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Tires and Heat - Everything You Need To Know

Tires and Heat - Everything You Need To Know

As the summer sun rises, so does the temperature of the asphalt beneath our wheels. As drivers, we often worry about the impact of heat on our cars' engines, but we shouldn't forget the crucial role that tires play in keeping us safe on sizzling roads.   Heat-Induced Tire Pressure Dance One of the most noticeable effects of summer heat on tires is the change in tire pressure. As the ambient temperature rises, so does the air pressure inside your tires. Overinflated tires can lead to reduced traction, uneven wear, and even blowouts, jeopardizing your safety on the road. To combat this, check your tire pressure regularly during the summer months and adjust it to the manufacturer's recommended levels. Remember to do this when the tires are cold, as heat from driving can lead to inaccurate readings.   Dangers of Overloading Summer vacations often mean packing up the car and hitting the road for an adventure. However, ove ... read more

How Can a Bad Suspension System Affect My Vehicle's Performance?

How Can a Bad Suspension System Affect My Vehicle's Performance?

Your vehicle's suspension system is directly linked to the steering system, the wheels, and the chassis. This means that when the suspension has issues, it carries out on all other parts. What parts can be damaged? Continue reading if you want to find out more! Components and systems affected by a malfunctioning suspension system: Handling and stability Braking performance Tire wear and traction Comfort and ride quality Safety A bad suspension system can significantly impact your vehicle's handling and stability. Worn-out or damaged components, such as shocks or struts, can lead to excessive body roll, reduced grip, and poor handling around corners or during sudden maneuvers. This lack of control can make your vehicle feel unstable and compromise your ability to safely navigate various driving conditions. The suspension sys ... read more

Maximizing Efficiency and Performance: How Fleet Services Benefit Your Fleet

Maximizing Efficiency and Performance: How Fleet Services Benefit Your Fleet

For businesses that rely on a fleet of vehicles, efficiency, reliability, and cost-effectiveness are essential factors in maintaining successful operations. Fleet services offer comprehensive solutions tailored to the specific needs of businesses with multiple vehicles.  Explore how fleet services can benefit your fleet below, from reducing maintenance costs and optimizing vehicle performance to improving safety and increasing overall productivity.  1.  Streamlined Maintenance and Repairs One of the primary advantages of fleet services is the ability to streamline maintenance and repairs. Fleet service providers offer scheduled maintenance programs and preventive maintenance services to ensure that your vehicles are regularly inspected, serviced, and repaired as needed. This proactive approach helps identify and address potential issues before they become major problems, reducing downtime and minimizing costly breakdowns.  2.  ... read more

4 Of The Best Cars Under $15,000

4 Of The Best Cars Under $15,000

Whether buying your first car or just staying under budget, the $15,000 price point is a balance of performance, comfort, and reliability. You will be able to find quite a lot of vehicles, from newer models with fewer extras to older ones with more features because of their price depreciation over the years. For that reason, we have chosen vehicles from 2014 to 2016, because of their lower price but still packing a lot in the looks and performance departments. Continue reading to find out our top three picks for cars under $15,000. 2015 Subaru BRZ/Toyota 86/Scion FRS If you are looking for a sportier-looking car, the Toyota and Subaru have something to offer. This vehicle shares a platform and is almost completely identical to the others - the BRZ/86/FRS. They come with a flat-4 engine making a respectable 200 HP - keep in mind that it's a couple; therefore lighter than usual. If you are into customizations, there is a big aftermarket for everything from bumpers ... read more

5 Signs Of A Failing Cooling System

5 Signs Of A Failing Cooling System

The cooling system in your car is one of the most important components. It circulates coolant from the radiator through the engine to keep temperatures stable and safe. Without a good cooling system, your engine will not function properly, resulting in major engine damage. It's important to understand some of the common warning signs of cooling system failure before it gets too serious. A Plus Automotive has put together a short list of common signs that your cooling system is beginning to fail.   1. Check Engine Light You might see the temperature warning light, the check engine light, or another warning light related to your cooling system. When these lights illuminate, it's time to get your vehicle inspected. If the check engine light is illuminated and you experience any of the symptoms listed below, the cooling system is almost certainly to blame. 2. Overheating As the name implies, the cooling system cools the engine so it can w ... read more

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