Dashboard Warning Lights – What Do They Mean?

Today’s vehicles are much more complicated than they used to be. In any given vehicle, regardless of how high-tech or advanced it is, there are anywhere from 30 to 100+ computers. This means that sensors, dash lights and warning lights can come on for any number of reasons. While some signals are straightforward — such as those that signify you need gas or air in your tires — others leave considerable room for interpretation. Without a guidebook in front of you, how can you make sense of what each light means? While every car is different, and while we can’t tell you what every dashboard light means without having the vehicle in front of us, we can tell you what the most common warning lights on every vehicle mean.

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How To Choose the Right Tires for Your Vehicle

When it comes to vehicle maintenance, a lot of vehicle owners pay attention to the engine, interior, paint job and fluid levels. Not many, however, give much thought to their tires until one gets a flat. Yet, the tires are one of the most important aspects of any vehicle, as they serve many important functions. Tires support a vehicle’s load, absorb road shock, transmit traction and braking force and change and maintain the direction of travel. For these reasons and a few others, it is essential that you not only ensure your tires are in good condition but also, that you make sure you choose the right tires for your particular vehicle and your lifestyle. That said, with the vast selection of tires on the market today, how do you decide which are best for you?

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What You Need to Know about Tires for Safe Winter Driving

Safe winter driving doesn’t happen by accident. It’s the result of an attentive, skilled driver in control of a well-maintained vehicle that has been prepared for seasonal road conditions. Essential to that preparation is ensuring you have the right tires.

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Why You Shouldn’t Skip Rotating & Balancing Your Tires

Much of your safety on the road is determined by “where the rubber meets the road.” So, for optimal safety, you need to make sure that your tires are in good condition and responsive to your steering command, and that takes a number of tire and wheel maintenance practices—wheel alignment, tire tread checks and tire rotation and balancing.

A Quick Guide to Comprehensive Wheel and Tire Maintenance

In order to make sure your car has a good grip on the driving surface and responds to steering, the wheels and the tires need to be in good health. Maintenance that keeps them in good condition include: Continue reading Why You Shouldn’t Skip Rotating & Balancing Your Tires

Why You Should Avoid Potholes

Potholes are not just a winter driving hazard. More of them may actually appear in spring as the freeze-thaw cycle draws to a close and loosened paving surfaces wash away with spring rains, snow melt, wind and heavier traffic. And even those little ones have the potential to cause serious problems for your car.

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