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June 27, 2019 Why Are My Headlights Foggy?

Why Are My Headlights Foggy?

Categories: auto repair 101

Have you noticed your vehicle’s headlights have grown foggier over time, even though you’ve kept up with car washes and other general maintenance? Are you having difficulty seeing the road in front of you at night or are worried about your visibility to other drivers? Foggy or yellowed headlights are a fact of life for many drivers, but they don’t have to be for you and your vehicle. Read on to learn what you need to know about headlights and the headlight restoration process from our experienced auto technicians.

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May 30, 2019 Summer Road Trip Tips

Summer Road Trip Tips

Categories: auto repair 101
Tags: Auto Repair

The days are getting longer, school is out, and summer is almost here! The rising temperatures have a lot of people itching to hop into their car and head to a body of water or hiking trail. Summer vacations are a time to unplug, relax and have fun with your family and friends. They do, however, require a bit of preparation beforehand.

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April 11, 2019 How Do My Brakes Work?

How Do My Brakes Work?

Categories: auto repair 101

It’s a sunny day and you’re driving down the road with your windows down and music turned up. All of a sudden, the car in front of you stops abruptly, causing you to slam on your brakes. Thank goodness your brakes worked perfectly, and you avoided a collision.

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March 14, 2019 Why You Shouldn’t Drive on an Empty Gas Tank

Why You Shouldn’t Drive on an Empty Gas Tank

Categories: auto repair 101

You’ve probably been told at some point in your driving career to not drive your car while the gas tank is on empty, but did you know why that is? This recommendation is more than just an old wives’ tale—you can damage your car by ignoring that gas light for too long.

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February 28, 2019 How Potholes Can Damage Your Car

How Potholes Can Damage Your Car

Categories: auto repair 101

Most of us have been taught to avoid potholes while driving. It was probably one of the very first things we learned behind the wheel! Although most us know driving over potholes is bad for our vehicles, very few know exactly why that is. These are the parts of your vehicle you should be worried about if you accidentally drive over a pothole:

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February 14, 2019 Auto Repair Jargon You Should Know

Auto Repair Jargon You Should Know

Categories: auto repair 101

Unless you consider yourself a car enthusiast, you may find yourself feeling a bit lost when having conversations with your mechanic. At times, it can feel like you are speaking to someone using a different language with words like “grease monkey,” “kickdown,” and “oversquare” whizzing past your head like dodgeballs. Hopefully, this list of common auto repair terms will help your next conversation with your mechanic go a bit more seamlessly:

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January 17, 2019 Strange Traffic Laws from Around the World

Strange Traffic Laws from Around the World

Categories: auto repair 101

If you’ve ever driven in a foreign country, you’ve probably encountered your fair share of strange traffic laws. Did you know you’ll be fined for driving a dirty car in Russia or for driving without a breathalyzer in your car in France? Some of these laws are hard to believe!

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December 13, 2018 The Different Types of Engine Oil

The Different Types of Engine Oil

Categories: auto repair 101

If you’ve ever taken a car in to be serviced, you’ve probably been asked by the mechanic, “What type of oil are you getting?” If you’re like most people, you probably just say “Whatever it takes,” or “Whatever you recommend!” Depending on your vehicle, the mechanic may recommend one of four types of motor oil: full synthetic, synthetic blend, conventional, or high mileage. Each type of oil has a specific chemical makeup and purpose it is best suited for:

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November 15, 2018 Something is Leaking: What Is It?

Something is Leaking: What Is It?

Categories: auto repair 101

Finding that fluid which is leaking from your car can be alarming. It is possible fluid leaking from your car could be normal, but other times leaking fluids are a symptom of a bigger problem with your vehicle. Before you panic, there are two questions you need to ask: 1) “Where is the fluid coming from?” and 2) “What does the fluid look like?”

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October 25, 2018 Why Your MPG Isn’t What It Used to Be

Why Your MPG Isn’t What It Used to Be

Categories: auto repair 101

These days, cars are getting better gas mileage than ever before. You don’t even have to buy a hybrid anymore to own a vehicle averaging 30 or 40 MPG. Many car owners notice that after a while, their MPG starts to wane. It’s easy to brush this off if you are still getting decent mileage, but this decrease in performance is often a symptom of bigger issues with your vehicle.

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