How to Check Your 6 Vehicle Fluids

Vehicle fluids keep your vehicle going and it is vital to check all of your vehicle’s fluids at regular intervals several times per year. You need to keep all six fluids in the correct levels to keep your vehicle running smoothly and ensuring its longevity of life. You should set a schedule for checking each…

5 Important Things to Know About Hydroplaning

What is Hydroplaning? Have you ever been driving in very rainy weather, there is water on the roadway and it seems like your vehicle is uncontrollably sailing or gliding over a patch of water? It’s likely that this experience was a phenomenon called hydroplaning. This situation can be very alarming and many people react poorly…

How to Prepare Your Car for Storage in 6 Steps

Whether you’re going on a long vacation away or preparing for a child to go off to school, you may opt to put your car into storage. After all, vehicle storage is a great way to save on insurance. However, putting a vehicle in storage requires a little more prep than just putting a cover…

6 Summer Maintenance Tips

Just like in winter, it is important to prep your car for the Seattle summer season. Having a checklist of things to go over for your vehicle can be extremely helpful for keeping yourself and your passengers safe on the roads.  Summer Maintenance Tips Replace Wiper Blades Living in the Pacific Northwest means that rain…

Signs of an Issue With Your Power Steering

If you’ve ever driven a vehicle without power steering you know just how important it is to maneuvering your vehicle with ease. Without it, it takes much more strength and exertion to turn your vehicle in any direction.  An issue with your power steering can seriously affect your car’s handling, which can be a liability…

How Often Should I Get My Tires Checked?

I recently met someone who told me they didn’t know that tires rotation, like oil changes, should be performed regularly. They didn’t even know that it was a thing that should be done. This encounter got me thinking about the importance of tire rotation.  Tire rotation is a minor-seeming task that is crucial for vehicle…

What Causes Engine Misfires and How Can You Identify Them?

What does “engine misfire” mean? An engine misfire happens when the cylinders in the engine don’t burn right or the combustion within the chamber is incomplete (or nonexistent!). Typically, engine misfires can be caused by a variety of factors, including malfunctioning coils, worn or faulty spark plugs, a leak or a faulty ignition switch.  Here…

Why Catalytic Converter Theft Skyrocketed During COVID (And How to Protect Yours!)

Catalytic converters play an essential role in keeping our air clean and filtering the exhaust that comes from your engine. Unfortunately, catalytic converters are also huge targets for car pirates hoping to make some extra cash. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, catalytic converter theft has skyrocketed by 325%.  But what makes catalytic converters…

When You Should Change a Cabin Air Filter

Cabin air filters are critical to keeping the air in your car’s cabin clean and breathable. Outside pollutants, as well as toxic gases from engine combustion, can enter your cabin and wreck havoc on your health. That’s why having a cabin air filter is important. That’s also why it’s important to make sure that filter…

Tips for Driving in Snow

We’ve seen a ton of snow this past week. As we all head back to work after the holidays, it’s important to make sure we’re being safe on the roads. Here are a few tips for driving in snow to keep you safe into the New Year. Don’t If you can avoid it stay home….

Safe Driving Tips for Superior Auto

It’s that time of year again. The days are shorter, the air is colder, and that means we could be in for some ice and snow in the near future. Let’s talk about how to stay safe on the road during the winter season.  Make sure you can see clearly Make sure you clear snow…

Driving Hazards to Avoid This Fall

Snow and ice are often thought of as treacherous driving conditions, but that doesn’t mean other seasons won’t bring potential safety hazards. The Pacific Northwest has famously unpredictable and ever-changing weather.  This Fall, be prepared for driving wet leaves, fog, darkness, around wild animals, and other autumn safety hazards. Leaves Leaves accumulated on the road…

Car Maintenance 101

Summer has gone and fall is officially here. With the changing seasons it’s good to brush up on vehicle maintenance tips to to keep you car running in tip-top shape for as long as possible. Here’s your quick guide to maintenance schedules that can help you catch issues before they arise! Brakes Your brakes are…

4 Common Car Smells and What They Mean

Many times we’re told to pay attention to how our car sounds and feels. This is great advice, as a lot of car issues can often be noticed or solved by listening. But what about how your car smells? Smells in your car like your child’s running shoes or your air freshener and normal. However,…

Four Tips to Beat the Heat this Summer

Air conditioning is key to keeping cool on these hot days. Here are some tips on how to get the most out of your AC and keep cool this summer

How to Jumpstart Your Car

Getting stranded with a dead battery is far from your ideal situation. Here’s your guide to how to jumpstart your car and what safety precautions to consider.

Preparation Tips For Summer Car Trips: Planning Ahead Can Save The Day

Preparation Tips For Summer Car Trips: Planning Ahead Can Save The Day   Many families get the itch to take road trip vacations during the spring and summer seasons. Sometimes these are trips with the kids, and some families even do some traveling with the elderly folks in their extended families. No matter what combination…

Being prepared for the “feeling” of your ABS

Most drivers don’t know what it feels like when the ABS kicks in. Ideally you prepare for it so you are not surprised from the feel of the pedal if and/or when you ever need it. You should really consider taking your car out on a wet or slippery day on a road without any…

A New Study for Drivers Who Hate the Check Engine Light

Every driver dreads the appearance of the Check Engine light. The foreboding glow next to the odometer means that a visit to the auto repair shop is needed, and that money will soon be leaving your possession. So which automakers and vehicle models are least likely to have Check Engine-related problems? And when problems do…

Tire Tread Depth

Tire Tread Depth: Abe or George? A head-to-head challenge in the tire industry currently in­volves two of the nation’s greatest presidents. The debate is over a mere 2/32nds of an inch, but safety is held as most important on both sides of the coin. Like the fate of the nation they led, it all rests…

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  • 5 Important Things to Know About Hydroplaning

    What is Hydroplaning? Have you ever been driving in very rainy weather, there is water on the roadway and it seems like your vehicle is uncontrollably sailing or gliding over a patch of water? It’s likely that this experience was a phenomenon called hydroplaning. This situation can be very alarming and many people react poorly…

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