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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Urban Myth Busting - Hybrid-Electric Cars Need No Maintenance

Urban Myth Busting - Hybrid-Electric Cars Need No Maintenance

Urban Myth Busting - Hybrid-Electric Cars Need No Maintenance False. However, it is not more or less false than the misleading information consumers have been getting from the new car manufacturers for the past 110 years or so.   There seems to be two schools of thought on performing Preventive Maintenance (PM) on anything mechanical, especially Hybrid Vehicles; people that do it, and those that do not. For a third-party opinion with no ulterior motives for their research, please refer to the 2004 University of Michigan study on Automotive Life Cycles where it was demonstrated that the cost of keeping a conventional car longer by maintaining it, saves up to 60% ( $5,300/year versus $1,800 per year) in the annual cost of ownership compared to trading it in  every four and a half years. The savings are even more on a Hybrid Veh ... read more

It's October - Time to Start Prepping Your Car for Winter!

It's October - Time to Start Prepping Your Car for Winter!

    As we welcome October, it is finally beginning to feel like fall. The 80 degree days are behind us (hopefully), and it is time to start bundling up and enjoying a nice warm drink near the fire.   Although it may seem to be a little early to be talking about winter, when it comes to you car, October is the perfect month to make sure you have everything in place to ensure that your vehicle keeps you warm and safe.   Tires are the one of the most important parts of your car. Without them, your car would not be able to get very far - or go anywhere for that matter. It is crucial that your car has tires on it that have enough traction to drive smoother and safer throughout slippery conditions. It is recommended that these tires have a tread of 5/32” for maximum traction.   In addition to having the appropriate tires, you need to have your brakes tested to ensure they are fun ... read more

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