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What’s the Best Oil for My Car?

What’s the Best Oil for My Car?

What's the Best Oil for My Car? To sum it up in two words, CLEAN OIL. Check out this case study: The photos are of two identical Toyota engines with approximately 110,000 miles on each of them. One has obviously been hit or miss on its oil changes, the other has obviously had its oil changed on a regular basis. These engines are capable of 300,000 miles plus with proper maintenance. The more consistent you are with following a regular maintenance plan the longer your car will last. That goes for all of the fluids in your car. Over time the chemical composition of the fluids in your car will change and not for the better. As far as what type of fluid or oil is best is generally a matter of opinion. Just be sure that the oil or other fluid being put into your car meets the manufacturer requirements. You will be fine, don’t let this very costly experience happen to you. Invest money into maintenance and your overall cost of ownership will be much less. We help people set ... read more

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Does My Car Need a Wheel Alignment?

Does My Car Need a Wheel Alignment?

There are many reasons for keep your car or truck tires in line with each other. Proper alignment will help you get the most out your tire investment. A car that is aligned properly will also be more fuel efficient. To give you an idea of what I am talking about, have you ever found yourself trading one grocery cart for another because you know that you will have to constantly correct its direction, or it feels like something is dragging it down. Why should you have to put the extra effort into getting this cart through the store? This is generally due to the fact that one or more of the wheel’s have been impacted sufficiently enough to bend its mounting position out of alignment. Some of the things to watch for with your car or truck. Is the steering wheel in the 12 O’clock position when you’re driving straight down the road? Does it go straight down the road if you let go of the wheel on a flat level road surface? Are all of your tires wearing evenly? If you ... read more

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All You Need to Know About Car Wheel Alignment

All You Need to Know About Car Wheel Alignment

All You Need to Know About Car Wheel Alignment Why care about your car wheel alignment? Well, if you’ve ever driven in a car that is extremely out of alignment, it may seem obvious. Having to turn the steering wheel just to keep the vehicle pointed straight is a nuisance at best and a flat-out hazard at worst. But even subtle misalignment issues will cost you over the long-run in the form of fuel inefficiency and accelerated wear and tear on your tires. Here’s all you need to know to protect your car’s alignment, recognize when something’s off, and communicate with your auto shop when it’s time to take your car to the professionals. What Causes a Car to Need Alignment Services? Knocking your car out of alignment can happen as suddenly as bouncing over a pothole you didn’t see or sliding into a curb during a snowstorm. But it can happen gradually too as your car’s suspension parts experience unavoidable wear ... read more

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What does a cabin air filter do for my car?

What does a cabin air filter do for my car?

What does a cabin air filter do for my car? The purpose of the Cabin Air filter is to filter out dirt, organic material, road debris and pollen. Some Cabin Air filters even come with Carbon media that help keep odors in check. Changing the Cabin Air Filter out in your car on regular basis will keep your heater and air conditioning working efficiently and keep the dust and pollen in check; much like the filter for your furnace in your home or apartment. Cabin Air filters started appearing in cars in the early 2000 era. Today the majority of cars come with cabin air filters; however they are not in all cars. If you are not sure if your car has one, come by or give us a call. We will be happy to figure it out for you. In most case we don’t charge labor; it is generally just the price of the filter. Cabin Air Filters typically range $10.00 to $30.00 in most cases

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