Pothole Season – Be Prepared

It’s about that time of year, where if you live in the area of the country where there is a freeze/thaw cycle that potholes are going to appear.   Potholes can be anywhere from an inch to a sinkhole big enough to swallow your car, we want to get you prepared to have minimal damage to your car. (more…)

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Trim Level vs Options – What’s the Deal?

Do you think a 2002 Honda Accord is the same as every other 2002 Honda Accord?  What about a 2006 BMW 328?  The truth is the exact same model in the exact same year can be almost a completely different car given the options.  It’s important to understand the options or packages available in the used car you are searching for. (more…)

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Should I Trade In My Car?

An impartial survey of “most people I know” indicates that this is how most people part with their cars.  They go to a new or used car dealership, and hand in the keys in exchange for money towards a newer car.  I call this a lazy tax, because you are trading in time you would have spent selling the car yourself for quick money.  But is is ever a good idea to trade-in a car? (more…)

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Changing Your Oil – Is a Quick Lube Worth It?

It’s odd there is one bit of car maintenance that has it’s own speciality industry: The oil change market.  It’s been drilled into your head for years that you have to change your oil every 3,000 miles, and most people judiciously spend that 30 minutes in a quicky lube place once every few months doing just that. (more…)

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What Do All Those Numbers on My Tires Mean?

One of the most basic aspects of car care is replacing your tires when they are worn. If you’ve ever shopped for tires online, they will ask for your tires measurements which look something like 195/60R15 All-Season H-Rated. That’s pretty complicated for just a rubber wrapper around your rim! All of that information actually means a lot and can dramatically impact your car’s ride, performance and the lifetime of the tire. (more…)

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