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Tire Blowout: Causes and Prevention

A tire blowout can be an extremely scary and dangerous situation and can occur from many reasons, including impact damage, overloading, big cuts leading to quick air loss, and improper air pressure. Keep reading to learn more about tire blowouts and how to keep yourself and others safe on the road.

vehicle with blown out tire

What Happens When a Tire Blows Out?

When a tire blows out, panic can ensue and the vehicle starts to slow down. When front tires blow out, your car is likely to pull you to either the left or right side as the steering wheel vibrates. When the rear tires blow out, there is a difference in how the car behaves. In this regard, when your rear tires blow out, you are most likely to feel

One of the worst starts to your day is the morning you turn the key in the ignition or push the start button and hear a low grinding sound or nothing. The battery is dead, and you will be late for work, school, or an appointment. Maybe you left the lights on and recharging it will solve the problem. Or maybe it is time for a new battery.

mechanic inspecting car battery during routine maintenance inspection

Keep Your Battery in Good Condition

In an ideal world, a car battery will last six years. In reality, you can count on your battery lasting between three and five years. If your battery is not subjected to high temperatures and humidity, you can expect it to last longer.

Proper battery care will lengthen your

While you may not know exactly how your car’s brakes function, ensuring that they work properly is essential in keeping you, your passengers, and other drivers safe. Keep reading to learn more about brakes, how they work, and why proper brake maintenance is imperative.

properly maintained car brake stopping vehicle

How do Brakes Work?

In order for a vehicle in motion to come to a stop, it must eliminate the kinetic energy. When a driver pushes down on the brakes, the car is able to use the force of friction to transform the kinetic energy to heat. When you step on the brakes, the hydraulic system in place multiplies the force of your foot on the brake pedal into enough force to stop the car.

Disc Brakes and Drum Brakes

Brakes

Pros and Cons of an Electric Vehicle

Many factors should be considered when deciding to purchase a new vehicle. If you are considering an electric vehicle for your next car, check out this list of benefits and a few drawbacks.

electric vehicle charging battery

Pros: Lower Usage and Maintenance Costs

Owning a car comes with a day to day cost of fuel and occasional maintenance, but an electric vehicle can save you money in both of these cases. The efficiency of the components of an electric vehicle contributes to a larger mileage limit than traditional diesel vehicles. Fuel economy in 2019 listed the Honda Accord Hybrid as having a fuel economy of 48 MPG, compared to around 33MPG for the 2018 Accord with a traditional four-cylinder, automatic car.

Electric vehicles are also easier to maintain, even Plug-in Hybrid Electric

There is nothing more annoying during those hot summer months than your air conditioning blowing warm air. There are numerous reasons why your car’s A/C might not be working properly. Check out these five common reasons below.

air conditioning vents in vehicle blowing warm air

1. Leaking Refrigerant

A leak can happen for a wide variety of reasons and can be extremely difficult to detect. A couple reasons your refrigerant might be leaking include a loose joint or a worn service valve. If you suspect you may have a leak, it’s a good idea to contact a professional as soon as possible.

2. Clogged Air Filter

You might have a clogged air filter. This might not be the cause of the problem, but it could definitely be contributing to it. It’s