All posts by: Garage

In states that experience severe weather changes such as summer and winter climate, a common question may be “Do I need to change out my tires?” The answer is YES! In these states all season tires should be run in...
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People often say that you should add dry gas to your fuel tank when you live around here in the winter.  It is NOT necessary to do that.  The gas that you buy at the gas station already has ethanol...
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I sit on the bus on my way to work at a car garage.  Going through the stoplights I start thinking about what could happen in the shop today.  I mean really anything could happen.  It probably won’t but the point...
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It’s mid-February, and we’re in the midst of our Brakes for Food deal.  If haven’t heard on the radio or read about it in Seven Days, we’re offering a free brake inspection to anyone who brings in 6 or more...
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We had the wonderful experience of serving a lovely couple from Knoxville, TN, who broke down in Burlington (it wasn’t nearly so wonderful an encounter for them!)  Sharon and Bill spend much of their free time traveling and Sharon wrote...
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We often get asked what should one look for in a used car. It depends, of course, on what you want but most folks are looking for something relatively inexpensive and yet dependable. With that in mind, we usually recommend...
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You have a surprisingly old car with very low mileage and little body rust.  Maybe someone who didn’t drive much passed it on to you or maybe you found it used.  It may be a real prize but remember that it is still an older...
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You take your car to your garage and, after being charged a hefty sum for diagnosis, you are told it is likely that your doohickey is shorted out. You need your car so you agree to replace the doohickey. After...
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If you do nothing else for your car, change the oil religiously. We have seen more than one engine completely ruined by infrequent oil changes. The oil in your engine is the only thing that prevents metal on metal friction...
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You have just been told your brakes need to be replaced. Can’t you just replace the pads? Sometimes, sure, but often the rotors need replacing as well. Brakes work by the caliper pressing the pad into the rotor (or drum,...
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