Yearly Archives: 2021

How Bad Driving Habits Can Hurt Your Vehicle

How Bad Driving Habits Can Hurt Your Vehicle

Everyone has some bad habits and that applies to driving too. Nobody expects you to be the perfect driver all the time but there are some driving habits that can hurt your car more than others. If you want to keep your car in good working order, it's best to stay away from these bad driving habits: Revving the Engine There's a good reason why you're told that you should warm up your car before driving and it's the same reason why revving your engine right after you've started it up is a bad idea. When your car hasn't been used in a while, you should give the oil a minute or two to circulate through the engine because your car needs to be lubricated to function properly. Speeding Over Speedbumps and Potholes Even though they're called speedbumps, they're meant to make you slow down while driving over them. If you speed over a speedbump or a pothole, the weight of the car behind that kind of drop can cause problems with many areas of your car, like the ... read more

Does My Car Need a Tune-up?

Does My Car Need a Tune-up?

If your car hasn't been running as well, as usual, it might be time for a tune-up. Common signs that something's amiss with your vehicle include leaks, unsightly smells, noises, check engine lights, and less-effective brakes. Below we'll discuss commons signs that your car is due for routine maintenance, as well as common repairs many vehicles require over their lifetime. Squeaking, less sensitive brakes are a common sign that it's time to get your vehicle's brake pads replaced. You should have brake pads replaced every 40,000 to 50,000 miles, depending on your local climate and the way you drive. More cautious drivers are less harsh on their brakes, and get more mileage from their brakes and rotors. Depending on the type of oil your vehicle uses, an oil change is a service that is necessary every 3,000 miles. However, if you have a modern engine (i.e. a new car), you should plan to have your oil changed every 5,000 miles to 7,500 miles. Getting your oil changed r ... read more

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