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Yearly Archives: 2022

How to Maximize Visibility Driving at Night

How to Maximize Visibility Driving at Night

Did you know that more vehicle accidents occur at night than during the day? Of course, it has to deal with minimal visibility. Not to mention, light glares, foggy conditions, or rain and snow can make it even tougher to see. It can be difficult for drivers of all ages, experienced or new.  With daylight savings ending, nearly every motorist on the road has to deal with the difficulties of low visibility as early as 4 or 5 in the afternoon. To ensure you’re safe and your vehicle road-worthy, we thought we’d share these helpful nighttime driving safety tips.  Check Your Vision This might seem silly to throw in our blog, but are your eyes healthy? You should always check your vision on an annual basis. Perhaps, a new pair of glasses or contacts can make driving easier. Furthermore, eyesight tends to worsen with age. Be Well-Rested Driving at night when you’re feeling groggy or sleepy poses major risks of an accident. Not only are you already at a di ... read more

How to Better Care for Your Car Tires

How to Better Care for Your Car Tires

Replacing tires frequently can be one of the most expensive costs that come with owning a car. Most people opt to take care of their wheels instead of replacing them, you can do that too. How can you increase your wheels' lifespan? Rotate your tires regularly It is advised that you spin your wheels every 6,000 to 8,000 miles in order to preserve consistent tread wear and maximize the longevity of your tires. Most tire shops can provide complimentary tire rotation if you purchase a set of wheels from them. Tire rotations are reasonably priced if they don't. Check the air pressure A monthly pressurization assessment is an additional crucial component of tire upkeep. Use a reliable tire pressure sensor to measure the air pressure in the tires early in the morning, before you have operated the car, to obtain the most reliable numbers. Low tire pressure shortens tire life, reduces fuel efficiency, and increases the chance of a disastrous rupture. The majority of automobiles hav ... read more

Auto Maintenance Mistakes That Can Cost You

Auto Maintenance Mistakes That Can Cost You

Owning a vehicle is a major privilege, and it comes with responsibilities too. Once you drive your car, SUV, or truck off the lot, you’re going to need to do more than drive it to  keep it maintained and running. Every vehicle has a certain set of maintenance tasks that it needs over its lifetime. It is your duty to get them done so that your investment lasts a long time.  It will also prevent costly repairs from growing.   While following your maintenance schedule is good practice, there are many mistakes that you can make too. Below are some of the horrible practices of bad vehicle owners that you should avoid doing at all costs: Ignoring dashboard warning lights, specifically the check engine light.  Once you see the infamous check engine warning light come on, it is imperative that you get a proper diagnosis from a professional mechanic. Otherwise, the problem can spread, leaving you stuck on the side of the road. Never changing car fluids and engine o ... read more

What Does the Suspension System Do?

What Does the Suspension System Do?

Automobile suspension is an important part of every vehicle, but we believe it is not talked about enough. The suspension system supports your vehicle and keeps it balanced and stable while you operate it on the open road. Read on to learn more about the vehicle’s suspension parts.    Did you know that the suspension includes your tires, springs, shocks, struts, and more? A properly maintained system keeps your vehicle’s handling and braking in check. You don’t have to worry about your car potentially tipping over or bouncing over every road bump. The suspension system can also be modified and tailored to your vehicle and its needs. That is why they look different on a standard automobile vs. commercial vehicle vs. race car vs. off-roading vehicle.   Just like any other vehicle part, there are components in the suspension system that require replacement over time. Here is how to tell when you may need your suspension inspected: The vehicle drifts a ... read more

How to Protect Your Vehicle Battery During the Summer

How to Protect Your Vehicle Battery During the Summer

Your car's engine and batteries are put under a lot of strain when the temperature rises. As a result, you can have a breakdown if your car's battery isn't in top shape. As temperatures rise year after year, keep an eye on your car's battery while it's hot outside. Here is what you can do to protect your battery specially during summer; Add water Most batteries available nowadays are sealed, so you don't need to keep an eye on the water level. However, ask the salesperson to add water if necessary if your battery is not "maintenance-free". The lifespan of an automobile battery is just three to five years, even with proper upkeep. Your battery life can be considerably less if you reside in an area of the country that sees temperature fluctuations. Reduce battery drain on vehicles With electricity-hungry gadgets like GPS systems, DVD players, MP3 players, smart phones, and onboard computers depleting the battery, we put a lot of strain on our automob ... read more

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