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Yearly Archives: 2022

How to Summerize your Car

How to Summerize your Car

  Summer means road trip season. This means you'll want to get your car ready to go anywhere that you want to go this year. Ready to get this show on the road? Follow the tips below to summarize your car. Tip 1- Check all fluids This means oil, brake, transmission, coolant, etc. These fluids need to be checked and replaced if needed. Without these fluids, the car doesn't run properly. So it's important that it's up-to-date as it can protect your car from harmful debris, random metal fragments and dirt from getting in the system. Tip 2-Check the tire pressure Long road trips can do a lot of wear and tear on tires. So you'll want to make sure that your tires are ready for that. You should check the pressure to ensure that it has the right pressure. If you're using all-season tires, you'll especially want to check for the pressure because during the winter months, it can lose 1-2 pounds of air per month. Even if you've stored your summer tires in ... read more

How to Pinpoint Your Vehicle's Smell

How to Pinpoint Your Vehicle's Smell

Often, a car will give off an unusual smell as a call for help. Whenever you notice an unpleasant smell lingering in or around your vehicle, it means that it is dealing with some issues. Here is a list of vehicle smells and what kind of trouble they may mean for your car: If your vehicle reeks of rotten eggs, it is most likely due to an overloaded catalytic converter. This foul smell is emitted when the car cannot convert the hydrogen sulfide in the exhaust to sulfur dioxide properly.  If you are smelling a sweet maple syrup, it could mean that you have a radiator leak or a problem with the heater core. Either way, you should get immediate attention before your engine overheats. If your car smells like burnt paper, it could mean that your clutch is overworked from shifting gears too quickly. If you are smelling burnt oil, the first thing you should check is your motor oil. When the oil runs low, due to a leak, it puts your engine at risk of overheating.  If you catch a b ... read more

3 Steps to Keep Your Car Lights In Good Shape

3 Steps to Keep Your Car Lights In Good Shape

Most drivers often overlook the importance of their automobile's headlights, brake lights, taillight, etc. Not only do some of them provide proper illumination for night driving or inclement weather driving, but they also serve to communicate with other drivers. For the previous reasons, it's essential that your vehicle's exterior lighting gets the care it needs to stay reliable and last a long time. Luckily, headlight maintenance is fairly simple, and even the repairs don't take very long. Below are three essential tips to ensure your car lights are always in good, working order: 1) Test the lights First and foremost, you should carry out regular check-ups. This can be as easy as a quick walk-around. Please remember to check for signs of dimness, aim, and other imperfections. For brake lights, it may require an additional person to step on the brake pedal. If your headlights look filthy or out of order, please remember to get the proper care for them soon. 2) Clean ... read more

Signs That Indicate Your Car Needs An Oil Service

Signs That Indicate Your Car Needs An Oil Service

Changing the oil in your vehicle is usually a quick and painless process, but somehow most drivers put it off and overlook the overall importance of engine oil. Not only can good, clean motor oil keep your engine parts lubricated, but it can also improve your car's performance and extend the life of the engine.   Some drivers rely solely on mileage to determine when they take their car in for an oil service; however, you should know other factors come into play. The quality of the oil, the age, make, model of the car, and how the car is driven all affect how frequent your oil changes should be. Unfortunately, oil breaks down over time, losing its lubricating properties. Once motor oil loses its effectiveness, your vehicle will likely exhibit some warning signs: Check engine or oil light on - Either of these lights can alert you on your dashboard as a sign that your car needs an oil change.  Engine knocking or noise - Because oil plays a crucial role in protecting your ... read more

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