DON’T BUY THE NEW CAR HYPE!

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As the calendar turns from summer to fall, car dealerships tend to ramp up their advertising efforts to try and unload a given year’s model. Sometimes, these ad campaigns will make grandiose claims that may seem tempting to a car owner, always remember that the cost of a new car is ALWAYS HIGHER than maintaining

Ignition System Failure Warning Signs

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In order to ignite fuel and turn the motor over, gas-powered vehicles are reliant upon an effective ignition system. If the ignition process doesn’t go smoothly or isn’t functioning properly, your vehicle won’t be able to operate correctly and may fail its next emission test. The vast majority of modern ignition systems are comprised of

Biggest Driving Distractions

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Preventative maintenance is important for keeping your vehicle safely on the road, but just as important is safe driving practices! This includes avoiding driving distractions, which can seem minor but have major consequences… Every day, about 100 people die in car crashes, and 90% of all crashes are caused by driver error. Being less than

MAKING THE (OCTANE) GRADE

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When you pull into a local gas station in Greensboro to fill your empty tank, it might be, for obvious reasons, tempting to reach for the fuel with the lowest price tag… But reaching for the “regular” grade isn’t always the right choice – consult your owner’s manual, the sticker on the gas cap, or

Warm Weather Car Maintenance Tips

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The days are getting warmer here in Greensboro and high temperatures can lead to issues for your vehicle such as overworked air conditioning systems, ineffective batteries or steering wheels that feel like they’re on fire. As such, your vehicle’s maintenance should very much be on your radar at this time of year. While you can’t

Does Your Vehicle Need Transmission Repair?

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Transmission repair can be expensive, but without a properly working transmission, your vehicle cannot run. Both manual and automatic transmissions ensure that power moves from the vehicle’s engine to the wheels. Your vehicle’s engine works at speeds called RPMs or Revolutions per Minute. The transmission’s job is to transmit power to the wheels while keeping

BAD VIBRATIONS: Reasons for Steering Wheel Shakes

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In an ideal world, when you hit the road in your vehicle the surface you’re driving on is even and smooth and you cruise along without any issues whatsoever. Unfortunately, roads are rarely perfectly smooth and even when they are, you can still have issues with steering and navigating the terrain you’re driving on. The

Signs You Need a Tune-Up

Modern automobiles are highly-sophisticated feats of engineering that would seem like vehicles in a science fiction story to drivers a half-century ago. Despite significant advancements in design and technology, cars still need to be tended to regularly and have the occasional tune-up performed in order to ensure optimum mechanical performance. But how do you know

Brake Failure Warning Signs

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One of the most frightening scenarios that a driver can encounter comes when you suddenly slam on your brakes and they’re unresponsive… To help you avoid this precarious situation, here are a few brake failure warning signs that indicate your system is very likely in need of service: Vibrations: If when you go to put

Fluid Flush Frequency

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While they might not be the first thing that come to mind when you think about vehicle maintenance, your car’s fluids are literally its lifeblood and they are a vital component of its health. Vehicle fluids perform a variety of functions that keep your engine running at an optimal level. You should monitor your car’s