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5 TIPS TO ENSURE A SMOOTH DRIVE

5 TIPS TO ENSURE A SMOOTH DRIVE

Driving is a complex endeavor, partially due to the inability to detect any unpredictable obstacles in a road environment. As a driver, controlling the aspects of your role in these situations is your responsibility. A ride can be so smooth, bumpy, or even shaky depending on various factors. The reasons wholly depend on the shape of your vehicle or environmental factors. Some issues can get out of control when driving. Below are some effective tips to curb that bumpy or shaky drive and assist in ensuring your driving experience is safe and hassle-free. ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS Environmental contributors are out of your control, so it is important your vehicle is prepared to handle the factors that may come your way and your driving remains defensive. Weather related contributors to difficult drives can include snow, mist, and fog due to the visibility issues these contributors compromise. With mist and fog, the likelihood you will miss avoiding a pothole or roadblock increases. Snow, o ... read more

PARTS OF SPARK PLUG BROKEN DOWN

PARTS OF SPARK PLUG BROKEN DOWN

Did you know that without a properly functioning spark plug, your car would not even start? That is how important this tiny device is to your vehicle if you are using a gas-fueled combustion engine. How spark plugs work The spark plug emits electricity across the engine to cause an ignition spark on the other side. This spark will then fire the mixture of air and fuel inside the engine to create the internal combustion for the car to start. DIFFERENT TYPES OF SPARK PLUGS There are five main types of spark plugs: • Silver • Double platinum • Copper • Single platinum • Iridium Silver spark plugs For these spark plugs, the tips of their electrodes are silver coated. You will mostly find them in old European vehicles and motorcycles since they do not last long. Double platinum These spark plugs are more durable than silver spark plugs. Both its ground and center electrodes have a platinum coating. For the spark plugs with broken and wasted ignition sys ... read more

5 PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE TIPS FOR SUMMER

5 PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE TIPS FOR SUMMER

Are you thinking of summer vacations? Taking a long drive down to the beach? Alternatively, maybe, you just want to get in the car, turn on the AC and go for a spin. Whatever your plans, you need to remember to care for your car during these coming months when the weather can see extremely high temperatures. Auto repair is probably not the first thing you want to think of in the summer, but your car can break down more easily and, at the very least, it can be agreed that finding yourself stuck on some highway with a tire blow out, or having to finish a long trip without a functional car AC system is not the preferred way to spend a summer day. In the summer, the sweltering temperatures can make daily driving harder on your vehicle. You need to pay attention to certain things to make your car summer-ready, so a little preventative maintenance can go a long way towards making your car fully functional during these months. From checking your air conditioner to making sure it cools proper ... read more

HOW TO KEEP YOUR ENGINE RUNNING SMOOTHLY

HOW TO KEEP YOUR ENGINE RUNNING SMOOTHLY

Purchasing a car is a big investment, so you want to keep it looking good and running well for as long as you can. Keeping a vehicle performing optimally requires maintenance and work. Your vehicle is a machine of moving parts that work together. The heart of a vehicle is its engine and it is helpful to understand its operations to ensure it gets the most of its lifespan and is not compromised unnecessarily. KEEP THE ENGINE COOL Whenever you are driving, it is important to check and stay aware of the temperature gauge. Making sure the gauge does not make its way up to the high indicator can keep your engine from overheating or keep you informed of when to see an auto repair professional. When the temperature remains at its normal level, it means the cooling system is working as it should and is cooling down the engine when it gets hot. Make sure an engine repair specialist checks the cooling system every six months or whichever period your factory manual recommends per your veh ... read more

HOW LONG COMMUTES CAN INFLICT VEHICLE DAMAGE

HOW LONG COMMUTES CAN INFLICT VEHICLE DAMAGE

  Every year families and friends pack up a vehicle and set off into the sunrise for vacations and trips. The music is playing and the conversation is flowing until...whoops, the vehicle crawls to a stop on the side of the highway. Typically, chances are, no one in the vehicle is a mechanic. Vehicle preparation is a key component of commute preparation that is overseen. Most vehicle owners understand that routine maintenance is needed to keep a vehicle functioning properly. What they do not realize is that being within driving distance of everything is the cause of most repair needs. For instance, in a long-distance drive, the alternator has a chance to recharge the battery. On quick trips, the battery does not have that chance. This can minimize the life of the battery. Not to mention, the oil also needs a chance to burn off combustion byproducts and moisture. Also essential is making sure the engine reaches a prime temperature also ensures that the running parts are properly l ... read more

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