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Brake Failure Warning Signs

One of the scariest scenarios that can happen to a driver is brake failure. You don’t want to be driving down a steep hill and all-of-a-sudden lose your ability to stop. As such, if you’re car owner you should be on the lookout for signs of brake system failure, including the following: Vibrations If you… Read More »

Six Ways You Could be Killing Your Car

Whether you own a new car or an older model, your car requires regular care and maintenance in order to stay safely on the roads. Ignoring warning signs and key services is the quickest way to send a vehicle to an early grave… The Car Care Council offers the following warnings about 6 ways you… Read More »

Three Steps for a Clean Car

It’s officially springtime in Gloucester County, which means it’s time to start your spring cleaning. This year, don’t forget about your vehicle! Follow these three steps to get your car looking good this spring: Step 1: Scrub the exterior. The same contaminants and salt can damage your vehicle’s paint, so wash the exterior too! Pay… Read More »

What is a Serpentine Belt?

Your vehicle contains complex systems of electronics, belts, hoses, and mechanics to move you along the road. Because it is so complex, it’s important to keep up with preventative maintenance – even for the parts you may not have heard of, like the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt connects the alternator, power steering, and A/C… Read More »

Keep it Cool

Your vehicle’s transmission is responsible for adapting speed and torque, deftly shifting gears to ensure that the right amount of power is going to the right place and your wheels can rotate properly to make forward propulsion possible. Since it’s such a vital component and is used with great regularity, your vehicle’s transmission can sometimes… Read More »

Oil Loss Prevention

The vast majority of cars experience oil loss at some point. Usually it is through small drips and minor leaks that can be prevented, but in some cases oil leaks require immediate attention from an ASE-Certified Technician. An improperly sealed drain bolt is the most common leak. When having an oil change performed, your oil… Read More »

The Importance of Proper Wheel Alignment

When you’re driving here in Gloucester County, you’ve enough to worry about with road conditions, other drivers and various hazards to contend with. As such, your own vehicle’s health and drivability should be one thing you don’t have to worry about and keeping up with your maintenance schedule is the best way to avoid this… Read More »

The Timing Belt – Keeping your Engine in Sync

Modern car engines are highly-sophisticated pieces of engineering that have dozens of components working together to produce motion. What’s perhaps most amazing is that there’s one part that is in charge of keeping your engine in sync: the timing belt. The force that makes your engine move your car is a series of tiny controlled… Read More »

Three Fluids to Check this Month

In order to run smoothly, your vehicle’s engine is dependent upon countless moving parts and fluids. Just like the components in your engine, vehicle fluids need to be tended to regularly in order to ensure they’re in good working order and can perform their particular functions at a high level. With that in mind, here… Read More »

Don’t Skimp On Brake Repair!

While you may be unaware of it, many self-advertised “cheap brake repair shops” sell parts and/or services that simply aren’t needed. Fortunately, there several steps that you can take to protect yourself from these kinds of scams (beyond simply not visiting a shady brake shop). Every time you take your car in to have your… Read More »