Categories for Misc. Vehicle Information

What Should Be On Your Vehicle Maintenance Checklist?

March 31, 2023

Whether you’re an experienced mechanic or a novice, there are plenty of important things that should be on your vehicle maintenance checklist. The key is to know what needs to be checked, and when. By doing so, you can maximize your car’s life and performance.  OIL AND COOLANT LEVELS  Engine oil is a lubricant that reduces friction between engine components as they spin thousands of times per minute. Without consistent oil changes, your engine could suffer severe damage. Coolant (antifreeze) keeps your engine cool in the summer and protects it from freezing in the winter. Low coolant levels could lead... View Article

How To Get Your Boat Ready For Spring

March 27, 2023

How To Get Your Boat Ready For Spring After a long winter, it’s time to get your boat back in the water. Getting your boat ready for spring is important, both for safety and for performance. Here are some tips to help you do that. Clean The Hull Taking time to clean the hull of your boat will make it ready for spring boating. It will remove built-up algae, fish scales, and other biological growth. The first step is to choose the right hull cleaner for your vessel. Look for a marine-safe, eco-friendly, and biodegradable option. This will prevent chemicals from... View Article

How To Properly Jump Start Your Vehicle

March 13, 2023

How To Properly Jump Start Your Vehicle Jump starting your vehicle can be a life saver in emergency situations, but it’s important to know how to do it properly so you don’t damage the batteries of both cars. Step 1: Connect The Positive Cable First, find the negative terminal of your vehicle’s battery. It should have a black plastic cover or a negative sign on it. Next, locate the positive terminal of your vehicle’s battery, which should be marked with a positive symbol. The positive cable will have a nut or bolt attached to it that connects to the positive terminal... View Article

What Causes Poor Fuel Economy?

December 13, 2021

With higher fuel prices these days, stopping at a gas station can put a real dent in your wallet. Unfortunately, there are a variety of factors that can limit your vehicle’s fuel efficiency. This post will cover a few of the leading bad gas mileage causes and teach you what you can do to improve your fuel efficiency: Tire pressure: Underinflated or overinflated tires can have a drastic effect on your gas mileage. We recommend checking your air pressure frequently to ensure they’re always properly inflated. Dirty air filter: As your air filter gets old and dirty, your engine doesn’t... View Article

How Long Does a Suspension Air Bag Last?

October 27, 2021

Air suspension systems are becoming increasingly popular among truck owners who like to tow items behind their vehicles. These systems are designed to replace a shock/strut/spring configuration with a series of air bags made out of rubber. There are several reasons why more truck owners are opting for air bag suspension systems. They’re highly customizable, allowing you to adjust them for various ride preferences and terrains. You can also easily adjust the ride height of the vehicle to either raise or lower it, which aids in getting in and out of the vehicle and can also make driving simpler. In... View Article

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