When you think about car services and maintenance, you probably think about things like oil changes. However, knowing that the amount of engine oil for trucks and cars is typically five to seven quarts, according to LoveToKnow, is great but not enough. It’s also important to know how to take... continue reading.
No matter what make or model your vehicle might be, it needs to be equipped with healthy tires in order to perform effectively. As such, keeping your tires in good shape should be a big part of your vehicle’s maintenance plan and having your tires rotated regularly should be a... continue reading.
As any driver knows, good tires are essential to a safe and comfortable ride. They provide traction and cushioning, helping to keep the car stable on the road. However, tires can become worn down over time, making them less effective and honestly quite dangerous. Fortunately, there are some telltale signs... continue reading.
Summer is (finally) on its way to Michigan! In addition to potentially causing sunburns and dehydration, the hottest season of the year can also wreak havoc on your vehicle’s gas mileage. Given the cost of fuel here in 2022, being as efficient as possible when it comes to your vehicle’s... continue reading.
Gas-powered cars are dependent upon their ignition system to run. Ignition systems ignite gasoline which in turn powers the motor and propels the vehicle forward. Key components of the ignition system include spark plugs and cables among other parts including, in some cases, distributors. Typically, the spark plug is the... continue reading.
In order to ignite fuel and turn the motor over, gas-powered vehicles are reliant upon an effective ignition system. If the ignition process doesn’t go smoothly or isn’t functioning properly, your vehicle won’t be able to operate correctly and may fail its next emission test. The vast majority of modern... continue reading.
Roads in Western Michigan can be extremely volatile during the winter months, with snow and ice taking turns making life difficult for drivers. The most dreaded element of all, black ice, is also an omnipresent danger as temperatures fluctuate and moisture hardens quickly; black ice is a leading cause of... continue reading.
In order to run smoothly, your vehicle’s engine is dependent upon countless moving parts and fluids. Just like the components in your engine, vehicle fluids need to be tended to regularly in order to ensure they’re in good working order and can perform their particular functions at a high level.... continue reading.
Drivers in Michigan encounter many distractions on the road—traffic, cell phones, music, passengers, etc. Even the open road can allow a driver’s mind to wander. If you’re distracted when a tire blowout occurs, your drive can become extremely dangerous. You’ll need to gather yourself quickly and follow the correct maneuvers... continue reading.
Road trip with friends? Weekend at the beach? No matter what your plans are this summer, it’s likely that you’ll spend a lot of it in your car driving from Point A to Point B and back. In addition to your regular year-around car safety must-haves in your car, below... continue reading.