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Effective Use of the Auto Air Conditioning

Effective Use of the Auto Air Conditioning There are certain tricks when it comes to using your auto air conditioning system that you might be unaware of, which is why in this article we will discuss them. The aim is for you to get the most out of the system without causing damage to it in the process - after all, nobody likes to have unnecessary bills to pay. First of all – if possible, park in the shade. We all know that this is not always possible, but do try to do it. If it is absolutely impossible, at least use windshield shades. After you get in the vehicle and start driving, it is a good idea to not turn on the AC immediately. First, try and open the windows to let the hot air that has gathered inside get out. After that you can start the air conditioning, but not to the maximum of its settings. Start it on low and give it time to adjust a bit before cranking it up. After all, automatic air conditioning starts on low for a reason - take that as a hint and do the same for y

The Most Family-Friendly 2-Row SUVs 2020

The Most Family-Friendly 2-Row SUVs 2020 If you are looking for a family SUV vehicle, you are certain to find your choice in the following article. Bear in mind that all of the vehicles in the list below are two-row seaters. Mazda CX-5 2020 We will begin the list with the Mazda CX-5. Why? Simple! It is an astonishing vehicle, no matter how you look at it. Its interior and exterior designs are a delight to look at. And as a nice addition, it can come with a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine - this roughly means 250 horsepower, 320 lb-ft of torque. You can say that you will definitely get both performance and a superior design if you choose this particular vehicle. However, it is also quite practical, and can be used as a family car because it has sufficient space for a family. Bear in mind that it also has a decent amount of cargo storage capacity. Honda CR-V 2020 This particular model has been quite upgraded ever since 2017. All in all, it has better exterior and in

How to Know When Your Car Needs a Fuel System Service

How to Know When Your Car Needs a Fuel System Service Has your local auto service center recommended a fuel system cleaning service? If the answer is “Yes”, you may be wondering what kind of services this is and why your car needs it. Here are a couple of tips to help you better understand why would a fuel system service be beneficial for you and your vehicle: What’s a Fuel Injector? Over the years, fuel systems have changed significantly. Older cars and trucks used to have a carburetor that brought fuel to the engine. However, carburetors were anything but efficient, so the car manufacturers decided not to use them anymore and instead, introduce a fuel injection system that controls fuel injection electrically. These sophisticated systems offer accurate fuel monitoring so the moment you decided to accelerate, the fuel injector provides the right amount of fuel to the engine. However, because of their complexity, these systems require periodic maintenance to ensure their e

What Causes Oil Leaks and How to Fix Them

What Causes Oil Leaks and How to Fix Them Oil leaks can be aggravating for vehicle owners because there are a lot of potential causes for them. While it can be quite difficult to diagnose the exact cause on a vehicle, most leaks can be avoided with the help of simple and regular maintenance. Here are some of the most common causes of oil leaks and what you can do to prevent them: The Oil Filter Over time, oil filters wear out, thus making them the top cause for oil leaks. Also, some vehicles have extra parts in their filtration system, at the filter which can also leak. Your local mechanic should replace the filter with every oil change you make and see if it fits properly because having a misaligned or loose filter could also lead to leaks. The Filler Cap or Drain Plug The drain plug is located at the oil pan’s base. A plug that has misaligned threads, worn-out threads, or one that is simply loose can be yet another cause of an oil leak. The engine’s pressure could also re

Is Your Car Ready for the Upcoming Summer Road Trips?

Is Your Car Ready for the Upcoming Summer Road Trips? As the weather begins to heat up, people start thinking about vacations and presumably, a summer road trip. When the open road starts calling, it’s very difficult to resist the urge to just get in your car and drive off to your next adventure. However, you should do some preparation work ahead of time, before making any plans, so that you can ensure your car’s safety for a pleasant ride. Pre-Trip Checks for a Safer Road Trip There are several simple checks for you to make before going out on a road trip. Oil - If you are planning a road trip, it’s a good idea to have your engine oil changed, especially if you are not certain about the last time you did that. Never wait for the warning light! Regular oil changes reduce engine wear, especially in warmer weather. Fluid Levels – When it comes to keeping your car at optimal performance, the cooling system is an essential element. The majority of engines have a running temper

Car Maintenance in the Summer

Car Maintenance in the Summer Ice cream, going to the seaside, road trips to Тhe Grand Canyon – those are just some of the fun stuff things that come with the summer; unfortunately, there are unpleasant things as well - such as having to do some maintenance on your car. Luckily for you, in this article we are going to discuss on what exactly you should focus. First things first - test the vehicle’s battery because it might need to be changed. This is a good idea because the winter might have taken its toll on it. Besides, you wouldn’t want to have a dead battery in the middle of the road, especially if you have set out on a long road trip or a vacation. Inspect the condition of the windshield wipers. Check if there are any cracks or wears, or simply if they are not so effective anymore, and if needed – replace them. Due to the fact that there may have been potholes during the winter, a great suggestion would be for you to check if everything is alright with the suspension syste