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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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June 13, 2019 Which Tire is Right for You?

Which Tire is Right for You?

Categories: tires 101
Tags: Tire Types

With so many different types of tires to choose from, finding the right tire to meet your needs can be overwhelming. The choice ultimately comes down to the type of vehicle you drive and what you’ll be doing after you get that new set of tires. You want to pick a reliable tire which meets your needs and is compatible with your vehicle.

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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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May 16, 2019 Maximizing Your Tire Life

Maximizing Your Tire Life

Categories: tires 101
Tags: Tires

If you’re like most people, the thought of opening your wallet to shell out money for tires isn’t at the top of your “things to get excited about” list. Unfortunately, this is a necessary part of owning a vehicle. How often you must replace your tires depends on your driving habits, how well you maintain your tires and the type of tires you purchase. Taking steps to maintain your tires will extend their life significantly, saving you time and money down the road!

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April 25, 2019 Should I Repair or Replace My Tire?

Should I Repair or Replace My Tire?

Categories: tires 101

It’s early in the morning, and you are walking out the door to head to work. As you walk up to your car, you notice your tire is flat. “I just bought these tires two months ago,” you think. Unfortunately, no matter how new your tires are, they are always susceptible to being damaged by nails or other debris in the road. Can it be replaced, or will you have to buy a new tire?

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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 28, 2019 What’s Inside Your Tires?

What’s Inside Your Tires?

Categories: tires 101

The construction of the modern tire is a testament to how far engineering and technology have come over the centuries. No more are the days of an air-filled donut comprised of rubber. Years of research by the world’s top tire companies have resulted in the tires we have today, which are full of state-of-the-art materials and technology.

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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 31, 2019 How to Buy New Tires

How to Buy New Tires

Categories: tires 101

If you’ve never done it before, purchasing tires can be a frustrating and intimidating task. How do you know what brand is best? How do you get the best price? We will discuss these questions and more in this blog post.

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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 27, 2018 How to Perform A Safety Inspection on Your Tires

How to Perform A Safety Inspection on Your Tires

Categories: tires 101

Tires are one of the most important parts of your vehicle. Poorly maintained tires can lead to dangerous or deadly accidents at worst and a negative impact on your vehicle’s handling at best. It’s important for every driver to regularly inspect their tires for proper inflation, tread depth, and sidewall condition. Performing this quick, regular check can help you stay safe on the road.

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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 29, 2018 Why You Shouldn’t Mix Tires

Why You Shouldn’t Mix Tires

Categories: tires 101

If possible, when replacing one tire, you should always try to purchase as close as possible to the existing tires on your vehicle. A matching tire will have the same tread pattern, construction, and size as your existing tires. We never recommend you use mismatched tires unless specifically recommended by the manufacturer of your vehicle.

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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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October 11, 2018 Most Common Causes for a Flat Tire

Most Common Causes for a Flat Tire

Categories: tires 101

Few things are more inconvenient than a flat tire on your way to work or an important event. No one ever expects it to happen, but people get flats and find themselves stranded every day of the year for various reasons. These are a few of the top reasons people find themselves with a flat:

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