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When Is a Brake Fluid Flush Necessary?

February 2020

Everyone knows that when their brakes start to squeak it is time to have them inspected and often your brake pads and rotors replaced.  What is not so commonly understood is the importance of periodically doing a brake fluid flush. Having your brake fluid changed removes dirty fluid from the brake lines and prevents brake…[ Read More ]

The Perils of Nighttime Driving

November 2019

There are a number of factors that contribute to the high nighttime accident rate, things like drowsy driving and a higher rate of impaired driving.  Decreased visibility is also a major contributor to the higher accident rate. Nighttime driving has the effect of reducing 20/20 vision to the equivalent of 20/50 vision.  What you can…[ Read More ]

Do I Need Winter Tires in Indiana?

October 2019

Our unpredictable winter weather is just around the corner.  With the usual combination of rain, sleet, ice and snow, driving in our part of the country can be tricky.  Our roads can become quite treacherous when they are covered with ice and snow.  That’s why it is so important to make sure your tires are…[ Read More ]

Why Regular Brake Service is So Important

September 2019

As the TV commercial says, “If your brakes don’t stop you something else will”.  This is not exactly what you expect.  Brakes are your vehicles most important safety item and they have one job which is to stop your vehicle.  Scheduled brake maintenance keeps you—and others—safe. The typical brake system consists of disk brakes in…[ Read More ]

The Importance of Changing Your Car’s Air Filter

August 2019

A clean engine runs more efficiently than a dirty engine and your car’s air filter is the engine’s first line of defense. A new air filter allows your vehicle’s engine to get clean air, a key component in the combustion process. The air filter prevents airborne contaminants such as dirt, dust and leaves from getting…[ Read More ]

Is It Time to Service Your Vehicle’s Differential?

July 2019

Your vehicle’s differential is an important part of your car, truck or SUV.  Its role is to compensate for the difference in speeds between the inside vehicle wheel and the outside wheel when you make a turn. Differentials are found on front wheel, rear-wheel and all-wheel drive vehicles. Don’t Forget About Your Differential All the…[ Read More ]

Pre Road Trip Check List

June 2019

This is the time of year everyone gets excited about going on a road trip to visit family, head for the beach or theme park, or take in some historic sites. If your trip will be of any great distance you don’t want it interrupted by having car trouble along the way.  This will not…[ Read More ]

What To Do When the Check Engine Light Comes On

May 2019

The first thing to do is not to panic. If the check engine light comes on, it will either blink or remain constantly illuminated, depending on the problem. A blinking light, or in some cars a red light instead of a yellow or orange light, indicates a problem that needs immediate attention. A light that…[ Read More ]

Shocks and Struts are Different but Perform the Same Function

April 2019

A shock and a strut do the same basic job on a vehicle, tire control and controlling vehicle body motion. Shocks and struts improve road feel and handling properties, as well as improving ride quality.  Even though they do the same thing, shocks and struts are completely different parts. A vehicle will have either a…[ Read More ]

Proper Wheel Alignment Keeps You Safe and Saves You Money

March 2019

As we try to avoid the many potholes that have recently appeared on our roads, it is important to pay attention to your vehicle’s wheel alignment. Every jolt to your suspension alters your vehicle’s alignment.  This can impact your vehicle’s safety and cause your tires to wear out prematurely. Wheel alignment plays a critical role…[ Read More ]

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