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What Are the Benefits of Auto Detailing?

What Are the Benefits of Auto Detailing?

There's nothing better than the feeling of hopping into a sparkling, clean car. At first, car detailing might seem like washing your vehicle or "giving it that extra shine." However, there are various benefits of car detailing that extend beyond an average car wash. Let's go into detail (no pun intended) on car detailing and what the services and benefits include.   What Is It? Car detailing is a deep cleaning of a car to make it look as close to new as possible. The standard is to correct every single detail on both the interior and exterior. The process usually includes the following: Complete hand wash and dry  Removal of all bugs, tar, and sap from the exterior Clean and gloss tires and rims Application of wax Interior vacuum Floor mat cleaning Clean and condition on leather surfaces Interior and exterior window cleaning Shampooing carpets Deodorize interior and more. Benefits of Car Detailing Increases Resale Value A professional detaili ... read more

Getting your Car Ready for College

Getting your Car Ready for College

Congratulations. You are now a freshman! What's better, you are bringing your ride to college. Of course, your car will offer you the freedom and convenience most students crave while at college. You do not have to worry about moving around during breaks, and you can even plan for a relaxing road trip with your friends. Even so, it is crucial that you drop by an auto repair shop and have your car inspected and repaired to ensure it is ready for college. Here is one of the essential maintenance checklists to ensure your vehicle is in tip-top shape. Check the Fluids Besides engine oil, several other fluids keep your car running and performing at its best. Besides oil change, have your mechanic take a look at your vehicle's power steering fluid, brake fluid, transmission, antifreeze, windshield wiper fluids, to mention a few. Tires Are your tires well aligned? Are they well inflated? Or are they at risk of hydroplaning or blowing out? During the inspection service, t ... read more

Top Signs Your Vehicle Needs Brake Service

Top Signs Your Vehicle Needs Brake Service

Your vehicle's most paramount safety feature is without a doubt its braking system. As the anchor is to a ship, so are brakes the chief source of deceleration, making it the foremost line of defense against mechanical injury. It, therefore, goes without saying that your vehicle's brakes should in optimum operating condition as any divergence would mean harm to the occupants of your car. The following are the top 6 signs that your braking system needs urgent attention: 1. Unusual sounds when braking. Oftentimes, this is the first of many telltale signs. If your car produces squeamish sounds upon pressing on the brake pedal, consider this a warning signal that the pads should be checked as they could be worn out. 2. If your brake pads appear thin. Brake pads are those odd-looking pieces of metal that are visible through the spaces of your wheel spokes. As a rule of thumb, brake pads should not be thinner than 1/4 inch. If they appear to ... read more

What Vehicle Parts Can Potholes Damage?

What Vehicle Parts Can Potholes Damage?

Potholes are a common aftermath of the wet season. Water and ice tend to seep through to the soil's structure, weakening the pavement above, thereby causing road imperfections. Unfortunately, these road imperfections are a hazard to our vehicles, especially if you hit them at high speeds. Here are some of the vehicle parts that potholes can damage: The tires Considering they are the only part of the car that is in contact with the road, it is not surprising that tires are one of the parts that bear the brunt of the damage. Potholes with sharp hard edges compress the tire against the wheel on impact and snap the belts that hold the tire together and slice at the rubber. As a result, your tires will need to be replaced. Suspension A vehicle's suspension system connects the body to the wheels allowing for relative motion. The system is also designed to absorb shocks and impacts to provide a smooth riding experience. However, constantly exposing your vehicle to potholes jeopar ... read more

What Noise Does a Failing Transmission Make?

What Noise Does a Failing Transmission Make?

When you have a vehicle, there is nothing that can be more stressful than having an issue with it. If you're driving and hear a noise coming from your vehicle odds are you are not sure what is causing that noise. There can be a lot of causes where there is a noise coming from your vehicle, but one cause can be your transmission. Your transmission can cause a noise to occur in your vehicle and that can mean big trouble. Whenever you hear a noise from your transmission it can almost always mean there is a serious issue, so it's good to know what noises a failing transmission can make, so you can hear it and know the cause immediately. Grinding When you hear a grinding noise coming from your transmission it could mean that there is a problem with the planetary gear system of your vehicle. If this system has an issue, one of the first warnings it will send off is a whining noise. If it gets to the grinding point there is a major issue being suffered. Gurgling Fluids are extre ... read more