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Yearly Archives: 2021

Why are Shocks and Struts Important?

Why are Shocks and Struts Important?

When you're driving down the road and your car starts to bounce, it's probably time for new shocks or struts. But what are they? This blog post will explain why shocks and struts are important, as well as some helpful tips on how to maintain them so that you can continue to get the most out of your vehicle. What are Shocks and Struts? Shocks and struts are parts of the suspension system that help maintain a car's ride height and provide a smooth ride. They reduce the impact shock on your vehicle caused by driving over bumps in the road, or potholes. The shocks and struts are responsible for maintaining the relationship between the wheels and the chassis as it reacts with the steering system to control the vehicle's movement. You control your car's direction using the steering wheel, gear, and other steering components. The suspension system helps to help maintain vehicle stability by buffering the impact of the irregularities and by absorbing ene ... read more

Tips to Keep Your Lexus Running at Its Best

Tips to Keep Your Lexus Running at Its Best

For any car owner, it is important to keep your car up and running and in a good condition. The adage that prevention is better than cure rings true for many things in life – including your Lexus. Here are the top 5 tips to ensure that your Lexus will keep running at its best for a long time. Maintenance The easiest way to make sure that problems are prevented and addressed before they become expensive complications is to follow the suggested maintenance plan for your Lexus. The maintenance schedule is specially designed to check specific parts and systems at specific intervals to maximize their lifetime. During these maintenance visits, mechanics will replace vital parts before they need replacing to ensure you an extended safe driving experience. Take it easy Easy driving will lead to the longevity of your Lexus. If you respect your car then its parts will last longer, for example, protect your car's transmission box from damage by shifting gears smoothly and avoid shi ... read more

What are the Symptoms of a Failing Ignition Switch?

What are the Symptoms of a Failing Ignition Switch?

The ignition switch has many practical uses, from starting the vehicle's electrical devices and powering the fuel and ignition, to activating the engine. Located on the steering column or dash area, the ignition switch also locks the steering wheel when there's no key in it, making it a useful deterrent for thiefs and one of the most important components of any vehicle. However, through everyday use, the ignition switch can eventually wear out and succumb to faults. Such failures usually occur over a gradual period rather than instantly, but there are many tell-tale signs that indicate a faulty ignition switch and that your vehicle may need to be taken in for repair. Key Won't Turn Excessive wear-and-tear can prevent the key from accurately lining up with the keyhole. Depending on the severity of the damage, you may notice the key not entering the ignition switch as smoothly, failing to turn, or even failing to insert altogether. Engine Won ... read more

What's the Difference between a Turbocharger and a Supercharger?

What's the Difference between a Turbocharger and a Supercharger?

If you're looking for a vehicle that has both power and speed, then you might've considered one that's been outfitted with a supercharger or turbocharger. These additions to vehicles essentially force-feed your engine more air, allowing them to produce more power. The way this works is very simple. Internal-combustion engines need air flow to function, as fire requires oxygen to burn. Turbochargers and superchargers both feed your engine more air, thus allowing more power to be generated. But which one is better? Is there a clear favorite between the two? Let's dive into this a little bit and see what we can find out. Turbochargers The way turbochargers work is pretty simple. When your car produces vehicle exhaust, it sends out a piping hot stream of gases. This stream can be utilized and its energy converted into something that serves more of a purpose. In this case, that purpose is powering up a vehicle to make it more powerful and more efficient ... read more

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