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  • Streetcar to Racecar: Look Cool, Be Cool and Sound Cool!

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    Turning a streetcar into a racing machine is one of the coolest things we get to do as auto care specialists. Occasionally, a car comes through that screams "Race me!" We were lucky enough to have a 2007 Porsche Cayman S brought in that was in dire need of repairs, updates, and maintenance. The owner wasn't interested in investing in the car, but we were! About Our Lucky Find We had a customer come in for a flat tire repair, but all four tires were bald. They were so bad, you cou... read more

    Friday 23 February 2018
  • Carbon Junk

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    Q: What is Carbon Buildup?   Carbon buildup is mostly a problem with today’s newer “direct injection” vehicles. Think of your engine like a fireplace. When a fireplace burns fuel, it releases fumes – waste byproducts of smoke and carbon. In a fireplace these fumes go out the flu and deposit along its walls on the way out. The more fuel you burn, the more caked on the deposits become, eventually blocking off the airflow of the flu and impacting... read more

    Wednesday 31 January 2018
  • Winter Maintenance Tips

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    Kick the tires: Have your tires rotated and inspected. The last thing you need in cold, wet weather is to be driving on bald tires or tires with low air pressure. You’ll need all the traction that is possible and both of these issues will significantly impair your tire’s response.  Double check the tire pressure against the manufacturer's specifications found on the driver’s door jam or post when the tires are nice and cold and add air if n... read more

    Wednesday 03 January 2018
  • The Answers to all your Tire Questions!

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    How often should I get my tires rotated? As a general rule, you should get your tires rotated when you get an oil service performed.  (about every 6-8k miles or every 6-12 months) Changing the location of the tires on your vehicle allow them to wear evenly and will give them a longer life. What is a tire “balance”? During tire installation services, tires are fitted to wheels and then are measured on a balancing machine and correction weights... read more

    Friday 01 December 2017
  • How to Change a Flat Tire

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    When your vehicle gets a flat tire while you are driving, remain calm and follow these instructions: Don’t panic! You don’t have to stop your vehicle immediately.  The most important thing to do is to keep the car under your control by slowing down, and then pull over to the side of the road away from traffic to a safe spot. For female drivers who are alone – be very vigilant about your surroundings and watchful for thugs who cause accidents to get their victims to pull... read more

    Tuesday 07 November 2017