5 Most Common Vehicle Failures

While you never want to be stranded on the side of the road, winter is probably the least desirable time to have this happen. And although there will always be unavoidable, unfortunate events, we’ve compiled a list of the five most common vehicle failures and how you can prevent them! 1. Check Engine Light An

Car Buying Mistakes

The Most Common Car Buying Mistakes

Are you about to buy a new car? Before you trade in your keys for new ones, check out some of the common mistakes people make when buying new cars that we shared on Auto Talk Radio! Falling In Love with a Model or Brand While buying a new or used car can be exciting,

5 Vehicle Noises You Should Never Ignore

Your vehicle makes a lot of noises. Some are perfectly normal, but there are some you should not ignore. Getting any problems looked at early can save you money in the long run. Here are 5 vehicle noises you should never ignore. Squeaking or Chirping Wheel – This can be an indicator that the wheel

How to Communicate Better with Your Automotive Technician

We hear it all the time, “It’s just making this funny noise.” When your vehicle is acting up, there are things you can do to help your ASE Certified automotive technician accurately and efficiently diagnose your vehicle. Our best advice? Be descriptive. Use adjectives to describe the sound, noise or feeling your vehicle is experiencing.

Gearing Up for Spring

It’s time to say goodbye to Winter and hello to Spring! We know you and your family and friends are planning tons of awesome adventures to go on this year. Get ahead of the game and begin preparing your car for a safe and successful season of exploring the open roads. Here are five helpful

Leather Care For Your Car

Whether you’re restoring a vintage model or keeping your daily driving vehicle in tip-top-shape, maintaining your car’s interior is must. Leather seats are not only a clean, classic look, they’re durable and maintainable if you’re willing to put in just a little bit of time. Here are some tips to keep your leather seats looking

The Importance of Smog Checks

Smog checks and increased emissions regulations in cars have helped reduce the pollution and smog level in California. To help keep our air clean, over 10 million cars are inspected each year. There are three types of smog check centers authorizedby the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) of California: Test Only Stations are authorized ONLY

4 Tips to Keep Animals Out of Your Car

As the temperatures start to drop, wild animals are busy searching for any type of shelter they can find that is safe and warm. To them, your car seems like the perfect home for the winter. There are many different hiding places that animals can crawl in to. Many animals find solace in the warm

Auto Mechanic & Car Battery

5 Tips For Preserving Your Car Battery

Many drivers don’t realize that their battery is in poor condition until they try to go to work in the morning. Your vehicle’s battery condition should be properly maintained and monitored at all times. There are ways for drivers to help preserve their car battery so they can avoid an untimely dead battery. Drivers can

Brakes

5 Warning Signs of Bad Brakes

Your vehicle’s brakes are obviously very important. It may not always be so obvious when you’re driving on bad brakes. There are many signs that you’ll want to notice long before your brakes stop working. This type of oversight can be very dangerous and very expensive. To keep your vehicle ahead of any costly brake