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Safe Driving Tips That Will Get You Through the Back-To-School Season

Safe Driving Tips That Will Get You Through the Back-To-School Season

We're approaching that particular time of the year again: back-to-school season. You may start seeing the big yellow school bus roam around town again as well as children waiting at their bus stops in the AM. As we get back into the swing of things, it is highly advised that you take extra precautions to account for road traffic and other dangers as children return to school. As responsible drivers, we need to understand and practice safe driving when entering school zones to prevent injuries and accidents. Here are our top safety driving tips to put in practice near schools and around buses:   Tip #1 - Lower Your Speed In School Zones School zones are designated areas around schools and playgrounds to ensure safe driving practices. These zones are displayed with neon yellow road signs. The traffic signs are usually portrayed as two pedestrians or simply a reduced speed limit sign. These spaces are squared off for kids' safety, and you should always remain alert when dr ... read more

Wheel Alignment vs. Wheel Balance

Wheel Alignment vs. Wheel Balance

It seems like there is a never-ending list of tire maintenance that car owners have to follow. There is no surprise that most people confuse tire alignment and tire balance considering they both serve to smoothen your ride. Let's go into detail on the difference between wheel alignment vs. wheel balance.   Wheel Alignment is the process of changing the angles of the wheels so that they can make contact with the road more evenly. Your wheels need to be parallel with each other when you drive. These adjustments will extend the life of your tires and keep your vehicle driving straight when you need it to. Here are some of the warning signs of misaligned wheels: Uneven or accelerated tire wear Pulling or drifting  Veering on a straight, level road Off-centered and stiff steering wheel Squealing tire sounds Wheel Balancing fixes the weight imbalance on your tires and ensures that the wheels spin accurately. Wheel balance is a very nitpicky process. A certified technicia ... read more

Here Is How Often You Should Change Your Car's Brake Fluid

Here Is How Often You Should Change Your Car's Brake Fluid

Your vehicle's hydraulic fluid is one of the most important yet most overlooked components. Like most drivers, you will rarely think about the brake fluid until it deteriorates - then it becomes an urgent matter. Like any other part, your vehicle's hydraulic fluid requires regular inspection and periodic maintenance from time to time.   So How Often Should You Have Your Brake Fluid Changed?   Of course, you might not have to change your brake fluid that often. Even so, you might always need to keep it in check and ensure that it is in good condition. Besides, you will find the specific brake fluid change interval specified on your car owner's manual to guide you through. A good rule of thumb is that you should have your brake fluid changed every two to five years.   Here are some common signs that your brake fluid is begging for a replacement:   A Dark Fluid Color   Visually inspect your fluid or take it t ... read more

Top Preventive Maintenance Services Your Vehicle Needs

Top Preventive Maintenance Services Your Vehicle Needs

Vehicles are meant to help users get to their destinations in the most convenient way possible. But unless your car is well maintained, your driving experience could end up becoming a nightmare in the event of an accident or unexpected breakdown. Below are some car preventive maintenance services that you have to consider for you to keep driving smoothly, safely, and efficiently. Oil Change The engine oil acts as a coolant and a lubricant. However, engine oil disintegrates with time, and consequently, its lubricating and cooling properties eventually diminish. When this happens, friction in your engine might increase, leading to extensive damages. If the engine oil is not changed on time, the engine may overheat, leading to further damages. To prevent such issues, you need to ensure that the engine oil is changed every 3,000 to 5,000 miles or as often as the vehicle manufacture recommends. Tire Rotation The weight of your car is not always evenly distributed. Therefore, some t ... read more