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Spring is the Season for Change

March 27th, 2014
As the weather changes and the world is energized to get out and do something, you can start with a simple change:  changing the fluids in your vehicle. It’s fast.  It’s easy.  It’s not expensive, and it is the single most important thing you can do to maintain your car or truck. 
 
A quick run down of the fluids in your vehicle are Oil, Coolant, Transmission Fluid, Brake Fluid, Power Steering, and Washer Fluid. To maintain your vehicle’s proper functions, you want to make sure you are changing the oil, and flushing out or replacing the coolant and transmission fluid. Washer fluid should be checked and topped off whenever it is low (most vehicles have a light that will indicate when the reservoir needs to be filled).  Brake Fluid and Power Steering Fluid should rarely, if ...[more]
  Posted in: Auto Repair 101

Spring Driving Hazards

March 20th, 2014

Spring Driving HazardsSpring Driving Unknown Hazards

It’s that time of year again! Flowers bloom, days become longer, and the weather is warmer. Birds, nature, and warmth come to everyone’s mind around this time of year. Although, most people do not see what spring also brings.

With the luxuries of spring comes hazardous road conditions that every driver should be aware of. Find out what to look out for, and use these spring driving tips to help you become a more aware and safe driver.

What to Avoid and Tips on How to Avoid Them

 

Fog:

Fog is one of the most dangerous hazards to accompany spring. Spring brings warmer weather on a cold area. This creates dangerous areas with little to no ...[more]

  Posted in: Tires 101, Auto Repair 101

How Do Potholes Damage Your Vehicle?

March 13th, 2014
It’s peak pothole season out there and no one is immune to their sneaky destruction. We’ve all hit them at some point, and every time it happens, you see it only a second before it gets you, often too late to miss it. These little road hazards lay in wait, with their dips, bumps, and sharp toothy edges, just waiting to ruin your day. They can cause a sudden jolt all the way up to a blown tire.  And, I hate to report, they aren’t disappearing any time soon. Potholes are every tire’s sworn enemies. Many of us are passionate about potholes, as we have personally sacrificed many hubcaps to them over the years. 
 
The way that potholes work is that roads will freeze and thaw causing erosion of the dirt beneath the pavement.  This weakens the asphalt in the process. A ...[more]
  Posted in: Tires 101