Yearly Archives: 2021

What The Color of Your Car Says About Your Personality

What The Color of Your Car Says About Your Personality

It doesn't matter whether you are an automobile fanatic or just the average person looking for a vehicle to drive; there is one important choice you have to make that is very personal — the color. The color choice reflects your inner personality and how you see yourself. Let's take analyze the characteristics of each of the colors below and see if your car color says anything about you: Silver If you have a silver vehicle, you're practical, innovative, tech-savvy, and elegant. The color silver hides dirt and scratches quite well and is a sensible choice. Grey Gray doesn't ask for attention as much as silver. You project dignity, tradition, and maturity. You also like to live life in the present and prefer routines. Black  When we think of dress ourselves in black, we often think of black-tie and cocktail clothes. Black is a color of luxury, sophistication, and power. You are striking without being flashy, and you want to give the appearance of mystery ... read more

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

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