4 Car Cleaning Hacks That Will Surprise You

After driving and maintenance time, car cleaning is sometimes the least important thing on your list. Cleaning your car does not have to be difficult or expensive, however, so you can consider moving it to the top of your list. In fact, you might be surprised to learn that you already own many of these products that you can use to clean your car. A clean car doesn’t have to be a chore; it’s as simple as visiting your local drug store! Continue reading “4 Car Cleaning Hacks That Will Surprise You” »

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” »

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” »

If Your Check Engine Light Comes On, Don’t Freak Out!

When your check engine light comes on, it can seem completely random and have no logical explanation. Figuring out what triggered the indicator can be frustrating. However, there is hope: automotive technicians can delve deep into your car’s memory to find out exactly what’s going wrong, saving you valuable time and money.
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Ensure the Long Life of Your Classic Car

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Taking care of an older car requires knowledge and impressive discipline. Maintaining the integrity of a classic car takes skill, but it’s a skill that you can master over time. If you’re persistent and patient, you will be an expert at antique car maintenance in no time.  Continue reading “Ensure the Long Life of Your Classic Car” »

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” »

Better Gas Mileage in the Summer: True or False?

Have you ever heard the rumor that your car gets better gas mileage in the summer than in the winter? You may have noticed that you don’t need to fill up your car as often in June and July as you do in December and January. We’ll explain why this happens, and how you can keep getting good mileage all year! Continue reading “Better Gas Mileage in the Summer: True or False?” »

Little Things You Can Do to Pamper Your Vehicle

It used to be that most car maintenance could be performed in the driveway. With the introduction of computers and other technology, car upkeep has become complicated. Most jobs have to be performed by professionals. If you’re the do-it-yourself type, you can still do some car maintenance. These tasks not only ensure car safety but also they keep your vehicle running great. Continue reading “Little Things You Can Do to Pamper Your Vehicle” »

Treat Your Vehicle to a Spring Tune-Up

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Now that the Midwest weather is getting warmer, it’s time to shake off winter. That means getting outdoors, and you’ll likely need to drive more. A spring tune-up that takes care of winter rust and other problems is what your car needs. Continue reading “Treat Your Vehicle to a Spring Tune-Up” »

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

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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” »

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