Blog

Would You Classify Yourself as a Severe Driver? The Answer May Surprise You

Posted by Swedish Motors on Feb 22, 2016 6:39:56 AM

When you hear the term “severe driver,” what images come to mind? You may envision a driver speeding down the highway, recklessly veering in and out of traffic. However, that’s not how the Care Care Council defines it. According to this well-respected nonprofit industry group, severe driving refers to the conditions you drive in, not your driving style. In other words, even if you are a careful, safe driver who abides by all traffic rules, odds are good that you fit into the severe driver category.


Read More

How to Drive Safely in Icy Conditions, Especially Over Bridges and Overpasses

Posted by Swedish Motors on Jan 26, 2016 12:06:55 PM

It’s wintertime. In these parts, that means it’s time to prepare for treacherous icy driving conditions. Here in Pennsylvania, it’s not uncommon for Mother Nature to deposit thick snowfalls and precipitation that turns our roadways into sheets of ice. Most people familiar with Pennsylvania winter driving know that it’s best to stay off the roads when the biggest storms blow through. Unfortunately, many people fail to realize that even small amounts of ice can lead to accidents. When the temperatures dip below freezing, it’s smart to proceed with caution and assume that you can encounter an icy patch at any time.


Read More

Should PA Require Annual Vehicle Safety Inspections for Cars

Posted by Swedish Motors on Jan 26, 2016 11:44:00 AM

 

At present, 25 of Pennsylvania’s counties require state inspections for cars; however, there has been talk of discontinuing annual inspections due to a variety of factors. This brings up the question, does PA vehicle inspections need to be done annually? One of the proposed options is to eliminate inspections during the first two years of car ownership. Others feel the inspections aren’t necessary at all. It’s important to understand why state inspections are important for safety.


Read More

Worried About a TPMS Warning Light? Cold Weather May be Causing a False Alarm

Posted by Swedish Motors on Jan 3, 2016 2:30:00 PM

As winter temperatures creep in, drivers may notice rising activity from their TPMS warning light. This is a common but baffling occurrence that is potentially sending many vehicle owners looking for repair options without need. During the winter season, the TPMS mechanism is inclined to be inaccurate—and the reason for this is the cold weather. For safer driving, every vehicle owner should remain well informed of the relationship between tire pressure and warning lights.


Read More

Do I Need Snow Tires or Can I Use My All Season Tires During the Pennsylvania Winter

Posted by Swedish Motors on Dec 20, 2015 2:30:00 PM

The idea of spending a lot of money on a second set of tires, especially when your current tires are still in great shape, can be daunting. You may wonder, “Do I need snow tires or can I use all season tires year round?” The first step in the process is to answer the question of how snow tires are different from all season tires. This information can help you make the best decision regarding whether you should invest in snow tires.

Read More

Your Incredible and Efficient Mini Should be Serviced by an Accredited Auto Repair Shop

Posted by Swedish Motors on Nov 16, 2015 1:20:51 PM

If you drive a Mini Cooper, you drive one of the most distinctive, eco-friendly and comfortable import vehicles on the road. However, not all technicians are familiar with these vehicles or qualified to work on them. Likewise, not all repair shops possess the parts and equipment needed to service Minis.

Read More

Maintaining Your Car Today Will Prevent Problems When The Temperature Drops

Posted by Swedish Motors on Nov 11, 2015 9:31:00 AM

Fall often means beautiful weather that's not too hot and not too cold. You may not associate this season marked by pleasant temperatures as a critical time to pay attention to your car’s preventive maintenance, but you should.  Maintaining your car today will prevent problems when the temperature drops . It’s best to get your vehicle ready now, before winter's chill settles in. Address the items on the following checklist before the weather turns.

Read More

Using the Wrong Motor Oil Could Damage Your European Car Engine

Posted by Swedish Motors on Jul 29, 2015 3:00:00 PM

Did you know using the wrong motor oil could actually cause damage to your car’s engine, especially if you drive a European model? Understanding why an inexpensive motor oil could damage your European car is essential to help you make the best choices for your vehicle maintenance. Even though American oil is perfectly suited to American models, it can cause damage to European engines due to the differences in their construction and operations.


Read More

Visit a Saab Independent Repair Shop for Personalized Service and Lower Costs

Posted by Swedish Motors on Jul 21, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Taking your vehicle to the dealership may seem like the only smart choice, but did you know there are benefits of taking your Saab to an independent auto repair shop instead? The dealership may make you feel like they are the only ones who can provide the quality of service your car needs, but this often isn’t the case. A Saab service center can provide you with personalized service at a much lower cost with factory-trained technicians who have the experience necessary to handle every problem.


Read More

5 Volkswagen Repair Shop Myths Debunked

Posted by Swedish Motors on Jul 5, 2015 3:30:00 PM

There are many myths that surround VW auto repair and maintenance. In most cases, car owners are led to believe they need to take their car to the dealership for maintenance and repair. However, many times this isn’t the case. If you’ve been searching for a “ VW mechanic near me ,” the closest independent repair shop is likely to be a good  dealership alternative for Volkswagen service . Read on to learn the truth about the five biggest Volkswagen repair shop myths.

Read More
Swedish Motors - Ask An Expert

Ask Our Expert Certified Technicians