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How to Create a Winter Emergency Kit for your Car

How to Create a Winter Emergency Kit for your Car

How to Create a Winter Emergency Kit for your Car When it comes to an emergency, anyone can be affected. So keep the following supplies in your winter car kit to be prepared for the worst-case scenario (particularly critical in the winter). Whether you have run out of gas, punctured a tire, or fallen off a slick, snowy road, whatever the situation is, having a car emergency kit can help you get back on the road safely and efficiently. Apart from the items listed below, it is highly recommended that you have a cell phone on hand. Keep your phone charged every time you get into your car, and keep a spare cell phone charger and rechargeable battery pack in your emergency kit in case you need to use them both. List of Things to Have in Your Emergency Kit for Your Car In your trunk, keep the items listed below safe. Idealistically, we would recommend storing these items in a clear, plastic container so that they are easy to see and find. Make your own kit or purchase one that ... read more

What is the Difference Between 4 Wheel Alignment and 2 Wheel Alignment?

What is the Difference Between 4 Wheel Alignment and 2 Wheel Alignment?

What is the Difference Between 4 Wheel Alignment and 2 Wheel Alignment? While driving along the road, you may find yourself battling with the steering wheel as your vehicle appears to want to drift to the right or left without warning. Is this anything you have experienced before? If you are having troubles like that, it may be time for an alignment. When you have your vehicle’s alignment checked, you are guaranteeing a safer and smoother ride while also extending the life of your tires. In addition of having your wheels aligned, it ensures excellent drivability while burning less energy (fuel savings). If your car has four wheels (which is most usually the case), you must alter the alignment of all four, correct? No, it is not always the case. Your car may require a front-end alignment. So, what is the difference between a front-end alignment and a 4-wheel alignment? There is not much difference between the two that may surprise you. Let us get right into it. Front-end alignme ... read more

Before Leaving, Here is a Car Checklist for Road Trips

Before Leaving, Here is a Car Checklist for Road Trips

Before Leaving, Here is a Car Checklist for Road Trips Allowing vehicle problems to ruin your next road trip is not a good idea. Instead, preparing your vehicle for the trip ahead of time by performing a few auto maintenance tasks can ensure that it is ready for the journey. You will not be able to prevent every technical problem, but checking your car’s fluids and parts before you head out on the road will help you avoid wasting important vacation time in the repair shop. For starters, here are some pointers to get you started: Check the Battery in Your Car Check the connection between your car’s battery and the rest of the vehicle to ensure tight and corrosion-free. If there is damage, you will need to disconnect the battery and use a wire brush to clean the contacts on the battery. It is recommended that you leave the checking and cleaning of your automobile battery to a mechanic if you aren’t comfortable with do ... read more

Does Cold Weather Affect Car Batteries?

Does Cold Weather Affect Car Batteries?

Does Cold Weather Affect Car Batteries? People suffer during the coldest months of the year, but did you realize that your car’s battery suffers as well? The reality is that cold weather can drain the power of your battery, leaving you stuck if you aren’t paying attention. Continue reading for more information on how your car battery operates and how cold weather affects it. How Do Batteries Function? A standard car battery comprises a collection of lead plates, water, and sulfuric acid, among other things. Each plate contributes to the construction of the battery cells, with two plates per cell. Each of the four cells generates more than 4 volts of electrical power in the circuitry. Thus, the battery generates a total of 12.8 volts, which is sufficient to power your car’s starter motor when fully charged. When your battery isn’t putting out the full 12.8 volts, though, you’ll have difficulties getting the car to turn over. The Consequences of ... read more

Common Subaru Maintenance Issues

Common Subaru Maintenance Issues

Common Subaru Maintenance Issues Why is Subaru Still a Popular Choice? Subarus are adored by their owners. There are various reasons for this, and it’s no surprise they’re still a popular brand. Subaru vehicles are known for their safety, dependability, and fuel efficiency, which are all qualities that most commuters seek. That is not to imply, however, that Subarus are not tough vehicles. They are popular because they can manage difficult roads and adapt to practically any weather situation. Subaru Repairs That Are Quite Common You have a car known for handling well in bad weather, being safe, durable, and generally being a dependable vehicle. It sounds fantastic. Your Subaru should serve you well for many years. However, difficulties will undoubtedly develop. It’s just the nature of owning an automobile. Everything deteriorates over time, and it must be repaired. While making sure you get routine maintenance done on a regul ... read more

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