CAR CARE NEWS :: JANUARY 2019

Seasonal Service

Breathe Easier With New Cabin Air Filter

Just like your home, your vehicle has a air filter that needs routine replacement.

The cabin air filter is essential for delivering clean air to passengers. When was the last time it was inspected and replaced?

Keep Old Man Winter From Sapping Power During Winter Travel

Flurries in the Dakotas, frigid temperatures across the South and snowstorms dusting the Rockies demonstrate that winter’s arrival is in full force.

And with winter comes the risk of a dead battery.

Frigid In Your Car? Could Be Quick, Easy Fix

You shouldn’t have to wear a jacket to stay warm in your vehicle this winter. The climate control system may simply need some minor adjustments before traveling for the upcoming holidays.

Brake Whisperer: Listening for Signs of Vehicle Trouble

Vehicle problems tend to sneak up on us, but brakes tend to offer us warnings beforehand. Paying heed to the squeaks and vibrations can save you a bundle in repairs.

Avoid Costly Repairs With Wheel Alignment

You clipped the curb while trying to parallel park and now the car drifts right. Left unaddressed, you could face an expensive repair or tire replacement. Now what?

 

How To Bring Some Balance To (Tire) Life

Tires aren’t complicated. Just keep them properly inflated, rotate them every so often and don’t run over the curb and they’ll be just fine, right?

Actually, no.

ABCs of ABS: Things Drivers Should Know

ABS replaces the need to pump the brake pedal

Ask a driver how their ABS is and chances are you’ll get a blank stare.

Anti-lock brake systems are credited as one of the most advanced safety technologies in modern vehicles yet they are an enigma to many.

How do you know if your ABS is functioning properly? It’s part performance and part education.

Routine brake checks help keep your vehicle safe

Some warning signs never flash across your vehicle dashboard. Problems such as squeals or a vibrating brake pedal could be your car’s way of pleading for service. 

How quickly can your vehicle stop? Five brake warning signs

A vehicle’s braking system is easy to ignore—until it doesn’t work properly. Can your vehicle respond quickly if child suddenly runs into the street or the car in front of you makes an evasive maneuver?

Steering vibration may signal brake problems

You’re driving down the block and a bike rider appears from a side street. As your vehicle slows down, you notice an unsettling vibration in the steering wheel. Lately, you’ve also noticed the vibration anytime you use the brakes.

Your first instinct tells you something has gone wrong with the tires, but a new set was installed a couple months ago.