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Engine Block Importance and Components

An engine block contains the main components of an internal engine. It houses the water cooling system, crankcase, and cylinders and their components. The use of metal in its construction gives it strength and the ability to efficiently transfer heat from the combustion process to the main cooling system.

components of a vehicle's engine block

Job of an Engine Block

The engine block is important in the functioning of the car by supporting components of the engine. It transfers heat from friction to the coolant and atmosphere and supports the lubrication circuit and auxiliary devices such as the alternator. Its significance brings the need for drivers to regularly maintain their vehicles to prevent destruction to internal parts. Damage to parts of the engine can be caused by insufficient oil and overheating.

Tips for Safe Driving This Winter

Winter weather can wreak havoc on your car as colder temperatures put your engine under strain. Driving can be more dangerous with roads covered in ice or snow, so it’s important to know how you can best prep your car for this time of year.

person practicing safe driving in maintained car during winter weather

Get a Check-Up

Before and during the winter season, one of the best things you can do to ensure your car stays healthy and winter-road ready is to perform a thorough check-up.

Tires

Tires lose one psi for every 10-degree drop in temperature. As the air gets colder, your tire pressure gets lower, and your tires won’t perform as well or could easily become damaged. Keep any eye on your tires and have them filled up with

Everything You Need to Know About Lift Kits

Lift kits are a modification that has parts that are needed to lift a specific type of vehicle for easier driving on rough terrain. Lift kits have elements that include; lift blocks, leaf springs, coil springs, extended shocks, driveshaft, axles, drive train parts, and many more.

lift kit professional installed on jeep

The Two Types of Lift Kits and How They Work

  1. The Suspension Lift Kit. This type of lift kit raises the car by suspending the power train, body, frame, and the engine above the wheels. Here, there is an increase in distance between the axles and the chassis. This kit is costly, and the installation requires an expert.
  2. The Body Lift Kit. This type uses spacers to raise the body above the frame. Here, the power train and the

We all know that driving in the winter is sometimes dangerous. Getting stuck in a snowdrift on the way to see your family is a distinct possibility! Even if you’re an experienced winter driver and feel comfortable driving on ice or snow, it’s always a good idea to prepare for treacherous conditions and sometimes unavoidable accidents.

Preventative maintenance and tire servicing can help with that. So can having the right equipment on hand when you need it. Check out this list we’ve created of items to keep in your car this winter.

man using snow shovel to dig out car

Frequently Used Items

  • Ice scrapers (plastic sometimes shatters in really cold temperatures so keep a spare scraper on hand)
  • Long snow brush (don’t forget to brush the snow off the

One aspect of your car you might not think much about until it stops working is your car’s window. Unfortunately, then you’re stuck with a window that either won’t open or won’t close. If it’s stuck open, then you’re vulnerable to the outside elements. If it’s stuck closed, this makes drive through’s, toll booths, and other obstacles a challenge. This can be a major inconvenience and can make your commute miserable.

properly functioning car window switch after vehicle maintenance

Reasons Your Car Window Might Have Stopped Working

1. Faulty Window Regulator

One of the most common issues with electric windows is a faulty window regulator. These regulators often go bad and need to be replaced. It’s important to get these replaced by a professional, because if it is installed incorrectly it