Yearly Archives: 2017

Is Car Maintenance Really That Important?

From regular oil changes to checking belts and hoses, car maintenance is an integral part of keeping your car on the road. Some regular upkeep to-do’s are things you can do on your own, whereas some services may be better left to the professionals- especially when it comes to import vehicles. Frequent checks you should do on your own include: checking tire tread and condition, measuring tire pressure, testing headlights and turn signals, checking your windshield wiper blades, and looking at your fluid levels. You should also be on the lookout for any small leaks and mention them when you bring your car in for scheduled maintenance (if a bigger leak, bring in immediately). Even though you’re able to do a few maintenance checks on your own, you should also have a certified technician look at your vehicle. They are better trained to spot any issues and accurately fix anything they may find. Your car’s owner manual will let you know the recommended scheduled maintenance. S ... read more

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Auto Maintenance

Keep Cool This Summer: Optimize Your Car’s Air Conditioning System

As the temperatures rise, we become increasingly more dependent on our car’s air conditioning system to keep on cool, from our drive to work to our vacation adventures. Nothing will ruin a summer road trip faster than cranking up the air and realizing something is broken! Before it gets to that point, remember that your car’s a/c needs regular maintenance too. Help keep your air system in good shape with these tips: Run Your System Regularly Even when it’s not unbearably hot inside your car, make sure to run the a/c system for a few minutes each week. Turn the temperature to the lowest setting and the fans to high. This helps keep the system parts well lubricated and help make sure your parts are working properly. It can also help you detect an issue before you hit prime a/c weather. Check Your Filters Your cabin a/c filter catches the dirt and debris that could clog your vehicle’s air conditioning system. Even though it’s doing it’s job, when that debris builds up ... read more

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Car Care Tips

5 Tips to Protect Your Car From Pollen

5 Tips to Protect Your Car From Pollen

With all of the trees blooming the pollen has been piling up on your car and it is important to take extra good care of your car in the spring. While most people find the yellow film to just be annoying, many don’t know the damage pollen can do to your cars’ interior and exterior. Simply wiping your windows off or spraying the car down with water won’t do the trick. This can scratch the paint and eat away at it as pollen has an acidic effect. Here are 5 Tips to Protect Your Car from Pollen. Rinse & wash– with pollen being so small, it can hide in every nook and cranny of your car. Taking your car to a Car Wash or by hand will ensure that you not only get rid of the pollen but wash away the effects it can have on your cars’ exterior. Even though you may have to fit a few extra washes in during the Spring months, your car will be in better condition in the long run ... read more

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Car Care Tips
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