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Why Is My Steering Wheel Tightening Up?

Why Is My Steering Wheel Tightening Up?

The steering wheel of any vehicle plays an important role. It lets you maneuver your vehicle safely to wherever you need it to go. When your car's steering wheel tightens or locks up, it can present many hazards. If it fails to respond, you're left with leaving your safety at stake. Plus, neglecting a troubled steering wheel can cause damage to other car components. Let's take a look at which power steering components can contribute to a stiff steering wheel. Low or Compromised Power Steering Fluid If the power steering fluid gets too low, old, or dirty, it will increase the rigidness of your steering wheel. This is due to the fact that your steering components aren't getting enough lubrication. In some cases, you may need a top off or a complete flush altogether. Malfunctioning Steering Rack The steering rack is made up of a rack and pinion. Steering can become challenging when this rack wears out. However, it may only feel stiff when you start driving and loosen u ... read more

What To Do When You See the TPMS Light

What To Do When You See the TPMS Light

The tire pressure monitoring system, or TPMS, light is designed to alert drivers when their vehicle's tire pressure is too low or considered unsafe. It doesn't take a car expert to know that tire pressure is integral to your vehicle's safety and performance. It is your responsibility to have correctly inflated tires to extend the life of your tires, promote fuel efficiency, and prevent your vehicle from hydroplaning. In rare cases, a TPMS light may come on due to an error in the tires' sensors. However, that typically doesn't occur until a vehicle has significantly aged. Below are the steps you should take when you catch the TPMS light on your dashboard.   Check Your Tire Pressure After seeing the warning, the first thing you should do is check your tire pressure manually. Gauges are accessible and a great item to keep in your car at all times. However, gas stations with air pumps will also have them on the hose. Once you have the gauge in hand, you should f ... read more

What Do Shocks and Struts Do For Your Vehicle?

What Do Shocks and Struts Do For Your Vehicle?

While shock and struts are not costly to change out, most drivers often forget them. In some cases, ignoring worn suspension can lead to life-threatening consequences. Today, we will further discuss what shocks and struts do for your vehicle and signs that you need suspension replacement. The Purpose of Shocks & Struts Shocks and struts are an essential part of your vehicle that enables smooth and safe rides. Thanks to shocks and struts, you should never feel any major bumps on the road unless your vehicle is very old. They also play a role in improving and smoothening your vehicle movements when you turn, accelerate, or brake. Some cars use shocks only, while others have a combination of both. The difference between the two parts is that a shock is an independent component, while a strut is a structural unit that includes the shock with other parts. Common Signs of Worn Shocks and Struts How frequently you should replace your suspension parts depends on various factors: how of ... read more

How to Improve Your Car’s Fuel Economy

Owning a vehicle in today’s modern society is a fundamental necessity. However, there is one element about vehicle ownership that frustrates most of us. Although auto repairs and maintenance service can be frazzling, the constant rise in the price of fuel is one of the biggest issues for motorists. As gas prices remain high, improving your car’s mileage is crucial. You want to utilize every possible way of stretching a tank of gas further and reduce the number of times you must fill up per month. Regardless of what car you drive, you can always use a little extra money at the end of the month, and cutting back your gas expenses is a great way to do so. There are many tips that you can implement to help increase your mileage and save money on gas. Cars run their best and consume less fuel when they are well maintained. Below are a few ways to keep your car in peak condition and improve your fuel economy. Our Recommended Steps to Reduce Fuel ConsumptionReduce Ex ... read more

How to Inspect Your Tires

Your car’s tires are a huge part of your driving experience and a crucial component of the safe performance of your vehicle. Tires are the car's connection to the road. They help you to accelerate, brake, and keep your car under control. A good set of tires can make the difference between a safe, smooth ride and a dangerous vehicle on the road. On the other hand, bad tires can wear out the car and reduce gas mileage by requiring more effort to do its job. Faulty tires can also cause other problems with your car. Wheel alignment, suspension, tire balancing, and brakes can all be affected by the condition of your tires. Tire failure can be catastrophic. According to recent studies, an estimated 11,000 car crashes per year are caused by tire failure. These accidents were as a result of worn-out tire tread, under-inflated tires, and blowouts. Taking time to properly care for your vehicle with routine tire inspections and car maintenance is important. You should perform a tire in ... read more

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