5 Signs It’s Time to Visit the Mechanic

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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” »

Are Your Bad Driving Habits Dooming Your Car?

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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?” »

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

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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

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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” »

4 Ways to Know Your Radiator is Leaking

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We discussed what to do if your engine overheats but did you know that a leaking radiator can cause major problems if your car does overheat? Your radiator is in charge of regulating your engine’s temperature, so if there’s not enough coolant, things can heat up pretty quickly. Pay close attention under your vehicle’s hood and look for these signs to make sure you catch leaks before they catch you. Continue reading “4 Ways to Know Your Radiator is Leaking” »

Little Things You Can Do to Pamper Your Vehicle

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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” »

5 Warning Signs Your Alternator is Failing

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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” »

Three Ways to You Can Afford Unexpected Car Repair

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Car repairs are almost always unexpected and they don’t always come at a time when you’re flush with cash. You could’ve spent just spent your five months savings on a new washing machine. So, what can you do if you haven’t budgeted for a car repair that needs immediate attention? Continue reading “Three Ways to You Can Afford Unexpected Car Repair” »

Car Problems On the Road


You’re out on the highway finally headed for that family vacation or maybe you’re stuck in traffic downtown on the way to a big meeting. Then something goes wrong, it seems inevitable. So smoke is billowing out from under the hood, you’ve put your hazards on and pulled to the side of the road. Now what? Continue reading “Car Problems On the Road” »

What Parts Should You Buy: Aftermarket or OEM?


A car repair can cost a lot of money. That’s why it’s important to consider aftermarket parts versus original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts. An independent repair shop may provide savings that you wouldn’t get at the car dealership you bought your vehicle from. Doing your homework by researching options saves time and money. Continue reading “What Parts Should You Buy: Aftermarket or OEM?” »

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