February 17, 2020

Money Saving features of a Quality Tune-up

  The Low Income Auto Repair Program mechanics often get asked what is a standard tune-up and what’s included? The answer will vary from mechanic shop to shop, but generally this is a type of preventative and proactive maintenance that every vehicle needs. A good quality tune-up targets problem areas and resolves small issues so they don’t increase in size. Quality tune ups include a thorough engine check, to make sure there are no leaks, and that it sounds and feels right when the vehicle is running. For a closer look at some of the other ways a tune up can improve your vehicle, check out our list of tune up benefits.   Fix a Rough Ride: The truth is, as your vehicle ages, it just doesn’t run as smoothly as it used to. Maybe you’ve noticed it shaking a little bit, veering off to one side of the road, […]
December 5, 2019

Winter Tire Buying Guide

Winter is here, and with it, the annual discussion about winter tires. Most car enthusiasts know that dedicated winter tires are the best choice for driving in deep, unplowed snow. But there’s so much more to it than that. For example, there’s a lot to consider when making a winter-tire purchase. And what makes a winter tire different from an all-season? Finally, how do I convince my non-car-savvy acquaintances that their factory all-seasons won’t do the job in a blizzard? Driving in winter weather can be very dangerous. However, there are steps you can take to make winter weather driving a safer more enjoyable experience. Near the top of that list is investing in a quality set of winter (snow) tires. Right off the lot, most cars come with all-season tires. Drivers should be know that all-season tires doesn’t necessarily mean “all year,”. All-season tires are manufactured to handle several […]