Know How & Events

  • August 19, 2019 Jefferson Bryant

    Brakes are often overlooked and taken for granted until you have a significant problem on your hands. When it comes to the most important safety mechanism on your vehicle, letting problems go until that system no longer functions properly is a recipe for disaster. Don’t ignore the warning signs of impending brake failure, keep your […]

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  • August 12, 2019 Mathew Keegan

    If you work on your car, truck or utility vehicle, standard open and box-ended wrenches can handle many tasks. But neither of these is enough to cover every job, therefore turning to specialty wrenches and other tools will help you get the job done. We’ll examine the additional wrenches every weekend mechanic should own, as […]

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  • August 5, 2019 Brian Medford

    When you start working on cars it is common to acquire a starter tool set to cover most repairs. A set of wrenches and a socket set are great, but a few key specialty tools can be a real time saver. We’ve listed a few of our favorite specialty tools that we think should be […]

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  • July 29, 2019 Nicole Wakelin

    Do you know how to clean air vents in your car? They might not be the first thing you notice when the time comes to give your car a thorough cleaning, but your air vents need a little attention. They look better when they’re clean and removing any dust keeps that same debris from ending […]

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  • July 22, 2019 Blair Lampe

    Most batteries in today’s vehicles fancy themselves “maintenance free,” but that’s not entirely true. This just means you won’t be concerning yourself with pulling terminals or pouring electrolyte. Actually, these batteries require attention to stay in good shape. And using the right techniques and tools for battery maintenance plays a major role in the longevity […]

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  • July 15, 2019 Blair Lampe

    Anyone familiar with cars knows changing an engine air filter is an important part of routine maintenance, but why do engines need an air filter to begin with? Just why are they so important and how do they affect performance? No Filter The first engines were built without air filters, and it wasn’t great for […]

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  • July 8, 2019 Nicole Wakelin

    Do you know how to clean a headlight bulb? Headlight bulbs burn out, and they need to be replaced as soon as possible. It’s not safe or legal to drive without working headlights and a set of blue lights flashing in your rearview mirror is proof. Headlight bulbs are easy to change, even for the […]

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  • June 24, 2019 Blair Lampe

    Tire balance and wheel alignment are often micro adjustments with macro consequences. Beyond being a part of routine tire maintenance, keeping everything rolling smoothly affects steering, suspension and ride feel. So it’s worth learning about and keeping an eye out for when things might be out of whack. Rough and Tumble A wheel alignment and […]

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  • June 17, 2019 Mathew Keegan

    Classic car shows provide attendees with the opportunity to sample automotive history, featuring cars that may date to the earliest days of motorized transportation. Such shows are held across the United States, especially during the warmer months. Our list of America’s top ten classic car shows includes events from all regions and may have you […]

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  • June 10, 2019

    Saturday morning, you pull up to the local lumber yard with your list of supplies needed to finish the deck, replace those busted sprinkler heads, or whatever you have been putting off for months. Your shopping cart is loaded down with tons of home-repair goodies. You reach for the handle on the tailgate of your […]

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