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Here's Why You Should Adjust Your Headrest Before Driving

Here's Why You Should Adjust Your Headrest Before Driving

Once inside their cars, most drivers don't give their headrest a second thought before taking off. Despite the headrests being standard in most automobiles nowadays, they are a forgotten treasure for most people. The headrest isn't just made to be a comfortable holder to lay your head on. In fact, they are a safety feature that is supposed to protect your head and neck during an accident. Contemporary car models have evolved with more cushioned seats that are ergonomically shaped to fit your body; however, the headrest has always remained awkward yet fundamental to protect your rotation.    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, whiplash and neck injuries are the most common reported injuries in automotive insurance claims. Most often, instances of whiplash occur during rear-end vehicle collisions. When a car is hit from the back, the driver's torso moves forward so suddenly that their head lags in movement. The headrest helps prevent w ... read more

How to Restore Your Headlights (DIY)

How to Restore Your Headlights (DIY)

Have you ever turned on your headlights just only to get fuzzy and dim lights as a result? You go to check your headlights, and they seem to be working fine. You do notice that they are faint and give off a yellowish tint. A layer of filthy grime buildup covering both your headlights is sticky to the touch (gross). We're here to tell you that the fogginess of the lights is most likely due to oxidation. Luckily, it is a quick fix. We have the perfect methods to help you restore your headlights with simple items that you can find in any and every household.   How to Remove Oxidation and Restore Your Headlights Before beginning the cleaning process, you need to gather three things: microfiber cloth, soap specially made for cars, and water. Additionally, you should pick one of the three cleaning agents below.   1) Toothpaste Toothpaste, believe it or not, is a wonderful cleaning agent for oxidation. To restore your lights, apply the toothpaste directly onto the dirty le ... read more

What is the Difference Between a Wheel Alignment vs. Tire Balance?

What is the Difference Between a Wheel Alignment vs. Tire Balance?

There is only so much auto terminology that the average person can understand. Most people confuse tire alignment and tire balance considering they both provide you with a smoother ride. If you’re wondering, “What is a wheel alignment?” or, “What does tire balancing do?” It's time to review auto care vocab.    Wheel Alignment is the process of altering the angles of the wheels so that they are making contact with the ground evenly and parallel to each other. The purpose of these adjustments ultimately maximizes the life of the tires and keeps the vehicle driving straight. Here are symptoms to look for if you need a tire alignment: Uneven or accelerated tire wear Pulling or drifting  Wandering on a straight, level road Off-centered steering wheel Squealing tire sounds On the other hand, Wheel Balancing corrects the weight imbalance on your wheels and ensures that the tires spin correctly and without vibration. A certified technicia ... read more

What Damage Can Speed Bumps Do To Your Vehicle?

What Damage Can Speed Bumps Do To Your Vehicle?

Speed bumps are necessary for controlling the velocity of our driving in subdivisions, on school property, and anywhere else where normal driving can threaten the health and safety of pedestrians. Extreme caution is warranted when driving over them, as they can result in damage done to your vehicle if proper precautions are ignored. The first thing that can get damaged is your shocks. This is true in situations where you could be driving over a speed bump so fast that the shocks don't have much time to really absorb the heavy impact. As a result, they could become damaged or bent to the point that you could lose hydraulic fluid. That's why it's best to drive over them at the lowest possible speed that you can. Damage to your vehicle's exhaust system may also happen. Since the exhaust pipe is located at the bottom of your car and right at the rear, it could just as easily bump it to the point where it might break the exhaust pipe or tear off the muffler. These events h ... read more

What Causes a Car To Overheat?

What Causes a Car To Overheat?

Some car owners have probably come across an overheating problem, especially when they need a driver. Apart from inconveniences and frustrations, car overheating can lead to unexpected vehicle breakdowns on the road.  Multiple car engines operate at a temperature ranging between 195°F and 220°F range. Car owners should get insights on sources of car engine overheating and look for a professional auto engine mechanic to provide repair solutions. Some of the reasons leading to your car overheating are discussed below: Cooling System Leaks A small leak can turn into an expensive repair or a serious headache, and you probably don't want to experience it. Leaks in the radiator, freeze plugs, heater core, and thermostat housing can impact the entire cooling system. Car owners can identify leaks by looking under the car for drops on the ground. These leaks can make the coolant reservoir tank become empty, causing the engine to overheat. With the ... read more