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Spring Car Care Tips

In just a few weeks, the official start of Spring will be here. Will you be getting ready by doing a Spring cleaning around your home? If so, you may also want to consider a little Spring maintenance on your vehicle, especially if you want to make sure it's in good shape for the scenic drives you'll be taking. This checklist is a good start to making sure your car, truck or van is ready for the change of the season. Remove winter tires or rotate all-season radials. Once the weather warms and the threat of snowstorms is over, it’s time to remove and store the winter tires. If you’ve got all-season radials on your vehicle, have them rotated. Replace wiper blades. Winter weather can be harsh on wiper blades. Make sure you can see out your windshield when those Spring rains come by changing the wiper blades. Have the brakes checked. You don’t want to find out your brakes need to be replaced when you need them for stopping. Some warning ... read more

Is it time to replace your brake pads?

Is it time to replace your brake pads?

When it comes to vehicle safety, brake pads are at the top of the list of items that should be replaced when your auto repair shop makes the recommendation. Brake pads are designed to slowly wear out as you apply pressure to them for stopping. You do not want to wait until they are completely worn down before you replace them; otherwise you are putting yourself at risk of what may happen if they completely fail. The cost for repair will be a lot greater if you wait, too. Another item to not overlook when it comes to maintenance is the brake fluid. Brake fluid plays a crucial role in your vehicle’s braking system. It is designed to transfer the force created when you press the brake pedal. Heat generated by braking, especially under heavier or prolonged braking, may lessen the effectiveness of the brake fluid. If the fluid becomes too hot, it can form bubbles in the system that may result in the brakes failing. It’s importa ... read more

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