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Yearly Archives: 2020

What is a Wheel Bearing Replacement?

The wheel bearings are the components of your vehicle that support the front and rear axles of your suspension system. They also help support the entire weight of your car, so you can understand just how much pressure the bearings undergo daily. These parts are made with extremely tough steel to withstand the weight of your vehicle, but can fail after a heavy amount of mileage.  If the wheel bearing has started to fail, it may be at risk of seizing or breaking completely. If this happens while your vehicle is moving, you could experience loss of control of your vehicle. This is why it is some important to have your vehicle inspected at our shop if you suspect that you have a wheel bearing issue. Here are some of the most common symptoms that can suggest that you need a wheel bearing replacement: You hear a growling or grinding noise coming from the wheels. This is typically a very characteristic growling noise that tends to get worse as the bearing's wear prog ... read more

The Dos and Don'ts of Washing Your Own Car

If you own a home or have a driveway, you may have the luxury of being able to wash your own car. If you live in an apartment or condo building, you may not have the ability to do so. So if you do, take advantage of the opportunity!  Keeping your car clean is important for a number of different reasons. First, it helps to protect the overall integrity of your vehicle and ensure that it has maximum resell value in the future. Second, it also helps you and your passengers feel more comfortable on the road. Third, clean windows and windshield are vital to be able to see the road clearly at all angles.  While it may be tempting to grab a hose and go at it, there are certain things you want to avoid when washing your own car that can comprise its overall integrity. Here are the dos and don'ts of washing your own vehicle:  Don't use an old shirt or rag to do the washing. A microfiber cloth or specially made cloth for vehicles is recommended because it won't caus ... read more

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