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  • Blog Post: How Hybrids Sip Gas, Save Money and Sweeten the Air

    By David Koontz A smug 2009 Toyota Prius, preens and greens in the desert. More than one million hybrid vehicles quietly navigate America’s roads now, energizing proponents of this technology. Their popularity is no longer in question. Increasingly technicians see them in...
  • Blog Post: Tire Pressure 101

    Story and Photography by Jim Marotta The automotive tires that keep our vehicles rolling down the road are rated by the manufacturer to handle specific loads at a predetermined air pressure. By keeping the air pressure in the tire optimized, both tire performance and fuel economy are maximized...
  • Blog Post: Oil Change: What is the best maintenance interval?

    by Jim Marotta The 3,000 mile oil and filter change is as much a part of the American car culture as hot rods, car hops and whitewall tires. Whether we perform it ourselves in the driveway or watch while the family “mechanic” puts the car up on the lift and drains the oil, we think of...
  • Blog Post: Which Antifreeze is Right for Your Vehicle?

    By Jim Marotta Back in the day, no matter which brand you chose, antifreeze was green. The glycol-based formula contained silicates as corrosion inhibitors. You mixed the antifreeze 50/50 with water and poured it in the radiator. As the engine operated, the antifreeze performed its primary...
  • Blog Post: Tire Pressure 101

    Story and Photography by Jim Marotta The automotive tires that keep our vehicles rolling down the road are rated by the manufacturer to handle specific loads at a predetermined air pressure. By keeping the air pressure in the tire optimized, both tire performance and fuel economy are maximized...