Yearly Archives: 2021

How Often Do I Need A Timing Belt Replacement?

How Often Do I Need A Timing Belt Replacement?

Time is of importance as it structures daily activities. So without it, there would be no structure and no order. Well, a timing belt serves a very similar purpose except its purpose is served within a motor vehicle.   What is a Timing Belt? A timing belt is a rubber belt that rotates and synchronizes the movements of the crankshaft and the camshafts. It has hard teeth that interlock with the cogwheel of the crankshaft and camshaft.   Why is a Timing Belt Important? Well, firstly your car simply cannot run without a timing belt because its purpose is to rotate the car's engine cam and crankshaft. Which allows each cylinder to fire at the perfect time. This timing cannot be off as this will cause the engine not to work.   How Often Should You Replace Your Timing Belt? A timing belt would typically require a replacement anywhere between every 60,000-100,000 miles. However, the interval does differ with differe ... read more

Safe Driving Tips for Older Drivers

Safe Driving Tips for Older Drivers

Driving is a necessity in every adult's life in this day and age. Even if you are an elder, you still have to run errands, visit family and friends, and remain independent. Unfortunately, driving can be more difficult as you age, so we've created a list of helpful tips to ensure the seniors in our community are safe! Always buckle up To avoid a ticket or to risk your safety, please remember to wear your seat belt. This is a must for every driver in the United States, not only seniors. If it is physically restricting you, you can adjust the shoulder mount or add a cushion on the strap. Avoid tight roads and busy highways.  These types of roadways are especially tough for most older individuals. If you want to be extra safe, try taking an easier alternative path. It may take longer, but you won't have to do anything you're uncomfortable with. Consider taking a safety driving course Refreshing your driving skills is never a bad idea. There's a variety of saf ... read more

Un"lock" the Cause Behind Your Power Lock Failure

Un"lock" the Cause Behind Your Power Lock Failure

No matter where you are and what time of day it is, realizing that there's something wrong with one or more of your power door locks can be frustrating and stressful. It's especially true when you're locked out! We all have places to be. But consider the multiple ways you can open your vehicle's power locks—using a key, using the unlock button inside the car, using keyless entry, and pulling up on the knob on the door itself. There could be multiple problems with any of these mechanisms that open your car door. Here are some of the reasons that may be preventing you from getting into your car: Any problems with the key fob. Sometimes the culprit is in your hand the whole time! Many people worry about the functionality of their doors, not realizing it's the tiny unlocking device that controls it. It can be the battery (which can quickly be resolved with new ones). However, it can also be as complicated as the programming for the key fob. A blown fuse. Fuses i ... read more

How Often Do I Need to Wash My Vehicle?

How Often Do I Need to Wash My Vehicle?

Your car is a huge (but excellent) investment, which is why some car owners make it a part of their routine to take proper care of their automobiles. Maintaining your vehicle entails everything from auto detailing, brake checks, oil changes, tire rotations, and more. In fact, getting a solid and fresh car wash for your vehicle is just as important too. Some may only wash their car a few times per year, while others only clean it once weekly. The question that most people wonder is how often should they really be washing their vehicle? And is there such a thing as too much?   As a rule of thumb, we recommend you wash your vehicle every two weeks. However, various factors, including the environment you drive, may influence the frequency of needed car washes. If you live in a polluted city, near the salty beach, or have to go through dirt or mud roads every day, then you may need washes more often. Most people think that your car wash experience is limited to the summertime; it ... read more

What Is The 30-60-90 Maintenance Plan?

What Is The 30-60-90 Maintenance Plan?

Have you ever heard the term "30-60-90 service plan?" What about the "factory scheduled maintenance plan?" These terms are pretty much the same thing, and they both refer to the auto maintenance schedule that car manufacturers plan for your vehicle. The reason the program covers these three numbers is simple. The interval between each maintenance service is roughly 30,000 miles. Many people see this program as optional, considering their vehicle might seem like it's working fine.    However, the service is essential for the long-term health and condition of your car or truck. So now that you have an idea of what the 30-60-90-maintenance plan is, you might wonder how important it is and what type of services it may include.   Your factory maintenance schedule is more important than you might think. Here's why you should stay on top of it: Your warranty may demand it.  Some car companies emphasize 30/60/90K maintenance that not abiding ... read more