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What Can Cause Your Tires to Wear Down Quicker?

What Can Cause Your Tires to Wear Down Quicker?

Every component in your car, SUV, or truck plays a part in maintaining your vehicle’s efficiency. Tires are among some of the most important parts that do this. They need proper maintenance and care to ensure you ride safely and efficiently. While tires are naturally supposed to wear down, the wear and tear on them can be accelerated by poor maintenance. In that case, it can cost you new tires sooner than later. Read on to stay informed on how tires can prematurely wear down: Proper Tire Pressure Underinflated tires can significantly reduce your mileage and present you with innumerable hazards. Tires can lose pressure from temperature changes, punctures, and normal wear and tear. That is why it is important for you to check your pressure frequently. Tires That Don’t Match Mismatched tires can also contribute to premature tire wear. Please make it a habit to measure your tires’ tread depths for any irregular wear.  Poor Alignment When your axles are properly ... read more

5 Signs of a Dying Car Battery

5 Signs of a Dying Car Battery

Vehicle batteries do not last for ever. Just like other batteries, they will slowly lose power as they are used and will often need to be replaced every few years. If you continue driving with a dead battery, you risk encountering a variety of electrical problems. Therefore, it's best to acquire a new vehicle battery at your local dealer as soon as you see any of the following indications or signs. 1. Slow engine crank and turnover Are you attempting to get your engine to start but it continues to lag? If your battery is nearing the end of its useful life, you'll notice that your engine cranks slowly. As soon as you notice this typical symptom, take your vehicle to a nearby service shop. 2. Clicking while trying to start the vehicle If you attempt to start your car and hear just a clicking sound instead of a cranking noise, your battery is dead. This clicking sound indicates that the battery is very low that nothing can be done. 3. Electrical features stop working Battery ... read more

What is the Difference Between A Conventional, Semi-Synthetic, and Synthetic Oil Change?

What is the Difference Between A Conventional, Semi-Synthetic, and Synthetic Oil Change?

While trying to decide what kind of oil to purchase for your oil change, you might have wondered what the difference was between the different types to begin with. By comparing the different types of oil, you can find the one that best suits your needs. Conventional Oil: cheap but unrefined Conventional oil is the most affordable option available, and is typically recommended for low-mileage engines and casual drivers. It is the least refined type of oil, being derived from crude mineral oil, but is cleaned up and typically contains some additives to help it last longer at extreme temperatures. Semi-Synthetic Oil: low temperature optimized and oxidization resistant Semi-synthetic oil is a blended form of conventional and synthetic oil, which is effective at balancing the high performance perks of synthetic oil with the affordable price point of conventional oil. This oil performs well in low and high temperatures and is oxidation resistant, and it's typically recommended for la ... read more

Why Is There a Clicking Noise Coming From My Wheels?

Why Is There a Clicking Noise Coming From My Wheels?

When it comes to your car's wheels, a strange noise can be a cause for concern. A clicking noise that is coming from the wheels or tires is never a good sign, and should definitely be looked at. Typically, it can indicate that there is a problem with the steering & suspension system, which directly affects your ability to properly control your vehicle. The suspension and steering systems are very complex and have lots of connected parts. If you're hearing a clicking noise coming from the wheels, chances are there is a problem with the steering or suspension. Here are some of the common reasons behind this strange symptom: Bad or worn shocks or struts - the shocks and struts are responsible for absorbing shock from the road to keep your car steady. A problem with these can lead to tire wear and suspension damage.   Damaged CV joint - the CV joints are the end of the front axle and helps make sure that it can move with the wheels and suspension when you turn. A damag ... read more

Signs That Indicate You Need Radiator Repair

Signs That Indicate You Need Radiator Repair

One of the most overlooked and active components of your car is the radiator. This component is in charge of releasing coolant to absorb the engine's excess heat. Even though the radiator can last some drivers up to 10 years, it still needs cooling system maintenance. Over time, it can ultimately fail and need repairs or a replacement. Below are some signs that indicate your radiator needs attention: Leaking Coolant  If there's a bright-colored fluid underneath your vehicle, it is probably a coolant leak. A certified technician at TLS Motorworks can perform diagnostics to determine where the leaks are located and whether they can be traced back to the radiator. Hot Temperature Gauge You should always pay attention to the temperature gauge on your dashboard. If it rises to the hot territory, then your engine is overheating. Engine overheating can be due to radiator failure in some cases. White Exhaust Smoke White smoke coming out of the exhaust pipe may be concerning ... read more

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