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What You Need to Know About Emissions Testing

Required emissions testing is the federal and state governments’ efforts to minimize air pollution from vehicle use.  There are currently over 30 states in the US that require some type of emissions testing for drivers, depending on the region. Other states don’t require any type of testing at all. For those of you in districts … Continued

What You Should Do if Your Engine Overheats

There are a variety of reasons why your engine may overheat. A common reason is that there is something wrong with your cooling system, preventing heat to escape from your engine compartment. There are a variety of reasons why your engine may overheat. A common reason is that there is something wrong with your cooling … Continued

Three Signs of a Trusted Auto Shop

Depending on the size of your town, there may be five or more different local auto shops to choose from. How do you know which ones are worth your time and money? We understand that choosing a trusted auto shop can be a very personal choice, so here are a few signs to look for: … Continued

Three Reasons to Wash Your Car More Regularly

Getting a car wash can often seem like a waste of time and money, since rain is like nature’s car wash… right? This may seem like an unnecessary expense, however, regular car washes are another item you should consider adding to your maintenance list. Here are three reasons why you should start investing in more … Continued

Is Car Detailing Worth the Investment?

Car detailing is a term that denotes a thorough exterior and interior cleaning of your vehicle. This typically includes stain removal from upholstery, thorough cleaning of floor mats, interior vacuuming, refreshing your car’s paint job and wax, and more. The more services added, the more costly this service will be.  But is it worth the … Continued

How to Check Your Vehicle’s Oil

Regularly maintained oil changes are essential to the health of your vehicle’s engine. This is especially important when your vehicle starts racking up the miles, causing your engine to burn off small amounts of oil every drive. Old models also tend to burn off more oil than newer ones. If you’re unsure just how quickly … Continued

Three Ways to Show Your Car Engine Some Love

A well-maintained engine will increase your vehicle’s longevity as the number of miles add up. If preventative maintenance measures are not taken, there is a higher chance of more expensive repairs in the long run.  Here are just a few ways you can show some love to your engine while its under your care: Perform … Continued

Five Tips for Cleaning Your Car this Season

There’s something extremely satisfying about getting into a newly cleaned vehicle. It must have something to do with the dust-free dash, crumb-free carpet, clean and glossy exterior paint, and much more.  We’d be happy to share a few car cleaning tips that you could implement to get your car in tip-top shape: Wash the outside … Continued

What it Takes to Become an ASE Certified Technician

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, referred to as ASE for short, was established in 1972 to improve the overall quality of repairs done on vehicles by testing and setting a standard for vehicle technicians. There are nearly 300,000 automotive technicians/service professionals that have received ASE certification. If you’re interested in becoming a ASE … Continued

All You Need to Know About Engine Coolant

Coolant, also widely known as antifreeze, is an essential component to your engine system. Read our latest blog to learn more!  It usually consists of a 50/50 ratio of ethylene, or propylene glycol, and water that absorbs heat from the engine and disperses it through the radiator. Additionally, the heat is distributed through the heat … Continued

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