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Skipping Oil Changes? Here's Why You Shouldn't

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From total engine failure to losing your “I adulted today” sticker, the list of things that could go wrong if you skip getting an oil change is long. Here is a list of some of the things that can happen to your vehicle (and your wallet) if you don’t get an oil change.

Taking Care of Your Car's Suspension

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One of the things about your vehicle that is easy to forget about when it comes to service and maintenance is the suspension. Because it has a longer life span and is out of sight, it is often out of mind for most vehicle owners. That is until it fails and your vehicle is left needing a tow and significant service to this area. In order to keep your suspension operating at high performance and catch any potential damage, it is important to have proactive maintenance to this area of your vehicle with a team of mechanics and industry professionals. 

Prius Repair Boise: Red Triangle, ABS, & More

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Your Prius is built to function without flaw across the long haul yet there will come a time when it needs maintenance and possibly a repair or two.  We understand you would prefer to continue driving without interruption so we go out of our way to ensure your maintenance or repair session goes as quickly and smoothly as possible. 

Don't Let Winter Wear Down Your Diesel Engine

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As the cooler temperatures start to creep in, your diesel engine is not a fan and can experience significant wear during the winter months. Before the weather continues to cool off or get any worse than it may be already, there are a few diesel engine maintenance tips to keep in mind to protect your engine through the seasonal weather.

How to Establish a Relationship with a Local Mechanic

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Here are some tips on finding a mechanic and establishing a rapport with him (or her) so you can benefit from all that he (or she) has to offer.

Preparing Your Vehicle for Fall and Winter

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The changing of seasons from winter to spring or summer to fall is a great time to get your vehicle all of the routine maintenance that it needs. This can include changing or topping off fluids, getting an oil change, having your tires inspected, and more.  

The colder weather can present challenges for your vehicle, so you'll want to make sure that it’s prepared with these car maintenance steps.

Why Your Car Needs a Tune Up

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Keeping up with the maintenance of your vehicle is an important responsibility as a car owner. As our cars start to age and rack up the miles on the odometer, it is essential to maintain it by having regular tune-ups performed on your vehicle in order to maximize the life of your car and give your engine and other systems a boost.

How to Prepare for a Summer Road Trip

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It's time to hit the road for summer, so you can jump in your car and go, right? Not quite.

How to Find the Right Mechanic

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When you need a car repair, you need it on a timely basis, and it is imperative that you go to an honest mechanic. How do you find the right person to work on your car?

Top 3 Things to Know About Diesel Engine Maintenance

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Diesel engines are incredible machines and have experienced significant technological advancements in recent years. The key to appreciating the benefits of new technology like biodiesel, lower emissions, and more is to take care of your diesel vehicle and keep it running smoothly.