How TPMS and Runflats Killed the Spare Tire (and Can Ruin Your Weekend) – A Cautionary Tale.

Advances in technology have allowed many new safety features into our cars: seatbelts, crumple zones, anti-lock brakes, airbags, and most recently Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems ( )and Run Flat tires. And while it seems ridiculous to argue if it’s better to be thrown free from a crash because you are not wearing a seatbelt, hear […]

Auto Repair Prices – Are You Being Overcharged?

Ask anyone for a good auto repair experience and you’re more likely to hear stories of being overcharged, misdiagnosed, overlooked, ignored, or outright scammed. To begin, auto repair is already expensive. Auto mechanics spend years on training and thousands of dollars on specialized tools and equipment to maintain, diagnose, and repair automobiles. For example, an […]

5 Things To Do During National Car Care Month

April is National Car Care Month, and it’s the perfect time to get some basic maintenance out of the way. This last winter was brutal for most of the country, and that means many vehicles were neglected during the coldest months. It’s about to get very rainy, so don’t let that little issue turn into […]

Car Wheel Alignment

Most drivers know that they need to regularly check their car’s wheel alignment and, if necessary, have the wheels aligned back to the manufacturer’s specifications. This is not to be confused with having your tires balanced. Alignment problems lead to tracking and steering problems as well as faster tread wear while balancing problems result in […]

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