Prepare to be Prepared, Auto Maintenance

“I should have…”, Why didn’t I…?”, “If I had only…”. This COVID-19 pandemic has many people questioning their everyday life decisions. Taking care of regular maintenance on a vehicle has certainly been a concern. Living in uncertain times makes one think about possibilities that they may never have otherwise. That being said, one never knows

Engine Sludge Problem?

Take Action Now! Muck, slime, gunk, crud, and scum are all synonyms for sludge. There’s not one nice, positive word in the bunch. That’s because there isn’t anything nice about sludge, especially when it’s oozing all around your vehicle’s engine. It forms when the motor oil starts deteriorating and then turns into a dark, jelly-like

When To Change Your Motor Oil

You Have to Do It, But When? Changing your oil is one of the realities of owning a car. It would be best if you did it at least once per year, often more frequently than that. The conventional wisdom was every 3,000 miles. However, this is old hat. Following this advice could be causing

How To Prepare for a State Inspection

Tips from the Pros Maybe you just bought your first car, or perhaps you newly moved to a state that requires vehicle inspections. If you’ve never gone through a state inspection for your vehicle before, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed. Luckily, you can prepare beforehand to make it more likely that your car

Everything You Need to Know to Pass Inspection

NY State Vehicle Inspection Guidelines Want to Streamline Your Next Inspection? We know, we know, vehicle ownership takes a lot of time! There’s maintenance, repairs, tire changes, oil changes, state inspections, registration, and more. At Carriage Traders Auto Repair in South Glens Falls, New York, we aim to streamline your inspection process and make taking