Friday, May 22, 2015

Pothole Season: A Tire’s Worst Enemy

With the passage of spring comes the increased passing of potholes. That’s right, pothole season is here, to the chagrin of your tires. Some potholes are easy to avoid, other potholes are impossible to avoid. When you have the unfortunate happenstance of hitting a pothole, damage can happen to your tires, wheels, steering and suspension. Keep reading to find out if hitting a pothole did any damage to your vehicle.

Friday, May 8, 2015

The Smells of Maintenance

Our nose can tell us a lot about a situation. It’s particularly helpful when cooking and cleaning, or sensing dangerous gases and fumes. The nose is also a vital assistant when it comes to vehicle maintenance. Have you ever smelled burnt rubber, sweet syrup, or rotten eggs in and around your vehicle? These smells, along with others, are common signs your vehicle is need of some maintenance. Here are some common smells that should stay on the nose.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Don’t be Idle in the Morning

Just like how it is harder for humans to get out of bed when it’s cold out, it used to be harder for your vehicle to startup in the cold. Letting your vehicle warm up by starting the engine and letting your engine idle for several minutes used to be the norm. However, vehicles nowadays do not need to be “warmed” up, so idling before you drive is unnecessary.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Spring Tips for Your Vehicle: Part II

Spring is a confusing time to be a car. The cold to warm weather changes mixed with the elements are a bad mix for your vehicle. Here are some tips to help you and your vehicle stay operational.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Spring Tips for Your Vehicle

Early spring is a confusing time in the world of motor vehicles. Inclement, cold weather mixed with warm weather can put a serious damper on the vital parts of your vehicle. Here is a list of helpful ways to keep your vehicle in check this spring.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Be Careful this Winter

Winter is a tough time to have car problems. Being stuck on the side of the road in winter conditions is definitely not fun. Here are a few tips to better prepare you for winter problems.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Traveling with a Dog

Are you planning on traveling with a dog this year? Here are some vital tips to keep your dog and your vehicle safe on the road this season.