Brake Noises 101: Defining What You Just Heard

At some point in your driving career, you will have heard some weird noise come from your brakes. As soon as you do, a flood of thoughts come to mind and you’re left wondering if it’s even safe to drive your car anymore. Well…it depends on what the sound was. Sometimes it’s a minor issue

The Pros and Cons of Automatic and Manual Transmissions

Understanding the differences between automatic and manual transmissions is an important step when purchasing a new vehicle. Each transmission offers their pros and cons and failing to understand what compliments your lifestyle can really hurt your driving experience and your wallet. Are you curious what each vehicle transmission brings to the table? Do you need

Getting your Car Ready for a West Chester Spring

Everything you need to know about preparing your car for this spring! Spring is here at last and we couldn’t be happier here at Lewis Automotive. There’s something about the new growth, fresh air and the shift in temperature that makes you feel relaxed and relieved. Winter is over and now it’s time to recuperate

Unseen Dangers of Winter: The Wrath of Road Salt

There’s more to be worried about than bad weather! Living somewhere cold like West Chester, we are no strangers to the sometimes extreme weather that comes along in the winter months. We are used to being cold, and ready to battle the elements. Roads get salted in preparation for ice to keep us safe while

The 5 W’s: Oil Changes

You might remember learning about the 5 W’s in grade school (who, what, when, where and why). The 5 W’s are important questions to ask when finding the solution to a problem. For this article, we will focus on the issue of an oil change. If you’ve never dealt with it before, here’s all you

What Type of Brake Pad is Best for Your Driving Style?

Your vehicle’s brakes serve a very important function, yet it’s not something most people think about. Still, you expect them to operate at peak performance when you need them most, without exception. That’s why everyone should be more aware of their brakes and the individual components that safely help bring your car to a complete

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Why Does Your Car Need An Oil Change?

One of the most important things you can do for your car is to have an oil change on a regular basis. It goes way beyond just the sticker on your window saying it’s due. There’s several key reasons why you need to have your engine oil change done as part of a regular maintenance

How To Prepare Your Car For April Showers

As the classic saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers.” When it comes to Pennsylvania’s spring weather, you need to prepare your car for the rainy days ahead. Whether it’s the casual sprinkle or the occasional downpour. Follow these important to-do’s for your car’s maintenance and for your own safety: Tires: Your tires play a

7 Ways to Winterize Your Vehicle in 2017

The New Year is here, which means plenty of food, cheer, and travel! Whether you’re traveling to grandma’s house, escaping the winter down south, or staying put at home – it’s important to make sure that your car is prepared for whatever weather it may endure. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of 10 important

Routine Car Maintenance Checks

We all know it’s important to take care of our vehicles. Sometimes our “routine checks” aren’t as routine as they need to be. We’ve put together a simple list of things to check on your vehicle. Whether you check monthly or along with your routine oil change, you will extend your car’s life by ensuring