Yearly Archives: 2022

Why Are OIl Changes So Important?

Why Are OIl Changes So Important?

Motor is the lifeblood of your engine. WIthout it, your engine simply would last due to the lack of lubrication. There’s more to an oil change than just replacing the fluid itself. Oil changes are best done by professionals, as we can also replace your oil filters and check other car components.    Most oil and filter changes don’t take longer than 1 hour. The service is quicker than most auto services, but still, many people make excuses for not getting them done on time. It is so important to not miss your oil changes because the oil collects tons of dirt, dust, and debris over time. To effectively lubricate your engine parts, you need clean, flowing oil.   Here are some reasons why oil changes are so important: Protection against corrosion - Oil serves as a protective layer against moisture, dirt, dust, and other corrosive elements.  Limits wear and tear of engine parts - Excess friction can wear down your engine. When your engine is properly lu ... read more

5 Essential Spring Car Care Tips

5 Essential Spring Car Care Tips

Your car must be fit to take on each season’s new challenges. With spring finally here, you should follow these 5 essential tips to ensure your car runs at peak performance.  1. Check Tire Pressure, Tread, and Condition Many vehicle owners tend to forget that the air pressure in their tires expands as the temperature outside increases. As spring temperatures climb, your tires may become overinflated without you even knowing. To prevent damaging your tires, please remember to check and adjust its pressure. Plus, check your treads using the penny test to ensure. If they’re under 2/32”, you must replace your tires. 2. Change Oil and Oil Filter As engine oil flows through your engine, it picks up contaminants along the way. With time, the oil filter can become dirty and causes the motor oil to break down. Make sure your engine has clean oil and filters to extend your engine life. 3. Test Vehicle Lights It would be wise for you to do a walkaround to ensure that ... read more

How Are Tires Made?

How Are Tires Made?

It is a fascinating subject to learn how things are manufactured. Perhaps you have ever wondered how your car was pieced together to become the wholesome functioning machine. But do you know how tires are made? The process is not very complicated, but the steps involved are important for producing high-quality tires. So, what is the process? The process begins with carefully selecting rubber, a natural polymer occurring as milky latex from the plant Hevea brasiliensis. The rubber will be combined with special oils, pigments, silica alongside, and other additives in a Banbury mixer into a homogenous substance with the consistency of gum. The material will make sidewalls and threads to form parts of the tire. The assembly process starts with the inner liner, made of rubber material resistant to penetration by air and water. Next, the plies and belts are attached to provide the required strength and flexibility. Then steel wires coated with bronze get implanted on the sidewalls to make ... read more

6 Ways to Deter Catalytic Converter Theft

6 Ways to Deter Catalytic Converter Theft

Today, one increasing crime is theft, and the catalytic converter in your car does not go unnoticed by thieves. This crucial part of your exhaust system is responsible for changing dangerous engine byproducts into harmless gasses before releasing them into the atmosphere. It is required by law for motor vehicles to have them to protect you, others, and the environment. You might be wondering, what makes this part so valuable? It's not shiny like diamonds or luxe like a sports car. Well, catalytic converters are made with precious metals, including palladium, platinum, rhodium, and more. While they aren't flashy, thieves know that they can turn the piece into cold, hard cash.  Unfortunately, victims of catalytic converter theft have to fork out $1000+ for replacing one. Furthermore, damage to surrounding parts may increase the repair costs too. To prevent this unfortunate event from happening to you, there are ways to protect your vehicle's cat. Ways to Prevent Catal ... read more

The Important Role of Vehicle Airbags

The Important Role of Vehicle Airbags

Technology has played an enormous role in advancing our vehicle's safety components, especially airbags. If and when you get in a crash, you can have confidence that you will be protected by these puffy devices. Airbags are becoming safer and smarting, saving thousands of lives every year. Today, we will be going over how airbags work and what they do to protect you.   When driving in your vehicle, you and your passenger's bodies have the same momentum as the car. Therefore, when your car abruptly stops (or hits something), your body's momentum keeps going. You will keep moving forward at the same speed unless you have resistance from your seat belt and airbags. Airbags have sensors that detect when your car hits something, and they will inflate to protect your body from flying out of your vehicle. The combination of seat belts and airbags is undeniably powerful in keeping you safe, which is why they are required to be made and checked in every car.    Wh ... read more

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