Monthly Archives: August 2015

  • 13 Aug
    Tips for Driving After Dark Posted by admin Comments Off

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    Night driving is not just annoying, it is dangerous. Driving at night is actually the most dangerous time to drive.

    What makes driving at night dangerous? Obviously it’s dark and we tend to be more tired at night. However, sometimes driving at night is unavoidable.

    How does one make their nocturnal travels safer and better?

    Here are some easy-to-follow tips for driving after dark;  All you have to do is follow these steps and make sure your vehicle is ready for a drive at night:

    1. Your headlights should be in a very good condition: Point your headlights perfectly, making sure they are not blinding to oncoming traffic. You don’t have to be a mechanic to do this, just follow the instructions of the manual. Clean the road grime from your headlights on a frequent basis. This is especially necessary if your car is an older model with plastic lens covers. This can be very dangerous as covers tend to yellow and fade over the years. Finally, to make sure nothing blocks the light and your headlights shine through brightly, remove the haze with the headlight polish kit.

    2. Your windshield should be perfectly clean: If your windshield is dirty, it might cause glare at night. Clean it with a newspaper to remove residue. Do not touch the windshield with hands as you might leave handprints. Also, aim your exterior mirrors by cleaning and adjusting them properly.

    3. Dim your dash lights and instrument panel: To avoid stray reflections dim your dash lights. Also, do not leave your map lights on as they might disperse lights all over the interior and shine into driver’s eyes.

    4. Never stare at oncoming lights: Turn your gaze away from other lights on the road. Bright lights can disrupt your concentration. We recommend you take the night driving very seriously and avoid any type of distraction.

    I hope these tips were helpful.

  • 3 Aug
    General Car Care Tips to Follow Posted by admin Comments Off

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    Taking good care of your car definitely makes the difference between being a proud owner of a good looking, long lasting, reliable automobile, as opposed to being a resentful owner to a rusty, faded-paint jalopy that fell apart or broke down long before it was destined to.

    How could one take care of a car? Here are some basic tips every car owner should know.

    Tip 1. First of all, car care is about checking and changing oil regularly. Regular oil and filter changes will make an engine last longer, while neglecting oil-level checks or timely oil changes will destroy it faster.
    This goes for both the engine oil and transmission oil.

    Tip 2. The next step is to flush the cooling system and change coolant annually.
    This will prevent corrosion and deposits from building up inside the cooling system and will keep it in a good shape.

    Tip 3. Keep your car clean, both interior and exterior, since anything you run over can also become stuck on the inside of the vehicle.

    Tip 4. It is important to apply grease to moving parts. Poor lubrication can cause early retirement of the car parts such as ball joint, etc.

    Tip 5. Apply wax once every six months. With a coat of quality wax, your car paint will look good, fresh, and the car will be protected.

    Tip 6. Park your vehicle in a shaded area to protect the interior plastic and use a window deflector screen.
    Additionally, apply a UV protectant to prevent the interior plastic and vinyl from drying out.

    Tip 7. Brake fluid easily attracts moisture and later causes car components to corrode and fail.
    To avoid this, replace fluid and bleed system once a year. Brake fluid is cheaper than calipers, hoses, and sensors.

    Tip 8. Finally, inspect, clean, and repack wheel bearings with wheel bearing grease according to service intervals.

    Be a proud car owner! With diligent care, your car will serve you long.