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How to Make Your Windshield Wipers Last

How to Make Your Windshield Wipers Last

Windshield wipers are such a crucial part of our cars that they ensure our safety by helping us see through rain, snow, or fog when we drive. However, wipers can be very annoying if they aren't doing their job well. You'll need to stay on top of when they need to be replaced. Some symptoms of aging or failing wipers include skipping, streaking, and squeaking. Ultimately, they will end up impairing your perception of the road. According to manufacturers, you should replace your windshield wipers every six months to a year. However, they can also become impaired if not taken care of properly. To help extend the life of your windshield wipers, follow these tips: Clean your windshield! Cleaning your windscreen will minimize the amount of dirt and debris that sticks to your wiper blades.  Wipe down your wipers. As you continually use them, your wipers blades collect dust and dirt. You can wash the rubber blades to help them stay in good condition. Use a rubber protectant. On ... read more

Our Favorite Summer Road Trip Playlists

Our Favorite Summer Road Trip Playlists

Photo by Helen Varetska on Unsplash   Welcome to the new Blog! We hope summer in Aliso Viejo is treating you and the ones you love very well. Now, as we hot the peak holiday travel hours, we’re looking at some of our favorite playlists for summer traveling on Spotify!   Road trips sure can be long and tedious, but nothing pumps up a long journey and breaks up turnpike hypnosis like a perfect playlist, provided that everyone can get along with the music. Grab some snacks, load in your luggage and your family, and load up a great mix of tunes so that everyone gets a little bit of their favorite along the way!   If you find yourself against the wall for some music planning and need some ideas, here’s a selection of great playlists from Spotify that can bop along to these summer road trip playlists on the way to your next d ... read more

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Symptoms of Failing Spark Plugs

Symptoms of Failing Spark Plugs

Your spark plugs might be small, but they are mighty and are a vital piece of preserving your car. For instance, they must constantly transmit electrical signals to the ignition coil, which moves your vehicle. They provide the “spark” that powers your engine. We recommend that you regularly examine your spark plugs to ensure the efficiency of your ignition and combustion system.    “What are the symptoms to look for in bad spark plugs?” you might ask. Here are the tops signs that your current spark plugs are failing:   Engine Is Misfiring or Stalls Old, worn-out spark plugs have a more challenging time creating the spark that powers your motor. When the wire connection to your spark plugs is damaged, the engine will experience stuttering. If your car stalls when you are trying to turn it on, there could be a problem with spark plugs or damaged spark plug wires.    Poor Fuel Economy If you notice that you aren’t pushing the ... read more

What Goes Into Your Car’s A/C Refrigerant & Maintenance?

What Goes Into Your Car’s A/C Refrigerant & Maintenance?

Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Unsplash   Welcome to June’s blog! Summer has finally come, and COVID-19 appears to be on the wane, so it looks like vacations and road trips are back in vogue. It’s an excellent time for finally getting out of the house and having an adventure or two.   With summer here, your car’s air conditioning system is about to be working overtime. If it’s been a while since a mechanic last serviced your A/C, it may require a little extra attention. Here is what to expect in your car’s A/C maintenance service:   Measuring the amount of pressure in your system. The pressure levels in your car’s air conditioning system can help you determine if your system is working correctly. If the pressure is too high or too low, then there is a problem.   Recharging. If the A/C in ... read more

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Gas Prices Rising? Suggestions on How to Increase your Car's MPG

Gas Prices Rising? Suggestions on How to Increase your Car's MPG

A car's MPG (miles per gallon) is a key indicator of its fuel economy, and the distance that a car can go before it needs to refuel. A car with a poor fuel economy can be a real pain for drivers, especially if gas prices are on the rise. Read on to find out more about how to increase your car's MPG, given that gas prices are constantly rising year after year. How can I increase the distance my car can cover on a gallon of fuel? We have done some research and come up with some tips and five steps you ought to take to increase your car's MPG. 1) Limit the use of the air-conditioning/heating The climate control system within your vehicle can decrease your fuel efficiency if it is constantly used. Using the air-conditioning and heating too often burns fuel a lot more quickly. 2) Turn your engine off to save fuel Many drivers waste fuel by keeping their engines on and running when they are stuck in lengthy traffic jams. Some cars manufactured these days come with ... read more