When it comes to vehicle maintenance, one of the most overlooked and useful hazard-preventing measures one can employ for nearly zero cost is tire rotation. Fact is: your front tires simply deteriorate at a faster clip than your rear tires.
Having the smarts, or car IQ to swap your front tires to the rear every 5000 to 7000 miles has been known to extend the life of a gorgeous set of expensive tires dramatically. Keep in mind that it's very dangerous drive with a bald tire, to make sure that you prolong that from happening as long as possible…!--td>
Most of us are pretty good at giving our cars the maintenance that they need--regular oil changes, proper tire inflation, gas in the tank--but what about the battery? When was the last time we even gave a second thought to the battery under the hood? If it's been awhile, then it's a good idea to get your battery inspected and tested by a battery technician. Do it sooner if you are having issues with it. Getting your battery tested and inspected only takes a few (well spent!) minutes and you will get piece of mind knowing what you…
If your dash suddenly lights up with the check engine light, don't fret. It's most likely something that is easy to fix. According to CarMD 2010, the most common repairs are the O2 sensor, a loose gas cap, or the catalytic converter. It could also be the mass air flow sensor or simply the spark plug wires. Not so bad, huh? I think most of us automatically think the worst, but the reality of it is that if you take your ride in right way and get it fixed, minimal damage will be able to take place. You…
You wonder why you hear things about your brakes being inspected. In your mind's eye, you see a technician with a magnifying glass, looking at your brakes. And there's nothing wrong, so that's money wasted, right?
With a new vehicle still under warranty, the brakes must be inspected and adjusted according to the manufacturer's warranty schedule. That is usually free, at any rate. For your own peace of mind, you need to know that your vehicle is safe to go, at any time, anywhere, and the only way to know this is through regularly scheduled…!--td>
Perhaps, you've been out in your car and suddenly hear a funny noise and the vehicle stops. You quickly realize that something is terribly wrong with the vehicle. Certainly, this has happened to numerous drivers. Don't let this happen to you again. A proper vehicle maintenance schedule is the way to make sure that your vehicle does not break down in the middle of a road trip or does not start up at all. The fact is that proper maintenance will keep your vehicle running smoothly for many years into the future.
Your vehicle works hard for you every day, and it really does not ask for much in return. Just keep it fueled and well-maintained, and you can get many miles of faithful service from your vehicle.
One of the quickest and simplest things you can do to keep your car in good shape for as long as possible is to get its oil changed regularly. Oil is what keeps all those hard-working moving parts in your engine lubricated and running smoothly. As you drive, dust and other particles pollute the oil. Left unattended, this sludge will cause damage to your…