Dustin Says: Ever wonder why we say something or someone 'blew a gasket'? Engines create pressure inside, and have to let that pressure out. That pressure is controlled by a 'Positive Crankcase Ventilation Valve' (PCV Valve for short). If your PCV valve … [Read more...] about Dustin Says!
Car batteries are extremely low maintenance. To maintain their charge, all you need to do is drive your vehicle regularly. However, at some point, your car's battery will peter out and die. Before that fateful day, try to replace the battery so that you … [Read more...] about How Long Do Car Batteries Last?
A little maintenance goes a long way when it comes to your vehicle. For example, checking your car's fluids regularly and replacing them when necessary can help you maintain your car's efficiency and reduce the likelihood of mechanical damage or … [Read more...] about How to Check Your Vehicle’s Fluids
Although they are slender, inexpensive, and lanky, windshield wipers have an incredibly important job to do. In bad weather, they keep your windshield free of water and snow. On a bad day, joining forces with your wiper fluid, they can eliminate bird … [Read more...] about Replacing Windshield Wipers
If you don't trust your vehicle's brakes, you probably shouldn't be driving. They are your lifeline, after all, ensuring that you don't accidentally slam into your garage, another car, or even a person. Although your accelerator allows you to fulfill the … [Read more...] about Brake Repairs and Maintenance
Never underestimate the importance of securing a reputable mechanic. After all, their services won't just affect your car's performance. Mechanics can prolong your vehicle's life, help you save money, assist with emergency repairs, and even protect your … [Read more...] about How to Find a Good Mechanic in Your Area
When is the last time you changed your vehicle's oil? This simple task is absolutely essential if you want to maintain your car's performance level and maximize its life. If you don't change your oil regularly, your negligence could cause significant … [Read more...] about What Kind of Oil Should I Use in My Car?
Most car owners know they need to keep up with their vehicle’s maintenance (well, at least we hope they do), but sometimes it gets murky beyond that. How often do I need an oil change? When do I need a new car battery? It’s OK to have these questions, but … [Read more...] about When to Schedule Car Maintenance
Just as regular check-ups with your doctor can help you stay healthy for years to come, scheduling periodic tune-ups for your car will keep it running like new. A tune-up is a maintenance procedure in which your mechanic will check and adjust all of the … [Read more...] about What Is Involved in a Car Tune-Up?
When you schedule an oil change, the service attendant may ask which type of oil you would like: synthetic or conventional. Although you might be tempted to choose the cheaper option (conventional) on instinct, there are many factors to take into … [Read more...] about Synthetic vs. Conventional Motor Oil