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Do I Really Need This Service : Brake Job

There are a lot of variables that go into making a choice on replacing brakes.  It is not always a cut and dry choice.  Let’s first break down the common types of brake jobs.  Then we will give you some…

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timing belt

Do I Really Need This Service: Timing Belt

What is a timing belt or chain? In older vehicles, this might be a timing chain.  For simplicity, we’ll use the more modern “timing belt” for the remainder of this article. A timing belt may be a difficult thing to…

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April is National Car Care Month

Because basic maintenance can go a long way toward improving the safety and dependability of your vehicle, every April is designated as National Car Care Month to encourage owners to give their cars some extra attention. Results of community car…

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Parts of a Tire

Know Your Tires

Understanding what each part of a tire does is very important. There are some parts that we don’t really need to worry about. For example, you will never need to know or care about a “gum strip” on the inside…

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Choosing Between Repair or New Car

“How do I know when to get my car fixed, or just get another car?” You would be surprised how often this question comes up.  There comes a time when a car reaches the end of its reliable life. That…

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engine oil

Do I Really Need This Service: Oil Change

Why would it need to be changed? The oil in your car does basically 3 things: Lubricates: This is the obvious one. It lubricates by keeping metal riding on a thin film. That prevents metal parts from touching. If metal parts…

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brake fluid

Do I Really Need This Service: Brake Fluid

Brake Fluid can often be overlooked. Flushing it will not get you better gas mileage. It won’t make your neighbor come over and ask if you just detailed the car. That does not mean that you can just pass on…

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Cabin Air Filter

Do I Really Need this Service: Cabin Air Filter

What is the Pollen or Cabin Air Filter? This filter cleans the air that enters your car. It can remove dust and pollen from the air before it enters the cabin of your car. Think of it just like the…

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Dangers of Driving with Low Oil Level

We’ve seen a surprising number of vehicles arriving at our centers with low, or no, engine oil. It’s our mission to help drivers get the most out of their vehicles by ensuring those vehicles run better and last longer. So,…

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The Easy Way to Maintain Your Vehicle Warranty

Every once-in-a-while, we hear from a customer who’s been led to believe that maintenance services must be performed by a dealership to maintain a vehicle’s warranty. That’s simply not true. You can maintain your warranty with oil changes and other…

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