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How Long Do Shocks Last?

How Long Do Shocks Last?

The vehicle's suspension system is vital to the overall quality of your drive. It helps to absorb shock when you drive over uneven surfaces and ensure that your ride is always smooth. The shock absorbers are a small, yet effective component within this system and their job is specifically to divert and absorb shock (hence their name!). Since the shocks are constantly under a lot of stress, they tend to wear down over time. They typically need to be replaced after a certain mileage, but how long they last will depend upon a number of factors. Some of these factors include the make and model of your vehicle, your car's age, and your own individual driving habits.  So, long do shocks really last? While the answer varies, the life of your shocks may last anywhere between 50,000 - 80,000 miles. The average mileage for shock replacement is around 60,000 miles. Referring to your vehicle's owner's manual can be a great source for understanding what your vehicle ... read more

Is It Worth It To Get Your Young Driver’s Car Serviced?

With COVID-19, a lot of youngsters are out of school way earlier than expected. What we thought was going to be a normal school year certainly isn’t. Before we tell you five reasons to get your young driver’s car serviced, we first want to acknowledge some things: We appreciate all teachers and educational faculty. We often take for granted all of the hard work, time, and effort you make to teach. On a dime, you have had to pivot and educate outside of the normal classroom environment. Cheers and love to you for taking on this herculean challenge while facing a global pandemic. We appreciate all parents who are juggling all of the duties of work, home, and educating your kids. None of us could ever have pictured how hard it would be for parents to continue paying the bills, working (if you’re lucky enough to still be working), making sure your kids met with their teachers every day, clean and maintain the household, and put food on the table. Wow! We love you and f ... read more

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How to Protect Yourself When Buying a Car "As Is"

How to Protect Yourself When Buying a Car "As Is"

Many of us feel confident knowing that we will be getting a pristine car by buying new and driving it off the lot in immaculate condition complete with a manufacturer's warranty that covers repairs for several years, however, the reality is that many of us purchase used cars that are sold "as is." Buying used is a bit riskier than buying new. However, there are several things you can do to be proactive and protect yourself from unexpected repairs before purchasing a used car that will minimize the chances of encountering more significant and unexpected repairs. "As is" is a legal term used to free the seller of any obligation or responsibility for the mechanical condition of a vehicle once the title changes hands that means "all issues known and unknown" become the buyer's responsibility once you have taken ownership. When you purchase used from a dealership, most likely, it has undergone an extensive multi-point inspection, which allows the selle ... read more

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What is Factory Recommended Vehicle Maintenance?

What is Factory Recommended Vehicle Maintenance?

Factory recommended maintenance...you've probably heard the term, but do you know what it means? Otherwise referred to as manufacturer recommended services or preventative maintenance, factory recommended vehicle maintenance is a guide created by your vehicle's manufacturer that properly outlines the services and inspections that your vehicle needs at certain intervals. These intervals are based on the lifetime of different parts and is typically designed to replace parts before they break.  What does factory recommended maintenance consist of? These recommended maintenance items typically include an inspection of all major vehicle systems, such as the brakes, suspension, engine, transmission, power steering, tires, and more. It also includes various services that are needed to keep those systems running at their best, such as fluid flushes, part replacement, lubrication, testing, and more.  So, how can one find their vehicle's factory recommended services? The ... read more

Our Favorite Southeast Car Shows & Festivals

Our Favorite Southeast Car Shows & Festivals

We sure to have some fun ones in the line up for you! Everything from street racing to pickle eating is covered for your events to plan for. When you think of spring, think of strawberries, 5k fun runs, live music outdoors, and car shows. This line up of family-friendly events are sure to make good memories for you and your family. There is no shortage of things to do. Start the month off with some cool car shows.  In early April, the Southeast Street Rod Nationals is happening in the Florida State Fairgrounds. Pack your car and plan a road trip to this show, because you are bound to have a blast. In addition to all the cool hot-rods, there is a swap meet to vend your wares, treasures and see what others have that you might not be able to live without. There is also the Women’s World exhibitors on display. Don’t be daunted by their name; this group of artists have things for every walk of life to enjoy. This event runs from Friday, April 3rd - Sunday, April 5th. Plan ... read more

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