Remember your first car? The first time you turned the key and felt the engine hum. Your car was more than the sum of its parts. It was a key to endless exploration and adventure. We still feel that way inside, perhaps that is why it is so distressing we turn the key of our…

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At some point during your life, you are bound to hear and feel that rumbling, rough sound of a flat tire.  If you’re lucky, your insurance will have a roadside assistance plan, or you might have a tire blow out near a tire shop.  But why risk it when you can be prepared?  Here is…

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It’s common sense to know that a car that has not been wrecked will generally last longer.  Improved life stems from a number of things that can be altered in an accident: weakened parts, low quality replacement parts, etc.  Since nearly 9 out of 10 car accidents are due to human error, we have some…

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Most people grew up being told to get their vehicle’s oil changed every 3,000 miles. A lot of people don’t understand why this is necessary, leading many people to skip oil changes. Unfortunately, this often just leads to an expensive auto repair. Your Oil’s Job The oil in your car or truck does a lot…

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You may feel like you know your car better than anyone else. After all you spend a lot of time in it. Like a good friend you know your car’s likes and dislikes how it will drive under certain conditions, what brand of gas to buy and so on. However there are times when that…

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Tires are an integral part of your car.  Realizing that your tire has a slow leak does not necessarily mean you need to buy a new tire.  How do you know what the problem is?  Here are few items to check: Valve Stems The valve stem is the black rubber thing that sticks out of…

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Buying a “New-To-You” car is exciting.  But before you get too emotionally attached, you should get a pre-purchase inspection done by a qualified mechanic PRIOR to committing to the purchase.  Why is this important? As-Is Condition When you purchase a pre-owned vehicle, chances are, you are receiving the car as-is.  This means that the moment…

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When you fuel up, the gas pump automatically shuts off once it fills your gas tank.  At that point, should you stop or put another half a gallon in?  Does it make a difference either way? Environmental Concerns In much older cars, gas caps used to have holes in them so that the vapors caused…

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Warmer weather, longer days, road trips; there are a lot of things that make summer, well, summer.  Another, less amusing item that summer brings, is a steamy hot car interior.  Not only does this create an uncomfortable climate, it can be hazardous to your health and cause damage to your vehicle’s surfaces.  Here are a…

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Nothing can put a damper on a good day like seeing that little check engine light in your dashboard come on.  Is there something seriously wrong?  How much will it cost?  Should you pull over now?  Don’t worry our service advisors are here to help. First off, if your car doesn’t sound like there’s a…

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