Seasonal Service

The 7 Signs Of Summer Stress

Those autumn leaves are a colorful reminder--it’s time for your vehicle’s post-summer checkup.

Here’s our list of the seven most common issues that can turn minor upkeep into expensive repairs. Plus some autumn driving tips.

First Hues of Autumn, First Hint of Trouble?

Fall brings the arrival of pumpkin spice lattes and picturesque foliage. But it’s also the season to address any vehicle problems before winter rushes in.

Multipoint Inspection Finds The Problems You Don't See

Winter arrives quickly and hits hard in many parts of the country. Scheduling a multipoint inspection for the vehicle is crucial with frosty, frigid months ahead.

Top 5 Things Every Motorist Needs To Check Before Leaving Town

Hitting the open road remains one of the best cures for cabin fever. See our pre-trip checklist plus a reader bonus--useful take-alongs.

Attack Of The Gunk: Deposits That Slow Engine Performance

A little engine gunk can go unnoticed. Over time though, too much robs fuel economy and bogs down acceleration.

If you’re noticing these symptoms, it might be time to look at the fuel system--especially if your engine has between 96,000 and 160,000 kilometers.

Improve Efficiency With Engine Air Filter Replacement

The humble engine air filter not only affects performance but engine longevity as well. Find out if it's time for a replacement before the next road trip.

Frigid In Your Car? Could Be Quick, Easy Fix

You shouldn’t have to wear a jacket to stay warm in your vehicle this winter. The climate control system may simply need some minor adjustments before traveling for the upcoming holidays.

Your Battery Wants to Tell You Something

Those first cold mornings after a long, hot summer can be the death knell for your battery.

Routine Brake Checks Help Keep Your Vehicle Safe

Some warning signs never flash across your vehicle dashboard. Problems such as squeals or a vibrating brake pedal could be your car’s way of pleading for service. 

Subtle signs indicate need for brake system inspection

You are dropping off your kids at school and slow down your car as you approach a crowded turnout. As you push on the brake pedal your car responds slowly, and you quickly press harder to get your vehicle to stop.

That delayed response and spongy feel may indicate a more serious problem--air or moisture in your vehicle's brake lines. Inspection by a brake expert is critical to prevent possible brake failure.

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