Seasonal Service

Routine Services That Boost Performance

Want to wring every mile out of your gas tank over the life of your vehicle? Auto experts have a few simple ways to make that happen.

Check Off These Services as Old Man Winter Rolls On

You’re 20 minutes into the holiday vacation when you notice your vehicle’s heater isn’t producing much warm air and the headlights are dim.

A winter inspection could have discovered the little things that turn into big headaches on the road. See our recommended checklist.

Squeaky Brakes? Time For Inspection

Responsive brakes are always important, but they take on added significance in the winter--when there’s even less margin for error behind the wheel.

Routine brake checks help keep your vehicle safe

Some warning signs never flash across your vehicle dashboard. Problems such as squeals or a vibrating brake pedal could be your car’s way of pleading for service. 

Subtle signs indicate need for brake system inspection

You are dropping off your kids at school and slow down your car as you approach a crowded turnout. As you push on the brake pedal your car responds slowly, and you quickly press harder to get your vehicle to stop.

That delayed response and spongy feel may indicate a more serious problem--air or moisture in your vehicle's brake lines. Inspection by a brake expert is critical to prevent possible brake failure.

Tips for your vehicle's automatic transmission

Automatic transmissions have made operating a motor vehicle safe and more convenient. Drivers no longer need to struggle through gear changes common in “manual” transmissions.
 
Yet, “automatic” does not mean “maintenance free.” How can you help keep your vehicle’s automatic transmission operating properly and prevent expensive breakdowns?
 

Battery basics: Keep your vehicle's energy flowing

A weak battery can leave you out in the cold, literally. Not all batteries require maintenance, but following some basic health tips can improve the life of your car’s battery.
 
An automobile’s battery is made of lead and plastic components. It contains an electrolyte solution of sulfuric acid and water. When you turn your car key, the electrolyte solution delivers a short burst of high power.