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Monday Maintenance: Dashboard Confessionals - What What Those Warning Lights Really Mean

Monday Maintenance: Dashboard Confessionals - What What Those Warning Lights Really Mean

We're back after a month-long hiatus with our regularly scheduled blog post, Monday Maintenance: your step-by-step guide to keeping your vehicle on the road! This week we're bringing you Dashboard Confessionals - a tour of the most common warning lights. Modern vehicles are complex machines with over 24 computer modules working together with a vast network of sensors and hundreds of electrical wires linking these components together.  Fun Fact: The amount of wiring in a vehicle can span over a mile in length!  With so many components, the potential for an issue to occur is high and the lights on your dashboard are often the first and only indicator that something is wrong. While the best source of information comes from your vehicle’s owner’s manual, we’ll walk you through some of the most common dashboard warning lights so you’ll know when to call us. DID YOU KNOW? Dashboard warning lights come in a variety of colors. Red indica ... read more

Monday Maintenance: What's in an Oil Change?

Monday Maintenance: What's in an Oil Change?

Owning a vehicle can be quite the financial commitment, even without the potential for unexpected repairs. The operating life itself is only built to last 100k miles and with the ongoing disruption of the global supply chain, we are still seeing unprecedented surges in prices for both the new and used car industry.    How can you increase the longevity of your vehicle without taking a huge hit to your budget? The short answer: regular maintenance.    Without a doubt, the most expensive repair is having to replace an engine, sometimes repairs can exceed $10,000. The good news, you can usually avoid this repair indefinitely by making sure you keep up-to-date on essential engine maintenance.   This is why, every-other-Monday we’ll discuss the most common and effective ways to maintain your vehicle to keep it running smoothly well past 100k miles.    The first and most important component of keeping your engine running optimally is performing reg ... read more

How Moonshine Led to a Car Lovers’ Favorite Southern Past Time…NASCAR!

How Moonshine Led to a Car Lovers’ Favorite Southern Past Time…NASCAR!

How Moonshine Led to a Car Lovers’ Favorite Southern Past Time…NASCAR! What historical domino effect led to one of our favorite southern past times? Believe it or not, it wasn’t the need for speed - but moonshine - that fueled the growth of stock car racing.  How, you might ask?    As officials began to impose taxes on liquor sales farmers and immigrants throughout the south began production distilling their own batches to sell to counteract the effects of extreme poverty in the region.   With the introduction of Prohibition in 1920, moonshine production skyrocketed which created a thriving black market business. Distribution of the product became a dangerous game. Bootleggers began to “soup-up” automobiles to stay ahead of federal agents and local police.    The idea was simple: take a car that looks stock or ordinary to avoid suspicion but modify the engine for greater speed and power. Bootleggers woul ... read more