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  • The Tune-up Myth

    Thursday 10 September 2015

    The “Tune-Up” Myth Most of us hardly remember the days of the carburetor, and all the wonderful problems that came with it. When your carbureted vehicle would start running rough, have a hard time starting or have any other drivability symptoms, your local technician would be able to reset ‘the points’ and smooth everything out. Performing that, accompanied with replacement of the spark plugs, ignition wires and a fuel filter would make your vehicle run like new again... read more

  • Oil Change Misconception

    Thursday 10 September 2015

    Is an Oil Change, just an Oil Change? Many people wonder why the price for oil changes varies so dramatically from shop to shop. You can drive down the street and probably pass by 5 different shops with 5 different prices, ranging from a measly $8 up to $60. There will always be coupons from the big name franchise shops in the Sunday paper, or plastered up on billboards. So what’s the difference between these shops you ask? That’s easy – QUALITY. Quality in the oil, inspection o... read more

  • Low Cost High Mileage

    Thursday 10 September 2015

    High Mileage without the High Cost It’s truly remarkable how car manufacturers are extending the longevity of today’s vehicles. In the 1950’s and 60’s, if you had 50,000 miles on your vehicle, you’d consider it a junker! Even in 2014, we still have the mentality that once we hit that 100,000 mile marker, we might as well trade it in for a newer model. But I have some good news – their just breaking in at 100,000 miles! It may seem like a scary number, but... read more

  • Dealer Alternative

    Thursday 10 September 2015

    Don’t be Held Prisoner by the Dealer Buying a new vehicle can be equal parts exhilarating, and equal parts terrifying. There’s nothing like driving off the lot with a grin from ear to ear in your new wheels. For 36,000 miles, you get to have the peace of mind knowing your vehicle is brand spanking new, and should have no issues. If it does have any issues, you can drive it on into the dealer, and they will repair it under warranty. But what happens after 36,000 miles? Or... read more