Do These 8 Things Before You Decide on a Used Car

Buying a used car can be a risky business if you aren’t properly prepared. You need to do research to make sure you’re getting exactly what you need but you also need to ensure that the vehicle is in good working condition It’s a common misconception that all used cars are junk; if you follow these 8 steps, you can trust that you’ll find a vehicle that will last.
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Spring Is Right Around the Corner: Is Your Car Ready?

Happy New Year! Now that the holidays are behind us, it’s time to look to the future. Whether you have a busy summer planned or you’re looking forward to a stay-cation, you’ll still need your car to safely get you to your destination. Do you and your car a favor checking vital components before you start your travels.  Continue reading “Spring Is Right Around the Corner: Is Your Car Ready?” »

Extending the Lifetime of Your Shocks and Struts

Shocks and struts are essential to every vehicle. They impact your vehicle’s braking system as well as helping with your car’s suspension and handling. Don’t be fooled into thinking that old or damaged shocks and struts just make for a bumpy ride. Left uncared for, they can make your journey very dangerous. Performance Auto Repair cares about the safety of our customers, so we’ve brainstormed a few of the ways you can extend the lifetime of your car’s shocks and struts. Continue reading “Extending the Lifetime of Your Shocks and Struts” »

5 Signs It’s Time to Visit the Mechanic

Sometimes you have minor issues with your vehicle that you don’t give a second thought. Other times, major repairs are needed. It’s essential that you seek a mechanic’s advice sooner rather than later when you think you might have a serious automobile problem. If you notice any of these five signs, you may be in need of immediate vehicle repair. Continue reading “5 Signs It’s Time to Visit the Mechanic” »

How Can You Improve Your Fuel Usage in the Winter?

The winter can be a hazardous time for your wallet when it comes to fuel costs. Many drivers make mistakes that cost them in fuel but can be easily remedied. All it takes is a few habit changes to ensure that you aren’t burning fuel needlessly in the winter.  Continue reading “How Can You Improve Your Fuel Usage in the Winter?” »

Why Does My Oil Light Keep Coming On?

Anytime your oil light comes on, it can be cause for concern. Most drivers think that the oil light indicates when your oil is low but it actually comes on when there isn’t enough pressure to inject the oil into your engine. If your engine doesn’t get enough oil, the cylinders can be damaged and you’ll end up paying a lot of money for a new engine. To save yourself the hassle, be aware of the different problems that could trigger your oil light. Continue reading “Why Does My Oil Light Keep Coming On?” »

Are Your Bad Driving Habits Dooming Your Car?

There are so many different ways that drivers unintentionally hurt their car and send it to an early grave. You may think that there’s a lot that your car or truck can handle, but there are certain things that you should try to avoid at all costs if you want to keep your vehicle out of the shop or junkyard.  Continue reading “Are Your Bad Driving Habits Dooming Your Car?” »

Keep Your Headlights Shiny With These Cleaning Tips

Over time, you may notice that the headlights on your vehicle have become dull and yellowed. This effect is most often caused by age and the harsh result of being in the sun. Getting your headlights back to their cleanest and safest is a simple, DIY task you can complete at home; here’s how:  Continue reading “Keep Your Headlights Shiny With These Cleaning Tips” »

Why is Tire Repair Important?

In 2000, the Federal Highway Administration reported nearly 200 million licensed drivers. Most drivers in their thirties and forties clock around 15,000 miles every year. That’s a lot of driving! It also means that their tires see a lot of wear and tear. This means that they may need to be repaired sooner rather than later. Continue reading “Why is Tire Repair Important?” »

Why Should You Always Have a Tire Inflator in Your Truck?

There are some truck accessories that exist purely to make your vehicle look cool. However, there are others that are quite useful and essential, such as the tire inflator. Not many people use this handy little gadget, but it can make all the difference when you’re stranded on the side of the road.  Continue reading “Why Should You Always Have a Tire Inflator in Your Truck?” »

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