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Monthly Archives: July 2017

3 Summer Car Maintenance Tips

The pleasant summer season is finally here. Most of you will be already planning a road trip with your friends and family members in summer, which means that you will have to keep your vehicle ready for handling the sun-drenched driving. You can’t simply deny that the high temperature, flurries of dirt and dust, and the occasional rain of summer can take a toll on the most important parts of your vehicle. So the first and foremost thing to do before you embark on a summer road trip is to take your vehicle to an auto repair shop and check whether it is in good condition or not. In addition to that, you should also follow the below-given steps to make sure that your vehicle survives the hot summer drives. Get the Oil and Oil Filter Changed You might be aware that intense weather conditions often put extra pressure on the oil and oil filter of your vehicle. The oil in your car serves the function of keeping your engine parts lubricated whereas the oil filter e ... read more

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Importance of Steering Ball Joint in Cars

Ball joints are very important part of the suspension and steering system of any car. These joints attach the wheel hub to the rest of the suspension system. This connection should be able to move vertically for shock absorption and horizontally for steering. Therefore, ball joints are used to facilitate movement in all direction. Ball joints usually last for years, but they also undergo wear and tear. There is a polished metal ball inside the joint, which slides inside a polished metal cage to allow functioning of the steering. The space between the cage and ball is filled with grease to offer proper lubrication to the joint thereby reducing wear. A rubber boot is provided to protect the joint from dust and dirt and to keep grease inside it. However, if by any chance the grease leaks out of the joint or if dust and dirt enter the joint, it will get damaged and worn out. Some of the warning signs of ball joint damage are explained below. Look for these signs into your car t ... read more

Different Types of Suspension Lift Kits

Equipping your off-road ride with a suspension lift kit will help you to largely boost the style and performance of your vehicle. However, it is true that there are plenty of factors to be considered when yo0u are buying a suspension lift kit for your vehicle. For starters, there are a number of options available to you when it comes to suspension lift kits, which means that you might get a little bit confused on which one is the right choice for your vehicle. Below are a few details on the different types of suspension lift kits available in the market, which will help you to narrow down your choices. Spring Over Axle (SPOA) Spring over axle suspension lift kits are highly popular among serious rock crawlers are who are looking for the utmost articulation. These types of suspension lift kits efficiently keep the tires of your vehicle on the ground for maximum traction while the accurately lifted spring keeps you safe. Shackle Reverse (S/R) Susp ... read more

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The Importance of Car Brake Rotor

Modern cars make use of disc brake systems that efficiently stop the car. These brakes are called disc brakes due to the presence of the metal disc or the rotor that is connected to the wheel. The rotor will spin with the wheel of the car and while you apply brakes, the brake pads will rub against the metal rotor to slow down the car. Technically, the brake rotor will help transform the kinetic energy of the car to heat energy. The responsibility of the brake rotor is to absorb the kinetic energy transformed heat energy and dissipate it. The brake rotor will need a specific amount of mass and a smooth surface to do this properly. If these conditions are not met, the rotor will not be able to make good contact with the brake pad, eventually decreasing the effectiveness of the system. In worst cases, it could even lead to brake failure. It is well known that a new brake rotor is a thick one and will be able to absorb much heat an ... read more

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