• Auto Repair & Maintenance Blog

    High Maintenance Vehicles: The 10 Most Needy Cars and Trucks on the Road

    There are several things to consider when shopping for a new or used car. For many, the major negotiating point is usually the sticker price. But the price tag shouldn’t be your only consideration. Knowing how much money the vehicle is likely to cost in repairs and maintenance over time is also an essential factor. Obviously, not all trucks and cars are created equal, and you may be [...]

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    The Top Seven Ways to Prevent Auto-Theft

    Don’t wait until it’s too late to start thinking about preventing car theft. Taking steps to prevent auto theft will ensure your vehicle isn’t one of the cars stolen every 44 seconds in the United States. Unfortunately, even though about 50% of those vehicles are reunited with their owners, they have often been stripped down for parts or crashed during a joy ride. If[...]

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    Is Premium Fuel Really Better Than Regular?

    Is premium gasoline really better than regular? Is it actually required for your vehicle, is it just recommended b the manufacturer? Read on to find out if you could be saving about $200 per year at the pump.  Is it necessary to use premium gas?  Take a look at your owner’s manual to find out what your car’s manufacturer recommends. Some vehicles will also have a [...]

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    Why Flooded Roads Are More Dangerous Than They Appear

    It’s surprising how many people risk driving on flooded roads each year. Many who risk it require help from emergency crews, which puts them in danger as well. If you find yourself approaching an area where water is covering the roadway, you need to be extremely cautious, and whenever possible, turn around and find a different route. Never drive down a road if the water appears to be [...]

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    Red Flags to Watch for in Older Vehicles

    Wouldn’t it be great if you could get 200,000 miles or more out of your vehicle? Believe it or not, reaching those numbers is attainable. The older your car gets, it's imperative that you pay attention to specific red flags. It’s inevitable that some components will begin to wear out. The good news is if you know what to watch out for you can avoid unexpected and usually expensive [...]

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    10 Most Popular Car Care Myths

    While car care tasks are just part of life for any car owner, performing unnecessary maintenance or repairs can be costly. In some cases, it could actually do more harm than good.  On the other hand, needed regular maintenance can prevent major car problems. So, what’s necessary and what isn’t? Here’s a quick look at the top 10 car care myths to help you know the [...]

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    The 10 Most Common Car Noises and What They Mean

    So, your car is making a funny sound. Not the kind of funny anyone enjoys, but the kind that sends your mind racing. What IS that noise? Is it coming from the engine? Does it signify a real problem? Am I going to be stranded on the side of the road? And, most importantly, how much is it going to cost to make it go away? All important questions, for sure.  Identifying the noise is the [...]

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