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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

How Often Should I Have My Brake Pads Replaced?

How Often Should I Have My Brake Pads Replaced?

How often to replace your brakes depends on the kind of driver you are and the types of roads you drive on. Wreckless divers tend to wear down their brake pads faster than careful drivers. hopefully, you are in the latter category. Brake pads also wear down faster if the vehicle is driven on rough terrains where brakes are applied regularly. The wearing of your brake pads also depends on the type of brake pads you have. If you are using low-quality pads, you've to replace them more regularly than when using high-quality pads. How Does The Braking Process Work? When you step on your brake pedal, you create pressure in the brake fluid. Depending on the setup of your vehicle, the brake pedal can be engaged by an electronic, hydraulic, vacuum, or level mechanism. The brake fluid will transmit the pressure to the brake pad, which will then press on the wheels. The friction between the wheels and the brake pads is what causes the vehicle to stop. It is this same friction that causes ... read more

Wheel Alignment or Tire Balance, Which Do You Need?

Wheel Alignment or Tire Balance, Which Do You Need?

Sometimes circumstances force you to take a bad road and avoiding potholes and bumps becomes a challenge. When you hit the curb, the first things that come to mind are the bumper and tires. You might not detect the damages at a glance, but you needn't settle for that. The chances are that you've knocked the wheels out of alignment. The following are some signs that your wheels are misaligned or that your tires need to be balanced. Steering Wheel Vibration Poor alignment causes the steering wheel to vibrate or rock horizontally. It happens repeatedly and can sometimes be so bad to the extent that the entire car shakes as it runs on the road. That happens because two tires are trying to pull against each other. It becomes difficult to understand which direction the car is heading. Irregular Tire Wear It is critical to check whether the front tires have even wear patterns. If so, that's an indication that the wheels are in line. Do the same for the rear wheels. When you no ... read more