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The Best Apps For Holiday Driving Trips

The Best Apps For Holiday Driving Trips

Image by Foundry Co from Pixabay    It is now December, which means the holiday season is upon us. Many take to the road in hopes of spending time with family, friends, and loved ones. No matter the distance you have to travel, it is crucial to plan ahead to be prepared for anything on the road. In this month's blog, we want to highlight some top apps you should plan on using during your travels.    Having these apps during your travel can help you find the cheapest gas stations around, assist with navigation, and even make the road trip more enjoyable. Please continue reading to see our list of the best apps for holiday driving trips!   Gasbuddy - Did your gas light tu ... read more

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Can Transmission Fluid Freeze?

Can Transmission Fluid Freeze?

Image by Ulrike Mai from Pixabay    Your transmission serves to change the gears of your vehicle. In a manual transmission, the clutch disconnects the gears from the engine, allowing you to move the transmission into the proper gear. Hydraulics pressure fluids automatically shift gears based on your engine's RPM and speed in an automatic transmission. With this in mind, it is easy to see why your transmission is an essential component of your vehicle and its ability to function.   For this blog's question, we want to talk about transmission fluid and the dangers of freezing. The danger comes from water coming into your transmission. Water freezes at 32° F or 0° C ... read more

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Spare Care: Maintaining and Protecting your Spare Tire

Spare Care: Maintaining and Protecting your Spare Tire

Image by Nicholas Jackson from Pixabay    With winter weather on the horizon and rainy conditions likely to pop up, now is a great time to consider your spare tire. It is essential to know what type of spare tire you have or even have one! Once you know what kind of spare you have, you will want to consider how you can maintain & protect it, so it will be ready to serve you when you need it most!   Your spare tire is the fifth wheel of your vehicle, that sturdy companion that is there to help you in the worst of times! We want to make sure that it's taken care of and check up on it from time to time. However, what are we supposed to check for? We thought it would be helpful to ... read more

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Are Transmission Repairs Expensive?

Are Transmission Repairs Expensive?

Photo by Garett Mizunaka on Unsplash Transmission repairs: are they expensive? How do you avoid transmission repairs? Learn more about pricing for transmission repairs and tips regarding preventative maintenance!  It indeed can become expensive to service your transmission. Transmission repair services can range in price depending on the scale of the job required. A repair can range from $300 to $1,500, while a new transmission can cost anywhere from $1,500 to $3,500. Fortunately, there are several preventative maintenance services available to assist in preventing further damage. Here are our top picks for scheduled maintenance services we recommend you take advantage of: Transmission flush - A transmission flush removes dirty and old a ... read more

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Taking Stock Of Your Vehicle’s Health

Taking Stock Of Your Vehicle’s Health

Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash   Our August blog is here! As Summer comes to an end and school starts to be back in session, it is vital to take preventative maintenance on our vehicles.    Taking your vehicle in for maintenance is the equivalent of us humans going in for a check-up at the doctor. In the same way, it is crucial to visit our doctor to make sure everything is good with your body and visiting when there needs to be a "repair." You should be doing the same with your auto. In comparison, when you take your car in for a "health" inspection, we recommend having work done on your vehicle's vital areas:   Organs (Transmission): The transmission of your vehicle is the mo ... read more

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