Yearly Archives: 2022

Why Do You Need to Change Your Cabin Air Filters?

Why Do You Need to Change Your Cabin Air Filters?

If you're looking for a way to improve your car's performance and save money on maintenance, consider changing your cabin air filters. A cabin air filter is integral to your vehicle's interior climate control system. Overall, cabin air filters help to keep the air inside your vehicle clean by trapping microscopic particles like pollen, dust, mold, bacteria, and other allergens. However, due to the build-up of trapped debris over time, this filter needs to be changed regularly to ensure optimally performance and clean airflow. Here is why you need to change your cabin air filters - Better Air Quality Your cabin air filter plays a vital role in improving the overall air quality inside your vehicle. It removes harmful particles from the ventilation system before entering your car. If you drive with an unclean cabin air filter, it can cause everything from respiratory problems to severe allergies resulting in sneezing and coughing. To Improve Gas Mileage ... read more

How Often Should You Get Oil Changes?

How Often Should You Get Oil Changes?

You may have heard 3,000 miles thrown around in the auto service industry a lot, but what is its significance? Well, the industry standard for oil change intervals used to be and is still 3,000 miles. However, with newer innovations in motor oil, some automakers may recommend longer oil change intervals of up to 5,000-7,500 miles. But, waiting too much longer than that can harm your engine.  Skipping oil changes is a horrible habit. Engine oil is something your vehicle needs to run. That is why it is essential to replace the dirty oil in your car with clean oil. Here are all the benefits of regular oil changes: Lubricates Your Engine – Your engine is a complex work of art. It has many moving parts that require lubrication. That is where motor oil comes in. It keeps these parts from bumping against each other and wearing down your engine.  Extend Vehicle Life – Oil lubricates the engine, which will in turn minimize friction. If you want your engine to run smooth ... read more

Top 5 Signs Your Car Needs New Brakes

Top 5 Signs Your Car Needs New Brakes

Many drivers ignore brake maintenance until something goes wrong. Brake components such as brake pads, rotors, and calipers are made to last a long time. However, brake pads, in particular, can wear out quickly depending on driving conditions, your driving style, or stop-and-go traffic, which determines how often you apply the brakes. Top 5 Signs Your Car Needs New Brakes Failing brakes can be easily detected by watching out for the following warning signs: Screeching or Squeaky Brakes When you apply the brakes, the brake pads are pressed against the brake rotors, which causes them to wear out over time. If the brake pads wear out to a certain level, their metal shims are exposed, which grind against the rotors to produce a squealing sound. Loud Grinding Noises Grinding sounds occur when you ignore the screeching sounds above and continue driving for some time. The grinding sounds occur when the pads are completely worn out, causing the brake calipe ... read more

Should You Turn On the Heater When Your Engine Overheats?

Should You Turn On the Heater When Your Engine Overheats?

Automobiles nowadays are equipped with high-tech and powerful heating and cooling systems that can keep your engine from overheating in the hottest of summers. However, your vehicle can still overheat from failures of the vital components. Your car can overheat for the following reasons: Faulty radiator fan Low/leaky coolant fluid Bad gasket Broken water pump Issues with belts and hoses Malfunctioning thermostat Low engine oil … and more.  Understanding all the ways your engine can overheat can help you minimize the likelihood of engine damage later on. You and your trusted automotive technician can come up with a maintenance plan that works for you and your vehicle to prevent engine overheating. Otherwise, a hot engine can cause irreversible engine damage and an inconvenient breakdown. What to Do When Your Engine Overheats While Driving You can tell when your engine overheats when the temperature gauge is reading high, your car is releasing steam under the hood ... read more

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