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Why You Should Read Your Car's Owners Manual

Why You Should Read Your Car's Owners Manual

A car's manual is one of the most underestimated things when people buy a new set of wheels. The joy of acquiring a new car is immense; the last thing you want to find yourself doing is sitting on your sofa reading its manual instead of cruising the roads. However, the importance of reading a car's manual is outstanding and will dictate the longevity and efficiency of your new machine. If you are planning on acquiring a new car, then you should consider prioritizing reading its manual. It will enable you to get the most out of your machine by detailing the vehicle's preferences and systems. The following are some reasons why you should read your car's manual: It Helps You Understand How to Maintain Your Car You spend a lot of money on your mechanic every year. However, understanding how to keep your vehicle in top shape will save you time and money. The owner's manual is important because it has the details of your vehicle, from the basic instructions, like how ... read more

What Should You Do When the Check Engine Light Comes On?

What Should You Do When the Check Engine Light Comes On?

A check engine light can give you headaches if you aren’t careful with how you handle it. In fact, the biggest mistake that drivers make is ignoring it or waiting too long to have it fixed. Next time you notice an illuminated check engine light, be curious and try to fix the problem as soon as you can. In some cases, it isn’t even a problem with the engine and can be as minor as a loose gas cap.  Common Reasons for Check Engine Light  Loose, damaged, or missing gas cap -  Make sure you tighten this every time you fill up! Failing Sensors - An oxygen sensor or mass airflow sensor replacement is sometimes all it needs.  Worn Spark Plugs - If your vehicle is misfiring, it is probably due to old spark plugs. Overheating Catalytic Converter - A strained catalytic converter can cause hazardous fumes to leak. Be careful with this one! When a check engine light appears on your dash, one of the first things you should do is to check if your gas cap is fasten ... read more

Common Myths About Car Batteries and Debunking Them!

Common Myths About Car Batteries and Debunking Them!

One of the many car components that all drivers should know about is the vehicle battery. Just like your phone battery, it is the power source behind almost everything in your car. It has positive and negative terminals or connection points. While its design is easier to understand than the engine and transmission, there are many misconceptions about the battery. Let’s debunk some of these common myths! Myth #1: If your car doesn’t start, it is definitely the battery. While a drained battery is a very common cause of starting failures, there are other factors to consider. It is okay to check the battery first (as most people do). However, you may consider that the problem could be stemming from a faulty starter, alternator, spark plugs, and even fuel injectors. Myth #2: You don’t need to check a maintenance-free battery. Just because a car battery is labeled and marketed to be maintenance-free does not mean maintenance should be completely disregarded. In fact, AL ... read more

Top Signs Your Cooling System Is in Trouble

Top Signs Your Cooling System Is in Trouble

If your car's cooling system isn't functioning correctly, it could lead to severe problems—including engine damage. That's why it's essential to be aware of the signs that your cooling system may be in trouble, so you can take action before it's too late. Here are some of the top signs that your cooling system is in trouble: 1. Your engine is overheating If your engine temperature gauge is reading higher than usual, or if you see steam coming from under the hood, this is a sign that your engine is overheating. This serious problem needs to be addressed immediately, as continued overheating can lead to engine damage. 2. Your coolant level is low If you notice that your coolant level is low, this could signal a leak in the system. It could also indicate that your cooling system isn't functioning correctly and needs to be repaired. 3. Your car is leaking coolant If you notice coolant leaks under your c ... read more

What Does My Tire Tread Pattern Mean?

What Does My Tire Tread Pattern Mean?

The tread of a tire is something that the most individuals take for granted. They may have a broad knowledge that tread patterns and depths vary, but they may not fully comprehend the function of tire tread. Understanding the significance of tire tread and the various tread patterns will assist drivers in driving safely and comfortably. Let's examine tire tread patterns you may come across when shopping for new tires. Symmetric Tread Patterns A symmetric tread design is the most frequent. It consists of independent tread blocks throughout the whole tread face, with the same pattern on both the inboard and outboard portions. Tires with symmetric tread patterns permit the use of numerous tire rotation patterns. Asymmetric Tread Patterns Asymmetric tread pattern is meant to balance the requirements of dry grip and water dispersion/snow traction by varying throughout the tire's tread face. Asymmetric tread patterns often have bigger tread ribs/blocks on the outboard side to bo ... read more

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