It is important that you look over your car once a week. This helps you notice when anything is out of place or not quite the way it should be. The sooner you notice problems, the sooner you can get them fixed, and the less damage that problem can do. Here are some of the most important things to keep an eye on. Most of them will only take you a few minutes each week, allowing you to keep your vehicle well maintained in very little time.
Check Your Tire Pressure
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Many people see a vehicle battery at the store, see that it should last them for five or more years, and don’t give it a second thought. They buy it, install it, and go on their way. Then, about 2.5-3 years later, start having issues with their engine and don’t connect that it could be the battery. If your battery is older than two and a half years old, this is something that you should consider any time your engine acts up.
Batteries Have a Shelf-Life
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Are you looking for auto parts? Planning on doing your own repairs to your vehicle and looking for a way to save a few more bucks while doing it? If so, the temptation to cut corners and purchase the absolute cheapest auto part available can be strong, but remember that if you do so, you could wind up paying for it long after the repair is completed.
You’ve surely heard the saying “penny wise but pound foolish” and nowhere is that term more applicable than in the arena of purchasing replacement auto parts for use in your repairs. Auto parts… Continue reading
Cars are always needing something, from oil to gas to new wiper blades. No matter what type of vehicle you own, it is always going to need a bit of upkeep to make sure it is running at optimal levels. There are some items that you only replace every long while, like your transmission, but there are quite a few more auto parts that get replaced far more often. Here are some of the most common auto parts that you should have on hand, because you will need them.
Windshield Wiper Blades
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When you are going to take your vehicle on an extended trip, the best way to be prepared is to fill in a checklist before packing the car. There are certain things that you should always have on hand, just in case. If you aren’t sure what things you may need before heading out the door, here are a few of the basics that you can pick up the next time you drive past your Florence auto parts store.
Have the Right Fluids On Hand
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When it comes to getting your vehicle tested for emissions, some people become very nervous that their vehicle will not pass. There are quite a few reasons that a vehicle will not pass, but not all of them are major or expensive. Some of them can even be fixed prior to you going in and getting your vehicle tested. Here are some of the most common issues that you could be facing, and can likely fix by a quick visit to your local Florence, AL auto parts store.
Is Something as Simple As Your Gas Cap to Blame?
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Cars are complicated machines, but there are some basic bits of information that every car owner should keep in mind. The more you are able to do yourself, the less you need to rely on the services of others to keep your car on the road. Not all parts of the car are complicated, so knowing some of them can keep you out of avoidable breakdown situations. Here are a few of the most basic parts that you should keep around, or at least know where you can get them replaced without having to wait days or weeks on end… Continue reading
If you want your car to drive straight then you should make sure that your tires are aligned. It’s as simple as that, but many people don’t think about tire alignment at all. Every vehicle has specific tire alignment requirements that need to be maintained for an optimum driving experience.
Cars come out of the factory perfectly aligned but as soon as they hit the road things can start to slowly change. That’s why drivers need to know the signs of alignment problems and what should be done to keep their car in top condition.
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When talking about a car that’s working properly we often use terms like “running smoothly.” Driving should be as comfortable and easy as possible, you shouldn’t have to deal with a bumpy ride disrupting your train of thought and potentially putting you at risk. Keeping your vehicle running as smoothly as possible is the responsibility of its suspension system.
As the name implies your suspension system is made up of multiple parts. There are springs, shock absorbers, struts, control arms, ball joints and tires. It’s important to note that while the suspension system works in connection with the steering system… Continue reading
It’s that time of the year where the days are getting shorter, leaves are dropping to the ground and the temperature is falling. When it gets cold outside you know that you should start wearing long sleeves for your own safety, but did you know that there are things you should do to keep your car in top condition?
The cold affects your car just like it affects your body. Your car or truck may not complain if you leave it out in the cold, but that’s all the more reason to act proactively to make sure you’re safe on… Continue reading