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How Often Should You Get a Power Steering Fluid Flush?

Driving would look entirely different if it weren’t for the power-assisted steering system. Your steering wheel won’t be as easy to turn. Some steering systems today are electric while others are still hydraulic. If your vehicle belongs to the latter, you are probably familiar with power steering fluid. With the help of this fluid, every movement and slightest turn in your vehicle can be done swiftly. To keep this fluid in the best condition, it is recommended that you change or flush it every so often. During a power steering fluid flush, a professional technician will use a machine to get rid of the old, less-effective steering fluid along with any gunk stuck in the system. The entire system is cleansed before adding new fluid. The effects of having this service done are phenomenal and can do wonders in improving your vehicle’s safety. Some manufacturers may, or may not, have the specified interval for this service listed in the owner’s manual. If it is not t ... read more

What To Do When Your Engine Overheats

Your engine can overheat because of many issues. You can still save your car from damage if you take the right steps after an engine overheat. Here are the things to do when your car's engine overheats. Pull Over Safely and Turn Off Your Car If your car is overheating and you're on the road, try to pull over safely and turn off your vehicle. Don't just turn off the ignition. The most important thing is to ensure your engine is not running or hot before you get out of the vehicle. If you are on a hill, pull over so that your car is in a safe location. If you can, open all windows and vents (and even take off sunroofs) so that air can circulate throughout your car. You should then call for a mechanic from an auto repair shop as soon as possible. Check the Coolant Level You can check your coolant level when the engine is completely cool. The first place to look is in the radiator, the reservoir and an overflow tank (if equipped). Checking this will let you know if your co ... read more

Time for a Tune-Up?

What Is a Tune-Up? Most people confuse a tune-up with many other things. We’re here to set the record straight and explain all you need to know about a vehicle tune-up. A tune-up is a form of auto maintenance to keep the engine running smoothly and efficiently. This service includes checking and/or replacing parts related to the ignition system, fuel system, and exhaust system. The parts can include the following: Spark plugs Air filter Fuel filter Fuel injectors Oxygen sensor PCV valve Belts … and more! Depending on your vehicle’s make and model and point in the vehicle’s life, some of these components may not need service until a later time. Either way, a technician will usually not skip over its inspection.  How Often Should You Get a Tune-Up? Your car’s manufacturer may or may not explicitly recommend when you should get a tune-up. You can refer to your owner’s manual to tell. However, the frequency of a tune-up depends on how ro ... read more

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