Pre-travel Vehicle Checklist, Part 2

In the first part of our pre-travel checklist, we listed a few things to check on your car before you head out on a road trip such as your wipers, tire pressure, and battery condition. But even if you’re leaving your car behind and traveling by plane or train, it’s still important to take a […]

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Avoiding the Dealerships, Part 1: Your Auto Warranty

Did you know that it’s actually illegal for the dealership to void your warranty if you go somewhere other than the dealership for auto repairs?   That’s right. Thanks to the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act, the dealership is prohibited from refusing your warranty if you take your car to an outside repair shop or perform […]

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“Braking” Down Brake Noises

Squeaking, squealing, grinding—brakes can make all sorts of noises, which usually means it’s time for brake work. We’ll give you a breakdown on some of the most common brake noises and what to do about them if the issue arises.   High-pitched squealing. If you hear a high-pitched squealing sound coming from your tires as […]

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Avoiding the Dealerships, Part 2: Preventative Maintenance

In the first part of our “Avoiding the Dealership” series, we talked about the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, and how it protects car owners and dealerships alike. In a nutshell, it is against the law for a dealership to void your warranty if you take your vehicle to an outside service center, as long as that […]

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Road Trip Prep Checklist, Part 1

The car is packed, your coffee mug is full, and you’re ready to hit the open road for an awesome weekend getaway. While you’re thinking of all the great times you’ll have on your trip, it’s hard to envision getting a flat tire or being stuck in a raging storm on the way.   But […]

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Technician Spotlight: Wayne Chase

In this week’s Technician Spotlight, we’d like to highlight Wayne Chase, an 11-year AAA vet who knows a few things about the importance of quality car care service. Tune in folks, because this experienced tech really knows his stuff, offering his two cents on everything from customer service to fuel saving tips.   In your […]

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Car Guy: Gasoline Myths Debunked

Most of us will pretty much do whatever it takes to get the most fuel efficiency out of our vehicles, no matter what the price of gas may be. And for many of us, that means following age-old myths that may or may not be backed by science. We’ll break down a few of these […]

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8 Great Life Hacks for Your Car

From new cabin air filters to lock de-icers, the cost of auto accessories adds up. But with these clever tricks, you can save money on unnecessary auto expenses and improve your fuel economy in a variety of inexpensive ways. Let’s get to it.   #1: Clean foggy headlights with toothpaste. Instead of using one of […]

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