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Advantages of Using a Windshield Cover

There are many accessories that can make owning a car just a bit nicer. One of the most essential is a windshield cover. While windshields are durable, they are not invulnerable. A broken windshield can cause many problems, including loss of life. Protecting your windshield should be as important as ensuring that your car has enough oil. Here are a few advantages that you can experience when you choose to use a windshield cover. Cut Down on Repairs Perhaps the biggest advantage that you will experience when you use a windshield cover is that it will cut down on usual repairs that you take your car in to for normally. Most car owners visit an auto repair shop for the following services: Windshield repair Tire change Oil change Rear or front end collisions While repairing a windshield may not seem like that much, if you are in the shop frequently for a windshield repair, those costs will start to add up. It is ... read more

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Car Battery Inspection

If you want to keep your car safe and functional, you need to have the car battery inspected regularly. A car battery inspection ensures that your battery can hold the charge and start your car when you need it to. A simple inspection now may prevent an expensive car electrical repair bill. If you notice that the cables to your batteries are cracked or the terminals are corroded, the time has come for you to get your vehicle serviced by a mechanic. Understanding Your Car Battery Understanding the parts that make up your car battery is key to understanding what your mechanic will do during an effective inspection of your battery. Your battery is enclosed in a case. This case protects the battery from vibration and impact. What Is Inside the Battery? When you look on the top lid, you will see two terminals. One is positive, and one is negative. When looking inside the battery, you will find a mixture of sulfuric acid and water. You will ... read more

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Fuel Efficiency Costly Actions To Avoid

Fuel Efficiency is how long you can travel on the amount of fuel your vehicle has, otherwise referred to as miles per gallon. Fuel Efficiency is taken into consideration especially when shopping for a vehicle due to the fact gasoline is one of the most costly and frequent investments car owners undertake. No matter the vehicle, there are several actions to take to maximize the miles you get for the gallons you paid for. If you want to save money at the pump and reduce the need for vehicle repairs, it is essential to understand what car components can affect fuel efficiency and what driver choices you may be making to affect this. Fuel efficiency is a subject matter of high capacity due to the fact gas prices are never consistent and especially the need to keep carbon footprints at a minimum. Potential Necessary Vehicle Repairs needed to maximize fuel efficiency: The type of motor oil being used Incorrect Tire Pressure Leaking Spark Plugs ... read more

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Brake Repair Know-How: Parking Brake vs Emergency Brake

Maintenance and repair to your emergency and parking brake is necessary for your safety and vehicle health. Each system within a vehicle is important but the brakes are considered top of the list. The name for a specific brake, like any vehicle part, is determined by the manufacturer. All brakes are important and should be maintained up to the vehicles’ specifications. Types of Brakes Parking Brake: A brake that is controlled electronically or that is within a vehicle that houses a manual transmission. This is because it is used to keep a car in place any time it is parked. Manual vehicles remain in neutral unless they are left in gear when parked, so the parking brake is needed to keep them in place. Automatic cars benefit from the use of a parking brake as well. This brake protects the parking pawl in the transmission that holds the car in place when the transmission is in Park. Emergency Brake: This term, though popular, is a bit misleadi ... read more

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Why Defensive Driving Matters

Car safety begins and ends with you. You can't control any of the other drivers on the road with you. However, you can control how you react to them. Whether you're speeding or driving recklessly, you're going to put a lot of wear and tear on your car. You'll need to see a mechanic a lot faster by the continuous use of the brakes than you would if you were driving safely. You're also more likely to need auto repair because of an accident due to your reckless driving. Here are a few tips on how you can be more car aware and how to drive defensively. 1. Always Check Lanes One way that you can start using car safety is to check your lanes. While a lot of cars have lane assistance and lane detection systems, some still don't. Even those that do have this sophisticated technology can sometimes be wrong. Checking the lanes yourself is a good practice to use. Whether you're changing lines, merging onto the highway, or just driving the highway, you should regular ... read more

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