Of the many great things about summertime, few match the fun of a family road trip. Before you hook up that new boat or camper, or hit the road with your family or friends in your car, SUV, pickup, or RV, take the time to review these summer travel safety tips.
Often confused with wheel alignment, a properly balanced wheel is a beautiful, perfectly tuned wheel-tire combination. This is accomplished by placing measured lead weights on the opposite side of the “heavy spot”—the noticeable tread wear on your unbalanced tire.
Beyond their obvious round and black traits, tires are paragons of mystery. But tires evolve as quickly as cars do, so there’s always something new to learn. Here we present the latest trends and technologies, plus some engineering truths that you’ve likely never heard before.
There are certain components of every car that wear out over time. These components may be filters, which get dirty and need to be changed. They may be brakes and belts, which wear down and lose effectiveness. They may be engine oil, power steering fluid, and other fluids, which need to be refilled, changed, or flushed.
the one thing that always has been and still is at the heart of your car’s performance is its engine. Though all the secondary bells and whistles are nice, a car’s primary function is to get us from one place to the next, and this isn’t possible without a functioning engine.
Any time that you suspect your car is suffering from some sort of trouble it is important to let a professional auto mechanic run diagnostics. Judging by the symptoms you experience you can often get a clue as to what is wrong, which will help the mechanic pinpoint the trouble.
To keep the camshaft functioning in perfect timing with the pistons in your engine, a timing belt is necessary. The timing belt is like the maestro of the gas combustion orchestra: all of the engine components needed to provide power to the wheels rely on the timing belt to keep everything performing in sync with each other.
The sound of modern cars can be inspiring. What you don’t want to hear are the abnormal and annoying warning sounds that may let you know that things aren’t all good under the hood.