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How to Keep Your Brakes in Good Shape

How to Keep Your Brakes in Good Shape

Your vehicle's braking system is the most vital safety feature in any car, which is why you should replace them at the first sign of wear. Your brake pads will last approximately 50,000 miles, but the number can differ depending on road conditions and personal driving habits. We've put together our best tips to extend the life of your brakes!   Tip #1 - No Speeding There's always harm in speeding, even for your brakes. If you attempt to hit a full stop after hiking up your RPM, you contribute to your brake pads' premature wear. Brake pads wear out faster when there is more energy they have to dissipate. If you slow down in progression, you can keep your brake pads longer.  Tip #2 - Use 1 Foot to Brake As you probably read and practiced all the way back in Driver's Ed class, you should only have one foot on either the brake and acceleration foot pedals. Using both feet on your pedals is a horrible habit to get into because you will tend to brake tap mo ... read more

How To Reduce Your Vehicle’s Effect On Mother Nature

How To Reduce Your Vehicle’s Effect On Mother Nature

Photo by andreas160578 on Pixabay    Every time we put out more waste than the environment can withstand, we build up our 'carbon footprint' of toxins on the planet. Unchecked industrialization in many countries is primarily the problem, and the U.S. is one of the biggest violators. What can anyone do to change that?   The common misconception about global warming and pollution is that the human race is killing Mother Earth. This isn't accurate, as the Earth will shoulder on for millions of years after we are gone and eventually right itself again. What we're doing is killing ourselves by making the planet inhospitable for human life. It will be a long time before we can find a way to turn our situation around.    Although we love getting in our cars and heading to new places, the ... read more

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Why Does My Cabin Smell Like Oil?

Why Does My Cabin Smell Like Oil?

You've probably experienced this scenario at least once before: You're driving on the highway and suddenly smell motor oil in your car. The smell of engine oil is typically a warning sign that you or your mechanic can trace back to an oil leak. If you notice that the strong scent does not go away, it can cause concern. Regardless of an oil leak or not, the best way to know where the smell is coming from is by having your automobile inspected at Super Service of Aliso Viejo. Our expert team can perform a complete vehicle inspection to explain the issue at hand thoroughly and figure out how to restore your vehicle.   Here are some of the most common causes for a pungent oil smell in your automobile:  An oil leak flows into the exhaust system. A poorly performed oil change could cause this scent to emanate. For instance, overfilling your oil can cause it to overflow onto other components under the hood. A disconnected oil filter A leaking or defective oil plug A d ... read more

How To Prepare Your Vehicle For Emergencies

How To Prepare Your Vehicle For Emergencies

Photo by ardito Ryan Harrisna on Unsplash   Accidents and breakdowns can happen to anyone. There is no course of action that is 100% certain to avoid these events, outside of refusing to drive an automobile. If you drive regularly, sooner or later, it is statistically probable that you will either have a breakdown or become involved in an accident.   The worst part about dealing with emergency situations that happen unexpectedly is not being able to predict when they will happen. However, always staying prepared is a good idea to make sure that you are ready to deal with whatever situation comes your way.    Here are a few things you can keep in handy to prepare your vehicle for an emergency situation: First-Aid kit - these can be purchased from office supply places. It’s not a bad idea to supplement it with a trip to ... read more

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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