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How Long a Car's Shock Absorbers Should Last

How Long a Car's Shock Absorbers Should Last

A car's system is a sophisticated network that works towards giving you a comfortable ride apart from taking you from one point to another. Therefore, being a driver needs you to have some knowledge of most of the parts of your car. The command will help you diagnose impending mechanical troubles before they become more complicated problems that endanger your life. One problem with most of your car's spare parts is that they do not come with an expiry date. It means that you have to use your knowledge of how long you have been driving to know whether they are due for replacement or not. Shock absorbers are examples of your vehicle's parts that do not have a specific date of expiry, and most people often wonder how long shock absorbers should specifically last. How Long Should a Car's Shock Absorbers Last? Shock absorbers, like the name, suggest help to absorb shock from the car's wheel to the car's interior. Imagine driving a car without shock absorbers; that ... read more

Top 3 Things to Check Before Going for a Road Trip

Top 3 Things to Check Before Going for a Road Trip

If you're planning a road trip or deciding to take a last-minute getaway, it is essential to make sure your vehicle is fit to handle the open road. The last thing you want to do is to hit a road bump and be stuck on the side of the road. Before you load your vehicle and get off your lot, please make sure you check the following items off on your vehicle: Check All Your Essential Fluids - Before any road adventure, make sure your vehicle's fluids are full and clean (free of contaminants). Your car's essential fluids include coolant/antifreeze, engine oil, power steering fluid, brake fluid, transmission fluid, and windshield wiper solvent. Inspect Hoses and Belts - Set aside a couple of minutes to check your belt because it could save you from a complete breakdown. This will ensure your vehicle's belts don't snap or crack along the way, harming its other systems. You can count on the mechanics at Crompton's Auto Care to check your belts and hoses if you need ass ... read more

How to Prolong Your Car Battery

How to Prolong Your Car Battery

Generally car batteries last 3 to 5 years. However, if you want to extend the life of your vehicle battery, you should practice these maintenance tips and tricks below: Tip #1: Regularly Testing the Battery The more often you test your car battery, the more you will know about its condition. It will let you know when you should change it and prevent you from breakdowns altogether.  Tip #2: Keep it Clean Regularly cleaning the battery terminals can help to increase your car battery's lifespan. You should look for any evidence of dirt and grime. All you need to clean it is an old or spare toothbrush, baking soda, and water. Once you're complete, remember to rinse it off with cold water and dry it with a clean and dry fabric afterwards. Tip #3: Make Sure It Is Secure Make sure the car battery is securely in place so that it doesn't move around or vibrate. A loose battery can wear down faster and cause irreversible damage to the battery. Furthermore, the battery term ... read more

Why Is My Oil Pressure Warning Light On?

Why Is My Oil Pressure Warning Light On?

From speed, temperature, mileage, check engine lights, your dashboard is the ultimate source when it comes to providing you with helpful information about your vehicle. In fact, your vehicle has many dashboard warnings outside of the check engine. One particular one is the low oil pressure light, which is red and in the shape of an oil can.   Most drivers confuse this light with the oil change reminder because of its nature at a glance. However, these are two different things. The dashboard oil light only comes on when your engine suffers a significant drop in oil pressure. Without enough pressure, the engine is not adequately lubricated. In severe cases, your engine can stop abruptly and put you at risk of an accident.   This warning light is not one you should take lightly. As soon as you catch this on your dashboard, you should pull over and turn off the engine immediately to avoid further damages. Once your car has time to cool down a bit, you should check your oil us ... read more

Time to Make New Year Resolutions for Your Car

Time to Make New Year Resolutions for Your Car

It's that time of year again where we celebrate everything we achieved from the current year and let go of everything else we couldn't complete to make way for the new year. There is always another year ahead to finish up past resolutions if we choose to, anyhow ! The beginning of a new year brings with it new starts, a possible new outlook on life and, of course, a whole ton of new years' resolutions for everyone.  But, if you're one of those people who have based previous resolutions on themselves: their health, their careers, their relationships, make this year's resolution slightly different. Put more focus on your car instead of yourself, after all it's your primary mode of transportation. Without it you would be getting nowhere on time. So, give it the attention it so desperately deserves, but oftentimes lacks. There are several points you can list on your car's new years resolution to show it some love and appreciation - because after all the l ... read more

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