Monthly Archives: December 2022

How to Take Better Care of Your Car Tires

How to Take Better Care of Your Car Tires

Proper and regular car maintenance is the key to a smooth-running car that will rarely, if ever, give you trouble. One of the most important parts of car maintenance is car tire care. With good care and maintenance, a new set of tires can last you longer, saving you cash. Here are a few things you can do to help keep your tires in good shape. Check Tire Pressure Take a closer look at your tires every day before you hope inside. Make sure that all tires are properly inflated. It is important to note that each unique tire has unique air pressure specifications based on the vehicle's weight, suspension, and steering design. If you're unsure about how much tire pressure your tires need, check out the car manual. Rotate Your Tires Regularly Typically, the tires at the front of the vehicle wear out faster than the rear tires. This is usually because the front tires keep rotating while you take turns while the rear tires remain stationary. Because of this effect, it is important ... read more

Does My Car Need a Tune-up?

Does My Car Need a Tune-up?

Most machines are delicate and require regular checks to ensure they function efficiently. Cars are not any different. Getting your car a tune-up frequently will save you a lot of issues in the future. When does your car need a tune-up? Newer automobiles with electrical starting and systems for fuel injection are expected to operate from 25,000 to 100,000 miles without requiring a substantial tune-up. Many old cars have non-electrical starting hence the need for a regular tune-up after around 12000 miles or at least every year. As the owner, you might need to examine which one comes first. If you engage in a lot of long-distance driving or tow big items, your starter motor may need to be tweaked more frequently. A comprehensive tune-up involves all or most oil changes depending on the condition, mechanical repairs of parts that might be worn out or broken, and a safety inspection to ensure that everything is up to code. Signs you need a tune-up In case you are wondering whether yo ... read more

How to Prepare Yourself for Winter Driving

How to Prepare Yourself for Winter Driving

When the snow and ice roll in, the roads get hazardous. As a driver, you must prepare for what lies ahead to keep you and your passengers safe and prevent any damage to your automobile. We have some tips to prepare you for the season, no matter what it brings. Leave the House Earlier If the weather is calling for snow, set your alarm clock a bit earlier for the next day. Give yourself adequate time to get where you're going so you don't find yourself traveling at unsafe speeds. Slow Down The roads become slick when there isn't any friction between your tires and the road. Because of this, your car may slip, and you may lose control of the vehicle. Remain in control, and prevent this from happening by slowing down. Get Winter or All-Season Tires Winter tires are specially designed to handle slick conditions. You may even opt for studded ones to maximize the traction you receive on the road. As far as all-season, they have similar traction to winter tires, so they can ... read more

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