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Don't Drive on an Empty Tank!

Have you ever been driving along, maybe with your windows open and maybe singing your favorite song at the top of your lungs, only to see your gas light come on? "Oh," you might have thought, "no big deal. I'll handle it some other time." Whether this sounds familiar or not, the truth is that it really is a bad idea to drive on an empty tank--and here's why.

Seasonal Car Maintenance: Ready for Autumn?

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With high temperatures and long days, it might feel like summer is never going anywhere--but the truth is that autumn is just around the corner. Whether you're ready for fall or not, it's vital to get your car prepped and ready for another new season.

Independent Repair Shops vs. Dealerships: What's Right for You?

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Whether you treat your car like your only child or just see it as four tires and a steering wheel, you know you need the best, most capable, and most affordable service to keep it running. However, that's not as easy as it sounds. Where do you turn--to an independent repair shop with a few friendly, professional mechanics, or a dealership with a big name and bigger price tag? Let's find out.

Summer Car Maintenance: Simple DIY Tips

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When most people hear the words "car maintenance," they don't expect to hear the word "easy" any time soon. However, with these simple tips, you can keep your car happy and healthy through the summer months--all with your own two hands!

Why Independent Auto Repair Shops are the Way to Go

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The question of where to take your car for repairs may be a difficult one. Should it go to the dealership, or should it go to an independent repair shop? Dealerships come with a number of problems that often lead drivers to go to their local repair shop instead.

Tips for Car Maintenance in the Hot Boise Summer Months

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Summer can be as hard on a car as the winter months. During the warm season, there are a number of ways you can make the hot weather easier on your car to minimize the amount of wear it puts on your vehicle.

Auto Maintenance Services to Maintain a Healthy Engine

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When it comes to our personal health, we might take vitamins or go to the gym (or at least pay for a gym membership and set an alarm and plan to go). So what do we do for our cars to make sure their engines stay healthy so they can get us where we're going for years to come?

Here are a few automotive preventative maintenance services that will keep your engine healthy.

Hybrid Car Maintenance—Stick to a Schedule and Trust Your Hybrid Technician

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Have you hesitated to make the switch to a hybrid car because you're not sure how to handle maintenance? Hybrid cars are sophisticated devices with technology under the hood and on the dash that you may be encountering for the first time. Here are a few tips to help clear up some common concerns about owning a hybrid vehicle.

6 Signs It's Time to Check Your Car's Suspension

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Most of us don't think about our car's suspension until a problem suddenly gets our attention. Then it's impossible to think about anything else when you're driving down the highway. Here are a few signs it's time to call your auto repair technician to have a look at your vehicle's suspension.

Here's Why So Many People Prefer Independent Auto Repair Shops

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Have you been taking your car or truck to a dealership but are wondering what to do now that the new-car or dealership-extended warranty has expired? There are plenty of differing opinions in the ongoing independent repair shops vs. dealership debate. Your friend may have had such a great experience with dealership mechanics that he'll never switch, but another swears by independent repair shops.