Avoid Costly Engine Trouble
How to Avoid Costly Engine Trouble with Routine Maintenance

Most of the time when you discover that your car needs some major repair work done, it comes as a shock. “It was running just fine,” you might say as your mechanic returns to tell you that you’re looking at some serious engine work in order to keep your vehicle running. It’s at this point […]

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Lower Vehicle Emissions
The Maintenance Work that Can Help Your Vehicle Lower Its Emissions

Many of us would like to help take care of our environment. Pollution benefits no one and clean air is something we can all agree is a good thing. Unfortunately, our vehicles tend to produce a fair amount of pollution over the course of their lifespans, though they produce far less than they did in […]

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The Importance of Changing Your Fluids
Why It’s So Important to Make Sure Essential Vehicle Fluids Are Regularly Changed

There’s a lot to remember when it comes to vehicle upkeep. That’s why your mechanic helpfully provides you with windshield stickers to remind you when to get certain things changed or checked out. It can sometimes feel like the entire upper left-hand corner of your windshield could be completely covered up in transparent stickers with […]

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Improve Your Gas Mileage
What Kinds of Repairs Improve a Vehicle’s Gas Mileage?

Many modern vehicles are built with efficiency in mind. Some are more efficient than others, obviously, but even traditional “gas guzzling” models guzzle less gas than they have in the past. There are a few reasons for this. For one, it’s often regulatory.  Additionally, it helps the environment which is certainly on the minds of […]

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Vehicle Handling
Is Your Vehicle Not Handling Like It Used to? Here Are the Possible Causes

Every vehicle owner is familiar with the feeling that something is a bit off with their vehicle’s handling. It happens to every car, sports utility vehicle, or truck eventually. One of the most common reasons why someone inquires about auto repair services is because they feel like their steering is off. Perhaps the vehicle doesn’t […]

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4-Wheel Driving
What You Need to Know About Getting Your Jeep or Toyota Ready for 4 Wheel Driving

At Independent Motors we specialize in Jeep repair and  Toyota repair services, amongst many other popular brands. We don’t just focus on repairs, though. Ongoing maintenance is an important part of owning a vehicle. Not only does it help prolong the number of years you can keep your vehicle, it also helps save you money […]

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Why It’s Important Not to Overlook Tire Conditions
Why It’s Important Not to Overlook Tire Conditions

When it comes to our vehicles, safety and handling are top concerns. The two, of course, go hand in hand. But, some people make the mistake of focusing on the various parts of a vehicle as if they are their own entities rather than how they all work together to keep things going. This really […]

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How Brakes Have Changed
Stopping Short: How Your Vehicles’ Brakes Have Changed Over Time

When it comes to the safety of both you and your family, you no doubt have to put an emphasis on your vehicle. In fact, if you had small children at the time you bought your vehicle, you probably did a bunch of research and factored safety ratings into your final purchasing decision. A major […]

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Vehicles in the Heat
Does the Heat Have You Stressed? Your Vehicle is Feeling it Too

Our automobiles are built pretty tough. Two tons of metal being propelled by a controlled explosion pretty much has to be tough by definition. That’s a pretty cool way of describing a car and an accurate one if you think about it. But, our cars and trucks are not invincible as we are all inevitably […]

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Summer Tires
What You Need to Know About Changing to Summer Tires

The changing of the seasons brings a yearly ritual that we all hopefully enjoy as it signals warmer days and nicer weather. More days are spent with the windows open. The outdoor furniture gets cleaned off in anticipation of more use. We start planning our family vacations. We change the tires on our car.   […]

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