October is Car Care Month

October is Car Care Month

Did you know that October is Car Care Month? Well if you didn’t before, you do now. Of course, this is the perfect time to remind all drivers that as the weather begins to cool down, you should complete a thorough seasonal check up on your vehicle. Like we go to the doctor for aContinue reading →

I hit a pothole. Now what?

I hit a pothole. Now what?

Here’s what could happen and what you can do about it. If you’ve hit the pothole hard enough, you may have bent a rim. You can tell you’ve damaged the rim if your vehicle vibrates as you drive away, but that is not the only indication. Other symptoms are if your tire pressure light cameContinue reading →

Diesel vs. Gas 101

Diesel vs. Gas 101

Diesel vs. Gas 101 If you are considering buying a new automobile, make sure to compare all the pros and cons of diesel verses gas. There are many things to consider when deciding if diesel or gas is better. Before we go into what one is better, we should talk about the difference. Diesel enginesContinue reading →

Drive Your Way Through CNY- Top Road Trip Destinations

Who doesn’t love a good summer road trip? Wind in your hair, sunglasses on, singing songs with your friends and family. With the warm weather here, we’re jotting down some of the best top road trip destinations in Central New York. Watkins Glen State Park- Watkins Glen, NY Just two hours from the Utica area,Continue reading →

Has Flood Water Damaged My Vehicle?

Has Flood Water Damaged My Vehicle?

Remember jumping in mud puddles as a kid? The joy of kicking the water. The wonder of how high up your rain boots the puddle will go. As an adult, none of that comes to mind following a flood. As we emerge from our dry shelters, we assess the damage. How do you know ifContinue reading →

What To Do When You Have A Tire Blow Out

What To Do When You Have A Tire Blow Out

If you’re driving and have a blow out, your instincts may be to slam on your brakes and veer off the road, but those are not safe steps in this situation! Really to do those things is the opposite of what you should do. Be prepared should this happen to you and know the properContinue reading →

Snow Tires vs All-Season Tires

Winter is coming! Are you struggling to decide if you should make the switch from all-season tires to snow tires? The answer depends on a number of factors, including climate, road conditions and personal preference. Read on to hear our take! All-Season Tires Most vehicles have all-season tires when they leave the factory. All-season tiresContinue reading →

How To: Tell the Size of Your Tire

Tires got your head spinning? Follow these quick and easy steps to find out what size tire you need! The sizing of your tires can be found not only on the sidewall of the tire themselves, but on a label in your car. Usually found on the driver’s side door jamb, this sticker gives youContinue reading →

How To Find Your Tire Pressure

How To Find Your Tire Pressure

You can’t take good care of your car without taking care of your tires! The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration strongly recommends a monthly tire pressure check – and we do too! Bad tire pressure can not only reduce the life of your tires and lead to flats but can cause blowout and crashes. KeepingContinue reading →

Top 5 Road Trip Games

Top 5 Road Trip Games

During a family road trip, connect with each other, not the nearest Wi-Fi hotspot! Keep the kids entertained and bust the “Are we there yet?” blues with five of our favorite road trip games. Whether your drive is two hours or ten, these fun (and free!) games will keep everyone in the car having aContinue reading →