Time To Have Your Tires Rotated?

No matter what make or model your vehicle might be, it needs to be equipped with healthy tires in order to perform effectively. As such, keeping your tires in good shape should be a big part of your vehicle’s maintenance plan and having your tires rotated regularly should be a

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Ignition System Failure Warning Signs

In order to ignite fuel and turn the motor over, gas-powered vehicles are reliant upon an effective ignition system. If the ignition process doesn’t go smoothly or isn’t functioning properly, your vehicle won’t be able to operate correctly and may fail its next emission test. The vast majority of modern

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Watch Out for Curb Damage

Roads in Western Michigan can be extremely volatile during the winter months, with snow and ice taking turns making life difficult for drivers. The most dreaded element of all, black ice, is also an omnipresent danger as temperatures fluctuate and moisture hardens quickly; black ice is a leading cause of

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Three Fluids to Check this Month

In order to run smoothly, your vehicle’s engine is dependent upon countless moving parts and fluids. Just like the components in your engine, vehicle fluids need to be tended to regularly in order to ensure they’re in good working order and can perform their particular functions at a high level.

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How to Handle a Tire Blowout

Drivers in Michigan encounter many distractions on the road—traffic, cell phones, music, passengers, etc. Even the open road can allow a driver’s mind to wander. If you’re distracted when a tire blowout occurs, your drive can become extremely dangerous. You’ll need to gather yourself quickly and follow the correct maneuvers

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Top 8 Things to Keep in Your Summer Glovebox

Road trip with friends? Weekend at the beach? No matter what your plans are this summer, it’s likely that you’ll spend a lot of it in your car driving from Point A to Point B and back. In addition to your regular year-around car safety must-haves in your car, below

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Time For a New Car Battery?

Car batteries are one of the most important components of a vehicle’s engine. It provides the electricity to start your car and power your accessories. Without a working car battery, you’re going nowhere. But how do you know when it’s time for a new battery? Heat, cold, and temperature swings

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Improve Your Gas Mileage This Winter

With short days and tall snowbanks, winter isn’t the favorite season for most Michiganders… While you’re trying to stay warm this winter, here are a few tips for maximizing your gas mileage and saving a few bucks at the tank you can put towards your summer travel fund: The next

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Prevent Corrosion from Road Salt this Winter

Winter roads in Michigan can be messy. With snow, ice, mud and road salt to deal with, it can seem like keeping your vehicle clean can be next to impossible this time of year. However, in addition to the obvious aesthetic benefits, keeping your car clean during the winter is

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A Warning Light is Flashing, Now What?

Most drivers in Michigan can probably relate to the following scenario: hop into the car, start it, and instantly notice a warning light flashing angrily at you. That wasn’t on the last time you drove the car… or was it? Don’t panic. Think. What does this flashing warning light represent?

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