If you spend any amount of time in your vehicle, then you are probably aware of the sights, sounds, smells, and sensations when the vehicle is working properly. We are all familiar with the normal signs of a highly functioning vehicle. The trick to keeping your vehicle in good condition is to be alert to the unusual signs that may lead to problems with your vehicle’s engine. One of those signs that drivers should be alerted to is the “knocking sound” that may come from the engine. In this month’s blog, we discuss the common causes of engine knocking, and ways to address causes of knocking to avoid serious engine damage. (more…)
With warmer weather on the horizon, now is the time you may want to consider having your vehicle’s AC system checked. There’s nothing worse than a hot, sticky, August day while driving on the highway, and no air conditioner to keep you and your vehicle occupants cool. (more…)
As automobiles have evolved over the years, so has the type of maintenance that is required to keep a vehicle functioning at its best. There will always be the core maintenance tasks that never change. For example, the periodic oil and filter changes, brake inspections, or tire rotations. But one maintenance function, the tune up, has changed alongside the mechanical and technology advances over the years.
In this month’s blog post, we look at the modern tune up for your vehicle. We discuss why they are important and what you should expect when you have your vehicle serviced with a tune up. (more…)
If you are the “weekend warrior” who typically likes to tackle new and challenging household jobs, then you understand the satisfaction of completing a difficult chore that is usually reserved for professionals. For those with that weekend warrior mentality, there are many small, simple, and quick tasks you can take on to maintain your vehicle as well. (more…)
Fall is here and so are changing driving conditions. While a good driver is always diligent about their driving safety, it is beneficial at this time of year to make sure you are focused on some key safety items. Unpredictable fall weather, the time change, and falling leaves can pose hazards to drivers so get a head start on your vehicle safety by reviewing our fall weather driving tips this month. (more…)
Summer is over and if you are a parent, you may be actively carpooling as your kids return to school. Or perhaps you have a college-aged child who is returning to school in his or her own vehicle. Regardless, it’s a good time to schedule maintenance of the household vehicles to ensure a safe and problem-free return to school. (more…)