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How To Be More Fuel-Efficient In Warmer Weather

How To be more fuel efficient in warmer weather

Hot weather can drain battery life, increase tire wear, and cause your engine to overheat. All of these things will decrease fuel economy. A heatwave will negatively impact your car, even if properly maintained. Before hitting the road for your spring hiking or summer road trip, here’s how to be more fuel-efficient in warmer temperatures. … Read more

Signs Your Wipers Need Replacing

Signs Your Wipers Need Replacing

It’s important to replace your windshield wipers every so often. Visibility out the front windshield is essential for safe driving. Here are 5 signs your wipers need replacing. Wipers Are Leaving Streaks On Your Windshield Streaks are a clear sign that it’s time to replace your windshield wipers. While some streaking is normal, if you … Read more

How To Know When Car Tires Need Replacing

How To Know When Car Tires Need Replacing

Your tires connect your car or truck to the ground and are one of the most important components of your vehicle. Knowing when your tires need replacing is essential to your safety, your passengers, and other drivers on the road.  Here are three things to look for when determining if your tires need replacing. How Old … Read more

Tips To Improve Gas Mileage

Tips-To-Improve-Gas-Mileage

With gas prices at what seems like an all-time high, we figured now is a good time to share some tips on how you can improve gas mileage. Gas prices fluctuate often, so getting the most out of every tank matters. You need to drive to and from work or school, complete errands, and take … Read more

Does Cold Weather Drain Car Batteries?

Does Cold Weather Drain Car Batteries

Cold weather is tough on car batteries. It’s not uncommon for vehicles to have a hard time starting when temperatures drop. This is because colder weather drains car batteries and puts them under an increased stress level. Some studies say that car batteries can lose roughly 30% of their strength when temperatures drop below 32 … Read more

How Often Should You Change Transmission Fluid?

Transmission Fluid Stick

How often you should change your transmission fluid depends on your vehicle and your driving habits. The typical range of when to change your transmission fluid is every 30,000 to 60,000 miles, which we understand is quite large. When in doubt, check your owner’s manual to see how often you should change your vehicle’s transmission fluid.  … Read more

What is the Difference Between Synthetic Oil and Conventional oil?

Types of Oil

When you take your vehicle in for a professional oil change, you’ll likely be asked whether you prefer synthetic oil or conventional oil. Motor oil is designed to provide lubrication to the moving parts within your engine. While both options perform this function, there are some notable benefits to using synthetic oil over the conventional … Read more