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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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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Spring/Summer Maintenance for your Vehicle

As seasons change and temperatures swing, now is the perfect time to review the warm weather maintenance requirements for your vehicle. Different seasons put different demands on your vehicle. Now that winter has come to an end, it is time to prepare for spring and summer conditions – even if

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Washing Your Car in the Winter

As Michiganders know all too well, driving during the winter months in this part of the country can be problematic to say the least. Snow, mud, ice – our roads bear the brunt of Old Man Winter’s fury and our vehicles can be collateral damage during his chilly reign. In

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Check your Antifreeze Before Winter

As temperatures are dropping across Michigan, it’s clear that fall has arrived… with winter not far behind! Before the cold weather hits, make sure your vehicle is up for the challenge by checking your vehicle’s antifreeze. Antifreeze plays a critical role in your engine. It makes sure the fluids in

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How Fast Can You Really Drive With a Spare Tire?

  We’ve all been there. It seems you’re always on your way to an important meeting, running late for work, or nervous about making a good first impression when a flat tire strikes. Once you’ve got your spare in place, it’s tempting to hit the highway, make up for lost

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Is My Clutch Slipping? 4 Warning Signs

Many drivers love the feeling of control that manual transmissions offer. But if you’ve acquired bad shifting habits or drive in congested areas that require frequent stops, your clutch might have a mind of its own. A slipping clutch means a weak link between your engine and your wheels and

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