Tips on Taking Care of Brakes.

If you step on the gas and nothing happens, it's a problem. If you step on the brakes and nothing happens, it's likely a life-and-death emergency. You obviously don't want to drive with brake pads that are overdue for replacement. Fortunately, there are things you can do to extend the useful life of your brakes. Plus, you avoid having to listen to unpleasant scraping and screeching sounds coming from your breaks.

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Need More Performance? Don’t Neglect Recommended Vehicle Maintenance!

Your vehicle is probably one of the most expensive things that you own. It gets you back and forth to work and provides a way for family members to get where they need to be, such as school or doctor's appointments. Regular vehicle maintenance should never be neglected as it's easier and less expensive to keep your car maintenance up-to-date instead of letting it go and repairing issues that could occur.

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Follow the Transmission Service Schedule!

The transmission service schedule is important because you do not want to be spending all your hard-earned money on transmission repair. You want to spend your money on the right things to make sure your car will last you for many miles. There is nothing worse than having to deal with transmission repair, but routine transmission service can help solve that problem.

Some of the first things that should be inspected during a transmission service is the gear shift and rod. They need to be in good shape to keep your car shifting smoothly and not add excessive strain on the gearbox.

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Proper Tire Service Prevents Driving Emergencies.

One of the best ways to ensure your safety on the road beyond being a defensive driver is taking responsibility for proper tire service. Drivers greatly reduce their risk of needing emergency tire repairs or of having an accident when they take care of the proper service and maintenance. There are three key tips every driver should follow in order to enhance driving safety and prevent emergency tire repairs.

Proper Tire Pressure

Tires that are under-inflated or over-inflated can cause a tire to fail, resulting in an accident. Keep a tire pressure gauge in your vehicle's glove box and know how to use it. Look on the driver's side door jam for the manufacturer's recommended air pressure and check it at least weekly. Proper inflation pressure helps increase fuel economy, prevents premature tread wear or overheating and failing at high speeds, as well as eliminating the possibility of rough handling of the vehicle.

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Don’t Skimp on Quality Oil Changes!

If you own a vehicle and are driving it every day, you should absolutely get regular oil changes, as it will keep your car in good working condition, especially in cold weather. Many people do not think that it is imperative to get an oil change every 3,000 miles, but the reality is that your car will start to struggle if the oil is not changed regularly, which can cause a ton of problems.

Skipping oil change intervals, or skimping on quality oil changes, can cause your car to stop running properly, resulting in some pretty major damage to the engine. Inevitably, the cost of repairs will end up costing a lot more money than it would have cost you to simply get the oil changed.

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Quality Automotive Service: Keep Your Car Running Strong!

Winter weather takes its toll on the exterior, undercarriage and working parts of the engine in automobiles--even in warmer winter climates! There are several automotive service items to keep track of so your car will keep on performing well as the temperature changes. It will also prevent an unexpected visit to an automotive repair shop.

A tire check for air pressure and tread wear should be done. It may also be a good idea to consider purchasing snow tires for those trips to the mountains for fun in the snow. Most automotive service centers carry a range of all-season and snow tires to choose from. If tread wear is not acceptable, get new tires now to prevent a blowout in cold conditions.

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Tips on How to Choose the Right Auto Shop

Sooner or later every car on the road is going to require auto repair. The fact is that most drivers wait until the last minute to find the right auto shop for their vehicle. Waiting till the last minute is a mistake because vital errors in judgment are made. Just think about all the little irritating problems a driver might experience after an accident. They are in a rush, searching for auto repair services in their location, and they don't pay attention to important details to consider before handing their car over to the auto repair shop. The best approach is to go to reputable sources for information.

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