Category: Vehicle Maintenance

engine-oil

Engine oil lubricates your engine and reduces friction to keep temperatures low. If your oil is low, dirty, or has been in your engine too long, it can lose its effectiveness. If you drive with very low oil levels, it could also result in potentially costly engine problems. Fortunately, checking your engine oil is one of the simplest things you can do to ensure your vehicle is properly maintained....Read More

car battery

If you find that your car isn’t starting well, or that your battery isn’t holding a charge, it might not be a bad battery or charging system. Before jumping to any conclusions, take a look at your battery terminals. Do they look dirty, or covered in a white powdery substance? That could be the culprit right there....Read More

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Well, firstly DO NOT open the radiator cap. If your car has overheated, the last thing you want is for hot gases to escape and scald you, potentially resulting in permanent injury or death. If you manage to notice that your car engine is overheating before it becomes too severe, then there are a number of preliminary measures to preventing a total overheating condition....Read More

Rotate Tires

Tire rotation is about as basic as car maintenance gets, but that doesn’t make it any less important. By rotating your tires, you can extend the life of your tires by promoting even tire wear and also get better gas mileage. The simplest way to determine how often to rotate your tires, is to simply do it every time you change from your summer tires to your winter tires, or every time your change your oil....Read More

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There’s nothing more annoying than the sound of brakes squealing or squeaking when you come up to a stop sign in the summer. If it’s not your brakes, then it’s probably a vehicle beside you. But why are your brakes making noise, and is it actually a problem that you need to fix? There are a variety of reasons that your brakes could be making noise....Read More

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Car corrosion is like cancer. Once it starts spreading, it can be very hard to stop-and in some cases amputation (replacing metal or body components) is the only option. That’s why preventing rust from occurring in the first place is your best option. Fortunately, there are a number of solutions for rust proofing your car, and even if you purchase a used vehicle there are still steps you can take to keep rust from starting....Read More

Covered car

Not everyone drives their vehicle all year long. Whether you have a sports car you want to keep safely stowed during the winter months, or if you are headed on a long vacation, follow our tips on how to prepare your car for storage and you won’t be left with any unpleasant surprises when you go to turn the key again in a few weeks or months....Read More

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There are a number of ways to tell whether you need new tires, and you shouldn’t wait until your tires are obviously worn before replacing them. Relying on visual inspection alone isn’t enough to know when it’s time to replace your tires, or whether you need an alignment. To tell if your tire tread is within specs, you will need to measure it....Read More