How to Prepare Your Car for a Road Trip This Summer

It’s time to hit the road! There’s nothing better than a long summer road trip, but there are some important things you need to keep in mind before you pack up the car. After all, there’s a big...

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Should You Get Your Car Serviced at an Auto Shop or Dealer?

Your car’s check engine light turns on, and you’re faced with a decision — do you opt for the dealership or a local auto shop? We’ve outlined the benefits and drawbacks of each choice and when one...

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Understanding Tire Specifications and Why They Matter

Have you ever noticed the long string of letters and numbers on the side of your car’s tires? It’s not some secret code or meant for a professional’s eyes only — it’s actually really useful...

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Can I Drive With the Check Engine Light On?

Picture this: You’re in the middle of your daily morning routine, trying to rush the kids out of the door in time for school. You get everyone ready and in the car, only for the check engine light to...

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Six Symptoms of Bad Ball Joints

Your car’s suspension system is responsible for keeping your driving experience smooth and comfortable — and when there’s something wrong, you’ll know. If your ride has gotten a little too bumpy, it...

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What Diagnostic Inspections Can Tell You When You're Buying a Used Car

When buying a used car, it’s important to know exactly what is coming down the line, maintenance-wise. A diagnostic inspection done by a professional auto technician is a smart way to learn all about...

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How Often Should You Replace Your Brake Pads?

Your car’s brakes are your first line of defense when it comes to avoiding crashes on the road. In fact, 300,000 car accidents in the U.S. every year are due to brake failure. Keep yourself and...

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Are Cheap Brake Pads Worth It?

Your car’s brakes are the first line of defense against a dangerous situation while driving. In fact, brake failure is responsible for 22% of car accidents in the US each year. That’s why it’s so...

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How to Prepare Your Car for Winter

Cleveland winters are notoriously cold. Lake-effect snow covers the streets and changes the landscape for drivers throughout the city. Preparing your car for winter is crucial; use these five...

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How to Budget for Car Maintenance

You’re going about your day when you see it: the check engine light. Your heart sinks as you wonder what big repair bill is waiting for you. 

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