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New Year's Resolutions That Your Vehicle Hopes You Keep

The year is coming to an end, and it's time for you to consider what your new year's resolutions will be for 2022. Most people set goals to better their lifestyle, so why not make a few of them involve your car? By spending a little extra time and effort in maintaining your vehicle, you can save yourself from headaches, time, and money in the long run.  At Quality Tune-Up Car Care Center, we believe that auto care should be something everyone can improve on. Preventative maintenance pays off all year, every year. Alongside regular maintenance, you may also want to kick those bad driving habits to the side as well! Here is a list of some resolutions that your car may want you to put on your list: Perform tire pressure checks at home every month using a tire pressure gauge. This will ensure you have safe and fuel-efficient rides.  Wash your car every month. If better hygiene is one of your focuses for 2022, then you may want to include hygienic practices for your veh ... read more

What Is a Serpentine/Engine Belt?

Today, most of our vehicles have a single yet powerful belt to run many different car components, and it is called the serpentine belt. This long snake-like rubber belt is a pulley connected to the vehicle's crankshaft and powered by the engine. This is why it can sometimes be referred to as the engine belt.   The engine belt loops through and drives essential components like your alternator, air conditioning compressor, power steering pump, water pump, and more. So without this powerful belt, none of these parts would work.   When the engine belt shows wear, it would be wise to take it in for a replacement. Over time, this belt endures a lot of wear and tear. It can loosen, crack, fray, and break. The number one mechanical problem (that requires roadside assistance) is a broken serpentine belt. Your car manufacturer has a listed interval for when to replace it, and you will be able to find that in your owner's manual. Next time you're due for a maintenance se ... read more

How To Properly Clean Your Tires

Your tires are the only piece of your car that comes in contact with the road, meaning they are also the most difficult to keep clean. While a bit of dirt won't hurt anybody or anything, stuff lurking underneath the soil might. There are specific cleaning procedures you can do at home to keep your tires squeaky clean.  Here's What You Need: To start your tire-washing process, you'll need: A bucket Microfiber towels A hose and spray nozzle (or low-pressure washer) A soft-bristled brush Cleanser made for cars  Wheel wax Waxing mitt Step 1 - Give Them a Good Rinse After you've gathered the necessary tools and materials, rinse off all the loose dirt and grime with the spray nozzle or pressure washer. We recommend spraying from multiple angles so that you don't miss any spots. Step 2 - Wash and Scrub After you've rinsed the tire with water, scrub the surfaces of the tire thoroughly. Using the soft-bristled brush, scrub the tire with warm water a ... read more

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