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Basic “Under The Hood” Car Care Maintenance

Even if you don’t happen to be one of those people who prefer to DIY their way through life, there are some basics every driver should know when it comes to vehicle maintenance. Let’s face it, even in a world filled with cell phones and roadside assistance, there may be a time when knowing how to change a flat tire

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Changing a Tire 101

Few things can deflate your day faster than one of the four wheels deflating under you. Most of us have been there. You know, on the side of the road, hoping you have a cell phone signal and that there’s still a spare in your trunk. That is if you actually know how to change a tire. If you don’t,

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Electric Cars-Are they really our future and what we should know?

To many people, the advent of the electric car (EV) might seem like a brave new world of advanced technology. But the EV has actually been around since the late 1800’s and was invented prior to Henry Ford’s gasoline-powered Model T. Unfortunately, for inventor William Morrison, the cost for the Model T was drastically less than the EV which could 

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What does the TPMS light mean?

When the dreaded engine light or any light we don’t recognize comes on in your car, it can incite a feeling of panic. Fortunately, it’s not always a bad thing and later model cars are equipped with a variety of alert lights and sensors that can help prevent issues before they happen to your vehicle. Over the past two decades,

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Your Questions Answered at Our Financial Aid & Scholarship Workshop

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) can be tough to navigate! With everything else on your mind and so many decisions to make, we’re here to help you figure out your finances. Do you feel overwhelmed? Confused by the whole process or just don’t know where to begin? Relax! Join us on Saturday, October 27th from 10:00 a.m. until

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Nitrogen or Oxygen? And what is TPMS?

The wheels on the bus, (or your car for that matter) do not continue to go round and round without a little TLC from you or your local mechanic. After all, what is a vehicle without tires? Pretty much a useless pile of metal and rubber. So it’s important to perform regular tire pressure checks and tire rotations to ensure

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Identifying Your AC Problem

In Florida the daily commute can be unbearable if your car’s AC suddenly stops working. If you own a car manufactured prior to 1995, this can be an even bigger problem thanks to the EPA’s regulation of ozone destroying refrigerants, making it more difficult to address issues related to recharging your car’s AC. It is also important to note that

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J-Tech: How to check your engine belts.

Checking and maintaining your vehicle’s engine belts is crucial to the health of many internal mechanisms that rely on them. Being able to diagnose a worn or faulty engine belt early on can save you time and money in the long run. And who doesn’t like saving time and money? First, let me guide you through some basic steps for

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J-Tech – The Importance of a Wheel Alignment

With Americans spending on average 293 hours in their cars every year, keeping the wheels smoothly turning is pretty important. Not just for a smooth ride but for a myriad of other reasons. We’ve put together the warning signs that may signal your need for an alignment and some of the top reasons for getting your car’s alignment checked on

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J-Tech – When you should change the cabin filter and why?

There are few things more important in our daily lives than getting where we need to go and the air we breathe while getting there. Fortunately, most late model cars on the road today come equipped with a cabin air filter that cleanses the air coming into the interior of the car, capturing dust, pollen and other allergens that can

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