Car Care Tips

'Tis the Season (Tires)

We all know about winter tires. But did you know there is such a thing as summer tires?Most people have all-season tires on their vehicles. They work pretty well in a variety of weather conditions. But if you want better handling and performance, you might consider switching to summer tires. ... Read More

How Far We've Come (Newer Vehicle Technology)

Automotive design has come a long way since the days of the Model T, especially when it comes to safety technology. You can thank computers for a lot of the latest innovations. Here are a few that have been making their mark in recent years.Adaptive cruise control. This is cruise control with... Read More

It's Brake Time (Brake Calipers)

Race car drivers have demonstrated the advantages of disc brakes, so most modern vehicles use them. Sometimes just the front wheels have disc brakes, but many vehicles now have them all the way around. A major component of the disc brake is called a caliper. It works by squeezing brake pads ag... Read More

The Right Stuff (Choosing Replacement Parts)

Let's face it. Vehicles are complicated machines, each having thousands of parts. And since they're subjected to heat, cold, vibrations, bumps and much more, these parts wear out and need to be replaced. When your service advisor says you need a new part, you may have many options. Let's say ... Read More

Getting from E to F (Fuel Gauge Problems)

Who thinks about their fuel gauge? You probably don't until it doesn't work any more. Then you have to guess how much fuel is in your tank, and that's no way to live life on the road. Fuel gauges, like every other part in your vehicle, can fail. And when yours stops working, you will probably... Read More

A Turn for the Worse (Using Turn Signals)

Distracted driving is bad, you know that. Daydreaming, talking on the cell phone, putting your makeup on in the rear view mirror. All bad. But there's something else that causes more than twice as many accidents, according to a recent study. And that's people who don't use their turn signals.... Read More

No Fountain of Youth (Aging Tires)

Can you think of anyone who enjoys aging? Wrinkles where you don't want them, gray hair, eyes that won't focus any more, no stamina. Believe it or not, your tires age, too, and they don't get better the older they get. And here's the important thing to know, even if they can still pass a tread... Read More

Clean Slate (Protecting Vehicle's Finish)

Winter is one of the hardest times to keep your vehicle clean. But did you know neglecting to wash your vehicle in winter could cost you a significant amount of money in the long run? Here's why.Many areas deal with snow and ice in the winter, and the salt and sand that are used to keep the road... Read More

What to Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in Loves Park

So you've bought a used vehicle in the Loves Park area. Do you know what you're getting? It is hard to know what you're getting because people in the Loves Park area sell vehicles for different reasons. Think about why you've sold ve... Read More

Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, You've gotta have good brakes. If you've got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble.That's why a regular brake inspection is on every Loves Park driver's maintenance schedule. An i... Read More

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