Yearly Archives: 2022

What Can Cause Your Wheels to Knock Out Of Alignment?

What Can Cause Your Wheels to Knock Out Of Alignment?

Quality and proper wheel alignment are vital for your vehicle’s handling and safety. They also promote even tire wear. When all your wheels’ angles are adjusted to their automaker’s specifications, you’ll have peace of mind that your car can have the best mobility. On the other hand, misaligned wheels can cause challenges with steering and handling. That is why it is imperative for you to bring your car, SUV, or truck to the experts at Mazur’s Total Automotive for a wheel alignment at the first signs of trouble. Signs of Poor Wheel Alignment When your wheels are knocked out of alignment, they won’t be able to point straight. You may notice one or more of the following red flags: Vehicle pulling left or right Shakiness or vibrations Bumpy ride Premature and uneven tire wear Off-centered steering wheel What Causes Your Wheels to Knock Out of Alignment? Knowing what can cause damage to your wheels is just as important as being able to spot the s ... read more

What to Do When Your Engine Overheats

What to Do When Your Engine Overheats

Every automobile situation can be unique, but a few common signs to be aware of when your engine overheats include steam and strange odors or smells coming from the car's front area. When your engine is overheating, it is common to see the engine temperature gauge in the driver console or dashboard moving into the gauge's red area or spiking to "H." Whatever the sign, here is what you should do when you notice your engine overheating; Turn On Your Heater Turning on your vehicle's heater when the engine is overheating can aid in pulling heat away from the engine. Although this critical step does not solve the engine overheating problem completely, it lessens the burden on your engine's cooling system until you can pull your car over in a safe location. You will know this tip works when the temperature gauge returns to neutral, or the warning light goes off. Pull Your Automobile Over in a Safe Place Sometimes turning on your heater might not draw enough war ... read more

Can You Mix Tires?

Can You Mix Tires?

It is widely known that all the tires on your car should be exactly the same to ensure optimal performance and safety. Your vehicle’s front and rear tires should be the same brand, size, tread pattern, speed rating, and load index. When you mismatch your tires, it can lead to dangerous consequences.   When you are in an instance where one or two of your tires are damaged or flat, it is recommended that you replace all four tires or at least a pair (if it is the rear tires). You should avoid mixing tire types (winter vs. summer), tire sizes, and tires from different manufacturers.   As mentioned before, mixing tires can bring about negative results. Read on to learn more about the risks of mismatched tires: Uneven Tire Wear - Regular tire maintenance like rotations, wheel alignments, and balance help ensure your tires wear evenly. Mixing them will cause varying tire weight distribution, and they won’t grip the road properly. Poor Car Handling - When your tire ... read more

How To Prep Your Car for Rainy Weather

How To Prep Your Car for Rainy Weather

Driving through the rain requires extra attention and caution. For instance, it is easier for cars to slide on wet roads as the tires have to have enough tread to channel the water out. If you want to avoid the dangers of driving in the rain, please remember to follow the maintenance tips below: Measure the Tire Tread on All Four Tires – A penny test will do the trick as to determine when your tires need to be replaced. All you need is to insert the penny in the tread with Lincoln's head upside down. If you no longer see the top of his head, your tread is fit to drive in the rain. If Lincoln's head and hair is exposed, it is time for a tire replacement. Examine Brake Pads and Brake Fluid – Driving on a slippery ground can overwork your brake pads and even brake fluid. Your brake components have to be in good, working order to allow effective braking. Test the Windshield Wipers – Check to make sure your windshield wipers aren't leaving streaks, skipping ... read more

How Often Should I Have My Brake Pads Replaced

How Often Should I Have My Brake Pads Replaced

Did you know that your vehicle braking system plays a vital role in your safety? Healthy brakes allow you to reduce your speed or stop to avoid an accident instantly. However, without proper maintenance of the break, you will miss the advantages of the breaks. Brake Pads are one of the brake components to check their health often. But, How Often Should You Replace Your Brake? Continue reading here to explore more; Grinding Sound When Braking Vehicle brakes are built-in metal wear indicators, making a loud sound upon applying pressure on the brake whose brake pads are worn out. Such sound indicates that this is the right time to replace the pads. If you ignore the sound, you might repair more damage. Vibration When Braking If the brake pads are unevenly worn out, you will feel vibrations upon applying pressure to the brake. Such vibration is a call to replace your brake pads. To avoid more damage and poor brake performance, visit a reliable auto repair shop. Taking Longer To Stop ... read more

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