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...

Upon Further Review…

With football season here it’s always interesting to see which plays get challenged by instant replay, and which don’t. The instant replay challenge is a fairly new addition to the game, based on the desire for the officials to “get it right”. The concept is simple....

Tech Tips: Oil Changes and Why They’re Important

With so many advanced systems in your vehicle, it’s kind of amazing that something as simple as an oil change can be so vital to its health and efficiency. While technology has continually improved and motor oil is formulated to last longer, oil changes are still...

Oh What a Feeling!

A few months ago one of our customers brought a car in with tires which were worn through to the metal belts in them. For the record, this is a bad thing. The man explained that he had gotten into his wife’s car one day after not driving it for a while and noticed a...

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...

Not-so-New Car Smells…

There are a few distinct aromas in the automobile industry; some good, some not so good.  Everyone who has ever owned a brand new car probably remembers the “new car” smell.  Fresh from the factory, the upholstery still carries with it the smell of a warranty not yet...

Avoiding Surprises at the Shop

One of the nastiest surprises one can encounter when visiting the auto repair shop is a higher than expected bill.   Here are a few all-too-common scenarios which usually lead to angry patrons and frustrated mechanics: You bring your car in because you hear a grinding...

Keeping Your Car on the Road, Part 2

Last month we discussed all the mechanical things you can do to help keep your car on the road in the winter.  This month, we’re discussing white-outs, black ice, and other colorful issues which jeopardize your safety in the winter months – actually keeping your car...

Keeping the Heat on in the Winter

There are very few things worse than sitting in a cold car during the winter. Nobody wants to wait for the car to warm up, and those first frosted minutes of your trip usually involve trying to turn the radio on with gloves, wishing for heated seats if you don’t have...