• Snake in the Engine (Serpentine Belt)
    There's a belt that snakes through your engine.  It's even named for a snake, the serpentine belt.  It'll bite you when it breaks, possibly leaving you stranded.  So, it's good to know ...
    Published on: Dec 31, 2023
  • Rotation Explanation (Tire Rotation Patterns)
    You may notice that when you get your vehicle's oil changed, your service adviser may recommend that you have your tires rotated at the same time.  The reasons are simple.  That will allow y...
    Published on: Dec 24, 2023
  • Round and Round (Wheel Balancing)
    In a perfect world, all wheels and tires would be perfectly round and weigh exactly the same at every point of the wheel.  Unfortunately, they're not, and if they're out of balance, they can redu...
    Published on: Dec 17, 2023
  • 3 Winter Windshield Tips (Care of Windshield)
    Cold weather can present some real challenges when it comes to your vehicle's windshield.  Think of it.  Your windshield is your window to the world when you're driving, and clear visibility...
    Published on: Dec 10, 2023
  • A Head Start on Starting (Battery Testing)
    If your vehicle isn't starting or doesn't sound like it used to when you crank it, the culprit may be the battery.  You may have left a light on, or something plugged into one of charging ports.&...
    Published on: Dec 03, 2023
  • Winter Watch List (Winter Maintenance Items)
    Don't love winter weather? Here's a list of four things you need to keep a watch on during the winter months. Let's start with coolant levels.  Coolant is as important in cold weather as it is i...
    Published on: Nov 26, 2023
  • The New Blade in Town
    If your windshield wipers are streaking and chattering when you turn them on in the rain or snow, it's time for a little "blade renewal." And when it comes to new wiper blades, there are some new desi...
    Published on: Nov 19, 2023
  • Drivers that "T" Us Off (Bad Driving Practices)
    We've all seen drivers who do things that—let's be frank—really irritate us.  They're inconsiderate, can put people in danger and make the road a much less friendly place.  They ...
    Published on: Nov 12, 2023
  • Heat and your Tires (Tire Pressure Monitoring System)
    With hotter weather and brutal heat waves becoming more common, the pressure in your vehicle's tires goes up.  After all, heat causes air to expand, and the air in your tires follows the laws of ...
    Published on: Nov 05, 2023
  • Prepare Your Windshield for Winter (Wiper Blades and Fluid for Freezing Temperatures)
    Winter and freezing temperatures present challenges for different parts of your vehicles.  For example, winter tires give you better traction on snow.  But some parts of your vehicle that ma...
    Published on: Oct 29, 2023
  • Water Everywhere (Clogged Drains)
    It's bad enough when you mistakenly leave a window open in your vehicle on a rainy day and you find your carpet soaked.  But what in the world is going on when your windows are closed tight, not ...
    Published on: Oct 22, 2023
  • I Had No Idea! (Four Things You Didn't Know About Vehicles)
    Bet you didn't know: Some of the earliest rearview mirrors were marketed as "Cop Spotters" so drivers would know when police were following them. Who wants a ticket, anyway? According to eBay Motors,...
    Published on: Oct 15, 2023
  • Thoughtful Gifts for the Winter Driver
    You may be one of those romantics who don't like giving (or getting) practical gifts for special occasions.  Just wait until one of those gifts helps you out of a big predicament in cold weather,...
    Published on: Oct 08, 2023
  • Cold Weather Vehicle No-Nos (Items to Avoid Storing in a Freezing Vehicle)
    It's always easier to leave a few things in your vehicle so you'll have them on hand.  But in cold weather, while it's a good idea to carry items such as a phone charger, blanket and shovel, ther...
    Published on: Oct 01, 2023
  • Sounds Exhausting! (Exhaust Service)
    Most of us know a bad muffler when we hear it.  That loud, rumbling sound is unmistakable. Did you also know you can get a ticket for driving around with a loud exhaust system? If your exhaust s...
    Published on: Sep 24, 2023
  • Giving CV Joints the Boot! (CV Joint and Boot Replacement)
    Ever wonder how your vehicle’s transmission is connected to your wheels? After all, when you hit a pothole or some other uneven part of a road’s surface, there has to be something that can...
    Published on: Sep 17, 2023
  • Busted! Air Conditioning (Air Conditioning Maintenance)
    Your vehicle's air conditioning is something you count on when the weather heats up.  But there's bound to be a day when you turn it on and one of these things happens: Only warm air blows out...
    Published on: Sep 10, 2023
  • Straight to the Point (Alignment Signs of Problems)
    It’s just common sense that your vehicle will drive better if all the wheels are lined up with each other and the road the way the engineers intended.  When they’re not, that is calle...
    Published on: Sep 03, 2023
  • Them's the Brakes (Brake Rotor Resurfacing)
    Your vehicle's brakes wear out.  It's inevitable. You'll notice it when you step on the brake pedal and feel it harder to stop, or there's vibration when you are braking.  Most modern vehic...
    Published on: Aug 27, 2023
  • Staying In Charge (Alternator Repair)
    Seems like these days, we're hearing about more and more electric or hybrid vehicles.  Keep in mind that conventional gasoline internal combustion vehicles have important electrical components, t...
    Published on: Aug 20, 2023
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