Understanding Vehicle Maintenance Services

3 Simple Ways To Take Care Of Your Car This Spring

Spring is a great time to not only take care of your car, but take care of your house as well. Here are three simple ways you can take care of your car this spring. #1 Clean Your Headlights Headlights are often overlooked unless the bulb itself is out. However, you should clean your headlights off at least once a year. Over time, film develops over your headlights which reduces the amount of light that comes through them. Read More 

Reasons Your Car’s AC Isn’t Blowing Chilled Air

If it seems like your car's air conditioner takes a long time to cool you off, or if the air isn't as cold as it used to be, you should take it to the shop at your earliest convenience. Otherwise, the problem may continue to escalate until your air conditioner gives out totally on a very hot day. Getting your air conditioner serviced is usually a quick procedure, especially if you go to a shop that's dedicated to working on auto AC units. Read More 

3 Reasons To Repair Or Replace A Slightly Damaged Windshield

It was a flying rock, drastic temperature shock, or accident, and it has left your car with the slightest crack across the windshield. You may look at this seemingly miniscule damage and decide that, hey, that's really something that you can live with and skip repairs or replacement. Unfortunately, choosing not to replace or repair a car windshield that has minimal damage is never a good idea. In fact, ignoring the problem could just make things worse in the long run. Read More 

Driving Cross Country In A FWD? Don’t Use A Donut If You Get A Flat Tire Or You Could Damage Your Differential & Transmission

If you are planning a cross country trip and only have a space saving spare tire (donut) for your front wheel drive (FWD) vehicle, you may want to consider getting a regular-sized spare instead . . . just in case you get a flat tire somewhere along the way. Driving on a donut can damage your differential and transmission. Here's what happens to the drivetrain when you drive on a donut and how to avoid unsafe driving conditions if you get a flat tire on your long trip. Read More 

Auto Repair: 3 Tips To Save Money

Much of your modern life depends on reliable transportation. Today's modern vehicles are designed to last 10 years or over 200,000 miles. Getting your vehicle to this milestone, however, requires some proactive preventative maintenance. Unless you're a mechanic, this means making friends with a local auto repair shop like Soundside Automotive.  When you take your vehicle to your local auto repair shop, here are 3 easy ways to save money:   Read More