Friday, 30 May 2014

Change The Oil On The Same Schedule


Should you change your oil on the same schedule wherever you drive?


- Gasoline Composition Dictates Oil Changes.
- North American refiners produce gasoline that has a higher sulphur percentage than either Japanese or European gasoline.
- You will need to do more frequent oil changes when driving in the USA or Canad.

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Should you warm up your engine for several minutes before driving?


- That might have been good advice for yesteryear's cars but is less so today.

- Modern engines warm up more quickly when they're driven.

- The sooner they warm up, the sooner they reach maximum efficiency and deliver the best fuel economy and performance. But don't rev the engine high over the first few miles while it's warming up. 

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Can A Spare Tire Be Use Driving Fast And A Logn Period

Is it true that you can drive as fast and as long on a temporary or compact spare tire as you can on a regular tire.


- In general, all-season tires are the best tires for year-round usage.
- However, if you live in an area that receives little plowing or heavy snow, you should consider switching to a snow tire during the winter.

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Test The Alternator By Disconnecting The Battery With The Engine Running

Test the alternator by disconnecting the battery with the engine running.

- A battery acts as a voltage stabilizer or filter to the pulsating DC produced by the alternator. 

- Disconnecting a battery while the engine is running can destroy the sensitive electronic components connected to the electrical system.
- In the 1970s, removing a battery terminal was an accepted practice to test charging systems of that era. That is not the case today.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Steel-Belting In Radial Tires Prevents Punctures

Does steel-belting in radial tires prevents punctures and flats from nails, glass and other debris?


- Any pneumatic tire can be punctured and lose air.
 - While steel-belted tires are durable, they are not indestructible.
- Avoid road debris and visually check your tires regularly to catch air-loss problems.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Do I have to service my car at a dealership to maintain my warranty?

Do I have to service my car at a dealership to maintain my warranty?

- Any qualified service facility or skilled technician can perform maintenance.

- It's essential to follow the manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedule from your vehicle's owner manual, which will ensure your vehicle's dependability and value. 

- Be sure to keep all receipts as proof of completion and have the service provider fill out the Maintenance Record.

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Thursday, 8 May 2014

Paint Chips And Nicks Don't Affect My Warranty

A common myth- "Paint chips and nicks don't affect my warranty."


- To keep your new vehicle's paint and corrosion warranty valid, have dents, scratches and collision-damaged panels inspected and repaired immediately.agreement.
- If damage is ignored, rust can start to form. New cars have a minimum five-year rust perforation warranty.
- For leased vehicles, you must minimize the damage by chips and nicks to maintain your lease.

Friday, 2 May 2014

In the long run, you save money by leaving all-season tires on all year

"In the long run, you save money by leaving all-season tires on all year."


- Running all season tires in the winter will not only compromise safety, but also shorten the life of the all season tire. 

- That means you will have to buy a second set sooner than if you switched to snow tires in the winter. 

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