If you are driving an Acura TSX sedan or wagon, you are already familiar with the “service needed now” alert that pops up in the instrument cluster when it’s time for scheduled maintenance. But if your ride is about to hit the six-digit mark, 100,000 miles, the alert takes on a milestone quality. After all,…

Tipping mechanic

Ever thought about tipping your mechanic? Here in the U.S. we tip waitstaff at restaurants, baristas when we get coffee and valets when they park our cars. Because these are common situations, we don’t think twice about tipping and even give a bit more during the holiday season. What about less common situations, like when…

Heading Off Problems The more you know about your vehicle, the more likely you’ll be able to head off repair problems. You can detect many common vehicle problems by using your senses: eyeballing the area around your vehicle, listening for strange noises, sensing a difference in the way your vehicle handles, or even noticing unusual…

Everything’s Bigger in Texas, Including the Risk of an Accident Do you live or work in Dallas, TX? If so, you might be interested to learn that every morning you drive to work you are cruising along on some of the riskiest roads in the country. Allstate analyzed car accident records for a two-year period…

IMR Inc. and the Auto Care Factbook 2020 just released some staggering survey results that vehicle owners and repair shops need to know. Out of the 100,000 American households surveyed who own more than 170,000 vehicles, results show that approximately $24.9 billion in necessary repairs or maintenance are being purposefully delayed.  Players in the automotive aftermarket industry,…