What Exactly is the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)?

What Exactly is the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)?

Most, but not all, of the cars made in the last 20 years come equipped with some pretty sophisticated safety functionalities. Car manufacturers have been in a race to create the safest vehicle on the market, which has led to a staggering number of airbags, sensors,...
The Importance of Properly Inflated Tires

The Importance of Properly Inflated Tires

Your vehicle should be, both literally and figuratively, a well-oiled machine. To extend your vehicle’s life and keep it running at prime efficiency, it is crucial to have every component properly maintained – including the tires. Properly inflated tires will not only...
Gasoline Octane Ratings: What You Need to Know

Gasoline Octane Ratings: What You Need to Know

For an engine to run, a measured amount of air and gasoline needs to be compressed by a cylinder and then ignited by the spark plug. The octane rating is a figure that shows you how much pressure that gasoline mixture can handle before it spontaneously combusts. Word...
How to Buy the Right Tires for Your Vehicle

How to Buy the Right Tires for Your Vehicle

Tires serve a critical function for your vehicle. As the only part of your car that touches the road (at least, the only part that should), it’s important to make sure that your tires can handle all that they might come in contact with on the road. Your car could have...
Reasons to Replace Your Tires

Reasons to Replace Your Tires

Car owners who don’t know a lot about vehicle maintenance and repair often don’t recognize signs that parts of their vehicle need to be replaced. Wheels are some of the most commonly overlooked and underserved car parts. Your vehicle’s tires work hard every time you...
Is This Repair Estimate Honest?

Is This Repair Estimate Honest?

Like purchasing any other type of product or service, it’s common for car owners to ask for quotes before determining which shop should do the work. Mechanics take a lot of factors into account before determining this quote. The shop’s labor rate, the time it takes to...