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How To Inspect Your Tires

May 23rd, 2017

It’s way too easy to just forget about your tires and take them for granted…right up to the point where something goes wrong. It’s important to keep up on their condition, though, and know what to look for! Here’s a quick rundown of the best ways to inspect your tires:Tires in NY

Regularly get a close look at the sidewalls and check for bulges, cracking (some cracking due to age is normal), gouges and scrapes. The sidewalls are pretty tough and can withstand curb scrapes, but use your own judgment as to what constitutes more serious damage. You’ll know.

Get a close look at the tread surface and run your hand over it to feel for irregularities. A “feathered” or “sawtooth” feel to the tread face can be an indicator of suspension problems, as ...[more]

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How Often Should You Replace Your Air Filter?

April 21st, 2017

Your vehicle’s engine relies on three things to be able to run – air, fuel, and spark. The air that enters the engine’s fuel system has to be clean and free of tiny particulates like grit, dust, pollen and sand. Were these particles to enter the engine, they would soon cause wear and damage.

Prior to the 1960s, engines used an oil bath filter where air would enter the system and be directed across a sump of oil; hopefully, particles would be trapped in the surface of the oil. Oil bath air filters were messy and inefficient and were replaced by a paper element filter in the early 60s. Paper air filters draw air past a pleated paper element, not unlike the intake filter in your home’s A/C system.

So how often does the filter need to be changed?Air Filter Corona, NY

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What Tires Are Best For My SUV?

February 11th, 2017
Tough question, but we'll do our best on it!
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So You Say Your Car's Running Rough?

January 11th, 2017
Your formerly great-running car is not running right. Why?
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Getting the Most Out Of Your Battery

December 11th, 2016
Your battery...can't go anywhere without it! Here are some tips for getting the longest service life out of it.
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Motor Oil -- Which Is Best For Your Vehicle?

November 19th, 2016
You have a few choices when it comes to motor oil -- which is best for your vehicle?
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Electrical system maintenance (Part 2)

October 14th, 2016

Electrical System Maintenance (Part 2)

To ensure proper maintenance of the cars electrical system, you need to clean off the connections on the battery from time to time. This will help to prevent unnecessary tear and wear on ...[more]

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Electrical system maintenance (Part 1)

October 13th, 2016

Electrical System Maintenance

A car relies on its electrical system to ensure smooth running and operation. Unfortunately, many car owners do not pay attention to the electrical system because it does not need to be inspected as often as the car’s moving parts. Knowing what comprises a car’s electrical system is very important in making sure it runs smoothly.

Some common problems that are caused by the electrical system include:

1. Little or no power in the battery

This is one of the very common problems that occur in a vehicle. Sometimes the battery is total ...[more]

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The Importance of Windshield Wiper Blade Replacements (Part 1)

October 7th, 2016

The Importance of Windshield Wiper Blade Replacements (Part 1)

It’s not just about the engine or the tires, but every little moving part that makes the car perform at its absolute best. For this to happen, it needs care, it needs you. Your windshield is one of the underrated components of your car, a component that’s responsible for your visibility and also, your general safety while driving. Let’s take a look at the various reasons why replacing your windshield wiper blade replacement is so important. 

Safety is first and foremost

A large percentage of accidents happen because of compromised visibility. What can cause this? Usually it’s dirty or cracked windshields. Dirt is obvious; it sticks to the surface and direct ...[more]

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