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How Often Should I Change My Engine Air Filter?

How Often Should I Change My Engine Air Filter?

Air filters are an essential component of your car, SUV, or truck, and you should never disregard them. The air filter blocks dirt, debris, and other impurities from entering the engine chamber and helps provide pure airflow. You should replace your engine air filter every 15,000 to 30,000 miles on average.   Your car engine relies upon its air filter to prevent dust and debris from disrupting the engine's processes. By providing clean airflow to the engine, an air filter ensures the engine gets the right amount of air when needed.   Worn, dirty, or clogged air filters can cause your engine to perform unsuccessfully. For instance, you might notice that your car has less power or weaker acceleration if you haven't changed your engine air filter in a while. But how do you know when it's time to renew your engine air filter?   A straightforward way to do it is to keep track of how long or how many miles you've driven since your previous filter change ... read more

Must-Have Items to Organize Your Cabin and Trunk Space

Must-Have Items to Organize Your Cabin and Trunk Space

Most of us are tempted to throw everything in our backseats or trunk without even thinking, and before you know it, the junk starts to pile up collectively. Next thing you know, you are at the grocery store struggling to fit your grocery bags in. Though the careless habit may not be a problem at first, it can be pretty uncomfortable. An overcrowded car can also significantly lower your fuel efficiency. So please clean and out, throw out what you don't need, and organize the things that you do need. Here are some of our must-have organizational items that may help tidy up your car!   Trunk Nets - Some trunks come equipped with a net or hooks to help with storing random items. If your car, SUV, or truck did not come with one of these nets, you're open to buying and installing one for your convenience. This will make sure certain items don't go sliding around your trunk when you hit those hard turns. Collapsible Bins - These flexible, fabric storage bins are easy to ma ... read more

What Is My Vehicle's Temperature Gauge Trying to Tell Me?

What Is My Vehicle's Temperature Gauge Trying to Tell Me?

The temperature gauge in your vehicle is intended to estimate the temperature of your engine's coolant. This scale will give you insight into whether your engine's coolant is cold, regular, or hot (overheating). It is a small dial located on the dashboard of your vehicle, and you should probably start paying more attention to it.   Reasons The Temperature Gauge Reads Hot If the temperature gauge is approaching high, this may mean your vehicle is overheating. Another cause of an "H" reading is if you have a coolant leak somewhere in your car. A small puncture or evaporation may cause your vehicle to lose a significant amount of coolant. It can also be a broken water pump or gasket leak. Nevertheless, there is always a possible chance that the thermometer is broken and giving you an inaccurate reading. If this is the scenario, you may require a tech to replace your coolant temperature switch. Regardless of the issue, it would be best if you had a professional ac ... read more

What Are the 6 Essential Vehicle Fluids?

What Are the 6 Essential Vehicle Fluids?

If you aren't aware of the importance of fluid maintenance, then you might want to start learning. Similar to the water we consume, your vehicle needs various fluids to stay active and driving. If these six fluids aren't regularly inspected and topped off, your automobile will be at risk of lower performance, gas mileage, and value, as well as a higher risk of a breakdown or collision.    What are the 6 Essential Fluids? The six essential fluids that every car needs are engine oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, coolant, power steering fluid, and windshield washer fluid.   Engine Oil Engine oil, also referred to as motor oil, is the most vital fluid of all. As you may know, its primary job is to lubricate and protect your engine's components from overheating. As a responsible vehicle owner, you should know which type of oil your vehicle takes. You can find the oil specifications for your car in the owner's manual if you are unsure. There are 3 mai ... read more

Don’t Do These Things to Your Car!

Don’t Do These Things to Your Car!

Safety should be every car owner's priority before stepping into their cars. We all understand the importance of maintenance services: oil changes, tire rotations, spark plugs, windshield wipers, and brake pad replacements. However, there are also some things you should NEVER do to your vehicle. Some of them might be an existing habit that you do now and should stop doing immediately.   Please Avoid Doing the Following to Your Car: Drive with Flashing Check Engine Light If your check engine light starts flashing on your dashboard, this is a sign of a severe engine problem. To be safe, please pull over and stop your engine. We highly advise that you get a tow to take your vehicle into a repair shop immediately.    Use Dishwashing Soap to Clean Your Car Dishwashing liquid is chemically designed to remove grease and sludge off your dishes, not your car! Applying dish soap to your car can strip off the wax and take the shine off your car paint. Do not take the cha ... read more

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