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Yearly Archives: 2021

How to Prepare Yourself for Winter Driving

How to Prepare Yourself for Winter Driving

During winter, roads can be hazardous. Driving during a snowstorm can be a significant setback, making it vital to prepare before winter. Service your Car, drive cautiously, and carry a winter car emergency kit to ensure your car is ready for any winter storm or winter driving. Winter Driving Preparedness1. Drive a Little Slower than Normal Account for extra time while driving during the winter period. The slower the car moves, the easier it will be for you to control the skidding on ice. Follow the set speed rules. If you are uncertain of the road condition, please use a speed of around ten mph. 2. Allow for Additional Travel Time Create additional time for the journey no matter how familiar you are with the road. Remember, it's wintertime, and you need to be cautious. Consider adding extra hours to your average travel time. Focus more on safety rather than fast arrival. Proper time management will help you beat the crazy w ... read more

Airbags Need Repairs?

Airbags Need Repairs?

When it comes to the modern-day vehicle, airbags are not the first vehicle item you'd think that needs repairs. But it makes sense, considering how sensitive the airbag system has grown to be. Airbags are designed to detect impacts and made to quickly and automatically inflate to provide vehicle passengers a safe cushion.    Just like any other car part, airbags can be faulty. The more significant concern is not if it goes off by accident, but whether they would deploy when needed. The airbag has many sensors to calculate its response, and the sensors are where most airbags need repairs.  Airbag Warning Light and Sensors If the sensors pick up an error, you may see an airbag warning light lit up on your dashboard. The light could be lit for many different reasons, including deactivation, water damage, need to reset, you forgetting to put on your seat belt. Most passenger side or rear airbags also have weight sensors that turn off if no one is sitting in the seat ... read more

How to Keep Calm amid Traffic

How to Keep Calm amid Traffic

There's no doubt that Baltimore, MD, has reputedly horrible traffic sometimes. And you can expect more of it with the holidays coming around soon. It's natural to hate being in traffic, as you are essentially stuck with nowhere to go. We've gathered a few tips and tricks for you to cool your mind during rush hour.  Engage your brain Keeping your mind focused on enjoyable educational content can make the time go by faster and ease your misery. We recommend content such as podcasts, audiobooks, or even tuning into talk radio; all of these are great ways to stick it through. Re-route Many apps nowadays can help drivers dodge high-traffic areas by offering alternative routes in real-time. Some of these apps include Apple Maps, Google Maps, and Waze. Open the windows How about some fresh air to calm your nerves? When your body is tense and wound up from stress, it's important to practice deep breathing. Fresh air can help release tension by adding more oxygen to y ... read more

How Do I Know If I Need a Wheel Alignment?

How Do I Know If I Need a Wheel Alignment?

Proper vehicle maintenance doesn’t just involve oil changes and car washes. Your wheels play an integral role in vehicle performance and need love and care too. One of the many tire services you will need for your car is wheel alignment. Your tires can get misaligned naturally over time. But most of the time, it comes from careless mishaps like running into a deep pothole or hitting a curb. Below are the typical signs it’s time to go in for a wheel alignment service:   Sign #1 - Abnormal Tread If your tire tread has become significantly worn down since the last time you’ve looked at it, it may be more than a sign to replace your tires. Irregular tread wear usually means your wheel alignment is off. Please note the wear: is it cupped, on the outer edges, or center?  Sign #2 - Tires Squeal Driving isn’t always a silent experience, but you shouldn’t notice squealing sounds under normal circumstances. If your wheels are misaligned, the tires wil ... read more

What Do The Dashboard Warning Lights In My Car Mean?

What Do The Dashboard Warning Lights In My Car Mean?

Your dashboard is the center of information for learning about the condition of your car's complex internal systems. The dashboard lights can remind you when it's time for maintenance, and they can also signal trouble. There are five warning symbols on your dashboard that you should never neglect:   Electrical System Fault Light The electrical fault light depicts a car battery and is one of the most critical warning lights on your dashboard. When it illuminates, it signifies a problem somewhere in the electrical system of your vehicle. While neglecting it may not cause significant damage right away, you may not be able to start your car next time around.   Tire Pressure Light The TPMS light on your dashboard is another one you should be able to read. Most of the time, it resembles a tire. Driving with underinflated or overinflated tires is very dangerous as it impacts the handling of your vehicle. Your tire pressure should always meet the requirements liste ... read more

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