Give it a Jump

A Quick Guide on Jumping Your Vehicle

You’re hopping in the car and getting ready to leave for work, but your car won’t start. It’s not making any noise when you try—it’s dead. That’s a likely sign that it’s the battery. So you know all about getting the jumper cables out of the trunk, and you found a friend or neighbor to come over and give you a boost, but do you know how to jump your car?

There’s no shame in not knowing—it can seem like a nerve wracking task, especially when it comes to knowing where to connect the cables. So here’s your quick guide on safely jumping your car. Continue reading Give it a Jump

Getting Top Dollar

What You Can Do To Maximize Resale Value

When you bought your vehicle you were probably aware that it’d begin to lose value immediately after driving away from the dealership. While you probably aren’t worried about its value initially, someday you may be looking to sell or trade that vehicle. Fortunately there are a few things you can to do try to maintain, and even increase, your vehicle’s value Continue reading Getting Top Dollar

Bouncing Around

How You Can Tell When It’s Time for New Shocks and Struts

When understanding if it’s time to replace your vehicle’s shocks or struts, it’s probably best to understand what they do. Oftentimes people are wary to replace a part on their vehicle if they don’t know the function of the part. Usually people only hear the repair estimate and decide against repairs, unfortunately by putting off important repairs, like shocks and struts, you can be setting yourself up for larger repair costs down the road. Continue reading Bouncing Around

What’s Causing that “Clunking”?

One very common problem that you may encounter at some point during your vehicle’s life is that dreaded clunking sound. Your first thought may be to wonder what’s causing it or if it’s safe to continue driving. If you continue driving, you run the risk of causing further damage to your car that can end up costing you a lot of money to get repaired. Continue reading What’s Causing that “Clunking”?

Running on High Octane

The Basics of Fuel Octane

With gas prices high, and no relief in sight, you may be wondering what’s the story regarding fuel octane. Higher octane fuel costs more, but does the extra money save you in the long run by preserving your engine?

In short, the answer is no.

However, higher octane fuel can benefit some vehicles. Knowing if it’s worth it for you can be a little more complicated to figure out. Continue reading Running on High Octane

“It’s Not the Years, It’s the Mileage”

Maintenance Tips for Vehicles with High Mileage

Indiana Jones once commented that, “It’s not the years, it’s the mileage” is reference to exhaustion and breakdown. Well he was right! Your vehicle will undergo normal wear and tear and will eventually quit on you. But in today’s economy buying a new car isn’t as easy as it once was (if it was, indeed, ever easy). That’s why you need to do everything possible to extend the life of your vehicle. Continue reading “It’s Not the Years, It’s the Mileage”

Git ‘er Done

Regular Oil Changes Extend the Life of Your Vehicle

How many times has it happened to you that you’re driving your vehicle and you notice that it’s time to get an oil change? You make a mental note and keep driving for a few more weeks, and a few thousand more miles. While it may only be a minor mental note in the back of your mind, it can extend the life of your vehicle and save you a lot of money, especially because regular services can prevent expensive breakdowns. Continue reading Git ‘er Done

Don’t Fade Away

How to Maintain Your Car’s Paint Job

Nothing can make a car look older and in worse shape than a faded paint job. Living in Albuquerque, we’re lucky enough to have plenty of sun each year. Unfortunately it can really ruin your vehicle’s paint and decrease your vehicle’s value.

Chances are you’ve seen, or own a vehicle, with fading paint. Even if your car is brand new, its paint can be taking major damage. Continue reading Don’t Fade Away