Category: Useful Tips & Info

Post-Quarantine Checklist

May 20th, 2020 by

If your vehicle has been sitting for a while due to social distancing and quarantine, you’ll want to make sure that everything is in good working order! We put together a quick checklist that anyone can use to make sure that their car is ready to hit the road! Is your battery more than 3

Does My Vehicle Have 4WD or AWD?

May 15th, 2020 by

We hear this question a lot! These terms are often used interchanegably but there is a fundamental difference between the two. Jason from the Engineering Explained YouTube channel has an excellent video breaking down the two drivetrains, so we will let him do the talking on this one: Cliff Notes: a 4WD vehicle uses mechanical

How Often Should I Drive My Car?

May 2nd, 2020 by

If your vehicle hasn’t been driven in a while, it can be beneficial to let it get out and stretch its legs. While there are people that store their vehicles for long periods of time without issue, it is a good practice for vehicle longevity to not let it sit for too long. Our mechanics

Cars and Quarantine

April 30th, 2020 by

Will the stay at home order have an affect on my vehicle? A study of cell phone data reveals that travel has mostly been halted around the country due to the social distancing efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. Many states have ordered the temporary closing of non-essential businesses and have also suspended in-person

Types of Motor Oil

September 27th, 2019 by

Which Is Right For You? If you want to take the best possible care of your vehicle, routine oil changes are a good place to start. Removing old, dirty oil will remove potentially damage-causing contaminants. But you have to replace that oil with something that’s just right for your vehicle and driving purposes. Do you

What Happens When a Timing Belt Fails?

September 26th, 2019 by

Interference Explained Do you ever think about all of the parts that work together to keep your car running? Some very important parts stand between your car’s normal performance and catastrophic engine failure! The timing belt is one of those parts. That’s why it’s important to replace it before it’s even close to wearing out.

Why Brand-Specific Services Are Important

December 11th, 2018 by

Understanding Mercedes-Benz Maintenance Services As many Mercedes-Benz vehicle owners know, they must have their vehicle go through two major maintenance services — the A and B Service. These services play an important role in ensuring a Mercedes-Benz vehicle maintains its high level of performance, but why is it so important? Why can’t a Mercedes-Benz vehicle

SUV Leveling Kits

June 21st, 2017 by

There are some SUVs that come with a degree of rake from the factory, meaning the rear sits slightly higher than the front. This also happens when heavy aftermarket accessories are installed to the front – such as metal bumpers, bars, and winch accessories. There are leveling kits (different from a lift kit) designed to

Snow in the Forecast?

March 13th, 2017 by

Make sure you’re prepared! Before the snow falls: Fill your gas tank In the event of traffic jams, you’ll have enough gas to run the heater Top off your washer fluid Roads will be littered with salt, keep your windshield clean with plenty of washer fluid Check all your exterior lights Being visible to others