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How to Break in Your New Car

You are stepping into the new year with a shiny, brand-new car. You can’t wait to take it out on the road and break it in. But how exactly do you do that? Breaking in a new car is a practice that has been recommended by manufacturers for decades. The ritual is often referred to as conventional wisdom. It involves a combination of driving techniques, precautions, and maintenance tasks to help extend a car’s lifespan. Properly breaking in your automobile will ensure that early engine wear is kept to a minimum, oil flows smoothly and evenly through all moving parts, and components such as the piston rings and transmission adjust to each other.   There are some techniques you can use to give your new car time to adjust to everyday driving conditions. Here we will highlight some of the things you need to do to break in your new vehicle. Your new ride deserves to be eased into the demands of its owners so it can perform effectively and last longer.  Techniques for Brea ... read more

How to Choose the Right Tire

Tires are the only point of contact between your vehicle and the road. They also support the weight of the vehicle. Tires play a vital role in ensuring your car is safe to be driven. Selecting the right tires for your vehicle is an important task. Get it wrong, and you can jeopardize your car's performance and its ability to tackle any type of weather. Car tires usually need to be replaced every three or four years. Your tires must handle a wide variety of climatic conditions, so you need to make sure to buy tires that will perform not only in your most common climate conditions but also in the most extreme conditions that you will face. Automotive Tires   Choosing the tires that will serve your needs best involves determining the kinds of driving you’re doing, the type of vehicle you own, and the weather conditions you regularly experience. When shopping for new tires, it is imperative that you choose tires that offer features that best support the driving conditions yo ... read more

Common Auto Heating & Cooling Issues

The heating and cooling system are connected within your car, but they function as separate systems. Maintaining you’re A/C and heating systems involves having regular maintenance performed to avoid any larger issues down the line. Proper maintenance of these components can make the difference between a comfortable and relaxed drive and a torturous journey. The auto heating & cooling systems have so many components that it’s sometimes difficult to know what may be causing a malfunction or performance problem. Heating and Cooling Automotive   When you schedule a diagnostic inspection with an auto repair shop, they will identify the issue and make recommendations to fix your heating or cooling problems. Heating and cooling issues come in a variety of shapes and sizes. If you experience issues with the air conditioning, the same issue may prevent the heater from working. At the beginning of summer and winter, you should schedule an appointment to have your car air con ... read more

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. Brake Repair and Maintenance   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 ... read more

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. Flat Tire Repair   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 u ... read more

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