Yearly Archives: 2019

Tips For Maintaining Your Car Battery

Tips For Maintaining Your Car Battery

Tips For Maintaining Your Car Battery Imagine not being able to use your AC, radio, or phone charger with while driving. What about providing electricity to start your car? These are just a few of the features that wouldn’t be available without the efforts of your car battery. With so many parts in your vehicle to be worried about, it’s easy to forget about the maintenance of your car’s battery. We thought we’d help you out and provide some more valuable information on how to make your car battery last longer. Car Battery Life Your car battery lifespan typically ranges between 2-5 years depending on several different factors, many of which that are out your control. The climate in which you are driving in has the highest influence in depicting your batteries longevity. Hot weather usually means that your engine is also rising in temperature, shortening your car battery life. The heat exhausts your battery’s energy rapidly. Overtime, this takes a huge to ... read more

Fuel Efficiency Costly Actions To Avoid

Fuel Efficiency Costly Actions To Avoid

Fuel Efficiency Costly Actions To Avoid Fuel Efficiency is how long you can travel on the amount of fuel your vehicle has, otherwise referred to as miles per gallon.  Fuel Efficiency is taken into consideration especially when shopping for a vehicle due to the fact gasoline is one of the most costly and frequent investments car owners undertake.  No matter the vehicle, there are several actions to take to maximize the miles you get for the gallons you paid for.  If you want to save money at the pump and reduce the need for vehicle repairs, it is essential  to understand what car components can affect fuel efficiency and what driver choices you may be making to affect this. Fuel efficiency is a subject matter of high capacity due to the fact gas prices are never consistent and especially the need to keep carbon footprints at a minimum. Potential Necessary Vehicle Repairs needed to maximize fuel efficiency: ·         T ... read more

Why Checking Your Coolant Is Important

Why Checking Your Coolant Is Important

Why Checking Your Coolant Is Important Engines take on a huge workload. Understandably, this causes your engine to get extremely hot. The radiator works to regulate the engine’s temperature to prevent it from overheating. The radiator can’t do it’s job without coolant because it stops the liquid in the radiator from freezing once the temperature gets down to a freezing point.  Vital fluids such as coolant and refrigerant can affect the performance of your vehicle. Not being aware of the status of these systems can lead to inefficiencies, unnecessary strain, and eventual mechanical breakdown. What Is A Cooling System? Although gasoline engines have improved a lot, they are still not very efficient at turning chemical energy into mechanical power. Most of the energy in the gasoline (perhaps 7­0%) is converted into heat, and it is the job of the cooling system to take care of that heat. In fact, the cooling system on a car driving down the freeway dissipates ... read more

Why and when your spark plugs should be repaired or replaced

Why and when your spark plugs should be repaired or replaced   Spark plugs play an instrumental part in powering up your vehicle. It is essential for the safety of the driver as well as the life of your vehicle that they are in good condition.  Disastrous misfires can occur if a vehicle is started when they need replacing.  As a result, very costly repairs can follow because driving with misfiring spark plugs can put excessive, inordinate stress on a vehicle’s catalytic converter, which is an engine’s exhaust cleaner.   How do spark plugs operate?  A spark plug by definition is a device that transports electric current from the ignition system of a vehicle to the combustion chamber of a spark-ignition engine.  That transportation ignites the mixture of the compressed fuel and air by an electric spark, while containing combustion pressure within the engine. They only remove heat and cannot create it. They operate as a heat exchanger pulling ... read more

Do You Need New Tires Right Now?

When Do I Need New Tires? There are numerous indicators to look out for that will cause you to buy new tires for your vehicle. However, attempting to figure out the precise time span for how long your tires last is nearly impossible. There are numerous elements that factor into the longevity and mileage of a tire, subject to: ·         Weather forecast ·         Tire’s model type ·         Driving routine ·         How driver handles tires ·         Road’s habitat What we do know is, that the more beating a tire takes on, the more likelihood that it is unsafe to drive. A tire tread’s initial design is to reroute water from beneath the tire, which leads to improvements in traction on the road and less hydroplaning when the ground ... read more

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