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Suspension Repair, The Big Mistake

One of the big mistakes people make is assuming that their suspension system (i.e., struts or shocks) is mainly about providing a smooth ride, and therefore these repairs are not as important as other maintenance issues like their brakes or oil changes. However, faulty suspension can greatly affect your ability to control your vehicle, especially when you are stopping or turning. It’s also a big contributor to uneven tire wear (along with bad alignment of course) which leads to uneven tire wear and a shorter tire [...]

2018-08-08T18:10:46+00:00November 30th, 2016|Helpful Advice|

7 TIPS TO GET YOUR CAR READY FOR FALL AND WINTER

Let’s make sure you and your car aren’t stuck on the side of the road when the coldest weather hits! Even with today's all-season tires, preparations such as snow tires can be a necessary winter weather prep in certain areas of Pennsylvania due to the heavy snowfalls we can experience.  To be ready for the weather, there are some really important preparation measures to put in place for you and your family’s safety. Below is a short list of some of [...]

2018-08-08T18:23:18+00:00October 29th, 2016|Car Prep|

Top 5 Car Care Tips

A few simple steps can help your car running smooth all summer long.  Here are the top 5 car care tips from car experts. Check and change the oil.  If you neglect to check levels or change the oil, your car engine will be ruined. Flush the cooling system and change the coolant once a year. Replace brake fluid and bleed system once a year. Protect the interior plastic and vinyl by parking in the shade or use a window screen. Check [...]

2018-08-08T18:12:27+00:00August 31st, 2016|Helpful Advice|

CAR FLUIDS: The Empty Myth

Many people mistakenly believe that the only way their car can be damaged by low fluid levels is when a particular fluid runs out and is completely empty. Nothing could be further from the truth. Because fluids are the lifeblood of your car, it’s critical they are always maintained at certain levels for your car to run with the least possible strain and wear. While running out of any fluid is certainly deadly for your car, just being a [...]

2018-07-29T06:36:24+00:00July 29th, 2016|Helpful Advice|

Car Tune Ups & Maintenance

Regular preventive maintenance and tune ups are possibly the most important factors in ensuring the longevity of your car. The last thing you want is your car breaking down on the highway when you least expect it, and regular tune ups and car maintenance help prevent this and catch scary problems early. They also help increase fuel efficiency and potentially reduce carbon emissions. What are some of the risks of not having regular car services? Oil sludge build up [...]

2018-07-29T06:42:57+00:00May 19th, 2016|Helpful Advice|

How to Keep Your Leather Car Seats Looking New

How to Keep Your Leather Car Seats Looking New Want to make sure your car leather seats look new and feel smooth? Just follow my simple tips to protect your leather interior from becoming dull and cracked after years of wear and tear. It’s not primarily the use of your seats that causes them to wear (though this certainly plays a role). The buildup of dirt is what wears on your leather surfaces and causes them to dull. On top of that, the [...]

2018-07-30T03:33:50+00:00April 28th, 2016|Cleaning Tips, How To...|

HOW TO PICK A REPAIR SHOP

The most important tip we can give you about picking a repair shop is to NOT WAIT until you need one. No one makes great decisions at the grocery store when they go hungry, and even fewer make good decisions about a car repair shop when they are in desperate need. HIGH PRIORITY TIP: Pick your auto repair shop LONG BEFORE you ever have an issue. Do your research now. Start visiting shops, speak to shop owners and employees and develop a relationship [...]

2018-07-29T06:57:03+00:00April 24th, 2016|Helpful Advice|

6 Ways to Organize and De-Clutter Your Car

Don’t want to give someone a ride because your car is a mess? Help is here! Here are a few simple steps to de-clutter and organize your messy car. Before you start organizer, you need to get rid of the trash.  Use a plastic cereal dispenser as a trash can for the car, and put a garbage bag inside the bin. Empty out the trash can every week, or when you fill your car with gas. Now, starts the [...]

2018-07-30T03:19:57+00:00February 23rd, 2016|Organize Your Car|

How to Change Your Car Battery

Need to change your car battery? It’s easy to do if you just follow a few simple steps. Turn off your engine, make sure your vehicle is in park, and open the hood. Place a blanket or pad over the fender to protect your car from battery acid. Use a wrench to loosen the nut and bolt on the clamp that holds the battery cable on the negative terminal. It will have a “-” or “NEG” on it.  If [...]

2018-07-30T03:32:38+00:00February 14th, 2016|How To...|