Know How & Events

  • October 7, 2019 Benjamin Jerew

    Shocks and struts, shock absorbers and MacPherson struts to be exact, typically last 20,000 to 60,000 miles before requiring replacement. Insufficient shock absorption is a typical concern, but shock or strut replacement may be necessary for several reasons. Poor handling, excessive corner roll, brake dive, or acceleration squat might require new shocks or struts. Wandering […]

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  • September 23, 2019 Blair Lampe

    Changing your oil filter (and oil, of course) is the cornerstone of responsible engine maintenance. But what happens when you go to do the thing and your oil filter is uncooperative? If you know how to remove a stuck oil filter you can get back to taking care of your car to keep it running […]

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  • August 26, 2019 Benjamin Jerew

    While towing a trailer, safety should be first and foremost on your mind. Tire pressure, trailer brakes and trailer lights are all critical to ensuring you and your cargo arrive in one piece. Trailer lighting, turn signals and brake lights inform other drivers of your intentions. If one or more of your lights aren’t working, […]

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  • 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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