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Yearly Archives: 2022

Car Tips for Parents with Babies and Toddlers

When you are a parent, you have the ultimate responsibility of securing your child’s safety when bringing them along for the ride. From car seats, seat belts, door locks, and more, you should be prepared to ensure your child is protected and secure in their seat. Read on to learn essential tips for road traveling with children: Children are quick to move, and they don’t love sitting in one place for long. Always make sure to use your mirrors and double-check they’re behaving. Always use your door and window locks to be safe. The locks ensure they won't accidentally get out. Always use your child's approved, age, and size-appropriate car seat. Children under the age of 13 are best to be seated in the back seat because of airbags. Make sure your automobile is a non-smoker environment. Don’t leave younger children in the car by themselves, even if it is a quick stop to grab something.  Protect the little ones with sun shades or window screens. T ... read more

What to Do Before Buying a Pre-Owned Car

As exciting as it can be, you should take more caution if you want to buy a pre-owned car. It is usually difficult to know if you are getting a good deal or even if the car itself is good. But if you stick by the following guidance, you will get value for money. First, get the pre-purchase inspection done. This is an evaluation of the car before the purchase happens. The inspection aims to establish the quality of the vehicle, its level of operation, and its value. During the inspection process, you will be able to know if there was damage to the frame, flood damage, fire damage, or simply poor repair work. Contract a third-party individual to conduct the inspection, preferably a mechanic. Having third party conduct the inspection raises trust. The inspection involves a test drive that subjects the car to different conditions and scenarios. The vehicle must be tested over bumps, potholes, and hills to reveal any suspension problems. The mechanic will also do an engine test and provi ... read more

Have Your Car Smelling Clean & Fresh for Spring

It's a great feeling to step into a fresh-smelling car every day. To achieve this, you will have to implement good cleaning habits into your routine. Otherwise, natural and disturbing odors can invade your car. Here are some of our top tips on how to have your vehicle smelling nice for Spring: Avoid eating in your car - It may be tempting to munch on your food while you're behind the wheel, but doing this too often can have long-lasting and unpleasant effects on your car. One of them includes leaving the smell of food behind.  Don't smoke - Smoking can make your vehicle's interior decline rather quickly. As a result, it can decrease the overall value of the car. Therefore, avoid smoking inside your vehicle at all costs.  Clean and vacuum regularly - When washing your car's exterior, don't forget to get the inside. Vacuuming your floors and upholstery will improve your vehicle's overall look and scent. You can also invest in a portable vacuum to ... read more

Why You Should Regularly Change Your Engine Air Filter

Most people don't even know that their engine has an air filter, let alone keep up with how often it needs to be changed. Changing your air filter has proven to provide drivers with many benefits, including prolonging the engine lifespan.    The engine air filter aims to provide clean air by blocking out small dirt and dust particles from the engine compartment. Did you know that the air filter delivers 10K gallons of pure air for every gallon of fuel your automobile burns? In other words, engines need clean air to run efficiently and smoothly, which is why you should replace them when they get dirty. Benefits of Regularly Changing Engine Air Filter Improved Fuel Economy - A dirty or clogged air filter will lead to air restriction in your engine, resulting in an overconsumption of fuel. Changing the old one out for a new one can do wonders in bettering your MPG. Protect Engine - Your car is exposed to contaminants all the time, and if they make their way into the eng ... read more

Why Is My Vehicle Shaking When I Brake?

When you accelerate your vehicle and eventually need to brake, you may feel mild to strong vibrations through your gas pedal or steering wheel. This feeling is sometimes referred to as brake shudders or brake judders, and it usually occurs in disc brake systems. Whenever you experience this symptom, it's best that you take your car to a trusted brake repair shop ASAP.   When braking, your brakes generate a lot of heat, which may cause the brake rotors to warp or become uneven over time. When your brake pads are worn, they can also add a squealing sound to the vibrations in your pedal. This is a clear sign that you need a brake pad replacement.   Alignment and suspension problems can also be the root of your brake vibration problem. It can usually be brought about when your car's wheel bearings, tie rods, or ball joints are messed up. Sometimes, it may not be a particular part; normal wear and tear can also be the cause of the vibrations.   Chances are, you ... read more