Recalculating, Part 2

Last month we began exploring the very real possibility of the driverless car.  Here are a few more thoughts. Check Engine Light On? Perhaps the largest technological hurdle the auto industry needs to overcome is the consumer. As an auto repair facility, we’ve seen...

Recalculating…Part 1

General Motors recently announced that it would begin mass-producing autonomous vehicles without steering wheels or pedals by the end of this year.   While many tech companies have already begun testing driver-less vehicles with a driver at the ready, the next...

Headlight Restoration

One of the services 5 Points Automotive Center offers is headlight restoration.  As you drive, exposure to the elements discolors your headlight lenses.  Temperature changes and constant assault by insects, gravel, and other items cause them to become cloudy.  This...

Who’s Driving My Car?

Back in “the day” all you needed to break into a car was a coat hanger or a slim jim.  The locks were easy to hook, the door mechanisms were easy to access through the window, and the ignition was accessible through the steering column.  As auto companies began to...

Spring Checklist – Undoing what the cold weather did

After a fairly short winter, Spring is finally here and soon we’ll be rolling down the windows and enjoying the weather.  Even with a shorter cold season, there are still a few areas of your vehicle affected by the snow and ice.  This quick checklist is a good place...