Yearly Archives: 2022

Can Driving On Empty Hurt Your Car?

Can Driving On Empty Hurt Your Car?

We’ve all been victims of seeing the low fuel warning light come up on our car’s dashboard before. Some people panic and immediately zip to find the closest gas station, but there are a handful of risk takers out there who push it as far as they can before filling up. Whether you’re tempting fate, or simply not paying attention, running on an empty tank can hurt your vehicle in the long run. Read on to learn why.   Most low-fuel signals don’t illuminate until it approximates that you have a 30-50 miles range of driving left. It is very important that you understand that your car is simply making an estimate. Depending on your traffic patterns, your car can burn more or less at a distance.    The most obvious reason why you shouldn’t run your gas tank empty is that you don’t want to be stuck and stranded. It is a major inconvenience, and it should be avoided. Most people don’t know that running on empty can also harm your vehi ... read more

What Are the Benefits of Regular Tire Rotations?

What Are the Benefits of Regular Tire Rotations?

Tire rotations are just as important as oil changes when it comes to car maintenance. In fact, we advise that you have them done at the same time, so you don’t forget. Tire rotations are simply a service that involves changing the position of your tires, from front to rear, side to side, and vice versa. They are necessary to ensure your tires wear evenly and safely. Here are all the benefits of routine tire rotations: Extend Wear While tire rotation services have many advantages, the best one is that they extend the life of your tires. Most tires naturally wear faster in the front versus the rear. By changing their position, tire rotations promote even treads on each tire so your tires can last longer. Promotes Safe Driving The handling of your vehicle can greatly improve with regular tire rotations. By ensuring your tires wear evenly, you’re guaranteed a smoother ride and proper traction.  Enhance Fuel Efficiency Who doesn’t love saving money on fuel? An i ... read more

How Long Do Shock Absorbers Last?

How Long Do Shock Absorbers Last?

Your vehicle has wide-ranging components and systems to help make the drive smoother and safer, and one of them is its suspension. It typically consists of shock absorbers and struts. Modern cars have struts in the front and shocks at the rear, while older vehicles have shocks at both the front and back. While both serve similar functions, they're different parts that can't be used interchangeably. Here's a look at what shock absorbers are, how long they should last, and signs that show they may need replacing. What are Shocks? Shock absorbers help keep your vehicle's tires on the tarmac. They're individual components of the suspension system. They comprise a piston attached to the end of a rod inside a pressure tube. The rod acts against hydraulic fluid inside the pressure tube as th ... read more

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