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3 Signs That Your Vehicle is Due for An Oil Change

 3 Signs That Your Vehicle is Due for An Oil Change

It's no mystery that regular oil changes play a crucial role in maintaining your vehicle. It's easy to change your oil on time if you're keeping your eye on your miles. However, sometimes drivers lose track of their numbers. If you can't recall the last time you received an oil change, other signs may remind you to have the service done.    Engine Oil Looks Dark and Gritty As a competent driver, it's essential to check your engine oil periodically to ensure it is in good condition. While the amount of oil is essential, so is its appearance and quality. Healthy engine oil is usually light amber or brown. If you notice that your oil has gotten dirty and dark, it's time to schedule an oil change.    Loud Engine Sounds When you drive by yourself, it's obvious to pick up a strange sound. Since oil has lubricating properties, if it's been a while since you last changed your oil, your engine parts will be inclined to bump against each ... read more

How To Steer Through Traffic Like a Gold Medalist

How To Steer Through Traffic Like a Gold Medalist

With the Summer Olympic Games going on, you're likely occupied by watching the abilities of our country's top contenders. Whether you've been mesmerized by the gymnasts, sprinters, or racers, you've observed athletes move swiftly and gracefully in their events. When it comes to driving in road traffic, speed and poise are just as valuable of skills to have. When you get in a traffic jam, channel your inner Suni Lee and overcome your commute with these safe-driving pointers!    Tip #1 - Stay sharp and alert. It's tempting to daydream and let your mind slip away in the middle of traffic. However, you don't see three-time gold medalists lose their focus before a big event, do you? It would help if you always were observant and in tune with your surroundings to handle any unforeseen circumstances that may head your way.   Tip #2 - Use your turn signal when switching lanes.  Like sports, you want your "teammates" in traffic to know ... read more

What Signs Indicate That I Have a Suspension Problem?

What Signs Indicate That I Have a Suspension Problem?

Who doesn't want their commute to be smooth and seamless? Many factors affect how smoothly your car drives, such as wheel alignment, tire tread and pressure, brakes, wheel bearing, and axles. However, your suspension system will sit at the top of the list of being the most influential.    What Are the Components of My Suspension System?  There are three primary parts you need to understand when talking about your car's suspension system. Springs - Most vehicles nowadays will use coil springs, while older cars use leaf spring layouts. Your springs are designed to help absorb the force of bumps on the road and maintain vehicle height to balance against rough roads. Shocks - Most vehicles will have shocks or struts. Shock absorbers are simply in place to absorb shock for a steady ride - shocker! Struts - Struts have the same function as shocks. They also perform an additional support function.  Like other parts of your car, your suspension components can ... read more

Safety Tips for Celebrating the 4th of July

Safety Tips for Celebrating the 4th of July

July 4th is a beloved holiday in America because it is a time where we celebrate our freedom with our friends and family. As we are slowly getting closer to normalcy again post-pandemic, many of us are prepared to hit the roads again this holiday. Regardless of where you spend Independence Day, you should prioritize your safety and do what you can to have a safe time.    Here are some of our tips on how to remain safe while celebrating the 4th of July this year:   Stay Alert When Driving. This cherished holiday is one of the most dangerous days of the year to drive in the US, mainly due to the increase of drunk drivers. Be aware of your surroundings while on the road, and keep a reasonable distance from other cars. There will be more traffic than usual, and parking may be difficult in crowded areas. As a result, plan ahead and research how to best get to your desired destination.   Do NOT drink and drive. There is an increase in overall alcohol consumption for ... read more

What is a Head Gasket Leak?

What is a Head Gasket Leak?

Head gaskets are vital to the health of an automotive engine. The head gasket is located between the cylinder and the engine block. The thermodynamic processes of internal combustion are contained by the head gasket. With the head gasket perfectly sealed, coolant and oil can travel throughout the engine to thoroughly cool and lubricate. The head gasket also seals the combustion chamber. Securing the combustion chamber produces enough power to propel the vehicle. The sealed combustion chamber also prevents damaging gases from entering the exhaust system. Head gasket failure or a leak in the head gasket is detrimental to engines and exhaust systems. Head gaskets are produced from layers of steel entwined with a material called elastomer. This combination of materials makes the head gasket ultra-resilient and long-lasting. Another essential function of the head gasket is keeping all the pressure created from ignition confined to the combustion chamber. A lack of pressure in the combust ... read more

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