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How to Prepare Your Vehicle for the Spring Season

How to Prepare Your Vehicle for the Spring Season

The winter has just ended. Your car needs some tender loving care to prepare it for the coming spring season. You will want to hit the road now that the weather is warmer. You should take care of your car by checking every part including the exterior, under the vehicle, and under the hood. Here are the things you need to do to keep it in top condition for spring; 1. Ensure that your car battery is tested and replaced if need be When the winter is over, your car battery might be ruined. Low temperatures during the winter force your car battery to overwork by slackening its chemical reactions. When high temperatures start, they tend to evaporate important battery fluids and accelerate corrosion. There is a possibility that a day of hot weather can kill your battery. Get your car battery checked to ensure that your car will not fail to start. 2. Get oil and oil filter changed Changing the oil frequently is important because it helps keep the engine he ... read more

My Check Engine Light Just Came On - Now What?

My Check Engine Light Just Came On - Now What?

The check engine light is an amber light that comes on the dashboard to warn you of a malfunction in the vehicle. Cars have a monitoring system that keeps scanning the engine for errors and reports the same on the dashboard. It is good to know what each light means so that you can deal with the problem promptly. Here are a few reasons why the check engine light comes on. Loose Gas Cap The gas cap should be the first aspect you consider in this case. It ensures that your gas tank has the appropriate pressure. In case the cap is not closed tightly or if it has a crack, you may find the light coming on. Failing Catalytic Converter The catalytic converter is a device that transforms harmful gases into clean emissions that are later released into the atmosphere. If it is failing due to failure by related systems such as wiring, sparks, and sensors, you will get the check engine light. Failing Oxygen Sensor If your car is experiencing ... read more

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