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90,000-Mile Service - Must-Do Procedure List

90,000-Mile Service - Must-Do Procedure List

Reaching the 90,000-mile mark is a significant milestone for your vehicle, and it's time for a comprehensive check-up and maintenance to ensure its continued performance and reliability. The 90,000-mile (aka 90k) service is a crucial part of preventive maintenance that can help detect and address potential issues before they become major problems. Get ready for today's blog because we will take a closer look at everything you need to know about the services and procedures that we categorized as a "must" - here is the list: Comprehensive Inspection                                              A thorough inspection is the foundation of the 90,000-mile service. An experienced mechanic should inspect every major system and component of your vehicle, including the engine, transmission, brakes, suspension, exhaust, and elect ... read more

Should I Check My Vehicle's Cooling System Before Summer?

Should I Check My Vehicle's Cooling System Before Summer?

As the summer months approach, temperatures start to rise, and the heat can take a toll on your vehicle's cooling system. The cooling system plays a crucial role in maintaining the engine's optimal operating temperature, preventing overheating and potential damage. Therefore, it's essential to ensure that your vehicle's cooling system is in top shape before the hot weather arrives. Let's discuss why you should check your vehicle's cooling system before summer and the steps you can take to ensure its proper functioning. The Importance of Checking Your Cooling System                                                    Prevent Overheating: During summer, high ambient temperatures can place additional stress on your vehicle's engine, making it more prone to overheating. A well-maintained coolin ... read more

A Simple Guide for Changing Brake Pads at Home

A Simple Guide for Changing Brake Pads at Home

Changing brake pads is an essential maintenance task for every car owner, but what if you want to take this task on your own? While it may seem intimidating at first, with the right tools, knowledge, and a little patience, you can confidently replace your brake pads at home. Here's a step by step "tutorial" on how to change a brake pad at home with minimal frustrations and problems: Before We Start to Gather These Supplies: Lug wrench Jack Jack stands C-clamp Brake grease New brake pads Potentially a brake caliper tool Step 1: Prepare Your Workspace Ensure you have a safe and well-lit area to work on your vehicle. Park on a level surface, engage the parking brake, and place wheel chocks behind the rear tires for added security. Step 2: Loosen the Lug Nuts Using a lug wrench, loosen the lug nuts on the wheel where you'll be changing the brake pads. It's important to loosen them before lifting the vehicle ... read more

What Does The Brake System Consist Of

What Does The Brake System Consist Of

Everyone knows what the brake system does, but what does it consist of? We will answer exactly that and briefly explain why all the parts do. If you want to find out more, continue reading! Brake Pedal We will start with the brake pedal. It is a pedal that, when pressed, transfers the signal to the brakes, resulting in deceleration. Parking Brake While it may sound strange, the parking brake is also a part of the braking system. Even if you use it only when parked, it serves a very important job. It completely blocks the wheel, causing the car to stay in one place. Brake Lines The brake lines are full of fluid, usually oil, and their job is to act like a wire. Keep an eye on the lines because they can leak, causing trouble. This fluid can be refilled or topped off by locating the brake fluid tank under the hood. Calipers The calipers are connected to the brake line and brake pads. It houses pistons that, when a ... read more

Why Do Vehicles Need Software Updates?

Why Do Vehicles Need Software Updates?

Vehicles nowadays are no longer purely mechanical machines but operate more similarly to computers. Today's cars are highly sophisticated and equipped with advanced electronic systems that require regular software updates. If you own a modern automobile, you've probably received a software update notification at some point. Fortunately, you don't have to take your vehicle to the dealership for such services. InMOTION Auto Care is proud to provide software updates. Why Do Vehicles Need Software Updates? Improved Performance: Software updates can improve the performance of your car's engine and other electronic systems. The updates can optimize fuel consumption, improve acceleration, and enhance performance. Enhanced Safety: Software updates can also improve the safety of your car. For example, updates can include new safety features (or modifications to existing ones) such as collision detection, lane departure warning, and blind-spo ... read more

5 Winter Car Care Tips

5 Winter Car Care Tips

    The winter reminds us that we must prepare ourselves to be able to tolerate the cold. In the same way, we must prepare our cars so that they do not suffer any damage, and we are able to drive on the roads without problems. In order to have your car remain in good condition, I will give you five tips that will be very useful: Check your basic functions: This means that the weather will most likely change from cold to freezing temperatures. There will be sleet and snow so first, check that your windshield wipers are working well and replace them if you see them cracked. Also check that the heater and defroster work well. Then, check the cooling system. Rinse and fill it with the recommended fluids according to your type of car. Have your car inspected for safety: Check your car's brakes to avoid accidents on the tracks and highways. Especially if you plan to drive a long way. Also check that the wheels, treads, inflation, and turning are alright. Have the engine oi ... read more

What Happens If I Ignore My Low Tire Pressure Warning Light?

What Happens If I Ignore My Low Tire Pressure Warning Light?

Perhaps you're on a road trip, or you just don't have the time to pull over and check your tire pressure. Whatever the reason is, it's important to understand what happens if you don't take care of that pesky warning light in your vehicle. Ignoring a low tire pressure warning light can have dire consequences for your tires and even other components of your vehicle. Let's explore why and what you should do if you notice this warning light. What is the Low Tire Pressure Warning Light? For first-timers, the low tire pressure warning light, or TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System), is a feature of modern vehicles that monitors the air pressure in all four tires. When the sensor detects an abnormal pressure, the TPMS light will illuminate on the dashboard of your vehicle. What Happens if You Ignore It? Ignoring this warning light can have several negative consequences for your tires and other components of your vehicle. First, neglecting to check the air pressure i ... read more

Top Signs Your Vehicle Needs Brake Service

Top Signs Your Vehicle Needs Brake Service

Cars are designed in such a way that they need to include a safety system, so when an accident happens, the airbags are inflated to cushion a driver's crash. Similarly, the brakes prevent you from getting into an accident, or to stop when it's necessary. But if it has happened to you that your brakes do not respond correctly on more than one occasion, this is serious. It will be better that you fix them before something happens to you or those who cross your path. I will give you some top signs that your car needs brake repair service: • The brake pedal is vibrating: It may be due to very worn rotors. When they are deformed, vibrations will result. • The brakes stop slowly: Sometimes you need to stop fast, but the brakes don't stop instantly. It could be due to an air leak in the brake fluid area or brake hose. • It's necessary to press the brakes to the ground: It may be because there is air in the brake fluid or there is little fluid in the brakes. &b ... read more

Give Thanks to Your Vehicle

Give Thanks to Your Vehicle

We are fortunate enough to gather with our loved ones wherever this Thanksgiving. For most of us,  it wouldn’t be possible without the help of our cars. Our automobiles are essentially an extension of our legs – they take us far and wide, day in and day out. Why not show your car, SUV, or truck a little love over the holidays with some much-needed maintenance?  At inMOTION Auto Care, we’re thankful for our customers and the experiences we share with them. With their continuous support, we can pour our hearts into providing quality car care and repairs. Not only has your vehicle given you much support, but it has brought you and the team at inMOTION Auto Care together.  There are many ways you can show your vehicle some appreciation for Thanksgiving. Here are our top 5 recommendations: Car Wash - Plain and simple. A scrub and some suds. With rain and snow coming our way, along with long road trips, a lot of dirt and grime may cling onto your car and ... read more

How Often Does Transmission Fluid Need to be Changed?

How Often Does Transmission Fluid Need to be Changed?

While cars come with manuals and instructions of maintenance, most of them depend on how the vehicle is being used. This is why it is important to know when it is time to change your transmission fluid before it causes worse damage. Driving Practices You aren't required to change gearbox fluid frequently for typical driving under normal circumstances. However, if your car is used in ways that are out of the ordinary, like: • Either heavy hauling or towing • Driving slowly for a prolonged period of time • Driving a lot on unlevel ground You might need to change it on a regular basis, depending on how frequently it is used. For manual transmissions, the norm is to be changed every 15,000 miles, and for automatic transmissions, every 30,000 miles. Keep monitoring the fluid on a frequent basis. If the color is anything other than the typical brilliant red, choose a different option. Signs that it's time to change your transmission fluid There are other visual in ... read more

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