Monthly Archives: September 2018

Why Does My Tire Pressure Change by Itself?

Fall weather in many areas can bring a large fluctuation in temperatures between daytime and nighttime. These changes in temperature can cause your tires to lose pressure as the air inside them expands and contracts. This triggers the “Check Tire Pressure” light on your dashboard. This light is known as the TPMS, or Tire-Pressure Monitoring System. For many of us, this light can be an alarming surprise. However, there is no need to panic. The light does not necessarily mean your tires are leaking. Tire Pressure Facts   During the fall season, when daytime temperatures are much higher than at night, keeping your tire pressure consistent can be a challenge. As temperature levels change, so does the air pressure in your tires. It’s the same as when you drive at higher speeds for an extended period: the tire warms, and the air within expands and increases pressure.    In the morning, the air temperature is just rising from overnight lows, and your tires are ... read more

Test Drive Checklist

In the hopes of finding the perfect used vehicle, you have researched, pulled history reports, and compared a dozen different vehicle makes and models. You have put a lot of time and effort into finding the right vehicle. Don’t let your excitement cost you down the road. A used car can save you money, but only if you buy the right one.   Test Drive Checklist The right used vehicle will be one which appeals to you, has a clean history report, and doesn’t need expensive repairs. It can be difficult to tell if a vehicle is in good shape. The best thing to do, is test drive your potential new car and watch for the following signs.   Slow acceleration is one of the first things you might notice while test driving. This can be caused by several things. The most common cause is a clogged or faulty fuel injector. Contaminates can enter fuel injectors over time and cause blockages. This will translate into slow acceleration due to lack of fuel. If you notice slow accelerat ... read more

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