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The History of “Right To Repair” in Massachusetts

We are about a month away from our 2020 election. And many voters will be voting by mail-in ballot due to the coronavirus pandemic. The first question on the Massachusetts ballot is about the “Right to Repair” law. You may have seen some ads on the internet about “vote no” or “vote yes” on question…

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FAQ: How To Fix A Slipping Transmission

As Greater Boston’s leading transmission shop, we hear questions every day about transmissions. The most common questions usually revolve around the concept of a slipping transmission. A slipping transmission is a general term for what happens when a car switches gears due to issues with the transmission and clutch. If you notice an issue with…

Signs That Your Differential Has Gone Bad

Your differential is a key component of your vehicle. A differential works by distributing different power to your left and right wheels so that wheels can spin faster or slower during a turn. Through the driveshaft, the differential is connected to the transmission to transfer power from the engine to the wheels. If your differential…

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When To Get Your Clutch Repaired/Replaced

Driving with a manual transmission is becoming rarer, but driving a manual is an important skill. Common in many older models of trucks and cars, the clutch is responsible for regulating the distribution of engine power sent to the transmission and in turn the wheels. Although it can be difficult to get the hang of it…

What Causes An Oil Leak

Have you noticed an oil leak under your truck or car? It might be a problem under the hood. Oil leaks can be very dangerous for your vehicle. If you lose oil quickly, your engine will no longer be properly lubricated which can lead to extensive damage to engine components. That is why if you…

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Fuel Efficiency Tips for 2020

It is 2020, and environmental concerns have become more and more commonplace. Whether it is for the environment or for your wallet, or for both, fuel efficiency is extremely important. We aren’t recommending that you get a bike, or that you trade-in your car for a hybrid. Before you go out and buy an electric…

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When Do You Need To Replace Your Timing Belt & Timing Chains

One of the most overlooked car maintenance jobs is replacing timing belts and timing chains. If you are not a mechanic, you may not know much about your timing belt. Timing belts are rubber belts that control the rotation of the camshaft and the crankshaft as well as the valves that allow air and gas…

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How To Prepare & Maintain your Suspension This Winter

It is December in Boston which means a few things: the city is filled with holiday parties and lights while the roads are covered in road salt and ice. Car maintenance in the winter is vital for drivers in New England. Whether you drive a truck, car, or bus you need to be aware of…

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When Should You Change Your Transmission Fluid?

Transmission fluid is essential to keeping your transmission running smoothly. However, knowing how often you need to change your transmission fluid can be confusing because while the manufacturer might say one thing, the dealership may say another, and a mechanic will say something else! In reality, it isn’t that difficult to know when to change your…

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Why You Should Have Your Car Checked This Fall

As a New England car shop, we love the fall. Fall is a time for apple picking, pumpkin carving, trick or treating with your kids, and of course driving through New England and seeing the beautiful changing leaves. However, those leaves that look beautiful on the trees can cause a real problem for drivers. With…

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