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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Some Reasons Car Needs Oil Change

To understand how an oil change can save you money, you must first understand what this lubricant does for your car. In the modern engine, it serves three main purposes. It works to draw heat away from the combustion chamber and prevent carbon buildup inside the engine. In addition, the substance works to help keep all the components operating smoothly. When it gets old and dirty, the lubricant does not protect the engine as well and can actually make it work harder and run less efficiently.

Now that you understand why an oil change is important, you have the daunting task of determining what type to use. Documentation that accompanied your vehicle will state what viscosity you should use, for example 10W-30. If you do not have the owner’s manual, this information should be located on the reservoir cap or an information slip located under the hood.

While you must use the appropriate viscosity for your car, there is the question of conventional vs synthetic. While conventional substances are created from petroleum, synthetics are created from chemicals. You may think that makes the synthetic a better choice for your environmental impact. Sadly, both types have similar impacts on the environment. Despite synthetics costing more, it really is the lesser of two evils for one reason: mileage. You will not get the same number of miles out of conventional oil as you will synthetic.

The general rule for an oil change has always been every 3 months or 3,000 miles, whichever comes first. You want your car to run in top condition, so you want to get rid of the old lubricant as soon as possible. That is because conventional substances do not last as long.

Thanks to technology, the synthetic brands run cleaner, although not necessarily greener, for longer periods. This means you can go 5,000 or even 7,000 miles before your next service. There are some newer synthetic brands on the market that advertise anywhere from 10,000 to 20,000 between services, but that is for drivers who go short distances in clean climates.

If you travel long distances at a time or drive in dusty, dirty environments, then you should have your oil changed more frequently. It is important to remember the environment you live and drive in will affect the lubricant in your car. Factors like towing objects and extreme heat also play a part.

Tricks Maintain New Car

  1. Check the engine oil

The first key way to maintain your new car is checking the engine oil regularly-monthly for a vehicle in good condition; more often if you notice an oil leak or find you need to add oil routinely. The car should be parked on level ground so you can get an accurate dipstick reading. Don’t overfill. And if you do have a leak, find and fix it soon.

  1. Check tire air pressure

The second key way to maintain your new car is checking tire air pressure once a month and before any extended road trips, use an accurate tire-pressure gauge to check the inflation pressure in each tire, including the spare. Do this when the tires are cold (before the vehicle has been driven or after no more than a couple of miles of driving). Use the inflation pressure recommended by the vehicle’s manufacturer, not the maximum pressure embossed on the tire’s sidewall. The recommended pressure is usually found on a placard on a front doorjamb, in the glove compartment, or in the owner’s manual. Also be sure to inspect tires for abnormal or uneven wear, cuts, and any sidewall bulges you can see.

  1. Give it a wash

The third key way to maintain your new car is to try to wash the car every week, if you can. Wash the body and, if necessary, hose out the fender wells and undercarriage to remove dirt and road salt. It’s time to wax the finish when water beads become larger than a quarter.

Meanwhile, when your car running for 200,000 miles, there other things you need to pay attention.

For normal driving, many automakers recommend changing the engine oil and filter every 7,500 miles or six months, whichever comes first. This is sufficient for the majority of motorists. For “severe” driving-with frequent, very cold starts and short trips, dusty conditions, or trailer towing–the change interval should be shortened to every 3,000 miles or three months. (Check your owner’s manual for the specific intervals recommended for your vehicle.) Special engines such as diesels and turbocharged engines may need more-frequent oil changes.

SUV Repair and Service

These services are simple procedures that you can find in your owner’s manual. The manufacturer recommends these services every 7,500 miles: oil change, tire rotation and wheel alignment. Routine oil changes will help keep your SUV running in top condition and improve your fuel efficiency. Proper tire rotation and wheel alignment ensure your driving safely and also add to fuel efficiency.

General engine maintenance can also include changing spark plugs, sensors, air filters, engine coolant and belts. Some parts such as oxygen sensors may only be noticeable to the driver through a notification or indicator. This will be visible on the instrument cluster or on the notification screen of the multimedia interface. If an indicator light or notification is visible, the best thing you can do is bring your vehicle to a certified service center.

For longer intervals, it may be necessary to flush your transmission, transfer case and change the fluid. This will also extend the life of your Rover.

If you want to keep your SUV at peak performance, it’s recommended you seek attention before a problem arises. Some people won’t seek break service until they have a problem. However, it’s strongly suggested to schedule maintenance for breaks before you hear a strange noise. This can include replacing the pads, and resurfacing the rotors on a specialized lathe. While in service, your provider should also inspect the brake fluid lines, connections, fittings and rotor stone shields.

Other maintenance issues might be just cosmetic. Washing your vehicle does not just help it look good, but also prevents the paint and finish from eroding. It also helps maintain the integrity of the body. Regularly changing your windshield wipers not only helps you see the road in adverse conditions, but also helps keep the windshield in good condition.

Find Experts You Can Trust

Don’t take your repair lightly; and please don’t take your vehicle just anywhere for maintenance. It’s always better to find certified technicians that can perform all the necessary arrangements on your vehicle. When you choose a quality service, you are avoiding future problems and saving money ahead of time.

You can Install Auto Glass Without Partner

Another good reason to work alone is when there are issues like leaks and damage to a vehicle, your partner may have been responsible for them yet you will bear some of the blame. If you did the job by yourself, you know where the problem comes from. Also, if you install auto glass by yourself, you will learn very quickly how not to mess up. You are the only one who can be blamed for your mistakes.

When I first started out in this business I worked with a partner who was training me. I learned a lot in a short period of time yet I couldn’t master the trade. My instructor would do all of the hard parts and I would get the easy stuff to do. When I finally was released on my own, I still wasn’t very good and had to learn from experience. It was almost like learning all over again. The hard parts were very hard for me because I never did them during the training period.

The biggest reason to learn the trade by yourself is going into your own business. If you want to start your own business, you better know how to install auto glass by yourself. When you first start out you will not have a large customer base so you will not need to hire anyone. If you can’t work alone, you can’t go into your own business.

My advice to you if you are going to be trained on the job, ask your instructor to let you do all of the work even the hard stuff. More than likely he will agree and he will also sense that you are serious about it and that you want to learn and be good at it.

You will enjoy working on your own a lot more than working with a partner. You will be your own boss, you won’t have anyone to answer to and you will create a reputation for yourself in the auto glass industry.