The Importance of Comprehensive Engine Diagnostics (Part 1)
The engine is easily the most important, yet sensitive part of your car, and needs thorough inspection. Diagnosing possible problems with your car engine can go a long way in avoiding accidents and damage.
Have your car serviced regularly, especially before and after a long journey. After all, engine components eventually wear out and fluids get used up after time. While you can conduct some diagnostics yourself, it is better to let an expert mechanic do a comprehensive systems check for you.
Simple DIY diagnostics
Before starting the engine, it is prudent to ...[more]
What is headlight restoration? (Part 3
Headlight Restoration Increases Driving Safety
If your headlights are worn or cloudy, then you are taking a huge and unnecessary risk when driving at night. According to a study conducted by the AAF Foundation for Traffic Safety:
· 9 out of 10 vehicles on the road have dirty or cloudy headlights, which reduces visibility. These cars need their headlights to be repaired, replaced, and restored.
· Many drivers do not know that worn and cloudy headlights are not just ugly, but reduce visibility at night by over fifty percent.
What is headlight restoration? (Part 2)
Types of plastic headlight restoration
The internet usually has a solution for all your problems. It will offer you very many products for DIY headlight restoration, but it is very important to do some research before spending your hard earned money. Many products available online offer to solve this problem, but they end up disappointing you. Most of the products remove the haze for several weeks, but then it comes back. Car washes and some mobile auto dealers also try to offer you headlight restoration services, but these are just short-term shortcuts.
Why You Can’t Just Avoid Getting an Oil Change (Part 1)
If the engine is the heart of the car, then oil is its lifeblood. Both of them go hand in hand and when driving. For safety purposes, it is important to carry oil change as per the manufacturer's instructions. When the time comes for an oil change, it is critical to get the filter changed because it may harbor some contaminated oil that can harm your engine.
Consider the Manufacturer’s Manual
We have covered why New York City driving conditions are rated as “severe.” Severe conditions may include excessive short trips of less than five miles, loading the vehicle to m ...[more]
What is headlight restoration? (Part 1)
Everyone wants their car running and looking perfect, but this is not always easy. Taking care of the small things in your car before they get out of hand is a good way of maintaining your vehicle. Essential things like washing the car, cleaning the interior, changing the oil and keeping up with the regular maintenance can ensure that the car remains in good shape always.
When washing your car, do you notice how the headlights look? Many vehicles have cloudy, hazy, discolored, and scratched headlights. This is very common, even with newer vehicles. Many people don't bother to wash and wax these parts because they never look good after all the effort.
Pros and cons of using Nitrogen to inflate your tires (Part 3)
This is part 3 of our series on using Nitrogen to inflate your tires.
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Drawbacks you can expect when using nitrogen inflation.
1. Regardless of its ability to stay put within the tire, nitrogen is s ...[more]
Understanding the New York State Automotive Safety Inspections Requirements (Part 3)
This is part 3 of our series on New York State safety inspections.
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· Click here for part two.
Emissions inspections for cars and light trucks
The Federal Clean Air Act passed in 1990 requires that the New York State carries out an insp ...[more]
Pros and cons of using Nitrogen to inflate your tires (Part 2)
Please click here for part one of our series on nitrogen fill for your tires.
Benefits of Nitrogen tire inflation
1. Provides more consistent inflation.
As much as compressed air is still widely used, it is important to note that one of the most detrimental properties of oxygen is the permeability of its molecules. The rate at which oxygen seeps out of the tires causes them to lose up to 3PSI per month. Nitrogen has significantly larger molecules than oxygen, being as much as four times larger than oxygen molecules.
Pros and cons of using Nitrogen to inflate your tires (Part 1)
Nitrogen has recently emerged as an ideal alternative for inflation of tires. As many drivers are switching from traditional air inflation, it is important to know exactly what gives nitrogen the edge over compressed air inflation and what this could mean for you.
Using Nitrogen to keep your tires inflated
· You may wonder what the difference is filling with nitrogen since it already makes up about 78% of the air. Despite nitrogen being the main component of atmospheric air, it still contains oxygen and the noble gases. The noble gases are not really an issue here, but rather it is the lack of oxygen.
Important brake repair and maintenance tips (Part 4)
NOTE: This is part 4 of 106St Tire & Wheel's series on brake repair.
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· Click here for part 3.
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