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How to Make Your Car Battery Last Longer

Replacing your battery is something you’re going to have to do from time to time as part of caring for your car. You can save some money by extending the life of your battery as long as possible so it will have to be replaced less often. This will also decrease the number of batteries that are in landfills and help the environment. There are a few easy things you can do that can [...]

By |2019-10-08T20:32:35+00:00October 8, 2019|Automotive Info, Batteries, Preventative Maintenance|Comments Off on How to Make Your Car Battery Last Longer

How Your Muffler Affects Fuel Economy

Today, almost all vehicle manufacturers are trying to deliver more fuel-efficient vehicles (or vehicles that don’t even need fuel, like electric cars). The consumer demand for greener vehicles has two primary motivators. One, for the purpose of environmental friendliness. And two, for the purpose of saving money on gasoline. However, you don’t need to buy a new car to become more fuel-efficient. There are upgrades and repairs you can make on your current vehicle [...]

By |2019-09-08T21:16:17+00:00September 8, 2019|Mufflers|Comments Off on How Your Muffler Affects Fuel Economy

When Do I Need My Muffler Repaired?

If you don’t know a lot about cars, the maintenance of your vehicle can seem a bit overwhelming. Ignoring problems as they arise won’t make them go away, though, and can cause more harm than you probably think. There are a lot of mysterious sounds and smells in your car that are simpler problems than you’d think. One issue that often goes ignored far too long, is an old muffler that needs to be [...]

By |2019-08-07T15:42:11+00:00August 7, 2019|Mufflers|Comments Off on When Do I Need My Muffler Repaired?

Are Your Aftermarket Vehicle Upgrades Legal?

Adding aftermarket parts to your car can increase horsepower, improve performance, and give your car an individual look, but it’s important to be aware of local modification laws before you get started. Making unlawful vehicle modifications can result in a citation and you will have to undo all of the work you’ve done. Before adding a high-performance muffler, window tints, or any other aftermarket vehicle upgrades, check to make sure they are legal in [...]

By |2019-07-15T22:44:40+00:00July 15, 2019|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Are Your Aftermarket Vehicle Upgrades Legal?

How to Recognize if Your Tires Are Misaligned

Tire alignment is one of those little maintenance tasks that you probably don’t think about, but are important for the long-term health of your vehicle and tires. The good news is, even if you aren’t thinking about it, your car’s tires are probably getting routinely aligned, even if you don’t realize it. This is because most reputable auto shops will throw in a free tire alignment when you bring your car in for other [...]

By |2019-06-10T22:07:56+00:00June 10, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Recognize if Your Tires Are Misaligned

Modifications to Increase Horsepower

Some of the most common aftermarket modifications that people make on their car have to do with increasing horsepower. There are a few ways you can go about this, but the bottom line is that you need to increase airflow in the engine, which in turn increases combustion and leads to more horsepower. There are few systems within your car where air flow can be increased. Addressing one or more of these areas will [...]

By |2019-04-10T16:42:29+00:00April 10, 2019|Tune Ups|Comments Off on Modifications to Increase Horsepower

What Is the Point of Tire Rotations?

When you take your car in for a tire rotation, each tire and wheel is removed from the axel and set to be at the same position. For some tires, it may be necessary to weight them to maintain alignment. During this trip, you will also have your air pressure checked. Tire rotations ensure that the front and rear axles of your vehicle are aligned with all 4 tires on your vehicle, so that [...]

By |2019-02-10T20:07:50+00:00February 10, 2019|Tires|Comments Off on What Is the Point of Tire Rotations?

How to Reduce Your Inversion Impact

Living in Utah, we’re all aware of how horrible the air quality can get here. Because of the mountains around us, fine particulate pollution (PM 2.5) gets trapped during the winter months, when the cold hot air above pushes it down into a soup bowl that we all have to breathe. This little phenomenon is called inversion, and it’s an unpleasant side effect of living in an otherwise very pleasant state to live in. [...]

By |2018-01-10T17:44:41+00:00January 10, 2018|Safety and Emissions|Comments Off on How to Reduce Your Inversion Impact

Why It’s So Important to Change Your Tires Before Winter

Now that the snowy season is about upon us, here in Utah, it’s time to make sure our vehicles are up to the task of handling it. We all know how extreme and hazardous driving in a Utah can be, especially with the mounting amounts of traffic that we have had growing over the years, in this state. For this reason, there are several important things that you should do to get your vehicle [...]

By |2017-11-10T22:41:03+00:00November 10, 2017|Driving Safety|Comments Off on Why It’s So Important to Change Your Tires Before Winter

Tips to Get Better Gas Mileage

Owning a car and being able to drive isn’t necessarily a cheap luxury, yet it’s one of necessity for many people. Aside from actually buying a vehicle and insuring it, one of the ways that these costs add up is by having to pay for gas. Americans, on average, pay around $2,000 every year on gas, and if you need to drive more than average, you might be paying closer to $3,000. However, by [...]

By |2017-06-01T02:58:51+00:00June 1, 2017|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Tips to Get Better Gas Mileage
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