How to Avoid Scratching Your Car

We think it may just be coded in human DNA to want to take care of your car, at least its appearance. At the very least, that means avoiding scratches to keep the paint and clear coat intact.

Obviously, avoiding scratches means avoiding contact with sharp objects, like keys, guard rails, other cars, etc. But a lot of scratches come from less obvious sources. To really avoid scratching your car, here’s what you should/should not be doing. Continue reading How to Avoid Scratching Your Car

Planning a Road Trip? Did You…

For some people, vacations are not so much about the destination as the adventure in getting there. If your summer plans include a road trip, there are a few preparations you should make to ensure your car’s ready for the long journey ahead, such as: Continue reading Planning a Road Trip? Did You…

4 Vehicle Spring Cleaning Focus Areas You Can’t Ignore

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Winter is a harsh time of year for the exterior and interior of your car…and that makes spring the perfect time to remove the remnants of winter! To improve the look and feel of your car, focus on:

Removing winter road wash residue from your car’s exterior

Salt is corrosive, and any salt left behind can eat into body panels. Removing it requires a thorough wash, which includes: Continue reading 4 Vehicle Spring Cleaning Focus Areas You Can’t Ignore

Don’t Ignore these Important Signs of Car Trouble

With smart driving habits and regular oil changes, most car engines can last a long time. However, that doesn’t mean you should ignore calls for help from your motor. By being aware of some common warning indications, you may be able to prevent engine failure.

1. Illuminated Check Engine Light

Located on your dashboard, this light will illuminate when a malfunction triggers your car’s internal computer. Since it could mean anything from Continue reading Don’t Ignore these Important Signs of Car Trouble

Cold Weather Maintenance for Your Car

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Temperatures are cold in Albuquerque. When the temperature drops, people put on coats, scarves and gloves to protect themselves against the cold weather. Just as you prepare yourself for the cold weather, your car needs to be prepared for the dip in temperature. Although we don’t recommend buying scarves and gloves for your car (we don’t think that would help ;)), there are steps that you can take to ensure your car functions properly during the winter months.

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Part 1: About Motor Vehicle Oil

Selecting the right type of motor oil for your vehicle goes way past looking for the stamps of approval from the American Petroleum Institute and the Society of Automotive Engineers. Although those stamps can tell you that the motor oil has been tested and meets all standards set by these two certifying bodies; they cannot tell you if the bottle you have in your hand contains the proper oil for your vehicle. Continue reading Part 1: About Motor Vehicle Oil