Safely steering your vehicle is one of the most essential parts in ensuring the safety of you, your passengers, and the drivers around you. To ensure that you have a good control of your vehicle, it’s a good idea to maintain your power steering pump. Visiting your local auto shop is a great way to make sure that all the parts of your vehicle, including your steering and power steering part, are in good prime condition. To start, the power steering pump plays a vital role in helping circulate the fluid under pressure which helps enable the hydraulic piston in the steering gear, making it easier for you to turn the steering wheel itself. In other words, if you have difficulty turning or taking control of the wheel, there might be a problem of your power steering pump. Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Steering Pump Before trying to replace your power steering pump, you first have to find out if it needs replacement in the first place. The ... read more
Car accidents are a huge problem for people regardless of their ages. They are a particularly big concern for senior citizens, though. That is because people who are elderly often are not as alert as they were in the past. They may have reaction times that can negatively affect safety behind the wheel. If you are a senior who wants to promote the highest degree of safety while driving, then you should do your best to dodge:
· Distractions of any kind · Inclement weather · Excessive darkness
Distractions can make driving safely next to impossible. Inclement weather can make smooth driving a lot less realistic. Driving for lengthy periods in times of darkness can also make many seniors feel a lot sleepier.
TURN YOUR CELLPHONE OFF If you want to exercise ample caution as a senior citizen, you should think about switching your cellphone off entirely. If you prefer to not do that ... read more
Your car is an important part of daily life. It’s your workhorse and should be maintained properly to stay that way. Besides gasoline, there are several fluids in your car that perform different functions to keep your car running in prime condition. The six main fluids, when checked and replaced regularly, are vital to your car’s efficiency, longevity, and performance.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF FLUIDS FOR YOUR CAR 1. BRAKE FLUID It’s obvious that the importance of highly functioning brakes is essential to road safety. A vehicle’s brake system needs brake fluid to function properly. The fluid level should be towards the top and should be a light brown or yellow color. If it looks dark or muddy, it should be replaced. 2. COOLANT Coolant (or antifreeze) is usually a bright neon yellow or green color and serves a dual purpose. The radiator inside of your car keeps your car from overheating, which is all made possible by the coolant. The ... read more
IMPORTANCE OF VEHICLE SANITIZATION
We spend so much time in our vehicles, it is no wonder they can harbor germs and that we must be vigilant in cleaning high touch points. While vehicle sanitization has always been a good idea, it has become an essential practice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There is a lot that vehicle repair shops and vehicle owners can do together as a community to prevent the spread of germs. Vehicles often have many different surfaces in their interior and you should consider them all when sanitizing for the safety of your family and loved ones. Going the extra mile now and in the future will ensure you have done all you can to protect from germs.
VEHICLE OWNER TIPS FOR SANITIZING ALL PROMINENT TOUCH POINTS
Sanitize most-touched spots in the interior of the vehicle Be sure to sanitize the radio, cupholders, glove box and seatbelts- all highly touched surfaces! Don’t forget your dashboard, sun visors and all ... read more
People have long associated the arrival of spring as the sign to tidy up. While we sort through and scrub our homes, it is easy to forget to direct that same energy towards auto repair. The seasons affect us all, cars included, and a visit to your local mechanic could make or break your springtime jubilee. BREATHE IN, BREATHE OUT If you own a home or an air conditioner, there is a strong chance you have had to deal with an air filter replacement. These filters function by extracting harmful debris and contaminants from our environments, substances that would otherwise reduce air quality and airflow. When it comes to auto repair, three filters actively sift impurities: · Fuel Filters acts as a debris screen in the fuel line, ensuring your fuel is free of contaminants. · Cabin Air Filters prevent harmful particles like smoke, smog, and pollen from entering the passenger cabin. · Lastly, there are Engine Air Filters, which protect your engine cylinders from dirt a ... read more