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Yearly Archives: 2022

What Is Causing My Car Starting Problem?

What Is Causing My Car Starting Problem?

It's exciting when you drive the car off without difficulty, but this can quickly turn scary when the car won't start again. If you're wondering why your car won't start, we've got some of the most common causes: Dead Battery The first item to check if your car won't start is the battery. Maybe something depleted the car's battery overnight, or it's simply old. Over time, car batteries weaken and fail. Batteries may be drained due to aging, improper wire connections or accessories left on. Corroded or Loose Battery Terminals Even if the battery isn't dead, it may be having issues. Inspect the connections for loosened or rusted parts. The terminal clamps should be tight. Corrosion might impair the connection. Cleaning the terminals with baking soda and water is straightforward hack. Dead Alternator A defective alternator might also cause the car not to start. The alternator charges the battery while the car is running. When it fails, the battery ... read more

Get Your Vehicle Ready For Summer

Get Your Vehicle Ready For Summer

The heat of the summer months along with increased traffic on the roads will ultimately cause some wear on your vehicle. Regular maintenance during the summer months is essential to ensure your safety and to avoid breakdowns. Here are some preventative maintenance items to follow before and during the summer months: Air Conditioning - Make sure that your air conditioning is working well before you get hit with that summer heat. A quick inspection of your A/C system will help make sure all is working properly as well as a top-off of coolant. Cooling System - Overheating is the number one cause of breakdowns during the summer, due to a combination of engine heat and environmental heat. The cooling system is what cools down your engine as you drive and is vital for summer months. The cooling system fluid should be exchanged every 24 months. Oil Change - As always, it is important to stay on top of oil changes at the recommended intervals. Low or dirty oil can cause en ... read more

5 Ways to Improve Fleet Fuel Economy

5 Ways to Improve Fleet Fuel Economy

With gas prices rising high these days, you may want to take the initiative to save money with your fleet. There are several ways you can reduce your fleets' fuel consumption. Measure how economically your drivers are driving - First and foremost, you should find a way to measure how efficient or inefficient your vehicles are so that you know which cars need improvement. Some vehicles have specific software that gives you this insightful info. Otherwise, you can invest in a system that measures it. Reward economical drivers - By rewarding your best drivers, you can encourage them to drive better. Throwing in some friendly competition will make your drivers more cautious of their driving style and habits. Perhaps, there will be less excessive harsh accelerations, braking, and sharp turning. Plan your trips smarter - Optimizing your routes is the best way to save on fuel expenses. Changing the order of stops can save tens or hundreds of miles each day.  Invest in new cars ... read more

Why Is It Important to Change Out Your Cabin Air Filter?

Why Is It Important to Change Out Your Cabin Air Filter?

If you're not an automotive technician, you have probably never heard of or cared for your vehicle's cabin filter. But the fact is, all cars have one. Cabin filters purify air by removing smoke, dust, allergens, and much more. Over time, the filter can get dirty and clogged, becoming ineffective. This is why mechanics stress the importance of changing your filters on time, and the cabin air filter is no exception. What happens if you don't replace cabin air filters? It can be considered dangerous if the cabin filter isn't changed on time. Here's what could happen if you leave a dirty filter in your car too long: Health Issues The cabin filter makes sure the air that comes out of your vents is safe to breathe. When the filter gets filthy, that's when breathing can become an issue. The cabin air filter is something individuals with asthma, or other health issues should be especially concerned about.  Foggy Windows The cabin air filter helps minimize the ... read more

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