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Monthly Archives: November 2020

What Is Power Steering Fluid?

What Is Power Steering Fluid?

What Is Power Steering Fluid?   Like all fluids in your vehicle, power steering fluid plays an important role in keeping your car operating at peak performance. This fluid is a type of hydraulic fluid which works to transfer power in your steering system, allowing you to turn the steering wheel of your vehicle with ease. It also helps lubricate the power steering pump and the steering components, and even prevents corrosion within the system. Because this fluid serves a variety of different purposes, you can see why it’s so important to make sure your fluid is always at the correct level, and that you change it when it has become worn or dirty.   Why Change Your Power Steering Fluid?   As with all of the other fluids in your vehicle, power steering fluid breaks down over time due to use, heat, cold, contaminants, and other factors. You should make it a habit to check your power steering fluid every time you check your oil level, or about once per month. Many ... read more

How Speed Bumps Can Damage Your Vehicle

How Speed Bumps Can Damage Your Vehicle

How Speed Bumps Can Damage Your Vehicle   Drivers across the US are certainly well acquainted with speed bumps – from school zones to housing communities to parking lots, their rising popularity can make it seem almost impossible to escape them. Used to “calm traffic” in areas where speeding is either a frequent issue or safety hazard, they can come in many different shapes and sizes, from standard speed bumps to the more modern “speed humps.” No matter what kind you encounter, one this is certain: if you go too fast over them, they can cause damage to your vehicle.   Different Areas Can Be Affected   Traveling too quickly over a speed bump is much the same as hitting a pothole at high speeds. The jolt it gives your vehicle can cause issues with your alignment, springs, shocks, struts, or joints. It can also affect your tire pressure, or even cause old or worn tires to blow out. For cars with lowered s ... read more

How To Choose The Right Windshield Wiper Fluid

How To Choose The Right Windshield Wiper Fluid

When it comes to windshield wiper fluid, it’s easy to just grab whatever container you see first when you’re at the store. But did you know that certain fluids are designed to tackle certain conditions? Picking the right fluid can be the difference between a clear window and a smudged mess. Keep these tips in mind the next time you fill up your windshield fluid reservoir. Classic Blue: This is the classic fluid that you can find at every gas station. While it’s the jack-of-all-trades when it comes to washer fluid, you’ll have to use a little more to scrub off tough messes like dead bugs. And while it might not be the fastest way to de-ice your windshield, it’ll get the job done. Make sure to check its temperature rating before you pour, because when it gets cold, washer fluid can freeze in your car’s lines and cause serious damage. If you use a lot of wiper fluid, you can save some money by buying it in a concentrate and mixing in with some distille ... read more

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