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How to Spot Car Battery Maintenance Issues

Car batteries are a crucial component of your car. After all, without them, your car will not operate. Although many modern-day car battery manufacturers prevent you from checking your car battery, most traditional car batteries can be surveyed for maintenance. The key is knowing what the telltale signs of car battery maintenance issues are, and D & R Autoworks is here to help. Signs Your Car Battery Needs Maintenance: Water Levels It is impossible to check your car battery’s cell water levels if you have a sealed cap. However, in the event that you have a see-through car battery case, you will still be able to examine your battery cell water reservoirs. If you discover that your water is low, do not try to remove the sealed cap yourself. Instead, visit a supplier or car technician. If you have a car battery with a removable seal, you may safely replenish the water levels yourself as needed. There is one stipulation, though. Only DIST ... read more

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The Dangers of not Getting Regular Oil Changes

The most important maintenance task that you can perform on your car is to change engine oil regularly. Follow directions set by the manufacturer regarding which oil runs what mileage depending on the driving conditions. The following are some of the key dangers of not getting regular oil changes: Reduced Performance The lack of a regular engine oil changes can lead to a reduced engine performance. Engine oil breaks down if over used. Engine components such as pistons and gaskets do not function well under improper engine oil. Your vehicle will not perform at its best hence you will notice a reduced gas mileage. No Early Detection A regular engine oil check may alert you of any engine anomalies. A regular engine oil change can tell if your engine burns oil quickly or has a leakage. Regular oil changes also alerts of other problems like engine coolant leaking & mixing with the engine oil. Contamination Engine ... read more

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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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