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Yearly Archives: 2020

Is It Time for A Wheel Alignment?

Is It Time for A Wheel Alignment?

A wheel alignment is also referred to as a tire alignment. Before you purchase your vehicle, the manufacturers ensure the wheels are angled optimally. Most roads have imperfections, and as you drive, they naturally affect your wheel alignment. Potholes and speed bumps can shift preset angles and throw the alignment off. An alignment service re-optimizes the angles of your wheels so that they complement each other and the road. Misaligned wheels don’t just affect the way your vehicle drives; it also can increase tire wear, decrease gas mileage, and damage the suspension. Below are a few ways to determine whether it’s time for a wheel alignment.  Your car is pulling to one side. An easy way to identify an alignment issue is your car pulling to one particular. If you’re driving on a smooth flat road, your vehicle shouldn’t veer off to the right or left if you remove your hands. Slight pulling is normal, but extreme pulling indicate ... read more

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Signs Its Time to Change the Cabin Filter

Signs Its Time to Change the Cabin Filter

The cabin filter is a cotton material that is attached to the air-conditioning system. It collects contaminants and prevents them from entering inside the cabin. It ensures you don’t end up breathing in any harmful pollutants. A clogged cabin filter won’t just impact the air conditioning system; it can also affect the engine performance. To prevent an impact on performance, the cabin filter should be changed every 15,000 to 30,000 miles. Below are a few common signs that the cabin filter needs to be replaced.  Decrease Air Flow A clogged cabin filter will limit the amount of air that flows through the vents into the cabin. If you find yourself needing to turn the air conditioner up to the highest setting to feel the airflow, check the cabin filter. Clogged cabin air filters can strain the fans, causing them to overheat and impact performance.  Increase Air Pollutants  Airborne pollutants can enter your car cabin and if the filter is clogged. Dust, pollen ... read more

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Fall Maintenance Tips to Last You Through Winter

Fall Maintenance Tips to Last You Through Winter

Extending the life of your car doesn't have to be difficult when you practice regular vehicle maintenance. Cars are expensive, but if they are well taken care of are well worth the financial investment. A little car care also saves you money by limiting the number of unnecessary repairs due to time and neglect. October is Car Care Month, making fall the perfect opportunity to show your vehicle some extra love. Below are five essential vehicle items to check to give your vehicle an extra boost in performance this fall.  Stay Current with Your Vehicle Fluid Maintenance Your vehicle's owner manual has detailed fluid recommendations from the manufacturer on the best practices to follow to ensure your vehicle lasts a lifetime. Some essential vehicle fluids to have inspected are the brake fluid, engine oil, transmission fluid, and coolant. Don't just check that these fluids are full, but also that they're clean and sludge-free. Regularly inspecting the fluids ... read more

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Best Items to Pack in An Emergency Kit

 Best Items to Pack in An Emergency Kit

As new vehicle models evolve, they’re generally becoming more reliable. However, no matter how advanced cars become, no number of upgrades can prevent accidents or break downs from occurring. Accidents, mechanical issues, and flat tires happen when you least expect it. This is one reason why keeping an emergency kit in your trunk is a smart move, especially if you have a road trip planned. Below are a few items that would be a great addition to an emergency kit:    A First Aid Kit  First aid kits are useful if you or anyone around you sustains any minor injuries. First aid kits have pain relievers, scissors, antiseptics, Band-Aids, and more. These items are a great way to stay prepared in case of any emergencies.     ... read more

Signs to Look Out for During a Test Drive

Signs to Look Out for During a Test Drive

Traveling by plane may carry too many risks, so you're in the market for a new vehicle. Whether it's a car to get you from point A to point B or a commuter vehicle, this is a substantial financial decision. You don't want to take it lightly. If you're opting to purchase from an independent seller, you may want to set extra cash aside for a pre-purchase inspection to aid in your decision-making process. However, if you're going to a reputable dealership, they should provide you with an extensive history report for most certified pre-owned vehicles.   Despite those aspects, the test drive is one of the most critical parts of deciding on a car. Paying particular attention during the test drive can prevent you from purchasing a lemon, saving you thousands of dollars in the long run. What signs should you watch out for during a test drive?   If you're test-driving a vehicle with around 30k miles:  Test how the car handles. ... read more

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