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Common Mistakes Drivers Make (& Aren't Even Aware Of)

Common Mistakes Drivers Make (& Aren't Even Aware Of)

As motorists, you want to make sure you're doing everything right to keep your vehicle in top shape. We understand that no driver is perfect. However, some common mistakes are being made everyday unknowingly. Here are some common mistakes drivers make that they probably aren't even aware of: Riding the Brakes One of the most common mistakes drivers make is riding the brakes. This is especially true when driving down hills. When you constantly apply the brakes, it can cause overheating, and the brake pads can wear out faster than they should. Ignoring Warning Lights Your vehicle has warning lights for a reason. If a warning light comes on, it's best not to ignore it. Ignoring warning lights can lead to more significant and costly problems down the road. Not Checking Tire Pressure Maintaining the proper tire pressure is essential for your vehicle's overall performance and fuel efficiency. Underinflated tires can lead to premature wear and tear on yo ... read more

What Can Computer Diagnostics Do?

What Can Computer Diagnostics Do?

Gone are the days when auto mechanics had to rely solely on their experience and intuition to diagnose car problems. Today, modern vehicles come equipped with computer systems that monitor and control various aspects of their operation. These systems produce a wealth of information that can be accessed through computer diagnostics. Here is a guide on what computer diagnostics can do for your vehicle. What is Computer Diagnostics? Computer diagnostics are a set of tools and software that enable auto mechanics to communicate with a vehicle's onboard computer system. These tools can read and interpret diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) generated by the computer system, which help identify the root cause of a problem. What Can Computer Diagnostics Do? Identify Problems: The primary function of computer diagnostics is to identify problems with your vehicle. The diagnostic tool can read DTCs and provide a detailed report on any issues with your vehicle's engine, tr ... read more

Signs That Mean You Need a Wheel Alignment

Signs That Mean You Need a Wheel Alignment

As a responsible car owner, you know that proper maintenance is important to keep your vehicle running smoothly. One crucial aspect of car maintenance is getting a wheel alignment. It is necessary to have your wheels aligned to prevent uneven tire wear, improve vehicle handling, and ensure your car's safety. Here are some signs that mean you need a wheel alignment. Sign #1: Uneven Tire Wear  Uneven tire wear is an evident sign that your wheels need to be aligned. Look for signs of wear on the inside or outside of the tire treads. Uneven tire wear can also indicate other problems with your car, such as worn suspension components. Sign #2: Car Pulls to One Side  If your vehicle veers in one direction while trying to drive straight, it is a strong indication that your wheels are misaligned. This can be a serious safety concern, particularly when driving on wet or slippery roads. Sign #3: Steering Wheel Off-Center  If your steering wheel is off-centered when drivi ... read more

Is Flushing Your Brake Fluid Necessary?

Is Flushing Your Brake Fluid Necessary?

If you care about your vehicle’s safety, then the brake system should be at the top of your auto maintenance checklist. Aside from having to replace your brake pads on time, one vital part of brake maintenance is fluid service. Brake fluid is responsible for creating the necessary pressure to slow down and stop your vehicle.  Over time, this clear fluid can be contaminated and absorb moisture, making your vehicle lose its brake effectiveness. If you do not service your brake fluid, you may notice some dangerous signs.  What Is a Brake Fluid Flush? The process of a fluid flush involves completely draining out the old brake fluid and adding new and clean brake fluid to the master cylinder. Most entities in the automotive industry recommend flushing fluid every 30,000 miles or every several years. You can also tell by visually inspecting the fluid under the hood. The fluid will appear dirty or darker than usual. During a fluid flush, your technician may also check for ... read more

Winter Maintenance Checklist for Your Vehicle

Winter Maintenance Checklist for Your Vehicle

Preparation for winter must include your car. Winterizing the vehicle ensures it will handle the debilitating conditions and serve its purpose. There is a myriad of things you should evaluate in your vehicle to get it ready for winter, so a checklist will be immensely helpful. The following is a winter maintenance checklist for your vehicle: Wiper Blades and Washer Fluid Snow can severely impede visibility when driving during winter. Your line of defense includes the wiper blades, which should wipe all the snow off the windshield. Therefore, ensure the blades do not miss spots or leave streak marks. Consider getting winter wiper blades that have thicker rubber ends. They will ensure good contact between the wiper and windshield, clearing the windshield and allowing you to see during winter. The washer fluid will also help clean the windshield when driving during winter. A winter fluid with antifreeze is the best solution. Fluids The fluids contained in a vehicle are a grave dang ... read more

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