Vehicles play a big role in our everyday life. The majority of people have a vehicle so they can get back and forth to work, travel and other things. The one thing that I know people hate to do is to wait on a tow truck to come pick up their car because it broke down. So make sure to have the maintenance done on your vehicle on a regular basis. A few items that you can check yourself is the following:
Tire Pressure and Wear
Washer Fluid Level
Wiper Blade Wear
Transmission Fluid Level
If you don’t know how to do the items listed above then find a preferred mechanic that can check these items and look over the vehicle to make sure everything is fine. Also talk with the mechanic about a tentative outline of certain things that need to be done at a certain mileage to prevent problems from occurring or keep them to a minimum.
Summer is here and that means alot of families will be going on vacation. Nobody wants to be stuck on the side of the road because of car troubles. So make sure to check the fluids in your vehicle and the tire pressure before you leave on vacation. This does not mean you will not have car trouble but it could make you aware of a problem and get it fixed before you hit the road. You never know.
When it snows the roads are covered with salt and sand to help melt it. Which the sand, salt and grime gets on your vehicle and the underneath of it. It is a good idea to go through the car wash to rinse this off of the vehicle to keep it from starting to rust or to cause any other kind of damage.
When driving in snow make sure to keep your distance from the car in front of you by a bigger margin than usual.
Gradually put your brakes on instead of suddenly hitting them.
Steering your vehicle in snow can be tricky. So be alert.
Watch out for the other drivers on the road.
Reduce your speed.
These are only a few tips to help with driving in the snow. The biggest tip is to stay at home unless you just have to be out in the snow.
Well it is that time of year for snow and ice. You might want to check your tires to make sure they have good tread on them to help drive in the snow. If you are dealing with ice it is a totally different problem. Just because a vehicle has four wheel drive it does not mean it will go on ice. So be very careful if you have to go out in it and if you don’t have to that is even better.
Make sure to walk around your vehicle to inspect the tires on a regular basis. You need to check how the tread is wearing to see if an alignment is due. Also check them for any visible nails, screws or any other items that could penetrate into your tire. Then make sure the tires have the proper amount of air in them. If you do these things it can help with the life span of your tires and also can keep you from being stranded in the middle of no where with a flat tire.
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The economy is tough right now. Everyone is trying to save a penny or two where they can. The right tire pressure in your vehicle can help you save money. If the correct amount of air is in the tire then it will make the tires perform better. The tires will wear more evenly which will make them last longer. Also when the tires perform more efficiently it will help you get better gas mileage. It may seem to be a small amount of savings but ask yourself this question. How many miles do I put on my vehicle a year?
The best way to get the most miles out of your vehicle is to make sure you get the oil changed in it when it calls for it. Then to get other routine maintenance taken care of when it is due. A few things for example: tune-up, rotate tires and fluid flushes. How I look at it is spend a little money now to do the routine maintenance or pay a towing bill later on when the vehicle breaks down. Oh then pay for it to be fixed. Think about it!!
If you have a lot of debris that needs to be taken to the landfill. Rent a brush chipper and reduce the size of the debris. This way you can put more into your dumpster or dump truck and make less trips to the landfill.