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Does The Penny Test Really Work To Test My Tire’s Treads?

The Penny Test, a tried and true method of measuring a car’s tire treads, is mostly popular due to its easy application and simple method. While the penny test can be a great way to quickly check the tread on your tires, when it comes to certainty,... (more...)

How Often Should I Replace My Tires?

When it comes to road safety, the strength of your tires can literally be the difference between life and death. As a general rule, you should replace your car’s tires every 25,000 to 50,000 miles, but there are a lot of other factors that play... (more...)

Replacing My Old Car’s Engine vs. Buying A New Car

When your car’s engine finally gives up the ghost, it can either feel like the end of a beloved era or a massive relief. An unsteady engine can be a source of major anxiety and financial stress, but an old car can be a familiar, comforting presence.... (more...)

Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Neglect Your Regular Car Maintenance

Taking the time to maintain and care for your car may seem like an unnecessary cost or burden that can be easy to overlook. However, when it comes to your daily routine, the health of your car is nearly as important as your own, and should be treated... (more...)

Is Your Car Ready For The Freezing Weather?

As fall starts to turn towards winter, most of the country is preparing to face winter storms and cold conditions that will last until spring. While winter-prepping your car can seem like a tall task, there are five basic steps that will help make sure... (more...)

How Much Should I Budget Per Year For Car Maintenance?

When it comes to setting a yearly budget, it’s important to cover all the bases, so that you won’t find yourself coming up short at the end of the year. For many households, the cost of owning and maintaining a car is one of the most vital... (more...)

What to Do If Your Air Conditioning System Is Blowing Warm Air

Even the best-made AC unit may need to be recharged from time to time. Homeowners who have noticed a drop in performance, those who keep struggling with the thermostat in order to maintain a comfortable temperature or who have noticed warm air blowing... (more...)

The Top Reasons Why Old and Worn Tires Cause Accidents

The tires on your vehicle are the only point of contact between you and the road. The entire weight of your vehicle is distributed on these contact patches measuring roughly 35-38 square inches per tire. Between all four tires, this is a relatively small... (more...)

Vehicle Maintenance Guide: What Is That New Noise Trying to Tell You?

As you get into your car and turn the key, you are suddenly startled by the loud screeching sound coming from the engine. What could it be? Strange noises emanating from your car are usually indicative of some kind of problem. Unusual sounds coming from... (more...)

Everything You Need to Know About Fuses

Ever wonder where the term “short fuse” comes from? Well, you aren’t the only one. But, in the automotive dictionary, it could mean several different things. It could refer to an AGA, GMA, or ATM-style fuse. Kind of confusing, sure,... (more...)

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