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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 […]

Nine Auto Services You Shouldn’t Skip This Fall

With cooler weather creeping up on us, it’s important to make sure that your car is prepared for the coming drop in temperature. Our Fall Car Care list highlights the different areas of your car that you should pay special attention to this month. Headlights As the days slowly start to get shorter, it’s important […]

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Throttle Body

Modern electronic fuel-injection systems are some of the most easily-maintained systems in your vehicle, and rarely experience problems. But, once your vehicle has accumulated more than 75,000 miles, the system will need to be tuned up. The two most common maintenance jobs for this system are fuel-injector cleaning and throttle-body cleaning. In this article, we’ll […]

Three Signs of a Bad or Failing Muffler

Machines typically behave in a systematic, predictable way– and your car is no different. That’s why broken mufflers will usually exhibit a few common symptoms, regardless of the precise cause. Below are a few of the warning signs that your muffler is broken, bad, or failing and needs to be repaired: 1) Engine is misfiring […]

5 Simple Ways to Take Care of Your Brake Lines

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. In our last article, we talked about how to tell if your brakes are leaking but there are countless ways to prevent this from […]

How to make your muffler last

Mufflers are a required component on any vehicle that operates on roads in the United States. Mufflers serve two functions: (1) To reduce exhaust system noise that is directed from exhaust ports to the exhaust pipes (2) To help direct exhaust gases out of the engine Most people think that mufflers are also an important […]

Signs of a Bad Rotor, And What You Can Do To Prevent Them

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 […]

Here’s why you shouldn’t drive with a broken headlight.

These days, it’s pretty rare to see a car with a broken headlight. Most newer cars have sensors that alert the owner when a replacement is needed, and modern automotive headlights are made of virtually indestructible plastic. That said, headlights can still break, burn out, or degrade and need replacement. While you might feel capable […]