When your car breaks down in town, you usually won't have a hard time choosing a repair service, especially if you have a shop that you regularly do business with. Unfortunately, you won't have that option if your car breaks down while you're out of town. When that happens, you have to rely on other methods to choose a repair shop. Instead of taking a chance on the first shop you find, use the advice of others to help you narrow your options.
28 December 2019
Brake dust is mostly unavoidable. When you stomp on the brake pedal, your brake pads use friction to turn your car's motion into heat and ultimately dissipate that heat away into the atmosphere. In doing so, they sacrifice themselves, eventually wearing down to nothing. The black dust that accumulates on your wheels is what remains of your pads, which is a natural part of this process. Excessive brake dust may not be a result of normal wear and tear, however.
24 November 2019
Few problems are as urgent as a leaky radiator. Modern cars do not tolerate overheating well, and problems can escalate quickly once a car loses enough coolant to impact its ability to regulate temperature. Overheating for a minute or less can destroy a car's head gasket and even warp the head itself, quickly leading to four-figure repair bills. Because the potential for catastrophe is so great, it is crucial to repair coolant leaks as soon as you discover them.
21 October 2019
Without a braking system that works properly, you will have a higher risk of being involved in an accident. Accidents not only affect the vehicle and other vehicles, but they can also lead to uncomfortable and even life-threatening injuries. Pads and rotors are imperative parts of your vehicle's braking system, but calipers are also essential because they suspend the brake pads to the rotors. Of course, most people do not realize their calipers are in distress.
1 August 2019
Your vehicle's braking system needs ongoing maintenance to ensure your safety on the road. Most passenger vehicles utilize calipers and rotors to help stop the forward motion of the wheels. You may be surprised to learn that not all rotors are created equal. The next time you take your car in for a new brake installation, consider making the switch to vented rotors. Vented vs. Solid Rotor Design The interior structure of vehicle brake rotors can vary.
8 July 2019
There is a lot of maintenance that needs to be done when you take your RV out of storage for the first time, but what about maintenance during the travel season? You will still want to keep up with maintenance to make sure your vehicle is always ready for a trip. The following tips will help you keep up with RV maintenance throughout the travel season: 1. Make Sure You Have the Right Materials for Emergency Repairs on the Road
6 June 2019
Nobody looks forward to spending time and money on repairs to their vehicle's windshield. Unfortunately, the road is not a perfectly safe place and cracks and chips are often inevitable. Since your vehicle's windshield is an important safety and structural component, ignoring this damage is not an option and glass that has suffered serious impacts generally needs to be fixed sooner rather than later. While some damage may be completely out of your control, there are steps you can take to minimize the amount of abuse that your windshield will take.
15 May 2019
If you own a vehicle, there's a strong chance that you're going to crack your windshield at some point. Maybe you hit a bump too hard, and the vibration causes a crack to ripple down the middle of your windshield. Or, as you're traveling on the interstate, you mistakenly get too close to another car, and a small piece of road debris kicks up from the tires to land squarely on your windshield.
18 April 2019
Lots of vehicles nowadays easily make it past 100,000 miles, 200,000 miles, and even beyond that. For your car to make it to the top end of the mileage bracket without needing to have the engine rebuilt, you must take good care of your engine. One way to take great care of your vehicle is by using the right type of oil. As your engine puts more and more miles on it, you should use high mileage oil instead of standard motor oil in your vehicle.
28 February 2019
Are you considering buying a vehicle? If so, you are most likely aware of all the advantages of owning your own car. If you live in a rural area where there is no public transportation, owning a vehicle might be your only option for transportation. For others, a vehicle can make them feel more independent. No matter what your reasons for owning a vehicle, it is a big responsibility. Before you go ahead and do it, here are three things to ask yourself before buying a vehicle.
23 January 2019