You are driving along and noticed the tire TPMS warning light (known officially as the “Tire Pressure Monitoring System”) comes on. At first you assume you lost some pressure on the road, until you came to a stop and noticed your tire is flat. Somewhere out there you had run over a patch of nails […]

*Screeeeeccch* That’s never a sound you want to hear coming from your vehicle. There are lots of things that could go wrong with your car to compromise your safety, but failing brakes are among the most dangerous. We typically notice our brakes when we need them most: Stopping suddenly because a deer ran out in […]

What they do If you own a car, you’ve probably heard about your shocks and struts before. But what do they do? Unsurprisingly, you probably assume that shock absorbers absorb shock. Guess what? It’s a lie. Shocks (or shock absorbers) and struts actually help control the spring that absorbs the shock: They’re what keep your […]

How much time do you & your family spend in your vehicle? Have you ever thought about what your kids are breathing in during all those trips to the games of the season? Or even those quick runs to the store for milk? Unless you’re obsessed about car maintenance, you probably don’t spend much time […]

Dave and Kevin were featured in an article in the January issue of the national publication, BodyShop Business. Check it out! The two principals of Cape Auto shared their experiences regarding working with their local legislators to make sure the auto body industry is properly treated by the government and new legislation. “[Legislators] are looking […]

Have you taken a peek under your car’s hood recently to check on the state of your battery? Even if it looks OK, how do you know if it is properly charged? Did you know that a fully-charged battery can handle temperatures of -76 degrees, but a weak battery will freeze up at only 32 […]

Wiper blades are an essential part of car safety, especially during the rainy, snowy months ahead in New England. If your wipers don’t properly push water and snow out of your line of sight, it can hugely compromise your driving abilities. It’s already hard enough driving in inclement weather, so there’s no reason to do […]

No, we aren’t talking about your hairline — we’re discussing your tire tread. Did you know there’s such a thing as “bald” tires? Yep! That’s when your tire tread is 2/32nds of an inch deep. 32nds? Yes, it’s a strange measurement, but it equals about 1/3 inch, and that’s how tire treads are conventionally measured. […]