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...

Chrome Muffler Bearings?


How to avoid getting gouged at the shop Heading to the doctor, the attorney, the accountant, the computer repair shop, and the auto repair shop all have one thing in common – most of us don’t know whether or not we’re getting good advice until it’s too late.   While...

5 Unexpected Consequences of the Snow

The first snow of the season came to us rather late this winter, but it made up for its late arrival in volume. Many places in the Bucks and Montgomery County areas were blanketed with over two feet of the white powder!   While the municipalities did a fairly good job...

Warning!

Warning Light! Those of you old enough to remember the kid’s afternoon show “Ultraman” remember the one part of the show which never changed… The warning light. When Ultraman’s warning light started blinking, it could only mean one thing – the show was about to...

10 things to keep in your car

As a courtesy to those of you who visit our site, we thought it would be helpful to put a list of items together for you as a “winter pack” for your car or truck.  Should you get into an accident, or get stuck some where, these are a few of the items you...

IT COSTS HOW MUCH?!!

Back in the old days, when the car needed the oil changed, the mechanic would grab a few quarts of 10-w-40 off the shelf, install a new filter, and $20.00 later you were on your way.  Not so anymore.  With the advent of new synthetic blends, auto manufacturers are...

Preparing For the Cold

The New Year is here, and with it the snow, ice, and difficult driving conditions which we’ve all experienced before. Preparing for potential emergencies is a must when driving during storms, and consequently, we’ve put together a little list of items to help you as...