It’s about to be the start of a new year and this is a great time to make sure that both you and your car are ready for a new decade. While you may have your own New Year’s resolutions that you want to focus on, spare some thought for your vehicle. You may want to get in better shape or quit smoking—maybe it’s time for your car to do the same. Today we’ll be giving you some suggestions for easy, achievable resolutions so you can take care of your car and improve your driving experience.
It’s going to be another cold winter in Michigan, and we at King Brothers Collision think it’s important that you understand just what that entails for your car. Our cars are our lifeline when the weather gets really dicey. Getting stranded at home and out of reach of emergency services is something we all want to avoid if temperatures drop below zero and we need help right away. The winter chill isn’t just uncomfortable, it can be hard on your vehicle, as anything made of metal doesn’t like cold. If you’re not careful, the cold could lead to car damage. Let’s take a look at how colder temperatures can affect your car—and what you can do about it.
As we leave behind the sunny days and warm weather of Summer, the busy days of our Fall schedules can take precedence over everything else. We rely on our cars to drive to work, bring the kids to school, and head over to the relatives for Thanksgiving. We spend so much time in our cars that it’s imperative that they’re well-maintained.
A modern car engine is a collection of advanced parts and systems that provide the force to propel your car down the road. New technologies and materials may haver made engines more complicated, but the core ideas behind the function of your engine have not really changed over the years. Let’s break down the parts of the typical car engine and how each functions.
One thing that has never changed throughout the entire history of automobiles is the need for proper maintenance. Maybe some far-off day in the future we’ll be able to build cars that are so technologically advanced and so foolproof that you’ll never have to take them in to the shop, but we aren’t counting on it anytime soon. These are massively complex machines that have thousands of moving parts—all of which are prone to wear and tear. Even today’s super smart vehicles still need to deal with friction, heat, and corrosion.
Summer is here and it’s road trip season! That means it’s time to get your car checked out from top to bottom—the heat of the season can have adverse effects on your car, and breakdowns are something you definitely don’t want when you’re out on the road and miles from the nearest gas station. Sometimes we get wrapped up in maintaining our car during winter, as it’s commonly seen to be the toughest season for our vehicles. While that may be true, you simply can’t neglect your car’s upkeep in the summer. You’re much more likely to get tire punctures when it’s hot, and clutch problems are more common with the summer heat causing additional wear and tear.
If you’re like us, you love the summer sun and want to get out there for a leisurely drive or even a long road trip. After the cold of winter and the rains in spring, the summer heat should be a piece of cake, right? It can be, but only if you’re prepared. Our vehicles are amazing machines that can withstand a lot, but even still they can be prone to breakdowns and other issues if they’re pushed to the limit. Today we’ll be giving you some guidance on how to beat the heat without breaking your ride. Read on for our tips to beat the summer heat.
Regular maintenance is one of the most important things you can do as a car owner. As resilient as modern vehicles are, they’re still mechanical at heart—and all moving parts will eventually wear down. This is especially important when you’re entrusting your life to the integrity of your car. Older vehicles are even more prone to mechanical stresses and aren’t as easy to diagnose as more recent models. If you’re any kind of car enthusiast, it’s imperative that you know what to do to avoid costly repairs and damage down the line. As they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Read on for our list! Check your tires and tire pressure We like to do
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Spring is nearly here, and with that comes longer days and warmer weather. But it’s not just that, spring also means no more snow and ice on our streets. Indeed, while we don’t have to worry as much about getting stranded in a snowdrift or sliding off the road, spring also entails new challenges for us drivers. While overall road conditions are better, that doesn’t mean we get to fully relax! Be ready for these new hazards to ensure that your spring driving is as safe as can be. Rainstorms and showers While the flora and fauna may be loving the increased precipitation, it’s definitely less than ideal for driving. Heavy rain can decrease visibility almost to the same extent
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Winter is finally letting up a little bit, and it’s almost time to start looking forward to the warmer days of spring. After a particularly cold winter, everyone is thinking of all the cleaning that needs to be done around the house—but there’s one place that you shouldn’t forget: your car. The main reason for this is because cold weather is especially hard on our vehicles. Maintenance after the kind of weather we’ve had lately is of paramount importance.