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Monthly Archives: August 2013

How to Prolong the Life of Your Tires

Car tires are prone to frequent wear, especially if you’re commuting to school or work each day. Their frequent replacement can be very costly, especially given the fact that you have other maintenance expenses with your vehicle as well. Try these helpful tips on how to get the longest life out of your tires. Correct Tire Pressure Before you start a long road trip or with each oil change, it is important that you check your air pressure. This is the most important factor when it comes to prolonging the life of your tires. The recommended inflation pressure is normally imprinted on any tire’s sidewall by your tire manufacturer, but the correct pressure is that recommended by your vehicle’s manufacturer. For this information, take a look at the owner’s manual of your vehicle. Be especially sure to check the tire pressure when the tires are cold so that you can get the most accurate readings. Investing in the right type of valve caps is also recommended in ... read more

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6 Auto Maintenance Tasks to Never Neglect

There are a number of simple but serious mistakes that individuals make when trying to keep their vehicles in good shape. The following include some of the most common auto maintenance tasks that we recommend you not forget. Properly inflating your tires An auto maintenance tasks that you must never forget is to regularly check your vehicle’s tires to ensure they have the proper air pressure. If they require air, ensure your fill them up to the desired level listed in your vehicle’s owner’s manual. Note that if your tires are not properly inflated, they tend to wear faster and are normally unreliable on the road. Also, be sure to rotate the tires on a regular basis in order to ensure they wear evenly. Paying close mind to the brakes When brakes start to sound or feel differently, this is something that calls for urgent auto maintenance. However, most individual postpone until they forget completely. By doing so, they expose themselves t ... read more

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Best Car Washing and Maintenance Tips

Do I really need to wax my car? Below are some of the benefits and importance of car washing and waxing. Protection of the car Car waxing helps in protecting the car from different types of weather, like freezing temperatures or extreme heat. We also recommend purchasing a wax that will help keep the vehicle safe from damages that are usually caused by bad weather. In places that receive low temperatures, car owners are recommended to wash and wax their cars so as to avoid any beatings from salts on the road during the winter. If the car is not properly waxed during the winter, the vehicle’s body will rust and wear out. Cleanliness and looks of the vehicle Waxing and regular washing of the vehicle will help remove contaminants from the surface of the vehicle and therefore slow down the wear and tear of the body of the vehicle. It also helps in maintaining new looks and make the vehicle look clean and brand new through ... read more

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