Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Change Your Oil Every 3000 Miles


Change your oil every 3000 miles

- Fact—Lighter and More Effective Oils Can Extend the Oil Change Period.
- In the days before oils formulated with detergents, emollients and other additives to keep engine parts cleaner, the 3000-mile threshold for oil changes was a useful benchmark. 
- Modern oils are lighter while still retaining viscosity, and keep engines cleaner. It's not a problem now to go for up to 5000 or 6000 miles between oil changes. 

Friday, 20 June 2014

The Brake Fluid Is Low, Filling It Will Fix The Problem.



If the brake fluid is low, filling it will fix the problem

- Brake fluid isn't like most other fluids in your car, it doesn't get used up as you drive and is intended to increase the hydraulic pressure of your brakes.
- Having low brake fluid usually means one of two things--either the brake pads/shoes are very low or there's a leak in the system.
- Either way the car needs maintenance, and filling the brake fluid back up will do relatively little good.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Some say, Bright Green Engine Coolant Is Still Effective.


Some say, Bright Green Engine Coolant Is Still Effective.

Bright green engine coolant is still effective


- The chemicals in engine coolant can become corrosive over time. 

- Unseen and expensive damage can be occurring in the cooling system even though the fluid looks okay. 

- To prevent overheated engines leading to expensive engine repairs, make sure the engine cool.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

All-Season Tires Have Better Wet-Road Grip Than Summer Tires


All-season tires have better wet-road grip than summer tires
- An all-season tire trades wet-road traction for enhanced mobility in snow and in sub-freezing temperatures. 
- Improving a certain tire performance, almost always means diminishing another—or several others.
- An ultra-high-performance all-season tire may offer better wet grip than a high-performance summer tire or, especially, a grand-touring summer tire.

Friday, 6 June 2014

Synthetic engine oil is only for new engines or vehicles

Synthetic engine oil is only for new engines or vehicles

- Quality synthetic engine oil can be used in old as well as new cars including vehicles in which conventional oil was previously used. 
- Synthetic engine oils are beneficial for the good health, long life and top performance of new or old cars.

Thursday, 5 June 2014

A Fluid Change Will Help Correct Transmission Problems.


- Changing the fluid can often times amplify your problem or worse, create new ones. 

- Often times when you have very dirty fluid it is a sign of a part that is wearing excessively and emitting abnormal amounts of debris. 

- On rare occasions a fluid change will eliminate enough debris to eliminate valves sticking up due to foreign abrasive material ie. metal or clutch material.

Monday, 2 June 2014

Cheaper And More Profitable Comebacks On-The-Car Lathe.



New rotors prevent comebacks and are cheaper and more profitable than an on-the-car lathe.

- In some cases, a new rotor should be machined to match the vehicle with an on-the-car brake lathe.
- The main advantage of these lathes is that they are able to cut a rotor in its operating plane.
- This means that the rotor is machined to match the hub.