Here’s Your Friendly Reminder to Get an Oil Change

Adulting is hard. Between your responsibilities at work, the PTA meetings at your kids’ school, and running errand upon errand upon errand, you can sometimes forget to breathe let alone schedule an oil change.  So, like millions of other drivers, you skip that oil change. I’ll get to it next month, you think. Then, when […]

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Tires 101: Repair & Maintenance FAQ

The only thing keeping you from becoming Fred Flinstone are your tires. Better make sure they’re working as intended, otherwise your feet are toast. To help your heels out, we’ve compiled and answered some frequently asked questions about tires — tire repairs, tire service, tire rotations, tire sales… you get the gist. Read on. Why […]

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Dealer Service Center vs. Mechanic vs. Oil Change Shop

If you scour the internet, you’re going to read horror stories about cheap mechanics conning unwitting customers out of thousands, quick lube shops selling customers their own car’s oil filter (it’s true!), and, yes, even car dealership mechanics making a boo-boo. These things happen, but you need to bring your car in for repair work… […]

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Common Reasons Why Your Check Engine Light is Flashing

Check Engine Light Blinking Meaning
Of all the car dashboard symbols in all the world, why’d it have to be the mysterious “check engine” light that starts blinking, filling your soul with a sense of impending doom? Ahh! Calm down. Breathe. Unless your vehicle won’t turn over, begins shaking violently, or catches ablaze, there’s (probably) no reason to throw up […]

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How to Safely Clean Silly String off Your Car

Silly String Car Cleaning
Can Silly String ruin or damage your car’s paint? It might – and we’ll hit you with a “Nerd Alert” because the next section tells you why Silly String can be as corrosive to vehicle paint as bird poop. Silly String consists of several primary chemical substances. The addition of a plasticizer (dibutyl phthalate) reinforces […]

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10 Warning Signs Your Car Battery is Dying

10 Warning Signs Your Car Battery is Dying
Car batteries are notoriously fickle and some of the most volatile parts living beneath the hood. It doesn’t take much for them to go bad, and they usually only live for a few years before needing to be replaced. But when they die, they do so in glorious fashion: Like when you’re already running 20 […]

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How Long Do Honda Batteries Last?

Check the Battery
The vehicle battery system is responsible for not just starting the engine and getting you to Prescott from Phoenix, but it also powers everything else, including the air conditioning.  How Does My Car Battery Work? The battery under the hood is a collection of 6 rechargeable battery cells all tied together to produce at least […]

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