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6 Car Alerts You Should Never Ignore

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Car issues are not always easy to diagnose. Despite being high-tech machines, cars aren’t the best at communicating what’s mechanically wrong. They often speak in codes that require a code reader to find out what’s wrong. Other times, your car may show physical alerts that something is off. Here’s what to look for.  1 – … Read more

Back To School Car Care Maintenance Tips

Back to school car care maintenance tips

Whether you’re dropping the little ones off around town or your older student is taking the car to college, the back-to-school season can be a nerve-racking experience. With so much focus on academics and scheduling, vehicle maintenance often gets overlooked. The fact is that the back-to-school season is a great time to have your vehicle … Read more

What To Do After A Failed Emissions Test

What to do after a failed emissions test

Georgia law requires that all gasoline cars and light-duty trucks (weighing 8,500lbs or less) made between 1994 – 2014 registered in one of the 13 counties in and around Metro Atlanta pass an emissions test. Once passed, you won’t need to pass another emissions inspection for a year. But what should you do if you … Read more

5 Signs Your Car Needs A Tune Up

5 Signs Your Car Needs A Tune Up

Your engine is a network of moving and non-moving parts that seamlessly work to propel your car forward. These parts are subjected to extreme temperatures and physical force and will need to be repaired or replaced every so often. A good rule of thumb is to have your engine inspected annually or every 11,000 miles. … Read more

How Often Should Brake Pads Be Replaced?

How Often Should Brake Pads Be Replaced?

Brake pads play an essential role in your vehicle’s braking system. The brake pads clamp onto your rotors and slow your car down with friction. Certain pieces, like your brake pads, should be replaced at regular intervals for your system to keep functioning.  So, how often should your brake pads be replaced? The answer will … Read more

How To Be More Fuel-Efficient In Warmer Weather

How To be more fuel efficient in warmer weather

Hot weather can drain battery life, increase tire wear, and cause your engine to overheat. All of these things will decrease fuel economy. A heatwave will negatively impact your car, even if properly maintained. Before hitting the road for your spring hiking or summer road trip, here’s how to be more fuel-efficient in warmer temperatures. … Read more