• 27 Nov 2013

    Believe it or not, extending the life of your car starts with what you do when it’s brand new! So before you sign up for car payments for the next 5 years of your life, there are some things you should try to remember as you pull out of the dealer’s lot: • A c...

  • 21 Nov 2013

    Why do manufacturers always say that a battery is “maintenance free?” We hate that. Your battery absolutely needs maintenance, so just don’t believe them when they tell you that. Just a few simple steps will take care of any problems: • Keep your battery clea...

  • 12 Nov 2013

    Your car has four major filters, the oil filter, the fuel filter, the transmission filter, and the air filter. These are all really important for preserving your car’s engine. Change them out according to this schedule: • Oil Filter: change it at least every othe...

  • 07 Nov 2013

    Actually, don’t do just one, check all four wheel’s for alignment, to be absolutely specific. (which we have to do sometimes) You should have your car’s wheel alignment checked every 30,000 miles, or as often as your owner’s manual suggests. But, as I believe...

  • 31 Oct 2013

    There are a lot of numbers and millimeters that people throw around when it comes to how much depth you should have to your tire treads, it’s really confusing. It’s supposed to be easier now because in the U.S., tire manufacturers are required to have “wear bar...

  • 24 Oct 2013

    This was covered in our “Car Emergency Road Kit” blog a while back, and though we know you printed out a number of copies and taped it to your refrigerator, put one in your glove box, and handed the rest out to the folks at work, we thought we’d mention this pi...