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Don’t Make These Common Oil-Change Mistakes

With instructional YouTube videos available for anything from learning how to play the flute to building a bottle rocket, doing your own oil changes might seem like a great option. However, when inexperienced car owners embark on a DIY oil change, they often don’t know what they’re getting themselves into. Don’t make these common mistakes:
A fresh quart of oil is poured into a car engine, elegantly.

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Mar

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Why Engine Lubrication is Important

Keeping a vehicle on the road should always be one of its owner’s top priorities. This is why we strive so hard to keep our cars in the best of health that they can possibly be. One of the most important elements of doing this is keeping the engine strong and functioning properly, especially since […]
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Getting Your Car Ready for Summer

With the coming of summer means a whole new set of driving conditions and concerns for your car. It’s always a great idea to have your car thoroughly inspected at the start of any new season, but here are some of the main things you should inspect on your car before the summer months hit.

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Mar

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When to Top Off Your Oil vs. Get an Oil Change

If you're new to car maintenance, you may have questions on how to keep up with your car's oil levels—one of the most important aspects of car maintenance. Here is a quick guide to checking your oil and knowing when to top it off versus get an oil change.

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Aug

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When to Change Your Car’s Filters

According to a 2013 report from AAA, the cost of owning a car is up about 2% over 2012, driven largely by higher maintenance costs. All told, this same AAA reports goes on to say, on average, the cost of driving 15,000 miles a year rose 1.17 cents in 2013 to 60.8 cents per mile, […]

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Apr

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Preparing Your Car for a Road Trip

The weather’s warming up and everyone’s getting antsy to get outside. With spring fever comes a need for freedom, and this is the season for planning out the road trips we’ll be taking for the rest of the year. Before you heed the call of the open road, you need to make sure your car […]

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Feb

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The Importance of Having Your Car Aligned

Having your car aligned is part of normal maintenance, and manufacturers recommend your alignment be checked periodically, and adjusted whenever a problem crops up. Having your car aligned is an inexpensive repair, while ignoring an alignment problem can end up costing you a lot of money. The Mechanic’s Job in Aligning While many people refer […]

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Nov

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Why You Shouldn’t Skip an Oil Change

The oil in your engine keeps the pistons moving smoothly within the cylinders. It allows the pistons to come in close contact with the cylinder walls without causing damage. Depending on manufacturer’s recommendations, the engine oil and filter in your car need to be changed about every 5k miles. Missing this deadline by a few […]

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Nov

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Maintenance Milestones

Regular maintenance on your car needs to be performed every 15,000 miles, but which tasks need to be completed depend on the number of miles on your car. Some services are done every 15k miles, while others only need to be done every 30k, 45k, or 60k. Let’s take a look at what you can […]

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3 Steps To Care For Your Battery

One of the most important parts of your car is your battery. It gives life to your car and ensures that you aren’t left stranded by the side of the road. So, when your battery dies, it can lead to a lot of worry, stress, and expense. While every battery will have a certain life […]