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Car Maintenance and Servicing: What Should Be On Your Checklist

Car Maintenance and Servicing: What Should Be On Your Checklist

Image by Tim Mossholder from Unsplash  Car Maintenance and Servicing: What Should Be On Your Checklist It’s easy to overlook the maintenance on your vehicle, but taking the time now will help prevent more significant problems down the line. You may have heard that you should replace your tires every 5,000 miles, but how often should you check your brakes? Is it okay if there’s a small tear in my wiper blades? If you aren’t sure about these things, here are eight essential items to check regularly. Replace windshield wipers You should replace your windshield wipers every 6 months to 1 year. This will ensure they are in good condition and in the correct position for your car. When you change your wiper blades, check the following: The length of the wipers - they should be long enough to fully clear the screen when they move across it. If they're too sho ... read more

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Making The Most Of Your Summer Travels

Making The Most Of Your Summer Travels

Making The Most Of Your Summer Travels Image by Pexels from Pixabay  The summer is coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean your vacation travels have to end! You may be interested in heading out on a few last-minute trips before the kids return to school or the weather changes. Fortunately, if you've dedicated proper maintenance to your vehicle, these trips should be breezy. If not, check out this list of tips for making the most of your summer travels. Checking your tire pressure and oil. When you're going on a trip, you might be tempted to just jump in your car and go. But before doing so, you should ensure that your vehicle is ready for the road. Make sure your oil is changed. This is important not only for safety reasons but also for the life of your vehicle. If the oil is low, it can cause damage to the internal parts of your engine and make it run po ... read more

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Top 5 Apps You Should Have Before You Travel

Top 5 Apps You Should Have Before You Travel

Image by DariuszSankowski from Pixabay    Deny it as we might, phones do tend to make our lives much more manageable. It’s been a long while since most of us had to rely on a paper map, go into a gas station to ask for directions to a place, or argue about what exit you think you’re supposed to take (our phones usually make that choice for us!). Beyond your classic mapping app, dozens of other apps make traveling a breeze. We’ll talk about five of the apps you should never travel without. Five Apps To Download Before Your Road Trip The most necessary apps to use before traveling are the ones you probably already have, like phone calls, texting, maps, and even your music app. However, a little extra never hurt! Before you decide which apps to use, make sure to ensure they’re compatible with your ... read more

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Tire Pressure: What Is It and What You Should Do If It Drops?

Tire Pressure: What Is It and What You Should Do If It Drops?

Image by Hans Braxmeier from Pixabay    Your tires are important for many reasons. They help keep proper traction on the road, help absorb shock, and assist your vehicle to move in the direction of your steering wheel. Over all, as important as they are, they do have several aspects you need to inspect and keep up to standards. These include your tire tread, your brakes, and your tire pressure.    Your tire’s pressure is important for many reasons. It helps prevent uneven or rapid wear to your tires, helps with the comfort as your ride will be less bumpy, and even improves your fuel efficiency! As you can see, your tire pressure is important which is why we recommend you keep your tir ... read more

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Your Car’s Fluids– and What They Do

Your Car’s Fluids– and What They Do

Image by Skica911 from Pixabay  We all know there are fluids in your vehicle, but do you know what they are and what they are for? If not, this blog is for you! Every fluid has its purpose and is an essential part of your vehicle’s performance and efficiency. This month’s blog will discuss the fluids found in your car and their specific purpose.  When it comes to your vehicle’s fluids, you can find them under your hood. Depending on your car, they can range in color, price, and brand. A professional technician should assess your vehicle and recommend the correct fluids for someone new to these fluids. If you are interested in a thorough assessment of the fluids needed i ... read more

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