Car Care

Tips Your Mechanic Wishes You Would Follow

girl checks the oil level with dipstick

Caring for your vehicle doesn’t always mean going in for expensive repairs. Part of vehicle maintenance is taking the time to care for it regularly. This is more than kicking the tires and putting in gas. Most mechanics can tell you that they commonly see issues that could otherwise have been avoided. If you listen to their advice, you can often prevent problems, or catch them when they are easier (and cheaper) to repair. Here are some tips that your mechanic wishes you would follow through with, which can help your vehicle last much longer.

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6 Spring Maintenance Tips for Your Vehicle

close up of different cars in a rowSpring is an important time of year. Things outside are starting to regrow, there is a lot of rain to help bring frozen ground back to life, and your vehicle survived another chilly winter. In order to help bring new life back to your vehicle, it is important that you take good care of it properly. Rid your vehicle of the debris from the winter season, and allow it to feel new again. Here are six of the top maintenance tips to help your vehicle get ready for the rest of the year.

1 – Clean It Up

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Maintaining the Exterior of Your Vehicle This Spring

reen brush washing red carThe exterior of your vehicle is what everyone sees when you are driving down the road. You want it to look its best. Springtime means getting that excess dirt and grime off of the vehicle, as winter can cause a lot of dirt buildup. This is especially true when the weather gets too cold to wash the vehicle without the concern of doors and windows freezing. If you are trying to figure out how to make sure the exterior of your vehicle is in tip-top shape, here are a few places to look.

Start With the Obvious

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Helping Your Vehicle Smell Better in No Time

making a car smell good!After owning a car for a few years, it isn’t going to smell like a new car anymore. This is true no matter how often you clean it and how many car washes it has gone through. Instead of going to your nearest Florence auto parts store and getting a pretty-colored pinecone with a new car scent infused in it, there are other options. If you want your car smelling great, and don’t want to wait forever for the results, here are a few quick tips to improve the scent in your car.

Use Your Vents to Your Advantage

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How to Identify Fluids Beneath Your Vehicle

a leak under the carHave you recently started to notice that under your vehicle, there is a puddle? It could be tiny, or it could have spread out into the size of a basketball, or possibly even larger. Knowing what is leaking allows you to have a much better idea of what the problem is. When you can say to your mechanic that this, or that, is what is leaking, it allows them to know where to begin looking. If you are your own mechanic, then it is good to narrow down the area to begin your search as well.

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Fun Ways Decorating Your Car This Holiday Season

car-decoThe holidays are coming quickly. Soon, it will be about seeing family, eating a lot of amazing food, and making new memories. If you are going to be at a family gathering in the near future, you may want to do something fun that will bring a smile to the faces of your family members. Here are a few fun and safe ideas to decorate your vehicle to say Happy Holidays in your own special way.

Decorating the Inside of Your Vehicle

There are a few ways of making the inside of your car completely festive. Start off with the… Continue reading

Ready Your Vehicle for Winter, Even in Cooler Climate

girl with battery problemsJust because you live in the South, doesn’t mean you are exempt from getting hit with a bit of Mother Nature this year. Forecasters are saying that this year could be one of the coldest on record, and that is not just for the northern half of the country. Make sure your vehicle is ready, just in case, as it is always better to be prepared and not need it, than not prepared and find out the hard way you did need it.

1 – Get Your Vehicle Looked At

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Four Ways to Find a Mechanic You Trust

portrait of a happy auto mechanic cleaning hands with clothWhen your vehicle breaks down, turning to just anyone is sometimes your only option. However, that can be a scary idea for some people. You never know if the mechanic you are turning to knows what he or she is doing, or if they are going to charge you for the work appropriately. If you have a mechanic that you trust, then you know the work will be done right and the bill will only be for work that was performed. Here are a few ways that you can go about finding a mechanic that you can truly trust with… Continue reading

Getting Your Car Ready for The Colder Weather Approaching

a street in winter with parked carsWhile it may not be about to snow, the colder part of the year is fast approaching. This means protecting outdoor plants, putting away the sprinkler, and getting your car ready to run in cooler temperatures. There are a few things that you need to do to ensure your car is as prepared for the temperatures to drop as you are. Here are some ways of getting your car ready to go.

1 – Make Sure You Have a Fresh Oil Change

When the weather gets colder, oil gets thicker. This means that your engine may not be as protected… Continue reading

Things You Need to Keep In Your Vehicle at All Times

Things you should keep in a car at all timesYou never know when you are going to be driving somewhere and your vehicle is going to have some type of an issue. It could be that something mechanical breaks down, the engine temperature gets too hot, or even that you get into some type of an accident. It is always better to be prepared for that just in case than it is to be left stuck with nothing that you can do to keep yourself safe and protected. This is a list of some of the things that you need to keep in your vehicle at all times to… Continue reading