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Automotive Matte Finishes: What you Need to Know

  • Posted 3 years ago
  • by Justin Pritchard

Matte finished rides are popping up all over the marketplace, in rides from affordable to exotic. Using a unique clearcoat treatment that dries hazy and rough, not smooth and lustrous, the effect is distinctive: a sheen, non-reflective paint surface that uses its unique texture for a stand-out styling touch. Read more →

Maintenance Tips to Help Keep Cool this August

  • Posted 3 years ago
  • by Justin Pritchard

August is right around the corner, and your mechanic is expecting you.

Is your ride up to date on its maintenance? After all, it’s hot as heck, and your mechanic is preparing for another August spent working on countless broken air conditioner components and overheating engines. After all, the added heat of summer travel means additional strain on vital components during towing, hauling and long family trips. Read more →

The Super-Important Circle Check

  • Posted 3 years ago
  • by Justin Pritchard

A pre-drive circle check could prevent a serious accident

A circle check of your car, truck or SUV takes about 9 seconds, and can reveal a whole world of potential problems with your ride before you set off– including a flat tire. Read more →

Spring Car Cleaning Hacks

  • Posted 3 years ago
  • by Justin Pritchard

A list of springtime cleaning tips to get your ride big-time  shiny, with minimal time and money

It’s springtime, and that means you’ve got stuff to do. Things to plant. A lawn to bring back to life. Projects to tackle ahead of a season of summer relaxation. Providing your trusty family ride with some well-deserved TLC and a good shine-up after a long and hard winter is important too, and you know it. Read more →

Timing Belt Maintenance

  • Posted 4 years ago
  • by Justin Pritchard

Not to cause any undue alarm, but your vehicle could have a ticking time-bomb lying in wait underneath its hood. It’s called the timing belt: and neglecting timing belt maintenance can cause very big problems.

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Car not itself lately? Check the ignition system!

  • Posted 4 years ago
  • by Chris Blackwell

DSC_1227An engine is a complicated thing that works on a fairly simple principle: the explosion of a flammable substance– namely gasoline. The exploding takes place in the combustion chamber as fuel is sprayed into the cylinder, and then ignited by a tiny spark. It’s a highly regulated process which takes place many times per second, every single second your engine is running. Read more →