It’s no question that winter weather presents many challenges for your vehicle. As the temperature continues to drop, it’s important to take the necessary precautions to stay safe during inclement weather conditions.
When your battery stops working, your car is unable to start and you won't be able to drive, listen to the radio, or use the lights. That's why it's vital for you to make sure your car’s battery is in good condition.
Let’s talk about car insurance — every car owners’ least favorite topic. We’re here to say that taking one day out of your year to look over your policy means you can relax and forget about it for the rest of the year. How awesome would that be? So let’s take a minute to learn about Car Insurance Day.
During the winter season, our team at AA Muffler & Brakes gets a lot of questions about whether or not they need winter tires. We’ve taken the time to answer some of the Winter Tire Questions we receive most often.
Happy October everyone. At AA Muffler and Brakes, our favorite part about this time of year is the quiet calm of an autumn drive. But without an exhaust muffler, those peaceful drives would be much louder (and much less enjoyable in our opinion). Thankfully, back in 1897, Milton O. and Marshall T. Reeves patented their “exhaust muffler for engines.”
Summer is winding down here in the Mitten State, and as the fall season approaches many Michigan families are sneaking in some last minute road trips. While those trips are relaxing and full of fun, don’t forget about the car that helped you along the way!
Summer is coming to a close and many families are squeezing in last minute vacations over Labor Day Weekend. One of the best weekend vacations to take in the Mitten state is a good, old fashioned road trip!
Happy Women’s Equality Day from AA Muffler & Brakes! The automotive industry has a rep for being male-dominated, so we wanted to shine some light on 10 women who have played big roles in automotive history. Check ‘em out!
Keeping windshield wiper fluid in the windshield wiper reservoir is important for reasons than simply keeping your view of the road unobstructed. The washer fluid also serves as lubrication for parts such as the washer fluid pump and hoses.
July is UV Safety Month! Car safety extends beyond seat belts, airbags, and regular maintenance, to your skin. The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which reaches us in the form of UVB and UVA rays, is associated with most skin cancer cases. Glass can only effectively block UVB rays, leaving us exposed to UVA even inside a car. To help prevent some of this exposure to UVA, car windshields have been partially treated to help filter out some of that UVA radiation.
Happy Independence Day from AA Muffler & Brakes! As you celebrate our nation’s independence with family, friends, cookouts, and fireworks, we wanted to give you some fun trivia about this national holiday to share!
July 2nd is “I Forgot Day!” At AA Muffler & Brakes, we know how easy it can be for basic car maintenance tasks to slip our minds. Especially when it’s summertime, and you have much better things to do than worry about taking your car into the shop for a routine inspection. However, it is important not to forget about these five maintenance tips because they will help you avoid costly, and often unnecessary, car repair services.
Summer has returned to Michigan, and with it returns the potholes (let’s be honest though, did they ever really go away?). Potholes occur when water seeps into pavement through cracks and softens the soil underneath. This results in a depression, or even a cave-in, of the street surface. Many potholes form in areas with excessive rainfall and flooding, or during winter and spring due to the freeze-thaw cycles. The fluctuation in weather this last winter and spring has resulted in a lot of that freezing and thawing, which accelerates the formation of potholes.
Summer is well under-way here in the Mitten State, and there is truly no better time than now for a road trip! Onlyinyourstate.com recently compiled a list of the 10 best Michigan road trips; this list contains amazing road trips for every season and we’ve picked out five which are perfectly suited for the summer months!