it’s time to start thinking about AC maintenance. The AC compressor is one of the most important parts of your car’s air conditioning system. But, like any other component on a vehicle, it will eventually need to be replaced. The compressor is responsible for pressurizing and distributing […]

Why A Good Set of Tires Is Crucial to Vehicle Performance

Tires are an often overlooked contributor to car performance, but they have a big impact on vehicle health and safety. As the only point of contact between the road and your car, they influence turn control, ability to break, even how smooth your ride is. To ensure your tires are in optimal driving condition, here are […]