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Your RV Needs Regular Maintenance Too!

Your RV Needs Regular Maintenance Too!

With August in full swing and Labor Day coming up, it is a great time to explore the open road or go camping with the family. RV travel is a fun and safe way to travel in a large group. Whether you own or borrow an RV, there are specific maintenance procedures you should know and plan for before embarking on your journey.   Examine Seals and Seams Before your trip, look at your RV's roof for any visible leaks. Water leaks can occur through any open cracks in your RV roof edges, vents, skylights, or AC unit. A flooded RV is not fun to deal with.   Check the Oil The average car requires an oil change every 5,000 miles or longer with synthetics, but an RV drinks that oil faster due to more strain on its engine. Please conduct oil changes at the start of every season to make sure that everything is lubricated adequately. For RVs, we recommend an oil change interval of 3,000-5,000 miles. Sometimes, it is better to go with premium synthetic oil to ensure the greatest prot ... read more

Why Is My Truck Bouncing Excessively?

Why Is My Truck Bouncing Excessively?

You're driving your truck as usual and hit a speed bump - your truck starts bouncing up and down excessively. It catches you by surprise since you haven't experienced this before. If this happens to you, then there is probably something wrong with your truck's internal systems. Our vehicles are designed to absorb shock from the road so that our driving experience is as smooth and safe as possible. However, excessively bouncing over bumps or rubble can signify something wrong within the suspension and steering system.    Your vehicle's steering system, suspension system, and wheels all work collectively to ensure that you can steer and maneuver your vehicle. They also help your vehicle absorb the appropriate amount of shock from the road to keep your drive level. When these systems are compromised and vulnerable, you will surely notice a change in your steering capabilities.    Here are some of the most common reasons why your car may be bouncing ... read more

How Long Do Brake Rotors Last?

How Long Do Brake Rotors Last?

The brakes are a critical safety feature in a car. The brake rotors or discs are the metallic round plates attached to the wheel. When the pads push against the rotors, they (rotors) stop the wheel from rotating. Unfortunately, like other parts of the vehicle like tires, the rotors also wear with time, and that's when you start hearing unusual noises and vibrations from the brake-wheel assembly. The primary function of the rotors is to absorb and dissipate the immense heat produced during braking. In fact, heat is the primary cause of rotor wear and warping. It can also be caused by glazing, which occurs when the rotor material hardens and develops a smooth, shiny surface that can no longer create friction with the brake pad. While you need to have the rotors replaced because of excessive wear, it is critical to understand how long the brake rotors should last. In other words: When should you have the brake discs replaced? How Long Should Brake Rotors Last? Typically, the lifes ... read more

What Causes a Car To Overheat?

What Causes a Car To Overheat?

If your car is tending to overheat, it is particularly important that you have it seen to. Overheating can cause damage to your engine if left unchecked. Below is a list of probable causes for your car to overheat. Radiator Airflow Blockage Your radiator is cooled by air flowing through the grid and the thin pipes in the grid. The air that is both forced through the forward motion of the car and assisted by a fan that pulls it through the radiator, helps dissipate the heat. Blockages to this grid will prevent the air from flowing and cause the coolant not to cool down. This can be caused by riding through tall grass or an accumulation of insects and other solid matter over time. A solution is to have it cleaned but be careful not to damage the grid and compromise the piping in the process. Low Coolant Levels The engine cooling system is sealed and operates under pressure. If the smallest leak in the system occurs, coolant is lost. If the coolant runs too low, then the water pump c ... read more

How Often Do Windshield Wipers Need to Be Replaced?

How Often Do Windshield Wipers Need to Be Replaced?

Windshield wipers are good for wiping away dirt, and for helping you see out your front window. They are essential to help you see the road ahead during inclement weather. Yet they, too, are subjected to wear and tear, especially as the blades wear thin on them. It is recommended that you get them replaced for your safety. Dirt streaks, wet spots, and squeaking noises are just a few of the immediate signs of wiper failure. A piece of silicone or wiper blade might be missing when this happens. Your blades should glide smoothly and without sound while keeping the windshield clean during activation. Failure to do so means that you will need to have them replaced immediately. Other symptoms of wiper blade issues include vibrations, shaking, and chattering, all of which happen when a piece is missing. It most likely is a bit of wiper blade, which gets broken over time and use. Blades and other parts of your windshield wipers can leave large holes when they come up missing. Wear and tear m ... read more