If you’re like us, Fall is one of your favorite seasons. There’s a lot to love—the changing of the leaves, the pumpkin carving, and the cooler weather that makes you just want to curl up on the couch with a hot cup of chocolate. But at the same time, it’s one of the more challenging seasons in which to drive. With the wetter, frostier conditions, fallen leaves and fewer hours of daylight, it’s a good idea to be prepared for the roads ahead.
It’s the beginning of summer, the most popular season for road tripping. As car lovers ourselves, we can’t think of a much better way to relax and get away from stress than going for a nice drive. You get to see all the sights while being able to maintain social distancing—what’s not to like? America was built on its highways, and going for a drive is the perfect way to experience all of it. The open road, a cool breeze, and good friends and family are the best way to enjoy summer. But is it really a vacation if you’re worried about the safety of your car? To make sure your summer is stress-free, read on for our tips and
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Spring is coming around! In light of the recent situation with COVID-19 and stay at home orders, you might think it’s not the best time to be doing maintenance on your car. On the contrary, it’s a great time to make sure that both you and your vehicle are ready for the rest of the year’s challenges. How do we do that? With regular maintenance, of course. We’ve got a small list of ways you can keep your car on the road and out of the shop for the long term—ensuring that you can get to where you’re going safely and quickly, especially in the case of any emergencies.
Accidents and damage are almost an inevitability in the course of your vehicle’s lifespan. While we can take every precaution available to us, at some point, parts of your car are going to break down in some way. Most prudent car owners (such as the ones who have taken the time to read this post — we appreciate you doing so) will already have done as much as they can in the interest of safety, but sometimes plain old bad luck or circumstance can lead to vehicle damage. And when that happens, you’re going to have to distinguish between whether you need a mechanic or an auto body repair shop.
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.
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.
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.
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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We all know the old saying: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. But sometimes, despite our best efforts, we find ourselves in situations where prevention has failed us. This is especially true for our cars: with the weather and all the snow right now, the only way to 100% guarantee not getting stuck out in the cold is to drive around in a snowmobile. Today we’ll talk about what you can keep in your car for the worst case scenario: breaking down far from home.