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Top Five Car Care Tips for Winter Weather

Top Five Car Care Tips for Winter Weather

As winter approaches, we typically assess in and around our homes to make sure we're ready for the cold season. However, it's crucial not to forget about your vehicle during this process. Winter's blustery conditions require a different kind of preparation than other times of the year, so take precautions early on, and you'll be sure to enjoy safe, stress-free driving on the road during this period. 1: Safeguard Against the Weather Winter often brings with it rain, sleet, and snow, and here's where you need to be one step ahead of the weather. Firstly, ensure that your windshield wipers are first-rate and in working order. Replace wiper blades should a sign of cracking in the rubber be visible. Secondly, be sure your heater and defroster are functioning correctly. Concerning your cooling system, make sure to flush and refill according to the maker's recommendations. Most vehicle manufacturers recommend an even mixture of water and antifreeze ... read more

What are the Symptoms of a Blown Head Gasket?

What are the Symptoms of a Blown Head Gasket?

What is a head gasket in a car's engine? An internal combustion engine consists of a cylinder head and a cylinder block. A head gasket fits between the two parts. It is a seal that keeps engine fluids from seeping into the cylinders. That is why a properly functioning combustion chamber cannot do without the head gasket.   What is the purpose of a head gasket? The head gasket acts as a barrier to the cylinder's firing pressure, preventing engine oil and coolant leakage into the combustion chambers. When the head gasket is between the hot combustion chamber and the often-cold radiator, it experiences a wide range of temperature changes. The head gasket may eventually show wear due to exposure to extreme temperatures.   So, here are the symptoms that point to a car's head gasket problem.   Leaks A blown head will cause external oil or coolant to flow out of the engine block and cylinder heads. Because ... read more

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