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Yearly Archives: 2020

How to Change a Flat Tire

How to Change a Flat Tire

If you aren't a mechanic, changing a tire is never a good time. Flat tires always seem to happen during opportune times. The last thing you'd want to happen is for a flat to occur while you're traveling during the holidays. Most drivers have roadside assistance. However, during this time of year, the wait time may be longer than usual. It's important to know how to change your tire in case the unexpected happens. Changing your tire can potentially save you more time and money. Below we have given a few steps on how to change a tire to keep you prepared for your next road trip.  1. Pull over to a safe spot. Try to find an area far from incoming traffic, which will give you enough space to work on your vehicle. Make sure your car is in park, and the emergency flashers are on. 2. Grab your spare tire, jack, and tire iron. These items are usually located under the floorboard of your trunk. 3. Loose ... read more

3 Common Signs It’s Time for An Oil Change

3 Common Signs It’s Time for An Oil Change

When it comes to vehicle maintenance, consistent oil changes are essential to keeping your engine healthy and in good shape. Skipping oil changes can decrease performance and damage your engine. Life gets busy, but neglecting your regular oil changes may cost you more time and more money in the long run. If your car’s been acting unusual, pay close attention to the signs. Below are three common indicators it’s time to schedule an oil change.  Low Oil  If your oil is dangerously low, your vehicle can break down, and the engine can become permanently damaged. Engine oil keeps the engine’s hot moving parts lubricated and regulates the temperature. Without oil, friction can develop within the engine and cause it to smoke and overheat. In addition to low oil, you may also notice the consistency has diminished. The oil may appear dark and gritty, making it less effective.  Unusual Engine Noises Skipping oil changes will l ... read more