Yearly Archives: 2022

HOW SECURE ARE YOUR BRAKES?

HOW SECURE ARE YOUR BRAKES?

You've probably heard countless times that brakes maintenance is a must. Yet, many drivers put it off time and time again.    Excuses abound. Lack of time and high repair costs are the most popular. But there is one really dangerous pretext that stands out from the rest - thinking that brake service is only necessary when performance declines or a warning light comes on.   Overconfidence, the main enemy of road safety   In the last 30 years, automakers have invested millions in improving car safety. As part of this effort, modern cars now feature a variety of warning indicators in the instrument cluster. The brake warning light and the brake (pad) wear indicator are two of them. The problem with these indicators is that many people misunderstand their true purpose.   Contrary to popular belief, brake system warning indicators are not there to remind you to have your brakes serviced. These ... read more

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EV Charging and Tips for 2022

The recent surge in gas prices has fueled the demand for electric vehicles. As you might know, the President has set a goal for half of all new car sales to be electric, fuel cell, or hybrid electric vehicles by 2030, so the EV revolution is going to happen sooner rather than later.  If you’ve already purchased an EV or are about to, congratulations on saying goodbye to the gas pump. Here are a few tips for 2022 to help you get used to your new charging life. EV Credits You’ve just splashed out for an EV in a market where new cars are in short supply and buyers are getting overcharged on the sticker price. The good news is that you’ve heard that the government is offering rebates of up to $7,500 for EV purchases and you want to get some of your money back. Not so fast! It’s not an instant rebate. If you haven’t filed the credit this tax season, you’ll have to wait for the next one. Oh, and if you make more than $135,000 (or $200,000 filin ... read more

Better Fuel Economy through Basic Vehicle Maintenance Services

Better Fuel Economy through Basic Vehicle Maintenance Services

Proper maintenance of a car not only improves its efficiency but also extends its life. Most of all, maintenance has an impact on the vehicle's fuel efficiency. Prices of gas are exorbitant, and no one wants to burn it unnecessarily. There are a number of factors that help improve a car's gas mileage, and many people are unaware of it. Many also believe that they cannot do anything to improve its mileage. However, if you focus on maintaining several parts of your car, you can improve the mileage by up to 40%. Here are a few essential vehicle maintenance tips that will help you save fuel. Change Air Filters Air filters get clogged over time due to the accumulation of dirt and debris. Dirty air keeps passing through the filter and leaves a large amount of dirt in it. Keeping such a clogged filter for a long time is terrible for your vehicle's gas mileage. Changing them on time helps improve the fuel economy. This is also beneficial in enhancing acceleratio ... read more

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