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A Guide to Hybrid Vehicle Maintenance: When & Where to Go

Hybrid vehicle maintenance has become much simpler with improved technology. Today, hybrid owners can follow maintenance plans and schedules similar to standard vehicles. However, not every auto shop is equally as advanced with the proper equipment and technology to service hybrid vehicles. When you have questions about your hybrid’s specific maintenance plan, consult your manufacturer’s […]

How to Prepare Your Headlights for Your Next Road Trip

Doing some traveling during the holiday season and thinking about that long drive ahead? Preparing your vehicle for travel can be stressful, but ensuring your car is equipped for the mystery travel holds is important! Often overlooked, headlights can make or break your road trip. Especially since the winter months bring shorter days and more […]

Heat and how it Can affect Your Car

Summer is in full swing! Many things that the high heat and sun can do affect your car are not good. Not only does summer mean heat but also road trips. Having your car inspected during these high temps is crucial to help you avoid some common car problems due to heat. You also need […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Tips & Tricks to Keep Your Car’s Transmission Healthy

Automatic transmission issues can take place in numerous forms. Each symptom can have a number of probable causes, some involving extensive repairs and some only needing an alteration or minimal service. Here are some simple precautions you can take to keep your transmission in tip-top shape. 1. Schedule routine maintenance. This is vital to the […]

Is Your Car’s Air Conditioning Ready for Summer?

You’ve got your grill fired up, your pool gear ready and your beach trips planned, but is your car as ready for the warm summer weather as you are? You vehicle’s air conditioning doesn’t get much use over the winter months, so many people will find upon firing it up that it isn’t working the […]

Top 6 Tips to Keep Your Family Happy on a Road Trip

The Holidays are here, and soon it will be time to back up the family car and hit the open road – or they very crowded road with lots of traffic. If you’re taking a lengthy road trip this year, make sure you take a look at these six tips to help keep your family […]