5 Signs That Your Vehicle Needs An Antifreeze/Coolant Service

1. The temperature gauge reads hotter than normal when the engine is running 2. Antifreeze leaks and puddles beneath your vehicle (orange or green fluid) 3. A grinding noise is coming from under the hood of your car 4. Flecks or bits of rust start to show up in the antifreeze/coolant liquid 5. Steam ...
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Where is the best place for an oil change? Why are oil changes so important?

All the oil change information you need to know: Where is the best place to get an oil change? The best place to get an oil change is with an experienced automotive technician. You can save yourself some money by doing your own oil changes, of course, but that doesn’t mean you ...
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Top 5½ Best Vehicles to Own in Maine

Sorted by class (truck, SUV, crossover, economy, and sports car), here are JMB's top 5½ picks for the best vehicles to own if you live in Maine. In addition to more than a decade of experience working on and driving these vehicles, we've also taken our lovely weather, road conditions, four-seasons of ...
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Tune-Up to Avoid Breaking Down

When should I get a tune-up? Depending on your specific vehicle’s recommended service schedule, a tune-up is usually recommended between 30,000 and 100,000 miles. You should always consult your owner’s manual or a trusted automotive technician for the exact recommended mileage for your vehicle. Why are tune-ups important? Tune-ups help to ensure that ...
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Automotive Technician

What is the difference between an automotive repair technician and a mechanic?

If you’re like most people, you may not have realized that there is a difference between an automotive technician and a mechanic, and that the words are not interchangeable. In fact, there are several differences between an auto mechanic and an auto technician.   The primary difference is that an automotive mechanic ...
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Change timing belt in Winthrop, Maine

When does the timing belt in my car need to be replaced?

How long should you wait to replace the timing belt in your car, how much does a new timing belt cost, and why is timing belt service important? When to change a timing belt: Most manufacturers recommend timing belt service at 60,000 miles. If you aren’t sure when you last had your ...
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Subaru Head Gasket Repair

Top 5 Auto Maintenance Myths Debunked

Save money on automotive maintenance this year by knowing the difference between regularly scheduled service fact and fiction. Are you a driver who follows the strict service schedule that your dad imparted on you more than 30 years ago? Have you recently fallen victim to an expensive up sell from your ...
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