Yearly Archives: 2022

When Should I Change My Transmission Fluid?

When Should I Change My Transmission Fluid?

In case you didn't know, your car or truck is not going to go very far without its transmission. This is why you will want to make sure that you keep it in great working condition. Part of doing this means ensuring that there is enough transmission fluid in the engine at all times and that it is clean. Since you do not typically look under your hood all that often, you will want to know when it is time to change your transmission fluid. Continue reading to learn more about that. Manual or Automatic Transmission? The recommended intervals between fluid changes really depends on the type of transmission that you have in your vehicle. For an automatic transmission, you will want to look at changing the fluid roughly every 50,000-100,000 miles. To be honest, you should never let it go more than 100,000 miles before changing the fluid For those readers who have a manual transmission, the fluid should be changed more often. You should never go more than 90,000 miles without having it ... read more

How Do I Prepare My Car for the Rainy Season

How Do I Prepare My Car for the Rainy Season

It is impossible to complain about how bad weather affects transportation without mentioning rain and its effects. It is easier for vehicles to slide on the road during the rainy season than on regular days. The first drops of fall make the road slippery, and more rain makes it difficult for tires to contact the road. Your tires ride on top of the water like water skis when you drive faster. Rainy season does not require you to make significant modifications to your car. But observing a few precautions during the beginning of the rainy season can make driving an exciting yet safe experience. Here are some of the modifications you need to do for your car before the rainy season arrives; Inspect the Tire Tread to Notice Wear A penny test will help identify wear on the tire. Insert the penny in the tread with Lincoln's head upside down. If you do not see Lincoln's hair, your tread is in the proper condition. Buy new tires if you see Lincoln's head and hair. Check the Brak ... read more

How Often Should You Get a Coolant Flush?

How Often Should You Get a Coolant Flush?

One of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to car maintenance is "how often should I change or flush my coolant" or "do I need to flush my coolant at all". Here's a brief background on coolant fluid and what it does for your car to help you better understand our answer to those questions. What Is Coolant? Coolant is essentially a mixture of water and antifreeze and is used to cool the engine down to prevent it from overheating. Most engine problems happen due to coolant leaks or damages to the cooling system. The coolant draws the heat away from the engine so that it does not overheat. As you can tell, the cooling system and its coolant play a big role in your overall engine operation. Over time, the engine's coolant can deteriorate and become electrically charged. In other words, it can corrode the cooling system components, which will eventually cause leaks. Experts recommend inspecting the coolant fluid at least twice a year. Even if the ... read more

Easy Tips & Tricks to Increase Fuel Efficiency

Easy Tips & Tricks to Increase Fuel Efficiency

Depending on how you handle your vehicle significantly impacts your fuel economy. Whether gas prices are rising or not, you can still save some coin by making minor adjustments to your driving habits. Here is our guide on how to get a bang for your buck when it comes to gas mileage. Tips on How to Get Improve MPG Avoid Heavy Acceleration & Excessive Braking. According to Consumer Reports, speeding on the highway can significantly decrease your car's fuel efficiency. As you can imagine, the more we accelerate, the more fuel is being burned. On the other hand, when we impulsively press on the brakes, we also waste the energy that we initially used to speed up before. To save money in the long run, avoid harsh acceleration and braking whenever possible.  Unload Junk or Heavy Items.  Unless you drive a U-Haul, heavy items are not suited for long-term storage in your car. Do your best to remove any unnecessary junk that has been sitting in your vehicle. Not only will yo ... read more

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