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4 Things You Should Know About Your Tires

4 Things You Should Know About Your Tires

Your tires are a fundamental feature of your car, which is why it is so critical to have consistent maintenance on them. From tire pressure, tread wear to rotations, you have to do it all. Here are four crucial things that you should acknowledge when it comes to your wheels.   Just because your car has a built-in Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) does not mean you shouldn't manually measure your tire pressure. A tire-pressure monitoring tracks and shows your tire pressure using sensors. Once they run low on pressure, your dashboard will display a warning symbol to let you know that your tires need attention. The reality is that the warning signal is only triggered when tires lose at least 25 percent of their inflation pressure. A loss in 1/4 of your tire pressure is considered hazardous, and you should avoid letting it get that low. We highly advise that you always have a physical pressure gauge with you to measure your pressure accurately. Though it may be traditional ... read more

What Happens If A Car Is Not Driven For a Long Time?

What Happens If A Car Is Not Driven For a Long Time?

Most of us use our cars every day, or at least weekly. But life happens - and you might find yourself not using your vehicle for long periods. Maybe you are on your long holidays, or perhaps you have started working from home. Whichever the case, this means that your car will be sitting in your garage most of the time. You might think that your ride is safe and sound, and you are going to find it in the same condition you left it in. Unfortunately, parking your car for a long time comes with its fair share of disadvantages and might still cause some minor issues. Here are some of the things that might happen when you do not drive your car for long Tires will Deflate or Develop a Flat Spot Your vehicle is heavy. When you leave it stationary for extended periods, that weight will rest on that part of the tire in contact with the ground. The tires would deflate more quickly than they would if you were using it every other day. If you leave your car sitting for months, the tires will sta ... read more

Should I Have My Car Checked Before a Long Trip?

Should I Have My Car Checked Before a Long Trip?

Should I Have My Car Checked Before a Long Trip? Yes. The answer to whether you should have our mechanics check out your vehicle before you go on a long trip is "yes." The next question is what should vehicle items should be inspected to ensure your safety on the road. Here is a brief list of some critical items:  Tires You want to be safe, avoid blowouts and get good gas mileage. Have our mechanic inspect your tires and look for worn spots or damaged tires. Check the tire pressure as well. Making sure all three are not an issue goes a long way to accomplish all three of the goals mentioned above. Brakes Worn brake pads can be a safety hazard. Our mechanic should inspect your brakes and make sure they look suitable for a longer trip. If there is any doubt, have the brakes replaced. Fluids Your fluids are the "lifeblood" of your vehicle. Make sure the following are checked: Oil Transmission Brake Coolant Windshield Wiper If any are low or look dirty ... read more

What is an Oil Pan Gasket?

What is an Oil Pan Gasket?

An oil pan gasket is precisely what bolts and seals your oil pan into place. It is the very item that works with your oil pan to ensure that most motor oil can be retained into your engine to keep every part lubricated and running smoothly. The task of any gasket is to cushion and seal, and an oil pan gasket does just that. It prevents your engine's oil from spilling out onto other parts, such as the engine block. An oil pan gasket must be compatible with the oil pan in a way that keeps the supply safe. For example, an aluminum pan matches well with a gasket that is made of pure silicone, while steel pressed pan benefits very well with a gasket comprised of rubber that is formed and strong enough to support that type of metal. However, an oil pan gasket can wear out over time, causing problems with the pan and the oil. If anything, there are many signs that point to the idea that there could be something awry with the oil pan gasket. One such issue that crops up is the fact that ... read more

What are the Signs of Range Rover Suspension Issues?

What are the Signs of Range Rover Suspension Issues?

Range Rovers are a well-known vehicle that are well liked and much appreciated by many. Known for their off-road capabilities, the Range Rover is possible to navigate in a variety of terrains. All of this is due to the air suspension systems that come with the Range Rover. The suspension system is admired and desired by many, there are some things that tend to go wrong with the suspension system of the Range Rover. For the air suspension system to work properly as it is known to do, all the many components must be in working order. There are signs that may occur when there may be suspension issues on the horizon, and here are some things you can be on the lookout for. The air suspension system of the Range Rover is made of several major components. The air suspension system in your Range Rover can break down and fail; luckily there are some symptoms you can watch for to see if there will be an issue with your air suspension system. Many suspension issues will show as a small air leak ... read more

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