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Summer Tire Care: Tips for Optimal Performance and Safety

Summer Tire Care: Tips for Optimal Performance and Safety

As the temperature rises, paying extra attention to your tires is essential to ensure optimal performance and safety during the summer months. Proper tire care enhances handling and traction and reduces the risk of blowouts or accidents. Follow these tips to keep your tires in top shape this summer. Check Tire Pressure Regularly Hot weather can increase tire pressure, leading to overinflation. Check your tire pressure at least once a month or before long trips. Maintain proper inflation levels as your vehicle manufacturer recommends — refer to the owner's manual or the driver's side door jamb sticker. Inspect Tread Depth Worn-out tread significantly affects traction, especially on wet roads during summer storms. Use the "penny test" — insert a penny into each groove with Lincoln's head facing down; if you can see his entire head, it's time for new tires. Consider replacing worn-out tires promptly for improved safety and performance. Rotate You ... read more

What Type of Engine Oil Is Best For My Car?

What Type of Engine Oil Is Best For My Car?

If you've ever had to buy engine oil for your car, you know there can be a dizzying array of options on the shelf. Knowing the different types of engine oil and their benefits helps you make the right choice when selecting the best oil for your vehicle. Read on to learn more about the different types of oil and how to pick the best one for you. Conventional Oil Conventional oil is the most common type of engine oil and is typically the least expensive. This cost-effective trait makes it a popular choice for many drivers. A downside with conventional engine oil is that it contains impurities and naturally occurring substances, which break down over time, causing engine clogging. This means it needs to be changed more often than other types of oil. Full Synthetic Oil Full synthetic oil undergoes an extensive refining process, resulting in a superior oil that is much cleaner and more stable than conventional oil. Synthetic oil is refined to endure high-performance engines and ext ... read more

5 Essential Tips for an Unforgettable Road Trip

5 Essential Tips for an Unforgettable Road Trip

Whether you're embarking on a cross-country journey or taking a weekend escape, a well-planned road trip can create memories that last a lifetime. But before you set off on your road trip, make sure you're fully prepared! Follow these tips provided by the team at Crompton's Auto Care: 1. Plan Your Route A successful road trip starts with careful planning. Plot your route in advance, considering the distance, road conditions, and points of interest along the way. We advise using navigation apps or GPS devices to stay on track and be aware of obstacles that may impact your journey. 2. Perform a Vehicle Check-up Before you hit the road, take your vehicle into our shop for a thorough inspection. Ensure that your tires are properly inflated, your brakes are in good condition, and all fluids are at the recommended levels. 3. Pack the Right Things Space is limited, so pack ... read more

How to Pinpoint Your Check Engine Light Problem

How to Pinpoint Your Check Engine Light Problem

Seeing the check engine light on your dashboard can be pretty unnerving because it could mean anything from a simple fix to a significant problem that requires immediate attention. Ignoring it could lead to more serious problems and costly repairs down the road. But don't worry; understanding what your check engine light means and pinpointing the issue is easier than you think. Read on to learn more! The check engine light is a yellow light indicating that something is wrong with your vehicle's engine, emissions system, or transmission. It could be triggered by various issues, including a loose gas cap, faulty oxygen sensor, spark plugs or wires, or a more complicated issue with your engine. How to Pinpoint the Problem The first step in pinpointing the issue is to check your vehicle's onboard diagnostic (OBD-II) system for trouble codes. A diagnostic scanner or code reader can be used to access the trouble codes, which will give you an idea of what might be causing the c ... read more

6 Signs Your Transmission Is Going Out

6 Signs Your Transmission Is Going Out

Your car's transmission is a vital component that allows you to switch gears, accelerate smoothly, and control the car. A bad transmission can lead to serious issues on the road and expensive repairs. That's why we have put together a short list of signs pointing directly at your transmission. Make sure to visit a repair shop if you spot any of them, so the mechanics can take care of it. 1. Delayed or Erratic Shifting If you notice a delay or hesitation when shifting gears, or if your car suddenly jerks, it could be a sign of underlying transmission problems. This is particularly noticeable when shifting from park to drive or reverse. 2. Strange Noises Weird and unusual noises coming from your car are never a good thing. This also applies to your transmission - it can make a variety of strange noises, including grinding, buzzing, or whining. They can be heard from the center console - right where the transmission is mounted. 3. Lea ... read more

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