3 Car Care Tips for the Winter

Wintertime can be terrible for your car, especially if you don’t take the necessary measures to protect it. It’s vital to shield it from the elements because snow and cold can affect your tires and windows. According to MyCarNeedsA.com, each vehicle’s handbook has a special booklet with the maintenance service

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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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Winter Driving Tips: What You Need to Know

Safe winter driving involves knowing the tricky things most people run into when driving in the coldest months of the year. Below is a list of winter driving tips for addressing the top issues and worries this season, and where you should address them.   At the shop:   Get regular

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4 Signs of a Bad Alternator

Is it a bad alternator? This is a common question we get asked at the auto shop. So let’s shed some light on the mechanics behind your car’s alternator. Below is a descriptive video of how an alternator works. In short, using a system of rotating coils, your alternator generates electricity

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Is Your Automotive Service Technician ASE Certified?

An ASE certification (also known as an L1 certification) says a lot about your automotive service technician. It tells you that they value their job, and that they want to promote excellence within the industry. It tells their clients that they know their stuff. Below are just some of the

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Dealerships & Local Auto Repair Garages: A Comparison

It’s never an easy decision when you’re choosing where to take your ride to get a repair. That’s why we decided to compare your two most likely options- a small auto repair garage or a dealership- to help you figure out which option is right for your car or truck.

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3 Signs You’re Driving on a Bent Rim

A bent rim may seem like a minor issue, but ignoring one for too long can be dangerous and expensive down the road. Sometimes the problem will be obvious. If not, do a quick mental rundown of your driving history. Have you hit any curbs, major potholes, or been in

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Spring Road Trip? Visit Your Mechanic First

You’ve got an exciting road trip planned for this spring, and you want to make sure your car is ready for the drive. It’s time to visit the mechanic shop before your vacation, so you don’t have to worry about your vehicle while you and your family are on the

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Taking Care of Your Windshield This Winter

It’s now the time of year again where we Michiganders begin prepping for the long winter ahead. Unfortunately, getting your car ready for winter, while smart and advisable, won’t prevent you from experiencing some of the common problems drivers have in cold and stormy weather. This month we will focus

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What Is Antifreeze?

It’s one of those things everyone knows is important for a car’s function, but most people don’t really understand why that is. Antifreeze – what is it, exactly? What is Antifreeze? The dictionary defines it as “a liquid, typically one based on ethylene glycol, which can be added to water

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