The holidays are here and it’s time for road trips. Ideally you’ve planned ahead, but sometimes even the best plans don’t work out. Like making sure you have enough gas in the tank. What should you do if your fuel light goes on and there’s no service station in sight? Being prepared can help you avoid getting in […]
Similar to tires, another important safety component on your vehicle wears out too; your brakes and brake rotors. These components absorb a tremendous amount of friction whenever a vehicle is brought to a stop. But how do we know when? Brake life varies greatly depending on driving behavior, how far we drive and the type […]
November and December are so busy for everyone. Who has time for car trouble? Even though you’re busy, ignoring issues with your car could be very costly and even more time-consuming if you wait. Take time now to make sure your vehicle is running properly so you save yourself a headache down the road, especially […]
What Do Ball Joints Do? Ball Joints are the automotive equivalent to the human shoulder. Think of a ball and socket design with a base that mounts onto a control arm, and a stem that fits into the tire/wheel assembly. As the control arm moves up and down with changing road conditions, the stem (socket) […]
As many of us head off for the upcoming holidays, winter storms could bring dicey conditions on the roads. Know how to drive properly in the snow to keep yourself, your passengers and fellow drivers safe. Winter Driving Tips 1. Drive Slowly This seems like the most obvious of safety tips but it is one […]
We visit the doctor for an annual check-up, we should do the same with our cars. The doctor checks weight, blood pressure, pulse, vaccine updates, especially when cough and cold season approaches. Essentially there’s an inspection of the body – and then she makes recommendations on steps to improve any deficiencies or problem areas. The same should […]
Remember the old days when people would take their cars in for a “tune up” once in a while? These days, you really don’t hear that term being used much anymore. Is the reason just because the lingo is outdated, or is there more to it than that? Is there such a thing as a tune-up […]
Car insurance is one of those necessary evils that can sometimes have a draining effect on your bank account. If you drive a car that requires frequent visits to the mechanic, that’s even more money out of pocket – and with the price of gas continually rising, your driving related expenses could eventually leave you […]
If you’re in the market for a new tires, the first thing you need to do is find out what size tire you need. And don’t just glance at it and say “Looks like medium-size to me.” Just kidding. Fortunately, it’s not all that difficult to do and there are several ways you can find […]
One of the most confusing things about buying tires is knowing precisely what kind of tires your car needs. But we’re not talking about size here, or even tread type – but performance rating. Depending on what you drive, your car may require tires that are specifically rated to perform well at and above certain […]
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