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How Often Should You Replace Your Car Tires?

January 30th, 2023 by
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Did you know worn tires cause 35 percent of car accidents? The age of your tires greatly contributes to the amount of wear and tear on them. This can also lead to tread separation. Road conditions can exacerbate both. Thankfully, having your mechanic perform timely car tire replacement can reduce these road mishaps. But how…

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5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Delay an Oil Change

January 27th, 2023 by
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Depending on how you use your car, it’s recommended that you change the oil every 1,000 to 15,000 miles or every six months. The old recommendation was every 3,000 miles, so if you haven’t gotten an oil change in a while, then you might be breathing a sigh of relief. But this doesn’t mean you…

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What To Do (And Not Do) When Your Car Overheats

December 29th, 2022 by
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In 2022, the USA had its third-hottest summer on record. Conversely, winters have also gotten warmer causing a disruption in the polar vortex which can lead to extreme cold spells from time to time. This caused a huge number of overheated vehicles throughout the country this year. However, do you know what to do when…

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Benefits of Regular Car Maintenance

December 19th, 2022 by
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While the younger generations might see it as a millennial habit to get regular car maintenance, it is something everybody should do. Getting someone to check and service your vehicle has many important benefits that could help you as your vehicle gets older. Though, what are they and how helpful are they really? Below we…

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5 Common Winter Car Problems to Watch Out For

December 1st, 2022 by
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About 94 percent of traffic accidents in the United States are due to human error. But, every year, there are about 44,000 accidents resulting from vehicle issues. The good news is that the majority of these are avoidable. However, accidents aren’t the only thing that can cause issues; weather presents its own challenges. The harsh…

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Preparing a Car for Winter in New Jersey: What You Need to Know

November 20th, 2022 by

On average, New Jersey gets 23 inches of snow per year, which can make driving dangerous. This is especially true if you haven’t maintained your car and haven’t made preparations for the upcoming season. However, it’s not too late to start. With the right steps, you’ll be able to get on the road and deal…

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Should I Lease or Finance my New Car?

November 10th, 2022 by
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Anyone on the hunt for a new car will soon be faced with the question – is it better to buy via dealer financing or lease? Both of these scenarios have their own advantages and disadvantages, all of which you need to keep in mind when making your next car-buying decision. The Pros of Leasing…

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Winter Tires vs. All-Season Tires

November 10th, 2022 by
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If you want to guarantee solid vehicle performance in a wide variety of driving conditions, you need to be sure you’re purchasing the right tires for your needs. However, the kind you choose will vary depending on several factors. Do you live in an area of the country with all four seasons? Do you deal…

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Why Driving on Wet Leaves is as Dangerous as Ice

October 5th, 2022 by
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When you originally got your driver’s license, one of the first things your instructor or parent likely told you was the dangers of driving on ice. Not only are icy roads inherently slippery, but they can also catch you off guard if you aren’t careful. Black ice is prevalent after bad storms or when rain…

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5 Engine Noises that Require Immediate Attention

September 29th, 2022 by
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One of the most important things to understand about vehicle maintenance is that not all engine noises mean the same thing. A knock might indicate a problem with your alternator. A hiss might mean a worn hose, etc. If you want to make sure you fix the noise, it stands to reason that you need…

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