Maintenance Archives

Do You Trust Your Mechanic?

Everyone who drives a car knows that having their vehicle serviced on a regular basis by a trusted mechanic can save them a lot of money when it comes to servicing or repair time. It is a good idea to find a mechanic that you trust, who never gives you a nasty surprise and is […]

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Your Ultimate Guide for Winter Tires

Why Winter Tires? The material used for the manufacturing of the tires, changes its properties according to the environment temperature. At lower temperatures the rubber becomes harder and the traction with the road surface lowers. Have in mind that the tread pattern plays a major role for the grip of the tire on the road […]

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Do You Know When To Change Your Tires?

Do you know when to change your tires? A family of six people with three cars inspired this article. When they brought two of their vehicles in for service, one of our mechanics immediately noticed that both cars needed their rubber replaced. When he approached the woman, she admitted that it had been a while, […]

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Periodically Check the Air Pressures in Your Tires

                                It’s a standard recommendation that too few motorists and auto owners follow – to check their air pressures of their tires.  Simply checking your tire’s air pressures you will increase both your mpg gas mileages , extend the life span of your set of tires , improved ride and handling and perhaps as well […]

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The Real Cost of Owning a Car

If you look at the price tag on a car, you’ll figure out pretty quickly that cars are expensive. However, what people frequently don’t take into consideration is that cars actually cost more than what is listed on the price tag. This has led to many situations involving people saving up to buy new cars […]

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What Kind of Gas Should You Put in Your Car?

If you are like an abundance of other people, you probably assume that putting premium gas in your vehicle will make it last longer. In most cases, this is absolutely not true. If you are filling your tank constantly with premium gasoline and the vehicle is not designed for it, you’re really not doing anything […]

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Water In Your Engine Oil & Other Dangers of Low Auto Lubrication Levels

 Most people take their oil lubrication system in their motors for granted.  Fill it up.  The gas pump jockey asks “Check your oil?”  The usual answer is either “its fine” or even if the dipstick is low – then “it’s ok”. It seems that if the orange or red oil idiot warning light on the […]

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8 Ways You Shouldn’t Try To Wash Your Car

If you’re lucky enough to own a car in this climate then you’ve done well. You’ve managed to save one of your precious materialistic items – thumbs up! However, now that you’ve kept it, you’re probably going to have to clean it. Sounds easy, right? Don’t be so sure; just look at some of the […]

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Should I Wash My Car’s Engine Myself?

Obviously, car engines get dirty. Day-to-day use leads to dust and dirt gathering in the engine compartment, not to mention the fact that many people travel on dirt roads, drive through heavy snow, etc. While a dirty engine isn’t always a bad thing (they’re mostly sealed from the outside world), left unattended they can get […]

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How to Choose the Best Mechanic for Your Vehicle

When you first bought your vehicle, you probably enjoyed the freedom of driving it for months on end without having to hire a mechanic to fix it. Now that your automobile has aged, you probably need to hire a mechanic a few times a year to deal with the malfunctions that seem to pop out […]

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