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Prolonging the Life of Your Tires


18/09/03 BY  GERRY

The tires on your vehicle are not a cheap investment. A good set of tires can run anywhere between $400 and $800 depending on the size. In order to get the most out of your tires, you should take simple steps to make sure that they last a long time.
Making sure the tires are properly inflated is the easiest way you can extend the life of the tires. If you drive on tires that are over or under inflated, the car will be harder to handle and the tires will wear unevenly. You should also make sure that your car’s steering is properly aligned, as this also causes premature wearing of the tires.
To make sure you do not get a flat tire, try to avoid driving on the shoulder or close to the curb, as this is where a lot of debris is found. Debris like nails, glass and other items can easily become embedded in the tires and create a flat tire. If a nail or screw punctures the outer wall of the tire, there is no way to repair the tire and you will have to purchase a new tire.
Taking steps to ensure your tires are properly cared for will ensure that they last a long time. If you are uncertain about whether you need new tires, bring your car to Auto World so that we can take a look at them for you.

Replacing a Brake Light


18/09/03 BY  GERRY

A non-functioning brake light is not only illegal, but unsafe. Functioning brake lights are needed to signal other drivers that you are slowing down. If drivers are not alerted to your reduction in speed, they could drive into your vehicle and cause an accident. Most brake lights can be replaced at home if you follow the following steps…
First you will need to purchase the right light bulb. Then you will have to pop open the trunk of your car to locate the access panels. Your trunk’s carpeting may be hiding the panel, so you will need to pull it back in order to gain access the panel. Once you have located the panel, you will either have to unlock or unscrew the cover. When you have the panel open, you will have to loosen the bulb holder from its mount and remove the broken bulb. Then you can insert the new bulb, make sure to follow the directions of the bulb manufacturer. Make sure to test the bulb to see that it is functioning correctly.
Of course, if this seems like it’s too much hassle (and it is for most cars), we recommend that you stop by Auto World and let us take care of it for you.

Streak-Free Window Cleaning


18/09/03 BY  GERRY

When washing your car, you may find that the worst part of the job is cleaning the windows. This is always due to the streaks and cloudiness that may form. There are many products that can be bought to get streak-free windows, but there are also homemade alternatives that may work better. You should first wash your windows inside and out with soap and water to remove any dirt, grease, and buildup that has accrued. You can then apply your window cleaner, or try the following homemade window cleaner: Combine a ¼ cup of vinegar, ½ teaspoon of dishwashing liquid, 1 ¾ cups of water and a few drops it toaperd

The Best Car Mats


18/09/03 BY  GERRY

Whether you have purchased a new or used vehicle, having car mats are important to maintaining your car’s interior.
If you purchased a new vehicle, you may already have the appropriate mats. If you purchased a used vehicle, you might not receive car mats. You can consider going to the dealer and ordering a new set or you can find them online. Another alternative is buying universal car mats at a retail store.
High quality rubber mats are the best type of car mat because they have raised edges and grooves that collect dirt, sand and water without ruining the carpet. The mats can be easily washed with soap and water. Rubber mats typically do not move inside the car and also come in a variety of colors and sizes.
Carpeted floor mats tend to be more popular because they can match the interior of the car and they tend to be less expensive than quality rubber mats.
By having car mats, you can increase the life of your car’s carpet, as well as reduce any potential staining.

Why Should I Flush My Brake Fluid?


18/09/03 BY  GERRY