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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 […]

Are You Ready For Holiday Travel Traffic?

The holidays are just around the corner! Thanksgiving week is known to be one of the busiest holiday travel times of the year and is notoriously prone to traffic. Here are our best tips for avoiding, and surviving, the mayhem on the roads. Plan Ahead The best way to avoid traffic is to plan ahead. […]

Smooth Rides Ahead: The Importance of Timely Shock Replacement

Your vehicle’s shocks play a crucial role in ensuring a smooth and controlled ride. Over time, wear and tear can take a toll on these essential components, compromising not only your comfort but also your safety. In this article, we’ll explore why timely shock replacement is vital for maintaining optimal vehicle performance, and keeping you […]

Is it time to replace your shocks and struts?

On any vehicle, shocks and struts are susceptible to wear over time. Here in New England, the winter potholes can really put your suspension to the test. So, how can you tell when it’s time for a replacement? The timeline will vary depending on the kind of car drive and what your driving conditions are […]

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

In a recent 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. First: is it safe to drive with an axle seal leak? The axle seal […]

Can I Drive My Car With a Broken Axle?

One question we occasionally receive from customers with a broken or damaged axle is: Can I drive my car with a broken axle? It’s a valid query but the short answer is: no. In this article, we’ll explain why and outline the steps you should take if you find yourself with a broken or leaking […]

The Dangers of a Broken Wheel Stud

Wheel studs are designed to keep your tires and wheels safely secured to your car. In most cases, these hard steel components don’t go bad or wear out. But occasionally, there are issues that can cause these parts to wear out or break. Improper installation, over-torquing, or under-tightening of lug nuts can all cause a […]

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