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Does Cold Weather Drain Car Batteries?

Does Cold Weather Drain Car Batteries

Cold weather is tough on car batteries. It’s not uncommon for vehicles to have a hard time starting when temperatures drop. This is because colder weather drains car batteries and puts them under an increased stress level. Some studies say that car batteries can lose roughly 30% of their strength when temperatures drop below 32 … Read more

How Often Should You Change Transmission Fluid?

Transmission Fluid Stick

How often you should change your transmission fluid depends on your vehicle and your driving habits. The typical range of when to change your transmission fluid is every 30,000 to 60,000 miles, which we understand is quite large. When in doubt, check your owner’s manual to see how often you should change your vehicle’s transmission fluid.  … Read more

What is the Difference Between Synthetic Oil and Conventional oil?

Types of Oil

When you take your vehicle in for a professional oil change, you’ll likely be asked whether you prefer synthetic oil or conventional oil. Motor oil is designed to provide lubrication to the moving parts within your engine. While both options perform this function, there are some notable benefits to using synthetic oil over the conventional … Read more

Under Pressure: Your TPMS System

Tire Pressure Monitoring System Screen

Your newer car or light truck may be equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). This technology has been used by race cars for years but has made its way into everyday vehicles only fairly recently. Race crews can head off problems from underinflation by closely monitoring tire pressure on the track. Flats, blowouts, … Read more

Fresh Wipers For A New Season

Wiper Blades

Let’s talk about your windshield wiper blades. While that topic may not be as interesting as others, think about how important your vision is. We work so hard to protect our eyes. If we need contacts or glasses, we typically purchase the products that allow us to see. Well, wiper blades are critical to our … Read more

Avoid Expensive Suspension Auto Repair

Underside Car Suspension System

Today we’re talking about suspension integrity. Your skeletal structure provides the framework to hold up your body weight. Your joints cushion you as you walk and allow you to change direction. Your auto suspension system is similar: It bears the weight of your vehicle, controls the vehicle as you steer and absorbs bumps in the road. … Read more

Shocks and Struts

vehicle-on-lift shock strut

I admit it. I love Shocks and Struts. Well, actually I love the feeling of hugging a windy and low-traveled road when driving my vehicle quickly around bend after bend. Sometimes I catch myself wishing that I could be driving the Autobahn or famous tracks on the 2015 Formula 1 circuit. Whether you’re driving a … Read more



Did you know that 40% of traffic fatalities take place at night even though there’s 60% less traffic? Obviously, proper visibility is important for safe driving; especially at night. So, what can you do to help your night vision? Besides making sure you have good wiper blades to keep your windshield clean, make certain that both the … Read more