Most of us enjoy a relaxing summer day out on the driveway with a hose in one hand, and a scrub in the other. Yes.. I’m talking about giving your car the old scrub-a-dub-dub. It’s basically one of those things comparable to bbq-ing or making a fire. It’s a manliest man thing. This gives us the satisfaction of taking care of our possession and pride. It’s actually a good thing to be very keen in taking care of your car by yourself and making it look clean all the time. But there are times when a car, even though it’s your baby, even if you want the owner’s pride & satisfaction of taking care of it, needs some expert care to look and feel its’ best. Every car owner loves to see their car looking clean and sparkly.. YES.. Sparkly. So if you want to maintain the best shine possible you need to not only wash your car on your own time, but also take it to an automotive detailer once in a while to ensure your car is properly cleaned.
Car detailing is a very important aspect of automotive maintenance that will improve your car’s look
Knowing about your car battery is important for the safety and maintenance of your vehicle. A car battery won’t last forever. However, knowing how to properly maintain it will help you avoid problems and keep your battery operating for as long as possible.
The battery is relatively easy to spot under the hood. It is a square or rectangle box that has two cables coming out of the top or back. These cables should be clean and free of any corrosion, which can appear as a white powder or crystals. The batter is the power center of the car, and stores enough to ensure it starts. Things like the radio, clock and alarms have continued power when the car is turned off, thanks to the battery.
A 12-volt battery is made up of two 6-volt cells with layers of positively and negatively charged lead plates and insulated separators. The cells are filled with an electrolyte solution, which is usually made up of 2/3 distilled water and 1/3 sulfuric acid. The interaction of the plates and the electrolyte solution produces a chemical energy that is converted into electricity.
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Sometimes even seasoned drivers forget how important it is to regularly check tires for maintenance and repair. Good tires provide stability to a vehicle and, most importantly, make it drivable. Tires that are not well cared for can become a driving hazard over time, putting the driver and passengers at risk of a blowout and possibly an accident. To minimize your risk of tire trouble, be sure to regularly complete the at-home checks described below and have your vehicle serviced by an experienced auto mechanic.
At-Home Tire Checks
One easy inspection that any driver can make is to check tire pressure. All you need to check that a tire is properly inflated is a pressure gauge. Simply unscrew the valve and press the gauge onto the valve to check the pressure. Be sure that the pressure in the tire falls within the range listed on the tire’s sidewall. If the tire is under inflated, the sides of the tire will experience abnormal wear which could increase the risk of a flat or blowout. If the tire is over inflated, the center of the tire may be exposed to increased wear and could also blow out.