Yearly Archives: 2020

You Need To Know This About Your Car’s Fluids

 You Need To Know This About Your Car’s Fluids

There are several fluids running through your vehicle’s engine. Each fluid plays an important role in keeping your vehicle running safely and smoothly. Your fluids will prevent both engine wear and damage, along with saving you both time and money in the long run. Here are 7 fluids that need to be properly maintained:  Your engine needs oil to keep the moving parts in your engine lubricated.  Radiator fluid keeps your engine from overheating.  Transmission fluid keeps your transmission properly lubricated, preventing expensive issues in the long-run.  Your power steering system allows you to control your vehicle’s wheels, and power steering fluid keeps this system performing in tip-top shape.  Your brake fluid adds power to your brake system to make sure you can safely stop and not run into any vehicles.  When the weather starts getting warmer, you will want to make sure that you have enough coolant. This way, your air conditioning system ... read more

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Winter Fuel Economy Tips

Winter Fuel Economy Tips

In cold weather conditions, your car has to work much harder. It takes much longer for your engine to reach fuel-efficient temperature, especially if you are making several short trips. Heated seats, window defrosters, and heater fans use additional power as well, adding to winter just not being a fuel-efficient season. Your battery is working harder too -- your battery’s performance decreases in cold weather, so it is especially hard for your alternator keep your battery charged.  With all this being said, there are several tips and tricks you can use to maximize your car’s fuel economy in the winter:  If you can, park your car in a warmer place, so you can increase the initial temperature of your cabin and engine.  Combine trips so you are driving less often with a cold engine.  Don’t let your car idle more than 30 seconds to warm it up. Your engine actually warms up faster while you drive.  Minimize your use of seat warmers or defroste ... read more

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