1. Cabin Air Filters

    A recent Maintenance Matters survey found that 49% of cabin air filters are sold during the spring. Increasing pollen counts, coupled with the benefits cabin air filters provide for allergy suffers, makes for a fairly easy sell. One could argue, however, that winter is the more important season to replace a vehicle’s filter. There are three major reasons to replace your cabin air filter in the w…Read More

  2. Daylight Saving Time

    Prepare for the end of Daylight Saving Time with proper maintenance of vehicle lighting to ensure safety. On Sunday, November 1st at 2am clocks “fall back” which causes most drivers’ commutes to be in darker lighting, being that dusk will occur during peak hours of evening traffic hours. As winter quickly approaches, vehicle lighting should be inspected to ensure optimum visibility for drive…Read More

  3. What Role Does Oil Play in My Vehicle?

    Engine oil is a substance of a variety of base oils combined with additives. Its function in your vehicle is to minimize wear and tear on moving parts in your engine. Oil circulates frequently around your engines' combustion chamber keeping it cool by absorbing the heat. The result of oil collecting heat is, losing its original form and becoming thick and viscous. To avoid oil becoming noneffectiv…Read More

  4. Delete Your Data Before You Trade

    In the age of big data breaches, you are probably keeping your personal data secure, right? Well there may be one area that you may have overlooked, your vehicle! If your phone is linked to your vehicle, your personal data is in its on-board computer. Your vehicle is now a hub of all the data from your paired devices and it's all stored on the hard drive of your on-board computer. If someone physi…Read More

  5. To Idle or Not to Idle…That is the Question!

    It is a common practice to let your engine idle to warm it up, especially on cold mornings. Did you know that some people also let their engine idle all day? Many people who work in the oil field and on farms use their engines to run equipment that they need for their work. So, they leave their vehicles idling, because they think it increases the engines performance. Whether you let your engine wa…Read More

  6. Emergency Roadside Kit

    Even a well-maintained vehicle can break down, so it's advisable to put together an emergency roadside kit to carry with you. We created a checklist for you to start creating yours today! Emergency Roadside Kit Checklist…Read More

  7. Summer Car Care

    Summer road trips are a great time for family bonding and we all know they can be stressful as well. With several "are we there yet", close to no elbow room, and who can deny those intoxicating aromas coming from the new member in the family and/or those gas station burritos we all knew was not the best decision. Those are details of the trip that we can hardly control; however, take control of wh…Read More

  8. What is Turbo? Horsepower? Torque?

    Horsepower, Turbo, Torque, what does it all mean? Why does it matter? Horsepower Horsepower is the most commonly used term to illustrate the amount of power an engine can generate. It measures how much sustained work an engine can do. One unit of horsepower is specifically measured as 33,000 foot-pounds per minute. This equates to 746 watts, 2,545 BTU's, or 2,684,975 joules of energy. However, usi…Read More

  9. Over Fueling

    What is over fueling? You may think that it's when you add extra fuel after the pump stops when you're filling up your tank. Though this can also lead to engine damage, lost fuel economy, and added air pollution; over fueling is when the fuel pump is pumping too much diesel into the engine cylinders. The diesel in the cylinder is not burned efficiently, because the fuel to air mixture is not at th…Read More

  10. DEF FAQs

    How do I store it? "Think of DEF like you would a gallon of milk. You wouldn't throw a gallon of milk in the bed of your truck, leave it there for months, and then drink it. Like milk, DEF is mostly water, so it requires a little extra care." DEF should be stored in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area, out of direct sunlight. The optimum storage temperature is up to 77 degrees Fahrenheit; however, t…Read More