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Understanding Gaskets and Their Importance

Gaskets are placed between two metal or plastic parts to form a tight seal. Their main function is to keep liquids and gases in their proper place within your vehicle and to maintain internal pressures. If a gaskets breaks, cracks, or becomes stiff, it can cause major engine damage.

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Do You Know Your Current Tire Pressure PSI?

Your tires come with a set psi. That number decreases because air escapes the tire naturally. Therefore, regularly determining the current psi becomes an important step for any car owner. Variations from the specified psi are not safe. Too little or too much air in the tires can harm the vehicle’s handling ability, among other troubles.

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Listen to Your Tires

Even though rotating your tires should be done on a regular schedule, there are a few signs that your car could give you when it's time to rotate them. One of the first signs that you'll usually notice is uneven wear and tear on your tires, especially in the inner area.

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Replacing Your Windshield Wiper Blades

Although they're small and often overlooked, wiper blades are some of the most important pieces of equipment on your car. If you've ever been in a heavy downpour or thick blizzard, your wipers are the only thing between you and a possible collision. Keeping them well maintained is vital to your safety.

Most wiper blades sit against your windshield. On sunny days, the glass heats up and this can have a destructive effect on the rubber of your blades. They need to maintain their flexibility in order to function correctly, but heat causes the rubber to harden over…

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