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Signs It’s Time for a Car Battery Replacement

December 22, 2021 11:57 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

There are some signs you should never ignore when it comes to vehicle maintenance. Your battery is one of the most important components of your vehicle, so it’s important to know when it’s time to get a new one. Signs you need a new car battery can include dashboard lights, trouble starting and much more. Read on for signs it’s time for a car battery replacement. Your car has trouble starting This is one of the most annoying signs that it’s time for a new car battery. Almost everyone has experienced the annoyance of getting ready to leave, only to find out their car won’t start—but it isn’t always the battery’s fault. Other reasons a car won’t start include an... View Article

Why You Should Invest in Snow Tires

December 8, 2021 11:47 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

According to the Federal Highway Administration, over 116,800 people are injured and 1,300 people are killed each year in car crashes involving winter weather. One of the best ways to prevent those injuries, deaths and property damage is by adding some snow tires. Continue reading to learn more reasons for getting snow tires and to see if snow tires are worth it: Shorter stopping distance: A leading cause of wintertime accidents has to do with drivers not giving themselves enough space to come to a stop. They don’t account for the slick conditions, resulting in fender benders. Snow tires can reduce your stopping distance by 40 percent, drastically lowering the chance of an accident. Advanced rubber compounds: At first thought,... View Article

Preparing Your Vehicle for the Winter

November 24, 2021 11:47 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The work never stops for car owners. It can seem like there’s always something that needs to be repaired, replaced or tuned-up. While that’s not necessarily always the case, it rings true before heading into the winter months. Continue reading to learn how to prepare your vehicle for the winter: Check tire-tread depth: Worn-down tires decrease your stopping distance, and this problem only gets worse when the roads are snowy or icy. Inspect your tread depth, and replace your tires if it’s lower than 4/32 of an inch. Better yet, consider installing snow tires for even greater control on the snow and ice. Test the battery: Contrary to popular belief, it’s actually sweltering summer temperatures—not cold winter ones—that take a... View Article

Why Your Vehicle’s Brake Lights Won’t Turn Off

October 27, 2021 10:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Your brake system is one of your car’s most important safety features—and that includes your brake lights. They signal to other drivers that you’re slowing down or stopping, which can prevent accidents and other problems on the road. What does it mean when your car’s brake lights won’t turn off? Here’s why it’s important to get your brakes checked when your brake lights won’t shut off. How brake lights work Your brake system is made up of multiple components. We’re used to simply pushing on the brake pedal and getting results, but the process is more complicated than that. Brake systems include the brake pedal, striker, brake light switch, wiring, lights and fuses. Pushing down on the brake pedal disrupts... View Article

A Quick AC Fix if Your Car’s Air Conditioner Is Not Working

October 13, 2021 10:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

It might be fall, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you won’t use your vehicle’s air conditioner until next summer. Whether it’s an unusually warm day or you’ve got a van full of active children, the last thing you want is for your car’s air conditioner to quit unexpectedly. Here’s a quick AC fix to try if your auto AC suddenly stops working: General tips Here’s what you need to do first: Diagnose the problem: First, try to figure out what the exact problem may be. Turn on your car, and let the air conditioner run. If the air is not as cold as it should be, there may be an airflow issue. If there’s an unpleasant smell, replace the cabin... View Article