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Why Do Brakes Wear Out So Quickly In Massachusetts?

Mechanics Direct is chosen time and again by drivers throughout Lowell. Our clients trust our auto mechanics to take excellent care of their vehicle, from bumper to bumper. Because we are well-versed in the field of auto repair, we keep an eye out for issues known to cause your vehicle trouble. For ... read more

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Top 5 Signs Showing Your Exhaust System Needs to be Replaced

Top 5 Signs Showing Your Exhaust System Needs to be Replaced

Your vehicle’s exhaust system is composed mainly of metal which is subject to deterioration caused by moisture, salted roads, plus normal wear and tear. The highly-skilled auto mechanics at Mechanics Direct in Lowell, MA, advise that harsh New England weather often speeds up the deterioration ... read more

What is your Check Engine Light or Warning Light Trying to Tell You?

When your Check Engine Light or Warning Light comes on, it could mean anything from Factory-Recommended Service, faulty Engine Performance, Suspension issues or even Brake or Traction Control issues. Thankfully the highly-skilled, ASE-Certified auto mechanics at Mechanics Direct in Lowell, MA, are h ... read more

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Top 5 Signs Your Suspension Needs Attention

Your vehicle’s suspension controls its up and down movement when you drive on bumpy roads and potholes to ensure a smooth, safe ride. Failing suspension systems can affect your ability to stop when you slam on your brakes and your vehicle’s overall stability control on the road. So, how ... read more

When Is the Best Time to Get an Oil Change?

When Is the Best Time to Get an Oil Change?

Knowing when to bring in your vehicle for an oil change can be tricky as it depends upon several factors including your vehicle’s year, make and model, the weight of motor oil, and driving conditions. Other factors affecting your oil include your maintenance schedule, stop and go driving, and ... read more

Signs You have a Battery or Charging System Issue

Signs You have a Battery or Charging System Issue

Did you know that as the weather gets colder there is an extra strain placed upon your battery! Even though you may be able to start your car fine today, Will Your car Start in the Dead of Winter? Usually any battery problems are first experienced in the morning, after the vehicle has been sitt ... read more

Green Driving Tips - Good for You & Mother Earth

Green Driving Tips - Good for You & Mother Earth

Did you know that driving with your tires at the proper inflation level can improve your fuel efficiency by up to 3%?  That’s a savings of $30 to $70 depending on how much you drive.  Properly inflated tires can reduce greenhouse gasses by 1.42% to 0.69%.  Whereas unde ... read more

Video – Drivers Beware - Water Threat More Common Than You Think!

Video – Drivers Beware - Water Threat More Common Than You Think!

In light of the sudden warmth in Northern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire our thoughts turn quickly to spending more time outdoors and getting out and about. Did you know that with this sudden warmth there may be danger from quickly melting snowpack? Quick melting snow can cause ice jams c ... read more

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10 Steps to get Your Car ready for Fall & Winter!

10 Steps to get Your Car ready for Fall & Winter!

NOVEMBER FALL CAR CARE ***10 Steps to get Your Car Ready for Fall & Winter!*** The Car Care Council reminds motorists that having their vehicles checked Before the Temperature Drops is a sensible way to avoid being stranded out in the cold.Don’t get stuck with the un ... read more

NEW HEADLIGHT LAW HITS DRIVERS IN MASSACHUSETTS

NEW HEADLIGHT LAW HITS DRIVERS IN MASSACHUSETTS

I BET YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW WHEN TO PUT YOUR HEADLIGHTS ON! Well, chances are you could be wrong! ON APRIL 7, 2015 THE MASSACHUSETTS LEGISLATURE PASSED A NEW LAW TO MAKE THE ROADS SAFER FOR EVERYONE! Previously, whether a car was stationary or in motion while on a public way the driver must turn o ... read more

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