Counterfeit Parts Sold Online

Article from www.searchautoparts.com The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) is urging the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to stem the tide of counterfeit motor vehicle parts flooding the Internet by listing certain sites known to traffic in counterfeit goods on its annual Notorious Market “Online sales of counterfeit parts are a growing

How to Get Uninsured Motorists Off Our Streets

I just read an email where in Texas they were having lots of accidents involving uninsured motorists. They started towing the cars away from the scene to impound lots and required the owners to pay a fine of $350.00 and show proof of insurance before the cars were released. Soon the impound lots were filling

Roll With the Changes (Whether We Like It Or Not) Or Get Left Behind

Computer reprogramming, something that we’re seeing more and more frequently, is when newer vehicles are needing software updates like your PC or I-device. These software updates are supposed to fix issues that pop up after the new vehicles get into the hands of the public and are put through lots of different problem causing scenarios

Free Tire Rotation?

A friend of mine has been asking me for years why we don’t offer free tire rotations with the purchase of a set of tires. My response has been this: when you see free anything it only means you WILL pay somehow. The lure of a free tire rotation usually means you WILL be told

We’re Always Learning!

In the automotive business, we see so many interesting things. That’s what makes this business fun and also a constant learning exercise. One thing that makes some of us laugh is when we see people modify or remove a really good, well designed, dependable, long lasting original equipment system and replace it with an aftermarket

Electronic Power Steering

Newer vehicles are coming equipped with electronic power steering instead of the hydraulic power steering systems used since the beginning of power steering. Electronic power steering has many advantages.   The electronic systems eliminate the need for an engine driven power steering pump and the hydraulic hoses required to carry the power steering fluid to

Should Spare Tires be Eliminated?

Many of today’s cars are sold without a spare tire which causes some people to worry about what they would do if they were to have a flat. Let me see if I can convince you that you may rather go without that spare tire and hopefully “spare” you some anxiety. (Pun intended). In the