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How to Stay Entertained in Traffic

How to Stay Entertained in Traffic

If only human beings could fly, right? Unfortunately, there isn't much you can do when stuck in traffic. But there is a lot you can do to pass the time and distract yourself from the fact that you are running late. You can also do these things with your partner, friends, or kids. First, we recommend you take time to take a healthy snack. If you did not get time to grab a bite, this is your chance. Eating in the car is, in a genuine sense, convenient because the car is not moving, and you don't run the risk of spilling anything in the car. If you already ate, why not entertain yourself? It is great to use this time to listen to a podcast. Some people may prefer music, but a podcast is the best fit in this scenario. Listening to a podcast is calming, and most of the time, the content will keep your mind focused. Podcasts offer a new perspective on matters and spark a good conversation. You can also listen to an audiobook for a book you’ve been putting off. Books are rela ... read more

Does Brake Fluid Expire?

Does Brake Fluid Expire?

The short answer is: Yes! Brake fluid can deteriorate over time. Your vehicle's brake fluid, or DOT fluid, is stored in a confined system. While it is designed to last you for years, external factors can corrupt the effectiveness of the fluid prematurely. When it comes to brake fluid, air and moisture (water) are its worst enemies. If they get into the fluid lines, they can wear down your brake components. If the fluid absorbs the moisture from the air, your DOT fluid's boiling point will lower, which will decrease your vehicle's stopping power. The water can also corrode the lines, calipers, cylinders, and other parts if left for too long, which can cause leaks. Vehicle owners need to know when they should have their brake fluid changed or flushed.   Likewise, the lasting ability of brake fluid depends on various factors like the automobile, the DOT fluid it takes, and the vehicle's operating conditions. Those who live in high humidity areas may need their brake ... read more

Tired of Bumpy Car Rides?

Tired of Bumpy Car Rides?

Bumps, shakes, and vibrations are all things you shouldn't feel when driving a healthy car. Most of the time, it could indicate that you have a suspension issue. Other times, it could mean you need a wheel alignment, new brakes, or other tire services, so it's a good idea to have your car checked out by a certified professional at Foreign Auto Services Inc. Get a Suspension Inspection at Foreign Auto Services Inc. When it comes to suspension issues, you shouldn't be stressed. Often, it is something relatively minor. If you feel vibrations at both low and high speeds, you should never ignore them. It may seem insignificant and overall inconvenient to bring it to an auto repair shop, but the problem could worsen over time. Our auto repair shop usually finds vehicle shakes associated with loose components or hydraulic fluid leaks. Occasionally you can look underneath your automobile and see that the shocks or struts are oily or greasy. Wet shocks and struts are a tell-tale s ... read more

How Often Should You Replace Windshield Wipers?

How Often Should You Replace Windshield Wipers?

When googling how often you should replace your windshield wipers, you may find all kinds of different answers from multiple sources. You might be confused, but (luckily) we are setting the record straight. As wipers are an integral part of safe driving, you should make your best judgment on when to replace your wipers.    Regular use, wear and tear, and even the harsh weather can cause your wipers to wear out over time. Typically, experts suggest replacing your wipers every 6 to 12 months. Below are some obvious symptoms that indicate your wipers are no longer effective at clearing your windscreen. If the blades themselves reveal rubber that has hardened and cracked, you should probably get your wiper blades replaced. If the wiper edges show that they've lost their sharpness, it means that they can no longer wiper away water smoothly. As a result, you will see smudgy water when you turn them on, causing your view of the road to look worse, not better. The worn rubbe ... read more

How to Change a Flat Tire

How to Change a Flat Tire

As a driver, you need to have the skills to change your tire. Although you can call a mechanic to fix the mess, it may not happen at times. For instance, you may be in the middle of the woods late at night where there's no network signal and no people are living around. Here are some guidelines to follow in case you get a flat tire.   Your vehicle's tool kit should always have the following items to change a tire: Jack Lug wrench Fully inflated spare tire Vehicles owner's manual If you lose one of these pieces, you should purchase it immediately. Additionally, ensure your spare tire is inflated at all times to recommended levels before starting a trip. Follow the following steps to change your flat tire. Find A Secure Area Once you get a flat tire, do not brake or turn. Reduce the speed and check the area if it is secure. An empty parking lot should be your first option. Furthermore, a leveled ground is better because it will prevent the car from rolling when y ... read more

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