Seasonal Service

Don't Let Summer Put Brakes On Family Fun

The trunk’s loaded and tank's full of gas. Yet, there's more to getting ready than loading up the family for the Great American Adventure.

Did you leave time for a brake system inspection?

Simple Checks Keep Your Car Reliable

Few items under the hood are more necessary--and underappreciated--than belts and hoses. These unsung heroes of the automotive world keep your car running in all conditions.

When was the last time you had yours checked?

How To Bring Some Balance To (Tire) Life

Tires aren’t complicated. Just keep them properly inflated, rotate them every so often and don’t run over the curb and they’ll be just fine, right?

Actually, no.

ABCs of ABS: Things Drivers Should Know

ABS replaces the need to pump the brake pedal

Ask a driver how their ABS is and chances are you’ll get a blank stare.

Anti-lock brake systems are credited as one of the most advanced safety technologies in modern vehicles yet they are an enigma to many.

How do you know if your ABS is functioning properly? It’s part performance and part education.

Routine brake checks help keep your vehicle safe

Some warning signs never flash across your vehicle dashboard. Problems such as squeals or a vibrating brake pedal could be your car’s way of pleading for service. 

How quickly can your vehicle stop? Five brake warning signs

A vehicle’s braking system is easy to ignore—until it doesn’t work properly. Can your vehicle respond quickly if child suddenly runs into the street or the car in front of you makes an evasive maneuver?

Simple tricks help extend battery life

For most drivers a vehicle battery is just a black box underneath the hood of their vehicle. 

To Gale Kimbrough batteries are like life itself, something to be nurtured and protected and every once in a while given a recharge. 

Five safety tips for your vehicle's braking system

Families penciling road maps and compiling an itinerary for summer travel should add one additional item to the list—brake inspection. See Coupons.

Your vehicle’s brake system is a key safety component and prone to problems caused by harsh summer conditions.  Heat is the main culprit, especially for vehicles loaded down with travelers and gear.

Steering vibration may signal brake problems

You’re driving down the block and a bike rider appears from a side street. As your vehicle slows down, you notice an unsettling vibration in the steering wheel. Lately, you’ve also noticed the vibration anytime you use the brakes.

Your first instinct tells you something has gone wrong with the tires, but a new set was installed a couple months ago.