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Resolve to Not Let Your Vehicle’s Maintenance Go Overdue

Resolve to Not Let Your Vehicle’s Maintenance Go Overdue

  2018 is finally here, and many of us have come up with personal New Year’s resolutions. Why not have resolutions for your car too? After all, our vehicles are an extension of us and taking care of them is helpful for our peace of mind. Here are some things you and your car can be mindful of in the new year:   1. Get your automobile's body into shape People tend to want to get their bodies into shape when the new year arrives. Why not have that same goal for your car? A basic automobile maintenance regime -- including checking for leaks once a month, taking your vehicle in for regular oil changes, measuring your tire pressure, and reading the owner's manual will help you save money and fuel. Bonus that it’s also good for the environment!   2. Be a fuel-efficient driver Fuel consumption increases by as much as 35 percent when you speed and drive aggressively. Slow down, relax, and give yourself more time. By doing this, you’ll end up low ... read more

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Protect Your Car From Harsh Weather

Protect Your Car From Harsh Weather

It’s a perfect time to start thinking about protecting your vehicle from the harsh weather and conditions ahead. Using a car cover can protect your cars finish from destructive elements like moisture, which can seep into tiny cracks and dings and work against your paint from the inside out. The process of corrosion begins any time your car is subjected to very moist conditions. Eventually, moisture can separate the paint from the metal and cause the metal to oxidize. Come winter, salt from road maintenance crews will accelerate corrosion by slowing down drying times and causing a chemical reaction with the metal body of your car. If you live where there’s a lot of snow, you know what a hassle it is to clear away frost, ice and snow from your car before driving away. Using a car cover when your vehicle is parked outside lets you avoid that time-consuming de-icing routine—not to mention the danger of driving with a frost-covered windshield. If you ... read more

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How long can I drive with a windshield crack?

How long can I drive with a windshield crack? The best choice is to fix it right away. Even a small rock chip in your auto glass can start to grow as you keep on driving. Worse, if debris, heavy rain or anything else hits a crack in your windshield, it could break wide open. This is a very scary situation for any driver. Consider the following: How severe is the crack in your windshield? A minor chip is not a major risk. You could probably drive for hundreds of miles with no problems. However, a large crack like a spider web must be fixed right away. Where is the crack in your windshield? If the crack obstructs the view from the driver’s seat, you should not drive until it is fixed. Mobile windshield crack repair professionals exist specifically for this reason. Just call them up to get your windshield as good as new within a few hours! What about the cost of windshield crack repair? This is why a lot of drivers will ignore cracks at first. Howe ... read more

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Does My Car Battery need Maintenance?

Does My Car Battery need Maintenance?

We’re all aware that just simply running your vehicle on a daily basis keeps your battery fully charged, and ready to go. Most batteries don’t need much maintenance as long as the battery is working properly. They now offer maintenance free batteries that come with a sealed top. Because of this top it is now impossible to check the water level inside the battery and if you try to remove the top you can damage your battery. Batteries with caps are considered maintenance-accessible, and can have the water level modified if needed. If you have a maintenance-accessible battery be sure to use only clean distilled water. Never add ordinary tap water since this contains salts and minerals and can contaminate your battery. Never add acid to a battery for this can be extremely dangerous and damage the batteries. Your battery posts should be checked regularly and should be cleaned if corrosion occurs. Check for frayed wires so you can replace the ... read more

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6 Car Care Tips

6 Car Care Tips

We all know someone with an old, high-mileage vehicle that just keeps on running year after year—that crazy uncle in the high mileage ride that keeps going strong. What is his secret? The secret is that there is no real secret to getting a vehicle to last a long time. The difference is maintenance. Here are six car care tips that will help extend the life of your car. Keep an eye on your oil. Be sure to have the oil changed on a regular basis. No step will help your engine last longer than regular oil and filter changes. Conversely, nothing will destroy your engine faster than neglect in this area. Once a year remember to have your cooling system flushed and changed. It will help keep your cooling system in shape. Transmission and other oils may not need as much attention however it is important to follow the service intervals for these liquids. Keep it clean. This seems pretty obvious but most anything the car ran over can get ... read more

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