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Monthly Archives: November 2020

How to Extend the Life of Your Brakes

How to Extend the Life of Your Brakes

Keeping your car’s brakes in good condition is one of the most crucial preventative maintenance items for keeping yourself, your passengers, and your car safe on the road. Your vehicle’s brake components are not going to last forever, but you can keep them properly maintained to preserve their usefulness and make sure they keep performing at their best. A faulty brake system can reduce your safety on the road and can cause other serious problems and expensive damages to your vehicle. Working brakes are essential to keeping safe on the road and could even be the difference between life and death. Most brakes will lose their effectiveness after 25,000 miles, but factors like quality of the brake pad, braking habits, and the temperature can all have a significant impact on how long your car’s brakes last. Unlike oil changes or other maintenance items that are performed at regular intervals, a brake inspection is recommended once every six months or at the same time tire rotation service ... read more

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Auto Repair 101

What to Do if You Have a Flat Tire

What to Do if You Have a Flat Tire

Getting a flat tire — whenever it is — is always a huge inconvenience. You were going about your day and suddenly “boom!” You pull over to check the damage and notice your tire is flat. Now what? One thing you should not do when you get a flat tire is to continue driving. Without a proper tire, you can seriously damage your wheel, which will cause the need for a tire replacement. A flat tire is caused by either a puncture, tire failure, damage to the valve system, excessive wear and tear, separation of tire and rim, or a blowout due to the tire’s over- or under-inflation. Changing a flat tire will be easier if you are preparing for the inevitable. Many people don’t know how to change a flat tire and don’t even think about the situation until their stranded on the side of the road. We no longer need to wait on the side of the road and hope someone will stop to help. Technology has offered us plenty of assistance to help us feel less frustrated. From tutorials and videos online to road ... read more

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Tire 101

How to Improve Your Car’s Fuel Economy

How to Improve Your Car’s Fuel Economy

Owning a vehicle in today’s modern society is a fundamental necessity. However, there is one element about vehicle ownership that frustrates most of us. Although auto repairs and maintenance service can be frazzling, the constant rise in the price of fuel is one of the biggest issues for motorists. As gas prices remain high, improving your car’s mileage is crucial. You want to utilize every possible way of stretching a tank of gas further and reduce the number of times you must fill up per month. Regardless of what car you drive, you can always use a little extra money at the end of the month, and cutting back your gas expenses is a great way to do so. There are many tips that you can implement to help increase your mileage and save money on gas. Cars run their best and consume less fuel when they are well maintained. Below are a few ways to keep your car in peak condition and improve your fuel economy. Our Recommended Steps to Reduce Fuel Consumption Reduce Excess Weight Extra weig ... read more

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