Posts filed under: Shop Advice

In this Gasbuddy interview, Demeny answers your biggest mechanic/car concerns and some do’s and don’ts for your car....
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The new Vermont State Inspection is active now. The requirements are the same but now when you come for inspection your car gets plugged into a computer that communicates directly with the state. This is to create a standard that...
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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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Demeny explains how, as an emergency repair to a car, an egg can be added to a leaking radiator when it is beyond repair....
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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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If you are planning on keeping your car for more than a year, use premium parts. We always recommend them because they last longer, have fewer problems and failures and save you more in the long run on labor....
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Many headlight and taillight bulbs are relatively easy to replace yourself (although some are hard even for us and these should be done by us to prevent damage to your car). If you want to save a few bucks, stop...
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