Yearly Archives: 2022

Is My Car Battery On Its Way Out?

Is My Car Battery On Its Way Out?

Did you know that most cars nowadays run self-check and diagnostic routines, even after you’ve parked them and turned off the engine? Your vehicle has many sensors that remain active. These include alarms for security purposes too. None of these systems draw a significant amount of power. But, what happens when you don’t drive your car for a while? Leave it sitting in a garage. When you come back to your car, the battery won’t be able to start the car.   When people leave their cars undriven for a while, they typically experience starting problems. And since you haven’t driven the car, the alternator hasn’t been able to charge the battery. The self-check sensors that stay on would have eventually drained what was left of your battery. This could be a reason why your battery isn’t working.   Another reason car batteries can drain quickly is from a malfunctioning alternator. When this component can’t charge the battery, you will be ... read more

5 Activities to Do in Your Car this Summer

5 Activities to Do in Your Car this Summer

Summer is right around the corner, and many of us will be doing a lot more driving. Whether you’re heading back into the office, going on a road trip, or making a run for the pool, you’re going to need a reliable car. Below are five fun activities you can do with your car this summer! Go Stargazing There’s nothing more calming than sitting back and enjoying the night sky. Bring the family or a date and you’ll have an unforgettable experience. If you have a moonroof, you don’t even have to get out of your car to enjoy it.  DIY Car Wash You can cool off in the heat by grabbing a hose, bucket, and towels to go clean your car. Not only is it productive, but you’ll have a sparkling clean car afterward. If you have kids, make it a family activity.  Go Swimming If you can’t go to the beach this summer, there’s always the pool? A lake? Water park? Make a trip to your closest swimming spot to cool off. Don’t forget to pack th ... read more

What to Do When Your Engine Overheats

What to Do When Your Engine Overheats

Have you ever noticed your temperature gauge climbing toward "H," or maybe your dashboard warning lights are flashing? You may have a moment of panic. However, knowing what to do next could mean the difference between replacing a $20 thermostat or spending thousands of dollars on repairs. Taking steps to cool your engine now may reduce the risk of irreversible engine damage. Turn off the A/C and Turn up the Heater First, turn off the vehicle's air conditioner to take pressure off the engine. Next, turn the heater up high to pull heat away from the engine. These two steps will help keep the engine from overheating further until you can pull over in a safe location. Find a Safe Place to Pull Over Once you have pulled over in a safe place, turn off the vehicle and let the engine cool for at least 15 minutes. Your next step is to work out how you will get your vehicle to an auto repair shop. You may have a friend you can call on, or you may need to ring a tow truck or roa ... read more

Get Your Vehicle Vacation Ready.

Get Your Vehicle Vacation Ready.

Don't just clean your home. Get rid of those nasty mold spores, fungi, and allergens in your car. A thorough cleaning package: ✓ Kills mold, mildew, fungi, and other odor-causing organisms ✓ Works without costly manual cleaning of the system ✓ Keeps the vehicle interior smelling fresh and clean ✓ Inspects A/C for leaks and wear ✓ Cleans evaporator to restore cooling process ✓ Checks system pressures ✓ Provides a quieter compressor operation ✓ Extends compressor life ✓ Helps provide cleaner air conditioning system ✓ Offers you better air quality BG Frigi-Fresh® is an EPA and USDA accepted disinfectant, deodorant and sanitizer. Don't let another day go by...quit driving you and your family in an unclean car. Eight Steps To Prepare For Your Spring And Summer Trips 1. Secure and Test Your Car's Battery 2. Inspect & Check Tire Pressure 3. Inspect Belts And Hoses-Listen for Squealing 4. Top Off Fluids And Replace Filters 5. Verify Lights And Electrical Equipment Are Wor ... read more

5 Ways to Save Money on Fuel Despite the High Gas Prices

5 Ways to Save Money on Fuel Despite the High Gas Prices

According to the EIA, gas prices have increased on average by 49% over the past year. While this increase is brutal for drivers to swallow, many of us still need our cars to get us from place to place. To mitigate the pain at the fuel pump, we've come up with some good practices to follow in the face of soaring price increases. Don't add drag to your vehicle - If you're not using the heavy tools, cargo boxes, or sporting equipment that are sitting in your car, it's best to get that junk out of your vehicle. Excess weight can create drag on your car, making your brakes, transmission, and your engine work harder. According to the Department of Energy, you may see anywhere between a 2-20% difference in your MPG by removing a large cargo box. Watch your speed - Speeding often results in negative consequences, right? Reducing your speed and taking it slow can also reduce the drag on your vehicle. Not only can you better your mileage, but it's safer for you and those dr ... read more

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