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...

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Cars and trucks are noisy things. It doesn’t matter what you drive, or where you drive it – the automobile is a noise maker on wheels. That being said, not all noises emanating from your car are altogether healthy. In fact, some of those noises tell you when things...