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7 Common Reasons for Car Safety Inspection Failure

Published on January 10, 2024
Passing your safety inspection is an important part of responsible - and legal - driving. A car that is not safe or efficient to drive becomes a risk to the driver, passengers, and other cars on th...

7 Signs of a Bad Alternator

Published on February 12, 2020
The alternator is responsible for powering all of your vehicle's electrical components, including the instrument panel and headlights. A dying alternator makes it difficult for your vehicle's motor...

8 New Year's Resolutions for Car Owners

Published on December 28, 2022
As the new year approaches, people take the opportunity to change their lives and develop healthy habits. If you're a car owner, making a few resolutions for your car could mean more than you envis...

A Guide for How to Change Headlight Bulbs

Published on November 15, 2023
Working headlights are a fundamental element of car safety, but like every other part of a vehicle, they sometimes need some maintenance. Headlights can fail for several reasons - namely age, extre...

All You Need to Know About ASE Certification

Published on October 14, 2020
The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence has worked over the years to enhance the quality of vehicle repair through testing and certification of mechanics. ASE promotes excellence i...

All You Need to Know About Auto Diagnostics

Published on August 02, 2023
Auto diagnostics provide valuable insight into how a vehicle works and what it requires to run smoothly. In car repair, auto diagnostics does the detective work to unravel any problems with your ve...

Check These 6 Essential Fluids to Keep Your Car Running Smoothly

Published on April 15, 2020
Would you like to keep your vehicle running properly for years to come? Then don't forget to regularly check your car’s essential fluids! These fluids can mean the difference between a smoothly run...

Choosing the Right Oil for Your Vehicle: Conventional vs. Synthetic

Published on March 11, 2020
As a responsible car owner, choosing the best oil for your vehicle is an important decision. Two common types of oil are conventional oil and synthetic oil. While each types comes with advantages a...

Cruising with Cruise Control: The Essential Do’s and Don'ts

Published on September 09, 2020
When taking long road trips, using cruise control can help make those long drives a little easier. It can even help you save money on gas (and prevent speeding tickets!) while you're at it. Ke...

Don't Compromise on Visibility: How to Know When It's Time for New Wiper Blades

Published on May 24, 2023
Your ability to make driving decisions largely depends on what you can see. That's why properly functioning windshield wipers are essential for safe driving, particularly in wet or snowy conditions...

How to Change Your Car Oil

Published on May 04, 2022
For many car owners, changing their car oil may seem like a daunting and challenging task. However, with the right tools and knowledge, changing your car oil is a fairly easy car maintenance task y...

How to Jumpstart Your Car

Published on January 26, 2022
A dead or non-functional battery is a worry for any driver, and it can happen anytime without warning. The experience could be frustrating, expensive, and overwhelming, especially at an inconvenien...

How to Maintain Your Car During COVID -19

Published on August 26, 2020
It might not look like it now, but the COVID-19 pandemic is taking its toll on more than just the people. As you stay home as often as you can and play your part in flattening the curve, your car i...

How Winter Weather Can Affect Your Vehicle

Published on February 08, 2023
Whether your car won't start or your tires are losing pressure, winter weather and cold temperatures can really have an effect on your vehicle. Keep reading to discover five ways cold temperatures ...

Lead-Acid vs. Absorbed Glass Mat Batteries

Published on November 13, 2019
When buying a new battery for your vehicle, you may have the option of a Lead-Acid battery or an Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) battery. Lead-acid batteries power your vehicle with electrical energy prod...

Maintain Your Vehicle with ASE Certified Technicians

Published on June 03, 2020
In 1972, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) was founded. Its goal was to protect customers, auto repair shop owners, and mechanics by establishing standards of training ...

Making the Summer Switch: Change Your Motor Oil

Published on August 12, 2020
Conventional, synthetic, synthetic blends... there are so many decisions when it comes to choosing motor oil. Knowing which type of oil is best for your car is essential in keeping your car in good...

Need a Tow? Call Custom Complete Automotive

Published on March 18, 2020
There is nothing worse than having your car break down on the side of the road. You're not only wondering what's wrong with your car, but now you're late for school or work. During situations like ...

Our Lives Depend Upon Reliable Vehicles

Published on May 29, 2019
In today's world we all need our wheels. To get to our jobs or college classes, to pick up groceries and supplies, attend entertainment events, visit friends and relatives, go on pleasure drives an...

Prepare Your Car for Summer Road Trips

Published on July 06, 2022
Summer is here which means it’s the perfect time for a road trip! To ensure your road trip and other summer plans remain as smooth as possible, it’s essential to properly prepare your vehicle. Chec...
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