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Vehicle recalls during May 2017

One of the vehicle recalls that occurred during May 2017 came from Gulf States Toyota, Inc. (Gulf States) whose recall affected the following vehicles; 4Runner , 86, Avalon, Camry, Camry Hybrid, Corolla, Corolla iM, Highlander, Highlander Hybrid, Prius, Prius C, RAV4, RAV4 Hybrid, Sienna & Yaris. The reason for the recall was an… Read More

Vehicle recalls during April 2017

During the month of April 2017, Mercedes-Benz USA LLC. recalled 2013-2014 C250, C300 4MATIC, GLK250 4MATIC BLUETEC and GLK350 vehicles, 2013 C250 Coupe, C350, C350 4MATIC Coupe, C350 Coupe and C63 AMG Coupe vehicles, and 2013-2015 GLK350 4MATIC vehicles. The reason behind the recall was a potentially insufficiently tightened steering coupling connecting bolt… Read More

Don’t Ignore Dashboard Warning Lights

According to the research firm IHS Automotive, buyers are holding onto their new vehicles for 6.5 years on average. That compares to 2006, when new vehicles were held for an average 4.3 years. One reason owners can hold onto their vehicles for more time is because vehicle warning systems have… Read More

An FAQ on Vehicle Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and vehicle manufacturers are making concerted efforts to raise awareness about vehicle recalls. Even so, more than one out of four vehicle owners do not respond when a recall is issued. In this article, we seek demystify the recall process and hopefully raise… Read More

Vehicle recalls during March 2017

One of the vehicle recalls during March 2017 came from Porsche Cars North America, Inc. who recalled 2017 911 Carrera Cabriolet, 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet, 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet, 911 Carrera S Cabriolet, 911 Targa S, 911 Targa 4S, 911 Turbo Cabriolet, 718 Boxter and 718 Boxter S vehicles. The reason… Read More

How Driving Habits Affect Your Vehicle Maintenance Needs

No two drivers are the same, and different driving habits can have major impacts on a vehicle’s engine, brakes, and fuel efficiency. As a result, driving habits should be taken in to account when you’re trying to determine when to service your car, motorcycle or truck. In this article, we’ll… Read More

Vehicle Recalls During February 2017

During the month of February 2017, the following recalled occurred from Volvo Car USA LLC: Vehicle type; 2017 XC90, S90, and V90 Cross Country vehicles. In  the affected vehicles, the bolts that secure the air bags in place could possibly break, which would make the air bag faulty in the event… Read More

The Importance of Oil Viscosity

When vehicle owners come to us for a Signature Service® oil change, they often ask about the number and letter combination on motor oil labels. It’s a logical question; the right oil is necessary for your vehicle’s health, so it’s important to know the exact type of oil your vehicle… Read More

The Strong Ties Between Maintenance and Vehicle Reliability

In a recent survey by J.D. Power, car buyers cited “expected reliability” as the number one reason they chose to buy their vehicles. Going beyond the initial purchase, however, vehicle reliability stays at the forefront of drivers’ minds. After all, an unreliable vehicle of any age is a major cost and safety risk… Read More

Vehicle Recalls during January 2017

One of the recalls that occurred in January, were 2016-2017 year models of S 1000 RR motorcycles (manufactured June 8, 2016 – November 16, 2016, and 2017 S 1000 R motorcycles manufactured on October 12, 2016) from BMW North America, LLC (BMW). The reason for the recall was that  one… Read More