It’s never been easier to obtain car maintenance due to the proliferation of auto maintenance centers. According to Statista, there were almost 234,700 vehicle repair and maintenance centers in the U.S. in the fourth quarter of 2020, a 0.9% rise from the previous year. That said, if you’re a car owner, it’s essential to understand the importance of doing regular car maintenance. While adopting an …… ( more )
With temperatures now at the highest point they’ll be all year, your vehicle’s engine will be feeling the heat the next little while. Luckily, there are ways to combat the sun’s effect on your vehicle to make sure you don’t have an overheating engine to deal with.
Keep an extra bottle of coolant in your car in addition to a water jug. Low coolant levels …… ( more )
Keeping a car safely on the road is essential to most families. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 46% of Americans live in an area without public transportation. That means for those American families, having a fully operational vehicle is critical for them to get to work, get groceries, get to the doctor, and more. How can you tell if your vehicle is in …… ( more )
A gasoline-powered vehicle requires an ignition system to ignite fuel and turn the motor. When the ignition system is not functioning properly, your vehicle may run rough and may not pass emissions tests.
Most ignition systems consist of spark plugs, spark plug wires, a distributor and some supporting equipment.
Spark plugs are usually the first item that needs to be replaced. As spark plugs age, …… ( more )
According to SBDC Net, the vehicle repair and maintenance services industry is expected to grow at a yearly rate of 10% or more between 2015 and 2025. This is due to increasing vehicle production and demand from relatively new markets like China and India. If you own a vehicle, it’s crucial to find the best automotive repair shop near you to keep your vehicle in …… ( more )
We are all familiar with cruise control, that setting on your steering wheel or dashboard that makes it easy to just set the speed you want to drive at and just monitor speed instead of actively using the pedal to adjust your speed.
But how does Cruise Control actually help you?..
First, by setting the speed for it (for example while driving on the highway) at the …… ( more )
Your vehicle’s transmission is an incredibly complex and sophisticated component that performs the vital task of powering your wheels vis-à-vis sophisticated gear-shifting mechanisms, making forward progress possible. Given its vital role in your engine’s functionality, transmission maintenance is extremely important to your vehicle’s overall health.
The majority of transmission issues arise from overheating, which can stem from a variety of factors including weather/temperature, workload …… ( more )
While you may be experienced with handling minor auto repairs on your own, nothing can quite beat a good auto repair and maintenance shop. These shops aren’t exactly difficult to find. According to, the fourth quarter of 2020 saw nearly 234,700 auto repair and maintenance shops in the United States. This was a .9% increase from the previous year, suggesting that numbers are steadily …… ( more )
Winter weather is hard on vehicles. Between ice, road salt, changing weather and unpredictable drivers, there are plenty of risks on winter roads. But now that it’s springtime, how do you know if your vehicle is in the clear?
The answer: you don’t. But you CAN check for common winter damage and get it fixed now before it causes even bigger problems this spring/summer.
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Roads in Western Michigan can be extremely volatile during the winter months, with snow and ice taking turns making life difficult for drivers. The most dreaded element of all, black ice, is also a constant danger here as temperatures fluctuate and moisture hardens quickly. As such, the chances of your vehicle experiencing a collision at this time of year are higher than normal.
When icy …… ( more )