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Yearly Archives: 2015

Get Your Car In Gear For The New School Year

Get Your Car In Gear For The New School Year

Get Your Car In Gear September is here once again, and that means it’s time to get your car in gear for the new school year. Whether you’re a parent who is on drop-off and/or pick-up duty, or a student who drives yourself to high school or college, you know how important it is to have reliable transportation. In fact, a capable car is basically mandatory in order to make it a successful school year, because that’s how you get to class safely and on-time before the first bell rings. Furthermore, considering that the weather begins to turn colder in many states around this time of year, taking care of your car should be a top priority anyway. Staying on top of routine auto maintenance can of course help keep your car running smoother, looking better, and living longer, in addition to potentially preventing pricey repairs. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you address the following ten areas of your vehicle before heading b ... read more

Keeping Your Car Cool This Summer

Keeping Your Car Cool This Summer

Yes, once again the dog days of summer are upon us. While some people may actually appreciate and enjoy the excessive heat, automobiles definitely do not. Why would they? Since it’s always hot under the hood to begin with, no matter what the season. That’s why it’s especially important to ensure that your automobile’s air conditioning and cooling system is in tiptop condition during this extreme temperature weather. Here’s What You Need To Know About Keeping Your Car Cool This Summer There are of course some precautionary measures that you can take to make sure your car will be able to handle the summer heat. The first would be to run the system for a few minutes at least once a week, no matter what the outside temperature is. Doing so will help keep the hoses, valves and system pumps active and well lubricated. Also, physically inspect the hoses, pulleys, and connections periodically to confirm that everything is right and tight. In addit ... read more

5 Tips For Getting Your Car Ready For Summer

5 Tips For Getting Your Car Ready For Summer

Summer is supposed to be a season for fun in the sun, and that’s why the last thing that anyone wants is car trouble of any kind. Luckily, in this article you’ll find 5 handy tips to get your car ready for summer . Although some of these things you may be able to handle yourself, there are some things that are best left to a certified mechanic . Should you decide to do it yourself, to ensure safety, your car should not only be turned off, but also sufficiently cooled off before proceeding to perform any sort of inspection or work on it. In addition, make sure that the auto is placed in ‘park’ with the parking brake on and that it’s sitting on a level surface. Check Your Cooling System Since engine overheating is much more common when weather temperatures rise, you certainly want to make sure that the cooling system in your car is in proper operating condition before getting on the road ... read more

3 New Year’s Resolutions For Your Car

3 New Year’s Resolutions For Your Car

It’s that time of year again; 2015 is officially upon us, and you’ve likely spent at least a little bit of time during the past couple weeks thinking about ways to improve yourself in the new year. But why limit New Year’s Resolutions to just yourself? Right now is a great time to set some goals for maintaining your vehicle, too! Start 2015 off on the right foot with these New Year’s resolutions for your car! New Year’s Resolutions For Your Car It may seem silly to think about making resolutions for your car, but look at it this way: When you make resolutions for yourself, they probably include things like improving your diet, losing weight or better managing finances, all of which are goals that help ensure your future well-being. You can also set goals to ensure the long life of your car , and the new year is a great time to vow to break bad vehicle maintenance habits , like going too long betw ... read more