Your shock absorbers (or struts on most vehicles today) have a primary function: To help you maintain control of your vehicle. And even though you think of them as the reason your vehicle rides so nicely over bumps, it’s actually working hard to keep the suspension and steering controllable by the driver. If worn or damaged, control will be compromised, and the ride will be uncomfortable.
We take care of our vehicles by keeping them clean and by providing the regular maintenance they need. As much as we do, however, we typically neglect one area that needs regular cleaning, but doesn’t get it. I’m talking about the underside of your car.
The modern charging system hasn't changed much in over 40 years. We're going to break this down into pretty basic concepts to just make sure we understand that's happening in our car.
The purpose of the battery is to act as a storage location for voltage. All electrical items in the car, such as the headlights, computers, radio, A/C blower fan, cigarette lighters ... everything draws voltage from that storage tank.
Gas prices fluctuate over time, and throughout the counties in the area we are seeing various ranging prices. For the better of everyone, here are five tips to improve your fuel economy and save money at the pump!
Check Tire Pressure: Keep tires properly inflated and improve gas mileage by up to 3.3 percent.
Use the Right Motor Oil: Improve gas mileage by 1 to 2 percent by using the grade of motor oil recommended by the manufacturer.
Follow this check-list for safe driving!
Check lights and wipers for visibility. Make sure lights and wipers function properly so that you can see and be seen. Check the exterior and interior lights and replace any that are dimming, rapidly blinking or not functioning. Check wiper blades for signs of wear and replace if necessary.