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Does the inside of your car look like this?   We know that life can be a little crazy, and it’s easy for your car to be clean one week and look like you’re living in it the next. Not only can a messy car be stressful and embarrassing, but the distractions of a messy car can be a safety hazard! These organization tips will help you keep your car clean and organized so your daily commute can be relaxing and safe: Assign a home for all the necessary items that stay in your car such as sungla...
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Have you ever wondered how a hybrid vehicle actually works? Whether the increasing price of gasoline has you considering the economic benefits or global warming has you rethinking the environmental costs of driving, a hybrid car is an appealing alternative. But what makes a hybrid different from a regular car? Hybrid vehicles work by combining two (or more) power sources. A moped is actually a hybrid, combining the gasoline engine with the rider’s pedal power. Most hybrid cars use gasoline and ...
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Oil Change Basics – Different types of Motor Oil

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Changing your vehicle’s oil is one of the most basic aspects of maintenance – every vehicle needs it regularly to continue to function properly. If you are setting up an appointment with your mechanic, chances are it’s to have your oil changed. But how much thought do you usually put into this process? Or, like many of our customers, do you simply follow the 3 months/3,000 mile rule and let our techs handle the rest? Our technicians are here for just that – we keep track of the details, kno...
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Do you keep up with the latest gadgets and technology in your vehicle? A new study shows that Americans would trade in their cars for a new one every 2 years – as often as we get new cell phones! A large motivation for this trend is the vast technological changes between new and old (or even less new) vehicles. With increasing changes in technology, like Bluetooth, GPS, audio inputs, USB connections, and more, it takes time for car manufacturers to develop platforms for the latest technology i...
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Do I Really Need a Transmission Flush?

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We’ve had many conversations with our customers here in Rochester, NY – any time we recommend a transmission flush, our customers ask questions. So what is a transmission flush? Can’t you just top off the fluid? Is it really necessary? We understand your confusion – a transmission flush isn’t one of the aspects of preventative maintenance that usually come to mind. An oil change, new tires, wiper blades… but a transmission flush? Just like an oil change, your transmission needs regular ma...
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Cooling System Flush – is it really necessary?

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Overheating is the most common cause of vehicle breakdowns and internal engine damage. As the heat rises in the summer, our shop sees more and more people coming in after breakdowns due to cooling system failure. But there is an easy answer! A cooling system flush can keep your engine running smooth and cool even on the hottest days. Regularly changing your coolant, aka antifreeze, can prevent larger problems for your cooling system and engine and keep your family safe on the road! What is the...
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Did you know that you officially need to replace your tires when the tread is below 2/32” thick? And did you know that the distance between the edge of a penny and the top of Lincoln’s head is exactly 2/32”? Convenient, right? Whether you’ve put extra miles on your tires with summer road trips or they are simply nearing the end of their life, this quick test will let you know if it is time to consider new tires. Most tires have “wear bars” that run across the tread pattern. When these b...
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October is Fall Car Care Month! (Infographic)

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We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: preventative maintenance is critical to keeping your car safe on the road. And now – during National Fall Car Care Month – is the perfect opportunity to review car care basics!   Regular oil changes, properly inflated tires, and keeping up with recommended maintenance can help you extend the life of your vehicle and improve the way it drives. Check out this infographic of 5 key systems you should be monitoring: Regular care and inspections ...
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Winter is here in Rochester. Unseasonably cold weather has hit even places like the Deep South. With the polar vortex as a regular occurrence in our winters, below zero temperatures, and snow in places that don’t normally see snow, you need to be prepared for winter hazards. When snow and ice cover the roads, the risk of emergencies increases. We hope you’ve already taken advantage of our winter inspection to make sure your vehicle can handle the winter road conditions. To stay safe and prepa...
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8 Gift Ideas for your Vehicle!

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The holiday season is officially here! People across Rochester, NY, and the country are flooding into stores, shopping for gifts for all the special people on their lists. But what about your vehicle? Whether you need a gift idea for a car lover on your list or want to take advantage of holiday prices, don’t leave your car out of the festivities! Explore these auto gift ideas for inspiration: 1 – USB charger These handy devices have a wide range of uses (and only cost a few dollars!). Plu...
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