Seasonal Service

Your Battery Wants to Tell You Something

A dead battery is one of the most inconvenient aspects of owning a vehicle.

Fortunately, batteries rarely die without warning. The key is to listen to what it is trying to tell you. Here’s how to pick up on those hints.

Give Your Ride A Brake After Summer

Brakes operate in high temperatures under normal conditions, and months of summer heat only tax the system further.

Experts urge drivers to conduct a post-summer brake inspection to see how well your stopping system is holding up after months of intense weather.

Steering Fluid Issues May Trigger Driving, Handling Problems

You're not navigating that winding road without power steering.

Power steering might be one of your vehicle’s most underappreciated technologies. But as the miles build up, bits of plastic and rubber inside the system can wear down and cause problems.

Bring Balance Back to Your Tire's Life

Tires aren’t complicated. Just keep them properly inflated, rotate them every so often and don’t run over the curb and they’ll be just fine, right?

Actually, no.

ABCs of ABS: Things Drivers Should Know

ABS replaces the need to pump the brake pedal

Ask a driver how their ABS is and chances are you’ll get a blank stare.

Anti-lock brake systems are credited as one of the most advanced safety technologies in modern vehicles yet they are an enigma to many.

How do you know if your ABS is functioning properly? It’s part performance and part education.

Routine brake checks help keep your vehicle safe

Some warning signs never flash across your vehicle dashboard. Problems such as squeals or a vibrating brake pedal could be your car’s way of pleading for service. 

Five safety tips for your vehicle's braking system

Families penciling road maps and compiling an itinerary for summer travel should add one additional item to the list—brake inspection. See Coupons.

Your vehicle’s brake system is a key safety component and prone to problems caused by harsh summer conditions.  Heat is the main culprit, especially for vehicles loaded down with travelers and gear.

Steering vibration may signal brake problems

You’re driving down the block and a bike rider appears from a side street. As your vehicle slows down, you notice an unsettling vibration in the steering wheel. Lately, you’ve also noticed the vibration anytime you use the brakes.

Your first instinct tells you something has gone wrong with the tires, but a new set was installed a couple months ago.