Category: Car Care

4 Healthy Habits for Your Car

Just like your body, your car needs proper care to function properly and efficiently. If you begin healthy car habits early, you’ll likely get into a good routine. Whether you’re driving a new car or an older one, here are the top four things you should be doing to make sure your vehicle stays in […]

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Dashboard Warning Lights and What They Mean 

Dashboard warning lights can serve as a reminder when to service your car or may indicate a bigger problem. Since not all manufacturers use universal images, it’s important to check your owner’s manual for details. These are the most common dashboard warning lights: Check Engine Light — This can light up for a few different […]

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Should I Check My Wheel Alignment?

Your vehicle’s wheels should be positioned at specific angles in relation to the road. Correct wheel alignment allows your vehicle to travel safely, smoothly and in a straight line. Hitting a pothole or curb can throw off your car’s alignment. Improper alignment can impact fuel efficiency and cause uneven wear on your tires. Bring your […]

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Don’t Leave Money at the Pump!

Gas can be expensive. Whether you drive around town or take the highway to work every day, you probably fill up your tank at least once a week, if not more. Don’t spend money you don’t need to spend! Here are three ways to improve your vehicle’s fuel efficiency — and keep more money in […]

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Get the Most for Your Trade-in

Purchasing a vehicle is a big investment — the down payment, your monthly payments, insurance, maintenance and repair costs. Whether you keep it for several years or plan to trade it sooner, you should protect your investment. Here are four factors that affect your vehicle’s trade-in value, and ways to boost your return when it’s […]

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What’s The Best Oil For Your Car?

You don’t have to be a mechanic to know how important an oil change is to your car’s engine. Motor oil keeps all the parts running smoothly, absorbs excess heat and contains additives that help keep the engine clean. Oil degrades over time and needs to be changed. Changing your oil is vital to your […]

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Extreme Temps are Tough on Batteries

A car battery lasts between 3-5 years. However, it can vary depending on the climate you live in. When temperatures are below freezing, your car’s battery loses a significant amount of its strength.  Many batteries die in the winter because they need twice as much current when it’s cold.  As the temperature drops, the chemical […]

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Be Good to Your Tires and They’ll Be Good to You 

Proper tire maintenance can mean the difference between getting where you need to go and being stuck on the side of the road. Here are some simple things you can do to keep your tires in top shape: Inflation Check tire pressures monthly, including the spare. Do so when the tires are cool, before you’ve […]

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