Monthly Archives: July 2022

What are the biggest driving distractions?

What are the biggest driving distractions?

Millions of people are killed or injured in car accidents each year. And while the factors leading up to the accident may vary, it's impossible for a driver to be fully attentive when their windshield is being bombarded with various distractions. The six most common driving distractions include: 1. Cell phone use Whether texting, calling, or accessing social media, drivers become far more attuned to their phones than they are to the road. Avoid using your phone when driving! 2. Eating and drinking While this may seem like a good way to take your mind off things, eating and drinking while driving is dangerous. Although no law in the US prohibits eating or drinking nonalcoholic beverages while driving, it puts you and other road users at risk. Eating or drinking while driving takes the attention away from other tasks such as checking the mirrors, signals, or road conditions. In addition to this, eating or drinking while driving can cause potential injuries or death if an accide ... read more

Have You Checked Your Belts and Hoses Lately?

Have You Checked Your Belts and Hoses Lately?

This blog post will discuss the importance of regularly checking your car's belts and hoses. We'll review what these parts are, what they do, and how often you should check them. What are Belts and Hoses? Your car has a lot of different systems that work together to keep it running smoothly. The belts and hoses are two of the essential parts of these systems. The belts in your car work to keep the engine running smoothly by transferring power from the crankshaft to the various pulleys that drive the engine's components. The timing belt is the most common, which synchronizes the engine's valves with the pistons. The hoses in your car carry fluids between the different components of the engine and the radiator. These fluids include coolant, which helps keep the engine from overheating, and oil and brake fluid. Why You Should Check Your Belts and Hoses It's essential to check your belts and hoses for two reasons regularly ... read more

What is a Head Gasket Leak?

What is a Head Gasket Leak?

The head gasket in an automobile engine is a panel with rings that sits between the cylinder head and engine block. As a barrier to stop engine fluids from seeping into the cylinders, the head gasket is installed. The head gasket closes off conduits to the oil and water in addition to acting as a barrier to the cylinder. The head gasket degrades with time as the effects of temperature variations become more pronounced. Blown Head Gasket Causes Your engine could overheat and rupture a head gasket if this heat rises over normal. The additional heat causes the cylinder head and engine block to expand excessively, which leads to a head gasket failure. Another reason for head gasket failure is detonation, which harms the armors or fire rings and lets cylinder pressure seep past the armors. Signs of a blown head gasket are like: Telltale Leaks A leak is one warning sign that, when it comes to auto repair, you can always rely on it to be significant. Sinc ... read more

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