Archive for February 2012
The potential of getting a flat tire is always there. With nearly endless roads and millions of cars, each with 4 or more air filled tires eventually something is going to work its way through that tough rubber and ruin your day.
So you have a flat tire, now what? First, make sure you have the right tools in the car before this even happens. Even if you have road side service it’s best to be Read the rest of this entry »
Driving cross country can be a very exiliarting experience. Before embarking on this journey, there are certain precautions that one must take. When planning a trip like this, it is essential to be prepared for anything that could occur during the trip. There are quite a few tips for cross country driving safety and maintenance.
Prior to leaving for this journey, you should take the vehicle to a trustworthy and reliable mechanic. You should ask the mechanic Read the rest of this entry »
Getting ready for a road trip? Before you pack for your next car trip there are some important things to check on your car that may save the disappointment of a breakdown.
First pull out your service record and see how long it has been since you changed the oil and filter. Most manufacturers recommend an oil service at around 3,000 to 5,000 mile intervals. If the mileage is close or you can’t remember how long it has been, then it is Read the rest of this entry »
Many people choose to take car trips during long weekends and holidays. When doing so, there are several things to keep in mind to ensure that you have a safe trip. The first is to make sure that your car is in good working order, make sure that the tires are not bald and that any tune ups and oil changes have been completed.
Once you are sure that the car is all set, you’ll want to make sure that you have a spare tire in case something should happen during the trip, along Read the rest of this entry »
Winter can be very hard on your car. Unpredictable cold temperatures and the possibility of slick ice or snow covered surfaces can make driving a challenge.
To prepare your car there are some basic things you can do.
Keep the fuel level up in the gas tank. This will prevent freezing of the moisture that forms when the gas is at too low a level. You should also regularly add a gas dryer an inexpensive liquid that you pour in the tank at fill up time. This alcohol based product will evaporate moisture and keep the gas line from Read the rest of this entry »