9 Signs Your Vehicle Needs a Tune-Up

Sluggish. Squealing. Unreliable. Vibrating. If any of these descriptors fit your vehicle’s recent behavior, it just might be trying to tell you something – like it’s time for a tune-up. 
 
Today’s vehicles differ significantly from their decades-old brethren that required a tune-up every 10,000 or 20,000 miles. With newer vehicles, it’s increasingly common for manufacturer-recommended service intervals to stretch to 100,000 miles before certain maintenance items, such as replacing the spark plugs, should be completed.
 

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9 Ways to Make Winter Driving Easier

Cold weather and vehicle performance aren’t necessarily the best of friends. “Every mile is two in winter.” That quote is attributed to the English poet George Herbert. Even though he wasn’t referring to driving an SUV with heated leather seats, his philosophy still applies today. Winters can be hard, cold, long, and dark.

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Struts and Shocks: When and Why They Need Maintenance

You may be surprised – shocked, even – to learn just how important automotive shocks and struts really are. If you need new shocks or struts, don't delay, because these are crucial safety items that help you maintain control behind the wheel.
 
But wait a minute. How do you know whether or not you need replacements? And what does a shock or strut even do in the first place? Every driver should know the answers to these questions, yet few actually do. So we're going to walk you through the answers, step by step.

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21st Century Tune-Up

It's Time for the 21st Century Tune-up   Times are changing...cars are changing. One of the biggest changes in today's automotive industry is the perception of a "tune-up." Ask 10 vehicle owners their definition of a tune-up and chances are there will be 10 different answers. The classic "tune-up" was once the heart of the automotive business and contrary to some beliefs; today's modern vehicles still need tune-ups to keep them performing at the most efficient levels.

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10% OFF SERVICE OVER $50

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10% OFF any service more than $50 with a maximum of $50 OFF.  Does not include tires, tows, or batteries and is not valid with any other offers.  Coupon must be present on our website at time of redemption to be valid.

$100 OFF ANY JASPER INSTALL

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$100 OFF the installation cost of a JASPER engine, transmission, or differential. Limit one coupon per visit.  Not valid with any other offers or discounts and must be published on our website when redeeming the coupon.  See shop for additional details.

 

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