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Yearly Archives: 2022

How Do You Know When to Change Your Wipers?

How Do You Know When to Change Your Wipers?

The weather in Lincoln, NE goes through significant changes throughout the year. It can rain, snow, or shine (and everything in between). That is why it is so important for Lincoln drivers to be cautious of their windshield wiper’s condition. Your car needs to be fit to handle any type of condition. Having a good, effective set of windshield wiper blades on your vehicle can make a significant difference in visibility and your safety. Unfortunately, most people neglect replacing their wipers until it is too late.  How Do You Know When to Change Your Wipers? First, can you remember the last time you replaced them? More than likely, if you have to think hard about it, it’s been too long of a time. Experts recommend replacing them every 6 months to a year. Even if it doesn’t rain year-round where you are, wipers can dry out dramatically during the summer, which is usually the ideal time to change them.  Another way to tell when you need to change them is by l ... read more

What Does a Tire Bubble Mean?

What Does a Tire Bubble Mean?

Certain impacts on the road can cause bubbles in your tires. For instance, when hitting potholes, getting into small collisions, and obstructing a curb and speed bumps can all hurt your tires. Healthy tires should stay smooth and round, so if you notice a bubble or bulge on the sidewall, it’s a sign that something is wrong. You should not continue driving with a tire bubble because it is unsafe.   Tire bubbles are commonly formed in areas of the tire where the rubber has worn very thin. Driving with a bulge can increase your likelihood of a tire blowout. It would help if you replaced the damaged tire as soon as possible because more moisture and air will seep in, causing the bubble to grow larger.   Prevention Tips There are several ways to prevent tire bubbles from forming. Prevention is always the first step to avoid costing you time and money.  Avoid Potholes, Bumps, and Curbs – Potholes are the most common culprit behind tire bubbles. You should try ... read more

Tips to Increase Fuel Efficiency

Tips to Increase Fuel Efficiency

The rapid fluctuation of gas prices is a major concern for many drivers. You may wonder how to deal with the rising costs, lower your budget, and probably the environmental effect. Now it's a perfect time to reflect on your driving habits and their impact on your pockets. Still, it's pleasing to know you can shrink your gas costs by increasing your fuel efficiency using a few proven tips. These gas-saving strategies and tips are also highly recommended and tested by automotive professionals. Therefore you don't have to swap your current vehicle for a hybrid to increase or improve fuel efficiency. Improving Fuel Efficiency A short answer on how to increase fuel efficiency is proper and regularly scheduled maintenance, but here are more details and tips. Avoid speeding and keep it steady Unless in unavoidable circumstances or emergencies, slow down and enjoy your ride. When you are constantly speeding, your engine works harder than usual, consuming more fuel even for shor ... read more

Should I Flush My Coolant?

Should I Flush My Coolant?

Coolant is a car fluid that is a vital part of the cooling system. It travels through your car's hoses, radiator, water pump, and engine. Its main job is to prevent the engine from overheating by drawing its excess heat away. When the fluid levels drop or become contaminated, it cannot do its job effectively, making your engine susceptible to damage. To avoid major repairs, we recommend getting your coolant flushed as a form of preventative maintenance. When Should You Do It? Sometimes, your automaker will outline when it would make sense for you to get this particular service. The interval varies depending on what type of vehicle you drive, the car's age, and the kind of coolant that your vehicle takes. Some vehicles' fluids need to be flushed as often as every 30,000 miles, while some can go longer. Besides the number of miles, you can look out for the following signs that indicate you need a coolant flush soon: Engine temperature gauge creeping up to "H"&nb ... read more

How to Find Good Timing on When to Replace Your Timing Belt

How to Find Good Timing on When to Replace Your Timing Belt

Your timing belt plays an essential role by syncing up the crankshaft and camshaft rotation in your vehicle's engine. Without the timing belt, you will not achieve proper combustion to get your car moving. Because this component is made of rubber, it wears down due to high temperatures and pressures over time. If neglected, it can break and cause extensive damage. Knowing when to replace it will save you from repair costs and an inconvenient breakdown, so when is a good time for you to replace them?   Some manufacturers recommend replacing it as little as 60,000 miles, while some say every 100,000 miles. Because the interval can vary from vehicle to vehicle, you should follow the number listed in the owner's manual.   Besides mileage, there are other factors to consider when determining the timeframe of changing your timing belt. You should be on the lookout for the following signs of a worn timing belt: Engine misfires Ticking or other unusual engine noises Ro ... read more

How to Check Your Engine Air Filter

How to Check Your Engine Air Filter

Your engine air filter plays a significant role in supporting engine performance by acting as a barrier between the air intake system and important engine components. Every day, the air filter blocks out the nasty dirt, bugs, leaves, dust, and other contaminants that could harm your car parts. Over time, you can expect it to get very dirty and require replacing.    Below are some of the adverse effects of running with a clogged engine air filter: A drop in miles per gallon (MPG) Loss in acceleration power Rough idling Lit check engine light Unusual scents Loud engine sounds Engine misfires Dark exhaust smoke If you notice your vehicle showing these warning symptoms, it may help to check on your engine air filter. Mechanics typically suggest checking on it every 6,000 miles or oil change. Moreover, it would be best if you usually replaced it every 10,000 to 15,000 miles. If you operate your car, SUV, or truck in more dusty conditions or frequently partake in stop-and ... read more

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