Monthly Archives: February 2020

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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Drive Axle Repair: Reasons for Need and What is it Comprised of

Drive axles are axles on engine powered vehicles that transfer energy from the engine and torque from the transmission on to the front, rear or all the wheels. Drive axles respond to the input they receive from the steering wheel to determine how power will be distributed to the wheels. Drive axels run from the differential into the wheels and are an essential for any automobile to be able it to move. Several other systems interface and interconnect with drive axles to power them and control their movement A Complex Piece Of Equipment Too many, drive axles seem like a simple, solid object. In actuality, it's a complex piece of equipment that's made up of two half axles connected to the differential and universal joints. Drive axles have several important parts. Those parts include: Axle Constant Velocity (CV) Joints Drive Shaft Differential Universal Joint Axle Housing ... read more

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Reasons Why It May be Difficult to Steer Your Vehicle

If you’ve been driving for any length of time, you know how important your steering system is. Without this component, you wouldn’t be able to stay in control of your car. When it’s working the way it should, you probably don’t think about your steering wheel. However, if something goes wrong and it’s incredibly difficult to steer your vehicle, then all you can think about is getting it fixed. Finding out why it’s hard to turn your wheel is important and should be taken care of as soon as possible. Taking it to a professional is in your best interest, as they’ll be able to quickly and accurately determine what is wrong and fix it. There are many different reasons why your power steering system might be hard to move, and the most common are listed below. Low Power Steering Fluid Levels One of the most common reasons why you may find it hard to turn your steering wheel is because your vehicle is low on power steering fluid. This fluid is needed to ... read more

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