Air Filter

Allergies are no fun. So beware, an aggravating culprit may be lurking in your car’s ventilation system. If your allergies are suddenly acting up or you notice a bad odor in your car, reduced airflow, or other pollutants, it may be time to change your cabin air filter. Purpose of the Cabin Air Filter The cabin air filter sorts out all of the dust, pollen, pollution, and debris that comes through the filtration system. This air filter is usually checked when you take your car in for its regularly scheduled oil change. Some people choose not to replace the cabin air filter, either to save time or money. But by skipping this step, all that nasty dust, pollen, and other allergens could be  wreaking havoc on your allergies. Does Your Cabin Air Filter Need to be Changed? There are some common ways to tell that your auto’s cabin air filter needs to be changed, starting with reduced air circulation in the car. You may begin to notice that the heat and air conditioning aren’t performing up to snuff, the air intake values are making a whistling sound, or musty smells/bad odors are permeating your car. If any of these start to happen between oil changes...

Not everyone can drive a Toyota Prius. It’s hard to get their loved ones and luggage or gear into a gas-sipping compact car. Sometimes you may have to haul stuff, pull a trailer, take the boat to the lake etc. Point being: not all of us are using the best, most fuel-efficient vehicles out there. You might be asking yourself, “So how do I go farther using less gas?” or “Which option would lead to less dollars spent?” Everyone wants to spend less and do the same fun stuff. Sometimes you’ll want more horsepower while some of you don’t even care about fuel mileage. Jeremy, my service advisor says “Just by a Honda”, but I have 4 kids, trailers, and like to go camping. I could have another car to commute with, but will that save me any money or just cause more cost? Here are a few ways to save fuel (and therefore dollars) while still keeping your larger engine vehicles. Air in the tires! Tires that are low cause more resistance, and therefore more fuel is consumed. Some people over inflate their tires, which helps, but I wouldn’t recommend it for safety reasons. Take it easy on the go pedal! Accelerate...