2 November 2020

Is it Safe to Buy Replacement Car Parts Online? How to Buy Car Parts Online Safely

  Online shopping is convenient, but you do have to be careful when it comes to buying car parts.  There is a difference between aftermarket and genuine OEM parts, and you need to know what to look for.  The internet makes it easier for scammers and illegitimate parts dealers to attempt to rip off unsuspecting consumers. By ...
29 October 2020

What Are the Symptoms of a Bad Fuel Filter? – 5 Signs That You Need a New Fuel Filter

  Fuel filters typically have a lifespan of 30,000 miles for older cars, while newer models may offer a longer lifespan. It’s important to know what to look for to identify a bad fuel filter because eventually if left unchanged, it can result in the car being unable to start.  If you have a late-model vehicle, the fuel filter mi...
27 October 2020

Why Are OEM Car Parts More Expensive Compared to Aftermarket Parts?

OEM parts are exactly the same as the components already on your car, while aftermarket parts may be different and come from various manufacturers. The reason OEM parts cost more is because they are the same high-quality as your original car parts and often come with a warranty. Aftermarket parts are less expensive and easier to find but...
21 October 2020

What Does That Hissing Noise from My Air Conditioner Mean? Common Issues and Solution

There are several sources of air conditioning hissing including leaking refrigerant lines, leaking internal valves, and compressor issues. In most cases, the best solution is to speak with an HVAC professional about the problem. Quiet hissing that lasts for short periods of time may not be an emergency situation. There are other noises...
16 October 2020

Preparing Your Car for a Long Journey: 5 Essential Things to Check Before Driving

  Aside from the obvious things like filling up the gas tank and checking the air in the tyres, there are some routine things that should be done before any long trip. Remember to check your oil and antifreeze levels and ensure other fluids such as brake and transmission fluids are filled to the appropriate level. Check your battery...
14 October 2020

Does My Air Filter Need Replacing? Common Warning Signs of a Dirty Car Air Filter

  Typically, it is recommended to change air filters once a year, or every 10,000 to 15,000 miles. People who live in dusty areas or those with heavy pollution may want to consider more frequent change. Most air filter problems can be seen, smelled, heard or felt. Listen for unusual noises in the engine and look out for engine light...
12 October 2020

5 Warning Signs of Car Brake Problems: Symptoms, Causes, and Solutions

  Brakes are a critical safety element on your car, and you should never drive if you are experiencing any symptoms of brake issues or failure. Squealing, vibrating, rubbing, and other issues could result from a host of brake issues. Prompt attention is a must to prevent worsening conditions and potential safety risks. If left u...
9 October 2020

How to Make Your Used Car Feel New: 5 Parts Upgrades You Should Consider

  Replacing wearables (shocks, struts, tyres, etc.) can breathe new life into an old car. Upgrades to brakes, axles, engine and transmission components are great for a smooth ride and safety.  It’s important to choose genuine OEM replacement parts whenever you are upgrading your vehicle.   (more…)...
2 October 2020

The Risks of Using Counterfeit Parts & How to Identify OEM vs. Counterfeit Parts

Despite a similar appearance, there are noticeable differences between genuine and counterfeit parts.  The most obvious differences are generally related to fit and compatibility, which is also a major risk with counterfeit parts—improper fits or incompatible parts lead to accidents, parts failures, and other issues.  You can reduce ...
30 September 2020

5 Reasons Your Vehicle May Not Drive Smoothly: Common Issues and Solutions

There are numerous issues related to your axles, suspension, brakes, and other car parts that could be causing a rough ride.  You should always find and fix the issue as soon as possible so that it doesn’t lead to further (or more serious) damage to your vehicle.  Your driving habits and where you drive could impact the condition of ...