Five Signs Your Alternator Needs to be Checked

The alternator in your car is a very important component: it charges your battery while you drive. If your alternator dies while you’re on the road, you only have a few miles to move to safety before you lose power completely. However, a dead alternator doesn’t have to catch you off-guard on the highway if you are taking care of it. Here are five signs for you to be aware of so you don’t end up stranded on your next road trip!  Continue reading “Five Signs Your Alternator Needs to be Checked” »

What Does a Mechanic Do?

 

It can be intimidating to take your car to the shop, especially if you’re unfamiliar with automotive terms. Understanding how a mechanic takes care of your vehicle will help you feel more at ease the next time you have to go to the shop for service or repair. Let’s explore the individual tasks that a mechanic does. Continue reading “What Does a Mechanic Do?” »

How to Tell if it’s Time for a New Alternator

It’s your worst nightmare: you have somewhere to be and your car won’t start. There are various reasons that your vehicle won’t start but one of the main culprits could be a bad alternator. If your alternator is failing, it could be time to schedule an appointment for replacement. Keep an eye out for these common signs to see if the time is right to replace your alternator today: Continue reading “How to Tell if it’s Time for a New Alternator” »

How to Find the Right Mechanic for You

We all believe that honesty is the best policy, but what does that mean when it comes to auto repair and maintenance? Everyone has some sort of horror story about a dishonest mechanic, overpriced repairs, and unnecessary service recommendations. These bad eggs give the rest of us in the industry a bad reputation, but not all mechanics will try to cheat you.  Continue reading “How to Find the Right Mechanic for You” »

5 Signs Your Car Needs a New Transmission

Your car’s transmission is one of the most essential parts of your vehicle. Sometimes it can be hard to remember that your transmission needs regular maintenance just like your tires. If you haven’t been taking exceptional care of your transmission, there’s a chance that it could fail and cause expensive damage to your car. Take a look at these five hints that your auto transmission needs to be replaced:  Continue reading “5 Signs Your Car Needs a New Transmission” »

4 Car Repair Tips for Busy Parents

Today’s parents are busier than ever. Balancing work, shuffling kids to school and practice, and household errands mean that many parents find that scheduling car repair can be challenging. If you are a busy parent wondering how to make time for much-needed car repair in your busy schedule, don’t worry – we have the answer. Here are four ways you can make time for car or truck repair as a busy parent. Continue reading “4 Car Repair Tips for Busy Parents” »

Servicing Your New Car at 30, 60 & 90k Miles

When you get a new vehicle, you want to keep it working perfectly as long as possible. There are three milestones, 30,000 miles, 60,000 miles and 90,000 miles, when you need to take your vehicle in for maintenance servicing. Continue reading “Servicing Your New Car at 30, 60 & 90k Miles” »

How to Jump Start a Car in 7 Steps

Whether you have the memory of a goldfish and leave your lights on all night occasionally or you just like to help those in a spot of trouble, knowing how to jump start a car is an important skill. Guess what? It’s a quick and easy process with a few simple steps. Continue reading “How to Jump Start a Car in 7 Steps” »

5 Warning Signs Your Alternator is Failing

Your car’s alternator uses the electrical energy the engine provides to keep the battery fully charged. Without it, your car will not run for more than a few minutes. So, getting your car’s alternator repaired is essential for keeping your car running.  Continue reading “5 Warning Signs Your Alternator is Failing” »

Protect Against Pricey Transmission Repairs

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When your transmission goes out, so do your savings. Repairing a transmission is one of the most expensive repair costs in a vehicle. Keep your transmission running smoothly by preventing any issues with the following tips. Continue reading “Protect Against Pricey Transmission Repairs” »

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