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Yearly Archives: 2020

Tips for Maintaining an Idle Vehicle

Tips for Maintaining an Idle Vehicle

Cars are built to run, not to sit idle in the driveway. An idle car means less wear and tear, no spending on gas, and no regular cash wash for some drivers. When it comes to saving a few bucks, this is a good thing. However, when a car sits idle for a long time, it may develop mechanical and electrical problems, which includes; Rusting (Body and The Brake Rotors) Drained Battery Oxidation and Condensation in The Car's Fuel System Deterioration of Oil and Other Fluids, Etc. If your car is going to sit idle for a long time, there are things you need to regularly look out for and do to avoid the accumulation of potential problems. Cover Your Car and Keep It Covered. This will protect your car from the harmful effects of the elements of weather. Battery If you want to protect your car's battery and make sure it doesn't drain, drive your work, or at least start it on a regular basis. You may have to keep the car running for at least five minutes to ... read more

Signs You’re Overdue for An Oil Change

Signs You’re Overdue for An Oil Change

With so much happening in the world, it can leave you wondering, “when’s the last time I got my oil changed?” Not remembering your last oil change service is usually the first time your vehicle is overdue. However, there are several other signs to look out for. Skipping your oil change can lead to permanent engine damage. If you suspect your vehicle needs an oil change, below are a few symptoms to pay attention to.   The engine oil is low and gritty. While your vehicle is cold, open the hood of your car and check the oil. Low motor oil is a sign; it’s time for a replacement. Although, it’s also important to check the quality of the oil as well. New engine oil is typically honey-colored. Engine oil that hasn’t been changed is dark-colored and may be contaminated with pollutants. The ideal consistency of engine oil is smooth and fluid. Gritty oil should be changed immediately before it impacts the efficiency of the engine.  ... read more

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