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Monthly Archives: June 2019

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SPARK PLUGS

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SPARK PLUGS

Among the many things that require routine maintenance on our vehicles are spark plugs.   If your mechanic says you need new spark plugs and you don’t understand why, the explanation of their importance may sound like a second language. Maybe you’d like to speak the language of your mechanic and have a sense of what spark plugs are and why they need to be in good working order.  So, if you’re of the mindset that it can never hurt to learn a little about car maintenance, here’s your spark plug tutorial. Why spark plugs are important. Your car won’t start without them. Why your car won’t start without spark plugs. Here’s how the process works. A spark plug receives an electrical signal from the ignition coil. Spark plugs were well named because a spark is created, and that spark ignites the air-fuel mixture inside the combustion chamber which allows the engine to turn and run. Basically, without ... read more

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BUYING A USED VEHICLE? SIX THINGS TO LOOK AT TO MAKE SURE YOU GET A GREAT VEHICLE

BUYING A USED VEHICLE? SIX THINGS TO LOOK AT TO MAKE SURE YOU GET A GREAT VEHICLE

If you’ve ever put off an oil change, a tune-up or getting your brake pads replaced, you may have well thought, “Well, what’s the big deal, really?” Maybe it isn’t a big deal, depending on how long you have put off your car maintenance. But if you’ve ever bought a used car, what’s the first, beyond the price, thing that you find yourself wondering about? “Boy, I hope the person who owned this car before me took good care of it…” That’s something to keep in mind, the next time you ask yourself, “Is it really a big deal that I’m putting off getting my tires rotated and that I’m going to hold off on the oil change I’ve been putting off for a while now?” Yeah, it kind of is. It’s a big deal for your car and for you, as the paper work on maintaining/repairing your vehicle will have an effect on much the car is worth and how much you’ll likely be able to sell or trade your c ... read more

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Importance of Checking Tire Pressure (and Tread)

Importance of Checking Tire Pressure (and Tread)

Some of the easiest-to-ignore things in life are some of the most important to remember. You probably don’t think about your tire pressure much, but arguably, we all should. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, tire failure causes about 11,000 crashes a year. And some of those crashes are deadly. A tire blowout can be very scary. For instance, in February 2018, a TV station reported a driver whose tire blew out near Kingsport, Tennessee – the driver (who was not injured) lost control of his car, which then went through a median and a cable barrier and dragged the tangled cables behind it across northbound lanes. Incredibly, nobody was injured, but traffic was delayed for hours. So, you probably don’t need to be convinced that tire safety is impor ... read more

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Engine Oil - Full Synthetic and Synthetic Blend Explained

Engine Oil - Full Synthetic and Synthetic Blend Explained

EVALUATING THE KEY DIFFERENCES OF FULL SYNTHETIC VS FULL SYNTHETIC BLEND MOTOR OIL The question of whether to use synthetic blend vs full synthetic engine oil has been topic for discussion since semi-synthetic or synthetic blend oil was first introduced in the 1960's. The main considerations have to do with the higher price of full synthetic, which is commonly known as the superior choice when it comes to protecting your engine and insuring that the oil lasts long enough. Since many drivers find it hard to afford oil changes with full synthetic product, synthetic blends are offered by many manufacturers as a cost-effective, yet highly efficient alternative that is still superior to conventional mineral motor oil. WHY IS FULL SYNTHETIC OIL USED MORE OFTEN? Full synthetic oil is used more frequently for several reasons. In fact, manufacturers and car owners alike have recently began using it, because of the high effic ... read more

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