Monthly Archives: May 2018

Is It Time for an Oil Change & Tune Up?

A vehicle is a lot like the human body; everything needs to be in good health in order for the whole body to work right. They require regular check-ups from experts who know how to keep everything running smoothly as possible. And much like the human body automobile engines have a lifeblood in the form of oil. Without oil the rest of the engine cannot function correctly and damage can even occur. Getting regular oil changes and tune ups is the best way you can guarantee you are doing everything in your power to maintain a healthy engine. In between oil changes you can keep an eye on the level of oil in your vehicle, making sure it's not getting too low and looking at the quality of the oil. If you're not quite sure if you're in need of an oil change or a tune up, let us help you out! It's Been a While One of the more clear-cut and obvious ways to determine if you could use an oil change or tune up is if you realize it's been quite a long time since the last time. Generally, whe ... read more

Maintaining Your Wheel Alignments

Many of us become vehicle owners because there are destinations we need to reach. Whether we need to get the kids to school everyday, we have are driving to the office for work, or are planning our next big road trip adventure, a car is the ticket to an open world. But in order to get from point A to point B you need to make sure everything is in proper working order, which obviously includes the wheels. The wheels are what get us to our desired destinations, turning the direction we need them to and rolling along nicely. But if the alignment of these wheels get thrown off there's a good chance we won't be getting to our end-point smoothly. In addition, poor wheel alignment can lead to needing early tire replacement and even increased gas bills. Make sure you know the signs of potentially unhealthy wheel alignment and get your car to a nearby auto maintenance shop as soon as you can. Being Pulled Away When you know your destination you often turn the car in the direction yo ... read more

Do I Need Brake Repair?

When we get behind the wheel of a car there are a variety of features in place that we know are there to help keep us safe. As vehicles become more and more advanced over the years, one of the top benefits of this growth is the development in safety features. While the car companies do everything in their power to ensure we are as safe as possible in our vehicle, it's also important to remember there are steps we can take as car owners to help keep everyone safe. One of the best ways to take your safety into your own hands and try your best to maintain a healthy set of brakes on your car. All you have to do is drive down a steep road on a rainy day to remember how important a good set of brakes is to keeping you safe. Being able to identify the signs that you may be due for some brake maintenance is key to keeping your car as safe as it can be. Pay Attention to Miles One of the first steps to ensuring your brakes are being taken care of is keeping an eye on your odometer. How m ... read more

Let Us Help You With Interior Detailing

When we invest in a new vehicle we want to make sure it's an investment we feel good about. Whether you've invested in a car for practical reasons such as getting to and from work or for sentimental reasons such as it is a car you've always dreamed of owning, it's a big deal. One of the best ways you can ensure this investment feels like something important and cared for by you is transforming the vehicle into just any-old-car into the car of your dreams! You can do this by making changes to the interior, with interior detailing. Take some time researching nearby auto maintenance shops who specialize in interior detailing and find out how they can help turn your investment into the vehicle of your dreams. Personalized Vehicle You may find yourself walking around a car lot and realizing every car is pretty similar -- other than maybe a few bumper stickers or paint trimmings there aren't a lot of ways to make your car unique and personalized. Or so you thought! With interior ... read more

Why It's Important to Pay Attention to the Check Engine Light

As technology advances, so too does the technology within our cars. While ages ago your vehicle might just stop working all of a sudden and you have no idea why, now there are ways that our car can warn us that something isn't quite right. Like the vehicle is giving us a heads up, there are many ways we are provided clues up possible upcoming maintenance. Whether a light illuminates on our dashboard letting us know our tire pressure is low, or that our oil should be checked, cars are becoming more and more intelligent as technology advances. Something that isn't quite as new, but still as intelligent, is our check engine light. When this illuminates on our dashboard, it's time to have a team of experts give your engine a glance. Forewarning One of the nice things about the check engine light is how it acts as a forewarning for drivers, indicating that something might be coming up on the horizon. Whether there is something going on with the transmission, something happening with ... read more

Some Ways to Know if You Need Transmission Repair

Working vehicles are made up of a complex system of working pieces. Much like a puzzle, each piece needs to work perfectly with all the other pieces to ensure the puzzle is whole. If one of these pieces is broken or lost, the entire thing. One of the most important pieces of the this puzzle is our car's transmission. When the transmission isn't working quite right, the rest of the vehicle suffers. To ensure no other damage is caused from a struggling transmission, be sure to bring your car to a professional auto repair shop who can help inspect the transmission is still working is the best way possible. Not sure what signs to look out for when it comes to an unhealthy transmission? Let us help! Something Funny in the Air? We're all familiar with the distinct smell of a new car or the strong pine scent that comes from those little trees hanging from a rear-view mirror -- but what happens when we start to smell less pleasant smells? What happens when we start to smell a hint of b ... read more

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