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Should You Reconsider DIY Auto Repair or Maintenance?

Should You Reconsider DIY Auto Repair or Maintenance?

 

When auto repair or maintenance is necessary, you might start thinking, “maybe this is something that I can do myself,” to save money or maybe just because it sounds like a great way to spend an afternoon. Before you make that decision, you must weigh some of the pros and cons of do-it-yourself (DIY) auto repair versus taking your car to a professional auto technician. There are many circumstances where DIY auto repair is not always a great idea. In many cases, it is better to leave auto repair and maintenance to the experts who have the knowledge, experience and the right tools for the job. Read more about Should You Reconsider DIY Auto Repair or Maintenance?

Unsafe Driving Conditions: Keep a Close Eye on Your Tires

Unsafe Driving Conditions: Keep a Close Eye on Your Tires

A lot of attention is given, rightfully so, to road safety.  We spend thousands of hours a year inside a small(ish) metal box speeding along besides other small(ish) metal boxes.  Every time we climb inside a vehicle we are taking a calculated risk.  While we may collectively fear plane crashes, statistically we are far more likely to be injured in a car crash. While that might sound alarmist it is simply a fact of modern life.  Cars are our primary mode of transportation and we are obligated to keep them as safe as possible on the road, not only for ourselves but for all of our fellow drivers. One of the most important things you can do to ensure your safety, and that of your loved ones, is keep a close eye on your tires.  Not sure what to look for?  We are.  And if we spot a safety concern you’ll be the first to know.

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