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How to Make Your Windshield Wiper Last

February 26th, 2018 by

They may not seem like a critical part of your vehicle, but good windshield wipers are a key safety feature. Wiper blades deteriorate over time due to many environmental factors such as sun, moisture, oil from cleaners and waxes, airborne dirt, and other debris. Poor wiper blades cause poor visibility in already precarious weather conditions,

Signs of Tire Damage: Cuts, Punctures, and Impact

February 21st, 2018 by

In our last article, we talked about irregular tire damage. But tires can also become damaged without the driver’s knowledge. The most common damages are caused by cuts, punctures, and impact. Cuts Cuts are tears in your tire tread. Cuts are the result of an external influence, such as potholes, protruding bodywork parts, or sharp,

Signs of Tire Damage: Irregular Wear

February 19th, 2018 by

Irregular wear on tires can be indicative of a serious problem. There are several types of irregular wear. The most typical ones are heel and toe wear, one side wear, center wear, braking flat spots. Heel and Toe Wear Also called “saw-tooth” wear, this pattern is caused by normal usage with normal suspension settings. Cross-grooves

Common Signs of a Leaking CV Boot

February 6th, 2018 by

Constant velocity axles, commonly referred to as CV axles, transfer power from your engine’s transmission to the wheels and propel the vehicle forward. The flexible joint in a CV axle, which accommodates wheel movement, is covered in a rubber boot that is referred to as the CV Boot. This boot serves as a simple dust

Rattling Exhaust? Here’s what to do.

February 5th, 2018 by

A rattling exhaust can be both annoying and nerve racking. Rattling in the exhaust is a common cause of heat shield issues, which can cause permanent damage to your vehicle. Here are some of the other common signs to watch for: 1) Excessive Heat from the Engine Bay Modern engines generate considerable amounts of heat,