Tag: car maintenance

AC recharge kit
28
Nov
2023
Posted in Maintenance & Repairs

AC Recharge Kit to the Rescue

On a scorching day, when you step into your car and turn it on, one of the first things you might do is switch on the air conditioner. Initially, you might feel a burst of warm air, but soon, it…

wiper blades
27
Nov
2023
Posted in Car Care

Wiper Blades 101

Wiper blades may seem like a small detail on a vehicle, but they play a crucial role in maintaining visibility during adverse weather conditions. Serving as a driver’s first line of defense against rain, sleet, snow, and debris, ensuring they…

company vehicle
20
Oct
2023
Posted in Special

What You Need In Order to Drive a Company Vehicle

Are you considering a job that requires you to drive a company vehicle? If so, there are several things you should know before getting behind the wheel. Driving a company vehicle can be a great perk, but it also comes…

winter tires
25
Sep
2023
Posted in Car Maintenance Tips

Tire Rotation and How to Do It

Tire rotation is a straightforward yet critical aspect of vehicle maintenance that often gets overlooked. It involves shifting the position of tires on a vehicle to ensure even wear. But why is tire rotation so essential, and how should you…

07
Aug
2023
Posted in Car Care

Coolant Flush Essentials: What, Why & How

A coolant flush, also known as a radiator flush, is a procedure that involves the replacement of old engine coolant (or antifreeze) in your vehicle’s cooling system with new, fresh coolant. This is typically done by adding a special chemical…

serpentine belt
21
Jul
2023
Posted in Car Maintenance Tips

What is a Serpentine Belt?

A serpentine belt is an elongated, rubbery strap in your vehicle that propels numerous key car systems. It earns its “serpentine” moniker from the winding path it traces around multiple pulleys. The main function of this belt is to channel…

differential
14
Jul
2023
Posted in Engineering & Technology

Differentials: The Unseen Driving Force

When driving your car, you rarely ponder the little miracles happening under the hood (and beneath the vehicle) that make for a smooth and efficient ride. One such unsung hero is the differential, an intricate component that ensures your wheels…

cold air intake
11
Jul
2023
Posted in Accessories

What is a Cold Air Intake?

In the broad spectrum of automotive upgrades and innovations, the Cold Air Intake (CAI) system holds a position of prominence. Simply put, a cold air intake is an assembly of aftermarket components designed to direct cooler air into a vehicle’s…

09
May
2023
Posted in Maintenance & Repairs

Alternator Failure: Telltale Signs & Replacement

The alternator is responsible for charging the battery and providing power to the electrical systems in your car. When it fails, there are certain telltale signs that it may need replacement. How an Alternator Works An alternator is a device…

08
May
2023
Posted in Car Care

How to Get Your Car Ready for Hot Weather

Preparing your car for extreme weather helps it to perform as expected. In cold weather, the battery is susceptible to failing, while in hot weather the engine is at risk of overheating. As summer approaches, now is an ideal time…

PDR
05
May
2023
Posted in Maintenance & Repairs

All Hail PDR (Paintless Dent Repair)!

Scratches and dings are a given on any vehicle with most repairs buffed out. But some damage requires far more work, requiring body filler and fresh paint to restore to a “like new” condition. Paintless dent repair (PDR), however, is…

04
May
2023
Posted in Car Maintenance Tips

How to Change Your Car’s Motor Oil

Changing your car’s motor oil is a vital task that helps keep your vehicle running smoothly and prevents long-term damage to your engine. The following are the step-by-step instructions for changing your car’s motor oil: Tools Required: Oil filter wrench…

02
May
2023
Posted in Car Maintenance Tips

How to Change a Car Battery

A car battery provides the electrical energy needed to start the car’s engine and power its electrical systems, such as the lights, radio, and air conditioning. When you turn the key in the ignition, the battery sends a burst of…

question marks
08
Apr
2023
Posted in Car Maintenance Tips

Why Am I Experiencing Poor Fuel Economy?

Reduced fuel efficiency may point to any number of vehicle problems or human behaviors. With gas prices at historic levels, consumers cannot afford to waste fuel. If you’ve noticed a drop in fuel economy recently, consider the following possible causes….

shock absorber
13
Feb
2023
Posted in Maintenance & Repairs

Shock, Struts, and Signs of Wear

Shocks and struts are both components of a vehicle’s suspension system, but they serve different functions. Shocks, or shock absorbers, are designed to control the bouncing of the suspension and provide a smooth ride by dampening the movement of the…

summer travel
03
May
2022
Posted in Car Care

Summer Car Preparation Tips

Hot weather is on the way and it will be here before you know it. Much like the winter months, the summer season is equally challenging to your vehicle. Although your car is designed to withstand temperature extremes, high temperatures…

spark plug
21
Mar
2022
Posted in Car Maintenance Tips

Oil On Spark Plug Threads | Diagnose and Fix

There is nothing pleasant about having oil on your spark plug. As we know, spark plugs play a crucial role in your petrol-powered vehicle’s ignition system. On the other hand, oil is a lubricant that prevents friction amongst the car’s…

22
Oct
2021
Posted in Car Care

Windshield Replacement: How Much?

It’s shocking how easily a windshield can be damaged. Sometimes, all it might take is one speck of loose gravel and then… crack! And what’s even more surprising is the repair expenses. When windshields get damaged, one of the first…

25
May
2021
Posted in Engineering & Technology

What Does a Clutch Do?

Market experts forecast the global clutch market to become a $16.2 billion industry by 2026. Automotive clutches, in turn, will be the biggest driving factor behind this growth. With that said, you may be wondering what a clutch is, especially if you’ve been…

23
Aug
2015
Posted in Car Maintenance Tips

5 Ways to Improve the Performance of Your Old Car

While today’s modern cars certainly offer significantly improved features and updated technology, you can still enjoy high-end performance without shelling out your hard-earned money for a new vehicle. Many aftermarket upgrades are surprisingly affordable, and plenty of them can be…