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Your 2022 Winter Service Vehicle Checklist

It’s that time of year again— time for winter service! The cold is here, storms are coming, and your car needs a tune-up before the snow piles up. Here are a few things to make sure your mechanic checks when you go in for your next service appointment: Antifreeze and Radiator When you come in […]

Winter Car Seat Safety: Alternatives to Puffy Coats

Winter is a tricky time for car seat safety. With temps well below freezing, it’s important to bundle up your little ones but all those layers can be dangerous. As a general rule, any bulky clothing, including coats, sleepers, or snowsuits, should not be worn underneath the harness of a car seat. The extra padding […]

Bright Night’s Survival Guide

Bright Nights at Forest Park is a favorite New England pastime, with nearly three miles of holiday light displays. This year Bright Night’s is open from November 24, 2021, through January 2, 2022 (closed November 29-30), with operating hours of  5:00 PM to 9:00 PM from Sunday through Thursday, and 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM […]

Clear the Snow Off Your Car In Record Time

This article was originally published in December 2019. We see it all the time—cars driving around with frosted windows, iced over mirrors, or two feet of snow still sitting on their roof. With more winter snow storms on the way, it’s essential to keep your car windows clear. You should always try to build in […]

Why isn’t my car’s heater working?

Now that we’ve had a few chilly mornings, you might have noticed that your defroster isn’t quite working properly or the air coming from your vents is a little cooler than you remembered… This may be due to a problem with your car’s heating system. There are a number of reasons why the heater in […]

Winter is coming. It’s time to get a heater inspection.

As the temperature starts to dip, it’s critical that your car’s heater is up to spec. If your heater isn’t working, you could be putting yourself and your family in danger– and not because your car’s cabin will be freezing cold. A failing heater can prevent your defroster from clearing ice and frost off your […]