Yearly Archives: 2022

How to Summerize your Car

How to Summerize your Car

It's no secret that cars require regular maintenance to keep them running properly. But did you know that your car also needs special care during the summer months? That's right, just like you need to protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays, your car needs a little extra TLC during the warmer months to prevent damage from the heat. So, what do you need to do to summerize your car? Here are a few tips: 1. Check Your Tire Pressure One of the most important things you can do to summerize your car is to check the tire pressure. The hot weather can cause the air in your tires to expand, which can lead to decreased fuel efficiency and even a blowout. So, be sure to check your tire pressure regularly and inflate them to the proper level. 2. Change Your Oil Another important summer car care tip is to change your oil. The hot weather can cause your oil to break down faster, so it's important to keep fresh oil in your engine. Most mechanics recommend changing your oil ... read more

Types of Unusual Vehicle Smells

Types of Unusual Vehicle Smells

Sometimes it can be hard to tell when something's wrong with your car, especially if it's not making any funny noises or acting strange. However, one thing that can indicate something's wrong with your car if you're paying attention is any unusual smells coming from your car. Sometimes these smells may come in through the vents or if you have your window open, indicating you may need to get your car looked at. Different Smells There are a variety of different smells that can indicate a problem with your vehicle. Some of these can even smell like foods you eat or have been around recently, which is why it's important to pay attention. For example, your car could smell like rotten eggs or maple syrup, and if you had McDonald's breakfast earlier that day, you may confuse it with old food instead of issues with your vehicle. A couple of other smells that can indicate an issue with your vehicle are smells of burnt paper or burnt carpet, and one that may not be so ... read more

How Do I Know Which Fuel Is Best For My Car?

How Do I Know Which Fuel Is Best For My Car?

With so many fuel options nowadays, inexperienced drivers or drivers with a new car can get lost. How do you know which fuel to use for your vehicle? Should you go with the cheapest option? Or the most expensive (cause it's probably the best, right?)? Read on to find the answers to these questions.   All combustion engines need some sort of fuel to be injected into their motor to move their vehicle. The combustion engine relies on air, fuel, and ignition model to operate. If one of these elements is incorrect or unbalanced, it can throw off the entire operation and prevent you from driving at all. Each vehicle's make and model has a fuel recommended fuel type (and octane level) suitable with the engine specification. The automaker usually sets the recommendations, and they can be found in the owner's manual and on a sticker near the fill-up spot.   There are so many different types of fuel for today's vehicles. Using the wrong kind of gasoline can lead to ... read more

How Do I Know If My Brakes Need Service?

How Do I Know If My Brakes Need Service?

There are several places you can look to determine if you need your brakes serviced. Some telltale physical signs regarding your brakes and rotors include grinding, squeaking, or screeching down the road. These are all very obvious to detect.   Another sign that you need brake service includes mushy or spongy feeling brakes. If you experience this unusual feeling, it usually means you are low on brake fluid.    Brake fluid is extremely important to the overall performance of your brakes. The braking system is a complex hydraulic system, which is why it is heavily reliant on brake fluid (aka DOT fluid). It is very important that you put the right kind of brake fluid in your car.   How Does Brake Fluid Work? Brake fluid helps braking systems by transferring force into pressure. Not only should you have enough brake fluid in your car, but the fluid condition should be clean. Without the clean and enough brake fluid, your brakes risk all-out failure.   The ... read more

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