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Extended Warranties- The good and the bad

February 1st, 2018 by

It’s nice to be able to get a fixed monthly cost to own and drive your car. When you purchase that new vehicle and go into the finance office to determine how your going to afford that monthly payment, they always try and add in that extended warranty option. Now if the warranty covered everything

Catalytic Converter Theives, know before you cut!!!

February 1st, 2018 by

Did you know that a used Aftermarket catalytic converter (or cat) is only worth 5% of the value of a used Factory (OEM) converter. So before you go though all the trouble of illegally cutting off that converter in the middle of the night, check to make sure you are steeling the real deal. I

Low Tire Light on Again, Why?

February 1st, 2018 by

Low Tire Light on AGAIN, why? It may only be 3-4 psi low, but thats all it take somtimes. It’s good to know your tire pressures, especially if you have a 8-08 or newer vehicle because these have Direct TPMS. What’s TPMS? Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Each wheel has a sensor that is able to

Auto Repair in Burlington – Times are Changing

February 1st, 2018 by

Every year the choices for getting your vehicle serviced by qualified technicians is shrinking. In 1987 the number of Auto Repair facilities in the town of Burlington was 21 shops with 166 service bays. Today, there is only one new facility in Burlington, Herb Chambers Audi/Porsche. The remaining facilities total 11 with about 113 service

Google – Can I fix my car with Google alone?

February 1st, 2018 by

Everybody googles, a LOT. I have read statistics that indicate around 3 billion times a DAY. You may ask how do I know this, simple, I googled it. The information can be very helpful. I Google even when fixing cars. The information I read about is helpful. Here is where I recommend using caution. If

Why does it cost so much to fix my car?

February 1st, 2018 by

Why does it cost so much to fix my car? In short, I don’t really know. I do know how to arrive at the final price, it is a reflection of cost with required markups. The cost of doing business goes up every year, and the prices charged reflect that increase. If we go back

Tires for All-Wheel drive vehicle, Beware!

February 1st, 2018 by

Beware when buying tires for All-wheel drive vehicle. What you should know. Recently we had a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica come into our shop for service. Two of the tires were worn beyond the safe point to drive, which is 2/32nds of an inch in tread depth (New is 10-12/32nds). The other two tires were measured

Right To Repair – Playing Nice, Why it’s Important

February 1st, 2018 by

As an independent auto repairer, we face many challenges every day. Most of which we can control, except when it comes to interacting with the OEM’s (Auto manufacturers). We are constantly trying to deal with the latest obstacle that gets in the way for us to be able to do our jobs effectivly and efficiently.

Brakes, why they squeak in the Spring

February 1st, 2018 by

Why Brakes squeak in the Spring. It’s my favorite time of year. Going outside without your jacket and boots on, putting away the snow shovels, dusting off your Red Sox hat, and going for your first drive of the season with the windows down, Finally! Then you hear it, a noise. More precisely a squeaking