Seasonal Service

Spring Cleaning Also Means Vehicle Filters

Filters might be the most underappreciated piece of equipment that directly affects vehicle health--and your passengers well-being, too.

Find out about why they need your attention now.

What Fluid Leaks Say About Vehicle Health

Whether it’s green, red, or brown, a fluid leak isn’t something to ignore. Learn how to determine where the drip might be coming from based on the fluid’s color.

Avoid Costly Repairs With Wheel Alignment

You clipped the curb while trying to parallel park and now the car drifts right.

Left unaddressed, you could face an expensive repair or tire replacement. Now what?

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?
 

Early warning signs indicate worn out brakes

You’ve spent your summer acting as the family chauffeur, towing boats and trailers, driving to events and taking extended road trips.

How does all that driving affect the safety of your vehicle and its ability to stop?

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.
 

Worn rotors jeopardize vehicle brake system

Few things take as much abuse in a vehicle as the braking system. The effectiveness of your vehicle’s stopping power comes down to a few critical parts that need to be inspected regularly.

The high pitched squeal of old brake pads lets drivers know when they need replacing. But what about rotors, the metal discs that play a vital role in stopping your vehicle?