The Evolution of the Windshield

Windshields are an essential part of every automobile. They protect us from the elements, while providing visibility of the road ahead. These windows are something we’ve learned to appreciate, but what do you really know about them? Here are some facts about windshields that may make you see them through a clearer lens.

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What to Do If You Hit a Deer

October is a beautiful time of year – cooling temperatures, changing leaf colors, and of course, deer crossing. October through January is deer mating season, which means they will be increasingly active, especially at dawn and dusk. Animal collisions can be incredibly scary and dangerous. Here are a few tips on what to do if you encounter a deer while driving.

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How to Jump-Start a Car Battery

A dead battery can happen any time, and usually when you are least prepared. If you’re like most people, you probably don’t jump-start a car all that often and may not remember what goes where or when. Jumping your car improperly can be dangerous and costly. So, here is a step by step refresher on how to jump-start a car in case you ever need it!

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How to Get a Higher Resale Value for Your Vehicle

We all know automobiles depreciate in value over time. In fact, your car will start losing value the moment it’s off the lot. Although your sales price may not be close to what you originally paid, there are things you can do to increase the value of your vehicle. Follow these tips throughout the life of your vehicle to maximize your resale value!

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Recharging Your Car’s A/C

Sure, fall is just around the corner, but we’ll still be using our air conditioning for at least a few more weeks. If you’ve noticed slightly less oomph from your car’s AC, it may mean it’s time to recharge the AC. This is something you could do on your own. You’ll need an AC recharging kit and these instructions.

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Which Motor Oil Is Right At An Oil Change?

It’s time for an oil change! But when you get to Performance Auto, you notice there are four motor oil types: Full synthetic, synthetic blend, conventional, and high mileage. Which does your car need? What’s the difference between them all? Here’s the skinny on each type and what they are best used for!

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Top 5 Car and Truck Maintenance Mistakes

For many of us, our car or truck is our lifeline to the outside world. Without reliable transportation, we’re stranded or stuck relying on friends and family for a ride. However, as dependent as we are on our vehicles, many of us are guilty of committing these five maintenance sins – which one is your auto repair Achilles’ heel? Continue reading “Top 5 Car and Truck Maintenance Mistakes” »

4 Reasons Why Your Car’s Air Conditioner Might Be Blowing Hot Air

So, you got up this morning, drank your morning coffee, showered and got out the door – so far so good, right? It’s June and you noticed that today is a little muggier than usual. No problem! You’re only a few feet away from the sweet, sweet air-conditioned comfort of your car. You get in, buckle up, turn the key, and switch the A/C fan up to high. And in that very moment, you’ve realized your car has betrayed you and it’s blowing nothing but hot air. But why?

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How to Prep Your Vehicle for a Road Trip

The arrival of summer always starts to create a longing for adventure. After months of unpredictable weather or navigating wet, slippery roads, clear skies and warm weather are good enough reasons to pack up the car and see where the journey takes you.

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4 Issues that Require a Visit to an Auto Repair Shop

Woman stressed from her car breaking down and needing auto repair service

Sometimes the need for auto repair can be obvious – the check engine light comes on, or your car suddenly breaks down on the side of the road. However, some car problems may not be so direct, and it’s up to you to recognize potential trouble. Should you ever experience the following issues with your vehicle, don’t hesitate to take it in and let an expert assess your concerns.

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