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Do Inspections Really Matter?

Pennsylvania is one state of many that requires a vehicle safety inspection every year. The certified auto shop is looking to make sure your vehicle passes certain safety standards, like the condition of your tires, that all belts and hoses are in good working condition, that your brakes have held up and even down to whether your windshield wipers work properly. So just how effective have the safety inspections been? Well an independent study has compared accidents in PA against states that do not require an inspection. Here are the results:
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Do I Qualify for An Emissions Waiver?

Every year certain counties in PA require an emissions test, to test for air quality in the vehicle. All Philadelphia counties require this test, as it's based on populations of counties with over 200,000 residents. But did you know that there are some exemptions to needing your emissions tested? If you read this blog and wonder if you're exempt, contact a specialist at Auto Express and find out!

 
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What is ASE Certification and Why Does it Matter?

What is ASE?
ASE, is short for the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. Since 1972 this independent, non-profit organization has worked to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service by testing and certifying automotive professionals.

 

 

 

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Headlight Restoration and Nighttime Driving Safety

Does headlight restoration improve visibility with nighttime driving? The short answer is yes! If there is fading on the headlights then there is going to be light from the headlight that becomes hazy, leaving off a dull glow. And this is important because over 58% of teenage accidents occur after 9pm, but the danger isn't with teen drivers alone. In fact, over 40% of fatal accidents occur at night. And drivers over the age of 50 need TWICE as much light as the average 30 year old driver. So keeping headlights as bright as possible is a very important…
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Benefits of Spray on Bed Liners

Pick up trucks are meant to work hard. They are constantly loaded with heavy and dirty hauls. And all that heavy lifting can scrape and wear out the bed liner. Not to mention they are exposed to all kinds of weather year round, the sun fading them, the cold cracking them. Professional spray bed liners are the best option to protect your truck from all the wear and tear.
 
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Synthetic or Conventional Oil Change?

We've seen the signs for oil changes: Synthetic and Conventional. One is priced at about half the cost of the other, so am I getting double the value if I buy the synthetic, and what happens if I opt for the conventional if my car says to use synthetic?

 

 

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