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Tire rotation isn’t something that most vehicle owners think about when it comes to maintaining their tires.  It’s often difficult to determine a vehicle that has uneven tire wear, which is why a lot of the time it goes unnoticed.  Read on to learn about the common signs that your car needs tire rotation and…

Air Conditioning Service in CT

As a vehicle owner there’s a lot to think about when it comes to maintaining your vehicle.  For many of us, an air conditioning service is low on our priority list. In fact we may not even realize that our air conditioning is in need of repair. Over time the air conditioning in most cars…

These days car owners are deciding to keep their vehicles for longer than ever. Many of us don’t want the expense of buying a new car, so we look for ways of extending the life of our existing vehicles. Whatever age your car is, the advice is always the same, regular maintenance.  What should you…

Winter Driving Tips

Driving in winter weather conditions can test your vehicle as well as your driving abilities.  Today we are going to be discussing some of our top winter driving tips to keep you safe when driving in treacherous winter weather. Severe weather is one of the biggest causes of road accidents, so it is critical to…

Wheel alignment is something that very few of us think about, until we have a problem.  Many vehicle owners are unaware of the benefits of wheel alignment. In actual fact the alignment of your wheels can have a big impact on the rest of your vehicle. Bad alignment can lead to tire wear, suspension problems…

Replacing Spark Plugs

When it comes to vehicle maintenance, spark plugs are something owners don’t often think about. As spark plugs wear over time, they can affect gas mileage & engine performance.  If they haven’t been replaced at the right time they can even break, in this instance it can be an expensive job to have them removed….

Winter Emergency Kit

The days are getting shorter & winter will soon be upon us.  If this winter is anything like last, especially in the Connecticut and NY area, you will want to be prepared. Thick snow can develop when you least expect it, causing potential hazards & problems you aren’t prepared for.  According to the U.S. Department…

Winterizing Your Car

If you don’t take steps to prepare your car for winter, you could suffer an unexpected breakdown or emergency repair. Winterizing your car doesn’t have to be difficult!  We have put together steps that every vehicle owner can take to protect themselves, their vehicle & their family this winter.  With just a few simple checks…

Engine Problems

If you know the signs of serious engine problems you can prevent yourself from a breakdown & your vehicle sustaining serious damage. It is far better to get your engine checked sooner rather than later if you think there’s a problem. What are the signs of serious engine problems? Think you might have a problem…

Driving More Economically

These days many of us are looking to save money any way we can.  Although fuel consumption has a lot to do with the type of vehicle you own, there is a lot that car owners can do to drive more economically. Not only will driving more economically help the environment but it will go…

Engine Problems

Vehicles are very complex machines; they need regularly looking after & if you don’t take proper steps to maintain them, you could soon find yourself paying for a costly repair. The best way to prevent expensive auto repairs is to invest in what’s called preventative maintenance. Regular small checks & fixes might cost you money…

Brake Repair & Servicing

How do you know when your brakes need a service?  It’s a pretty important question that we should all know the answer to.  If your brakes stop working then you could be in some serious trouble. If you think there might be a problem with your brakes or you just want to know what to…

Long Road Trip Checks

About to go on a long road trip?  Wondering what checks you need to make before you leave?  Checking your car before a long road trip could save you having an needed breakdown or holiday drama!   Checking your car before a long road trip Tip 1: Get your emergency kit together If you don’t…

Tire Replacement

Choosing the right tires for your vehicle depends on a number of factors, each car has different requirements for the size of tires needed and the conditions you drive in can have a big impact on the types of tires you need. The one thing that should always remain the same however is choosing the…

Whether you’re off on a long road trip or a routine journey to work, a roadside emergency can happen when you least expect it, so it pays to be prepared… A well prepared emergency kit can cover you for most eventualities; Keeping you and your passengers safe, helping you to find assistance and getting yourself…

Want to get more MPG from your car & save money?  If you’re soon off on a long journey there’s plenty of ways to make you can make your fuel last longer with little effort at all. How can I get more MPG from my car? Drive lighter If you’re on a long trip it’s likely…

When it comes to preventing costly repair or replacement on your vehicle your timing belt/cam belt is easily the most important serviceable part of your car’s engine. If your vehicle’s timing belt breaks you could be looking at a costly engine repair or expensive fix costing $100’.  In some cases the timing belt is nestled…

Almost every parent will have experienced the trauma of a long car journey with bored kids in the back. If you are soon to be off on a long family road trip & long for a peaceful stress-free drive, try these 10 suggestions for keeping your kids busy and more importantly, quiet! On the way……

Wondering when you should change your air filter? Your cars air filter is a simple but essential part of your vehicle’s daily performance.  The filter helps to encourage the free flow of clean air into the engine. A working filter helps to keep your engine working at its best without nasty dust, stone, bugs or…

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