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We all know you will need to replace your brake pads at some point, but because the life of brakes varies so greatly with the type of driving, we never know when is when. Here is a short primer for all drivers to understand when it’s time for a brake replacement. What to Look (Or Listen) For… […]
For the uninitiated, keeping track of recommended car maintenance items can be daunting. There’s so much to know, in addition to high costs associated with a trip to the shop.Below is a look at some relatively low cost items worth keeping an eye on: your automotive filters. Here, we explain what they do, when and […]
We’ve all been there – driving along believing that everything is well in the world, and suddenly the check-engine light pops on. Boy does this light get us angry and frustrated. What does it mean? How much is this going to cost? How long will the problem take to fix this time? Assuming your check […]
Clutch replacements can hit your bank account. Hard. With average estimates for clutch replacement ranging between $500 and $2,500 (depending on what you drive), it’s one of the most expensive repairs you can have done. To avoid this particularly nasty fate, it’s important to do everything in your power to extend your clutch life. How to […]
Buying new tires should be an easy task. Just roll into your tire shop of choice, let the experts do their thing, and drive away with confidence. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always go so smoothly. There have been many cases of shops installing the wrong type of tire. The lesson? Don’t leave all of the decision making […]
All of us have learned to love our car brakes. We hover our foot over the pedal, gently tap..tap..tap.. to slow down, and occasionally we SLAM them to the floorboards to stop on the dime. Yes, we need them and love them because they have prevented many fender-benders and have extended the lives of many […]
Picture this: Snow is falling and the temperature is below freezing. You are at work, or the mall, or over the river and through the woods. Anyway you are far from home as you climb into your car with the hope that it starts right up and gets you going without a hitch. Much here […]
It’s tough to really point to any part of your car or truck and say “This is the most important thing to keeping your car running.” Think about it. Without oil, your engine seizes. Without coolant, it overheats. Without a battery, it will not start. And without air in your tires, you’re not going anywhere. […]
If you’ve ever had a conversation with an auto mechanic about a wheel alignment, you’ve likely heard terms like “toe in” and “toe out” bandied about as if the definition is common sense. It is, but generally just to mechanics, and those already schooled in the fundamentals of wheel alignments and alignment toe. If these terms confuse […]
Has your car been sounding a bit louder lately? How about a lot louder? This could be a telltale sign that your exhaust system need attention, especially if you haven’t been keeping up with regular maintenance. Here are a few tips to help you determine if your loud exhaust system needs simple repair work or if it […]
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