Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

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How to repair a rust spot on a car

Rust is one of those things that can quickly cause your car to lose value. A rusty spot is usually due to an excessive amount of moisture buildup that doesn’t get tended to enough, and over time the oxidation will lead to rust. It’s not a good look, and it will have an effect on your vehicle’s resale value. Fortunately, there’s something you can do about it. You don’t have to be a seasoned professional to fix a rusty spot. In fact, it doesn’t really take that long. Check out the video below to see how to repair a rust spot on a car, and try your hand at being a handyman! Read the rest of this entry >>

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Make the most out of your tires

Tips to increase the lifespan of your tires

Tires are that one part of your vehicle you can easily ignore and then find yourself suddenly being forced to shell out hundreds of dollars unexpectedly to replace them. Regardless of how well you maintain your tires, they’ll need to be replaced eventually. However, there are a few steps you can take to make them last longer. Take a look at our blog to see some tips to increase the lifespan of your tires! Read the rest of this entry >>

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How to change your cabin air filter

Over the lifespan of your vehicle, you’ll have to undergo regular maintenance and the occasional repair. One of the maintenance needs you’ll need to tend to is changing the cabin air filter. However, this is one you can easily do yourself. It’s relatively quick and easy to do, plus you might learn something about how your vehicle works under the hood. Interested in saving a few bucks? This is one way to do it. Take a look at the video below to learn how to change the cabin air filter yourself, and take pride in being a handyman! Read the rest of this entry >>

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Should I lease or buy?

Pros and cons of leasing a car

Drivers looking for a new car have a couple different options. They can either buy a car or lease it. There’s a big difference between these two, so it’s important to understand how each works so you know whether you’re better off leasing or buying. Check out the pros and cons of leasing a car below! Read the rest of this entry >>

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How to parallel park your car

Chances are it’s been years since you’ve taken driver’s ed, but there are a few lessons we learned that we tend to forget about. One of the most feared and underrated aspects of driving in terms of difficulty is parallel parking. This is especially true when you’re tring to squeeze between two vehicles. Anxiety is pounding through your head as you make every effort to not hit one of the vehicles next to you. Is this really as difficult as people make it out to be, or can it be conquered without a problem? We’ll let you decide. Check out our blog to learn how to parallel park your car! Read the rest of this entry >>

CAR BATTERY MAINTENANCE

Car Battery Maintenance

CAR BATTERY MAINTENANCE

We all know the headaches a simple car battery can cause. I’m sure you have more than one story about being stranded because of a dead battery or needed to ask someone for a jump start. We have all been there and it is not where we want to be that’s why it is important to be able to properly care for your car battery. There are a number of things to consider when thinking about the life of your battery. Luckily we have put a list together of those things to keep you safely cruising down the road.
  1. The biggest contributing factor to a failing battery is leaving your vehicle’s lights on without it running. There is a great amount of draw without the vehicle running and will quickly drain your battery. Make sure to turn off all lights!
  2. Corrosion around the battery terminals can interrupt the connection to the charging system. If the terminals are not clean they may make a poor connection, and not keep the battery charged
  3. A weak or failing alternator can cause the battery to fail prematurely
  4. Not driving your vehicle frequently or driving short trips can result in the battery draining power and no holding a sufficient charge
  5. Extreme weather can also play a factor. Extreme cold or even hot can greatly impact the cranking amps of the battery
  6. Loose cables or connections can affect the electric current and possibly damage the battery
  7. Car Battery
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Why drive a certified pre-owned vehicle?

Benefits of driving a certified pre-owned vehicle

If you’re in the market for a used vehicle, you’ve undoubtedly come across the term “certified pre-owned” in your search. A lot of drivers may not know the difference between these and conventional pre-owned vehicles, and as such, they don’t get to take advantage of the great benefits that can come from driving a certified pre-owned vehicle. What makes these better? We’ve listed a few reasons below. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Prevent coronavirus in your vehicle

How to disinfect your car to prevent coronavirus

With the recent string of coronavirus cases across the United States, people are really buckling down and trying to find ways that they can help make our country a cleaner place to help protect the vulnerable. One area where bacteria and viruses can flourish is in our cars. There are a few measures you can take to prevent this, though. Learn how to disinfect your car to prevent coronavirus below! Read the rest of this entry >>

Apple CarPlay on a touchscreen in a Volkswagen

How to use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in your Volkswagen

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are becoming high-demand commodities in vehicles nowadays. Drivers want to stay connected now more than ever before, but obviously it’s not safe to use your smartphone while driving (not to mention it’s illegal in many places as well). With features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, drivers are able to connect their compatible smartphones and access everything from music to navigation to texting and calling features and more – all accessible via the touchscreen in the center console. Take a look at our blog to learn how to use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in your Volkswagen! Read the rest of this entry >>

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Holiday Season 2019 Events in Braintree, MA

The holiday season is here, which means events are going down that don’t take place at any other time of year. While that is, in a way, true of every moment of human existence, the holiday season is unique in that people take greater notice of these “tangible” special events.

To help you enjoy some of these occurrences, we’ve compiled a few of the more unique happenings going down in our city this year. Read on for our top suggestions for how to make memories during the 2019 holiday season in Braintree, MA.

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