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What are the Benefits of Engine Oil Changes?

What are the Benefits of Engine Oil Changes?

Having an oil change is one of the most vital routine steps for car owners when it comes to vehicle maintenance. Scheduled oil changes keep your vehicle's engine running smoothly. During your appointment, you should also ask your mechanic to do other checks as well. Our expert team of technicians will can over your vehicle and address any concerns you may have with your hoses, belts, brakes, filters, tire pressure, or fluid levels, to name a few.    Besides following what your manufacturer tells you to do, why should you get an oil change? What benefits are you getting out of an oil change?   Keeps Your Engine Clean As oil flows throughout your engine, debris will start to gather within it. Failure to change the oil after a certain amount of time will allow sludge to build up in your motor. If you live in dusty or heavily polluted areas, you can expect more dirt and debris to build up quicker.  Protects Engine Parts Your engine is made up of various parts ... read more

Go Over These Car Tips Before Sending Your Kid Off to College

Go Over These Car Tips Before Sending Your Kid Off to College

Now that graduation parties have concluded and your teen is packing their car for college, you should remind them of the safest driving practices. Maintaining a car and being safe is a considerable responsibility for most teenagers. If your college driver has the opportunity of bringing a car to university, here are a few important tips you should go over with them before the send-off: Tip #1: Don't Forget Your Insurance Card Make sure your child has their insurance car and information in case of emergencies. Most cards also have a road service number on the back to contact if you are stranded or in an accident. College drivers must know such details in the case that they have to file a claim. Tip #2: Check License Renewal And Tabs/Tags Being hours away or in another state with expired license tabs/tags can get your student an expensive ticket. Before departing home, ensure that license plate tags and your kid's driver's license are up to date and will remain active for ... read more

Why Is My Steering Wheel Squealing?

Why Is My Steering Wheel Squealing?

The power steering system is designed and built to help you control your car and steer your wheels properly. Power steering systems can have issues that need to be addressed promptly to protect you and other's safety on the road. If you notice a loud and obnoxious squealing noise when you turn your steering wheel, there may be a problem with a component within the power steering system.    The most common causes for squealing when turning your steering wheel include the following:  Low power steering fluid can cause significant hydraulic power steering system issues. Your power steering fluid is among the six essential fluids that your vehicle needs to operate correctly. Most of the time, this is caused by a leak.  A worn-out or damaged power steering belt can produce a squealing noise because the belt can slip when the wheel is turned. A failing power steering pump can also cause a squealing noise because the system isn't sustaining the proper fluid pr ... read more

Most Common Auto Repair Misconceptions, Debunked!

Most Common Auto Repair Misconceptions, Debunked!

Misconceptions can start up anywhere and be passed along like wildfires. Even in the auto repair industry, there are myths that people swear up and down to be true. As a result, there are many differing opinions about car maintenance there. Luckily, we are here to set the record straight on the most common misconceptions regarding your car.   Myth #1: Premium gas will boost your car's performance.  Premium gas is more expensive than regular and mid-grade, but choosing it does not guarantee that it will boost performance. Premium is only ideal for cars that require fuel with a higher octane level. You should always pick the appropriate fuel grade that is stated in your vehicle's owner manual.   Myth #2: An oil change is needed every 3,000 miles.  How often you change your motor oil depends on varying factors, not just the number of miles you've driven since the last change. It also depends on how you drive the car, the type of vehicle you operate, a ... read more

What is 30/60/90K Vehicle Maintenance?

What is 30/60/90K Vehicle Maintenance?

Car Care Tips You Should Know About Has your auto mechanic asked you about your car's maintenance schedule lately? More precisely they may want to know what 30k-60k-90k is for your car. Does that question sound complicated? You can relax now, all that refers to is the service maintenance schedule for your vehicle. What Does That Actually Mean? You are supposed to get all your routine maintenance service procedures done at 30 thousand miles, 60 thousand miles, and 90 thousand miles. At each of those milestones, there are different maintenance tasks that need to be performed. Ignoring them can lead to serious problems and a short lifespan for your auto. 30 Thousand Mile Service At this point in your auto's life, your mechanic will want to see how its standard systems are holding up. If there are problems with any of the parts, now is the time to address them. This includes engine oil and related parts maintenance, an in ... read more

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