How to Avoid Winter Car Issues

Flat tire low tire pressure warning light on a BMW car.

Avoiding Winter Car Issues Now that winter is in full swing, we ought to talk about some of the more common winter car issues and what you can do to avoid them. We’ll cover the three most common issues we see when the temperature drops. If one of these car issues does happen to you, we’ll give you some recommendations

Why You Need Winter Tires

Winter tire on a snowy road

Winter tires are essential for anyone who wants to get through the winter with their sanity intact. A good set of winter tires can be the difference between getting around quickly and spending half your time stuck in the snow—or sliding into other cars. So, what makes them different? Winter Tires vs. All-Season Tires The most significant difference between winter

Car Repairs You Shouldn’t DIY

Car mechanic working at automotive service center

Celebrating DIY We’re no stranger to car repairs, and we know that some of them can be done at home at no cost to you. Some people just like to pop the hood and there’s nothing wrong with that. There are a few tough jobs, however, that we would caution you against doing yourself unless you have ample experience working

When Are Car Repairs Covered By Insurance?

A single traffic accident can change everything. For Minnesotans, these events happen nearly 205 times every day. If you’ve had an accident, you may find yourself asking plenty of questions, including “How does car repair insurance work?” or “When will an insurance company not repair my car?” Whether it’s minor or major, navigating your policy can make a worrisome accident

Signs There’s Something Wrong with Your Brakes

A mechanic changes a brake rotor.

Especially if you’re not as experienced in dealing with car problems, it can be difficult to tell when a strange smell, sound, or feeling in your vehicle is a real concern or just one of those “quirks.” However, when it comes to your brakes, anything out of the ordinary shouldn’t be ignored. Even if the problem is minor, leaving it

Spring Car Care Checklist

Happy National Car Care Month! Minnesota winters are rough for just about everyone and everything, and your car is no exception. With the warmer weather quickly approaching, this month is the perfect time to treat your car to a little spring maintenance and TLC. Wiper Maintenance Maybe the rubber is torn up from trying to scrape away ice with the

Why Factory-Recommended Maintenance Matters

An oil change? Again? It seems like you just got one done, and 3,000 miles ago, hopefully you did. Regular oil changes are only a small part of your vehicle’s preventative maintenance schedule, which is designed by the manufacturer to keep your car running as smoothly as possible for as long as possible. But is all that maintenance really necessary?

How to Improve Your Fuel Economy

Woman pumping fuel at a gas station

So, there you are, cruising down the highway when your gas light blinks on. You could’ve sworn you just filled the tank, too. Most cars have a reserve of about 2.5 gallons, so, rest easy, you’ve got enough to make it to the nearest station, but in a pinch, it might be necessary to make those last dribbles of gasoline

How to Identify a Dishonest Mechanic: What Car Owners Should Know

mechanic statue holding a wrench

When was the last time you had to look for a new mechanic? (If you’re reading this, we’re betting you’re thinking about making a switch right now.) Life changes like shops closing, mechanics retiring, or moving to a new city can force you into looking before you’re ready. The last thing you want to do is rely on a Google