Category Archives: Car Care

Mechanic pouring oil into an engine

Differences Between Conventional Oil and Synthetic Oil

Conventional Oil vs Synthetic Oil Comparison

Whether you are getting an oil change or considering changing your oil type, you’ve likely heard about both conventional and synthetic oil. While both do well at lubing the engine, these two oil types are very different. Below, we will explore the differences between conventional oil and synthetic oil.

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Mechanic aligning the wheels on a red car

How Often Should I Get a Wheel Alignment?

How to Tell That Your Wheels are Out of Alignment

Do you know when the last time you got a wheel alignment was? To ensure that your car goes where you want it to, it’s important that you get your wheels aligned periodically. So, how often should you get a wheel alignment? It’s recommended that you get your wheels aligned every two or three years. However, driving on poorly maintained roads or hitting curbs and potholes could require realignment sooner. Unsure if your wheels are misaligned? Here’s how you can tell if your wheels are out of alignment.

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Tires on a shelf in a shop

What is the Quarter Tire Test?

How to Check if You Need New Tires on Your Car

Over time, the tread on tires will thin due to normal wear caused by gripping the road. Of course, you don’t want your tread to get too low because you will not be able to stop as effectively, making it dangerous to drive. To see if your tires have enough tread for your next adventure, use the quarter tire test to quickly check your tread.

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Mechanic changing windshield wiper blades

How Often Should I Replace my Windshield Wipers?

How to Tell If You Need New Wiper Blades

Driving through rain and annoyed by how poorly your windshield wipers are working? Struggling to see with the water not being wiped off? The last thing you want is to be caught in a storm without functioning windshield wipers. To prevent this situation, we will review how you can tell if you need new wiper blades.

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Front angle of a silver car going through a car wash

How to Protect the Paint on Your Car

Best Ways to Keep the Exterior of a Vehicle Looking New

Vehicles are major investments. Not only do you drop a large chunk of your earnings into a car, but you likely expect to hang onto it for years. Then, when the time comes, you will want to get as much of that money back as you possibly can. To help maximize the resale value of your car, you will need to know how to protect your car’s paint. Here are a few easy ways to do so.

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Close up of an orange reflective triangle with a white car pulled over behind it

List of Emergency Kit Items to Keep in your Car

Essentials You Should Always Have Inside Your Vehicle

Sometimes, you never know when your vehicle will require maintenance. It may be before you leave for work or while you are already on the road. To minimize stress, it’s best that every driver has prepared an emergency kit for their car to use when needed. Here’s our list of emergency kit items you should always keep inside your vehicle.

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