If you own a car, then you probably have a car emergency kit. But the question is, when was the last time you checked its content? Here are the essential things you should include in your car's emergency kit especially if you spend a lot of time in your car and in the road.
Biyernes, Enero 27, 2017
Lunes, Enero 23, 2017
Flat tire, blowout, or worst a collision due to tire failure could’ve been avoided if you spare a couple of minutes to check on your tires and took it to the mechanic when necessary! Don’t let this happen to you. Here are the signs that your tires need attention ASAP!
Huwebes, Enero 19, 2017
1. Always Make Sure They’re Properly Inflated
This means they shouldn’t be over inflated or under inflated. Otherwise they’ll wear out faster than they typically should and will affect vehicle handling and fuel economy. To avoid this, check your owner’s manual for recommended tire pressure and always stick to that. It’s best to check your tires’ pressure at least once a month but do it more often if you always go on long trips or you carry heavy loads all the time.
If you notice uneven wear on your tires then they’re out of alignment. This doesn’t just lead to early tire replacement but it can also lead to other mechanical problems in your car. This means more car repair awaits you. Don’t wait for that, it’s best to take your car to car repair as soon as you see signs of misaligned tires.
If you’re not sure about the recommended tire rotation interval, check your owner’s manual or you do it every other time you get an oil change. Doing this regularly promotes even tread wear and helps the tire perform as designed.
Uneven tread wear and annoying vibrations while driving? Those are the tell-tale signs of wheels and tires out of balance! When looking for a shop that does car servicing here in Singapore, look for one with electronic spin balance as it helps with better result.
Your tires are able to keep moving at a straight and steady pace because of rolling resistance. All that force necessary for the car to move eventually wears your tires out and impacts your car’s fuel efficiency. So opting for a low-rolling resistance tires definitely benefits your tires and your pocket because you wouldn’t have to spend as much on gas and replace your tires too early.
Lunes, Enero 16, 2017
Aside from helping to avoid ejection in case of an accident, your windshield also contributes to the structural integrity of the roof of your car. We can say that windshields are truly essential to your vehicle's overall safety. So be sure to take note of the importance of proper windshield replacement.
Huwebes, Enero 12, 2017
Car servicing in Singapore or anywhere for that matter can be tricky. This is especially true if the mechanic notices you have zero idea on car repair which is why some car owners get taken advantage of. Save yourself from that! Here are some tips that will serve you a lifetime!
If you’re not sure about which shop to go to, it’s best to ask people you trust for a recommendation. Ask more than one person, if a certain shop seems popular that’s your cue. Online reviews help too! Previous clients who are either very disappointment or satisfied with a shop’s work likes to voice out their opinion in a public forum.
It’s impossible to know everything that’s wrong in a car until you work on it. Therefore, the mechanic can only give you a rough estimation on the car repair cost. Just remember to remind your mechanic to inform you on everything that he has to work on your vehicle aside from the ones he told you on the initial check-up to avoid any surprises.
Instead of relying on what the mechanic tells you, why don’t you read your owner’s manual? This way he can’t convince you on a repair or service that your car don’t really need at the moment. Meaning you wouldn’t have to spend needlessly.
4. Learn To Do Some Basic Car Repairs On Your Own
There are car repairs that are so simple you can learn them by simply following written instructions or watching tutorials. Aside from saving trips to the mechanic, you also get to learn new skills, and be more self-reliant.
Tires can be expensive. So you’ll do well by taking good care of them in order to prolong their lifespan. Aside from that, driving with worn out tires can put your life at risk on the road. So whenever you take your car to the mechanic, don’t forget to have your tires checked and get fixed if needed.
Lunes, Enero 9, 2017
You probably already know that car repair and car grooming is a part of the expenses and responsibilities of owning a vehicle. But that comes later; do you know what comes with it as you purchase it? Here are some questions that will help you know exactly what you’re paying for and if it’s worth it! This is especially helpful if you do your shopping via internet.
Most of the time, the salesperson will hype you up with how affordable the vehicle is. While it may be true that the car is budget-friendly, you have to know that you’re also required other fees like sales tax, registry costs and a documentation fee. The sooner you get a quote on all this, the clearer it’ll be to you how much you’re actually gonna spend on the car.
All dealers charge documentation fee, but not all dealers charge the same. There are instances where they offer a good deal on the car but charges larger on this fee. So asking for this early on allows you to see if you’re actually getting a “good deal”.
Add-ons in a car are great. However, they’re often a way for dealers to boost profit. What you can do though is ask about this before signing anything, this way you can still negotiate on them. Otherwise you’ll only learn about them once you read about them on the contract and when you’ve already paid for them.
4. How Many Miles Are On The Car?
Most people now do transactions online. While things like paying for the car or emailing documents that comes with purchasing one is convenient, shopping online doesn’t show you how many test-drives the particular car you’re eyeing has had already. So even if you’ve inquired about it online, you should confirm it when you go check the car out in person. You can negotiate for a lower price if it has more than 300 miles.
If the dealer offers delivery, why wait while the car is washed, gassed and prepared for delivery in their site? This and not getting sales pitches from finance and insurance manager is the reason why transacting online can be advantageous for you. So do not forget to ask this question if you’re shopping online.
Huwebes, Enero 5, 2017
They may be as old and as you think, but hey, these muscle cars are still "tire-burning" beasts on the road - not to mention the high-price tagged to them!
Lunes, Enero 2, 2017
Being clueless about cars and being plain irresponsible about cars are two different things. If you’re guilty of any of these, then you probably belong to the latter. Start paying more attention to your vehicle; otherwise you might end up spending more money on car repairs than you should.