Recycling Used Auto Oil

How often do you get your oil changed? There are a lot of people who dabble in auto repair and change their own oil at home. Even if you don’t change your own oil, every vehicle still needs an oil change done regularly to run at peak performance. But have you ever thought about why…

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What Do All Those Auto Shop Certifications Mean?

Auto body and repair shops are often able, with a little time and effort, to get manufacturer certifications that give them a little bit more credibility as a reliable and trusted shop. Getting one of these certifications means that repair technicians at the auto shop have been certified by a specific manufacturer to work on…

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Learn the Meaning of Common Auto Shop Lingo

Have you ever taken your car to a mechanic/dealership and not been too sure what exactly they are saying? In the automotive world this happens quite a lot. Non-car people aren’t that bothered with car terms most of the time, but a lot of them wish they knew more because they do occasionally come in…

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How to Check Your Wheel Alignment

It’s common knowledge that automobiles need regular maintenance. Checking your wheel alignment should be a vital part of that maintenance routine – it’s not always the most obvious to detect, though. When a car breaks down, the driver knows that the engine needs fixing. When the wipers are not moving, they need to be replaced….

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Let’s Talk About Headlights!

Headlights are an essential part of your car, though they often go neglected. You’ll notice that as your headlights age, they may become foggy or hazy-looking. This haze or fog is not from scratching (all headlight plastic used since the 1970s is ultra-durable and scratch-resistant), but from the damage of UV rays, pollution and chemicals.

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Don’t Get Scammed

You may or may not know this, but auto repair scams make up one of the largest chunks of consumer complaints! The problem is so significant that even the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recognizes it; they also agree that consumers lose billions of dollars because of dishonest or incorrect auto repairs. So, we’ve established…

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What to Check If You Hit a Curb

Let’s discuss something we have all done by mistake: hitting a curb. Whether we are distracted or just misjudge the distance, people brush or hit a curb on a daily basis. It is important to make sure to conduct a thorough inspection of your vehicle right after the incident occurs. Depending on the type of…

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