Yearly Archives: 2022

Ways to Freshen up your Car for Spring

Ways to Freshen up your Car for Spring

Spring is the best time for cleaning your car, making it fresh and spotless. The long and dreary winters hardly inspire vehicle maintenance. With snowy weather, frosty conditions, icy, sandy, dirty, and gravelly roadways making all sorts of grime accumulate on the outside and the inside of your car. It can be tough to emphasize car maintenance when you often, routinely, and firstly have to deal with snow shoveling to use your car. No matter the climate, your automobile still benefits from these ways to freshen up your car for spring. Wash the underside of the car. Use a water hose to spray every observable area under your vehicle so that dirt and salt get washed away. Wash the headlights and taillights. Wipe the front and rear lights on the car using a damp cloth to remove the dirt and clear up the haze. With cleaned lamps, the amount of light emanating from the vehicle will increase, and the night visibility of the car improves. Clean the Interior Move seats forward or backward ... read more

How to Know When Your Shocks and Struts Need Service

How to Know When Your Shocks and Struts Need Service

Your shocks and struts are vital to the overall integrity of your suspension system. When either part starts to feel, it could lead to a catastrophe. So how can you tell when your shocks and struts need to be serviced?   Before we can answer this question it’s important for you to know the distinction between shocks versus struts. Struts are a major part of your suspension system, and they act as a shock absorber while providing structural support for the overall system. Whereas, shock absorbers only have one job: to absorb the shock from bumps on the road. Shocks do not support the way of your vehicle as struts do. Some vehicles have one or the other, or a combination of both.   Below are the warning signs of aging shocks and struts: Vehicle dipping and veering If your vehicle dramatically leans left or right on turns, it could mean that your shocks or struts are worn. The front end of your vehicle may also dip down when you come to a stop. Shakiness at high spe ... read more

What are the benefits of factory scheduled maintenance?

What are the benefits of factory scheduled maintenance?

All automobile manufacturers outline a factory maintenance schedule in your owner's manual to keep your car, SUV, or truck in the best possible condition. Factory maintenance enhances a vehicle's efficiency and reliability, which can save you tons of money throughout the car's lifespan. These maintenance intervals usually occur around every 30,000 miles, which is why it may also be called 30/60/90K Service. Benefits of Factory Maintenance Keeps your vehicle safe and reliable on the road Maintains eligibility of your vehicle's extended warranty (failure to follow can lead to voiding your warranty) Stops minor issues from becoming huge and expensive repairs down the line Extends your vehicle's life/protects your investment Increases your vehicle's resell value What to Expect Your owner's manual will have specific details for your car's make and model. Generally, you can expect the following items to be done at your 30/60/90K service. Belts, seals ... read more

​​What Is the Difference Between a Timing Belt vs. Timing Chain?

​​What Is the Difference Between a Timing Belt vs. Timing Chain?

Unless you drive an all-electric vehicle, your car, SUV, or truck has either a timing belt or timing chain. Today, we will go over the difference between these two components.   Importance of Engine Timing Your vehicle's internal combustion engine has many parts at play, and they all work in tandem to ensure that there is enough power for your car to run. One key objective that your engine has is to have the proper timing of its internal components. Timing belts and chains are engine components that sit under the hood to help achieve perfect timing.    Over time, debris (rocks, sand, ice, mud, etc.) can make its way into the engine and disrupt the timing components. Your timing belt can also wear down as it is simply made of rubber. An old and worn timing belt can also run the risk of breaking, which would lead to major engine damage. Without a working timing belt or chain, the internal combustion engine would be nearly impossible to run.    Differen ... read more

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