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How to Fix a Flat on Your Subaru

How to Fix a Flat on Your Subaru

Whether you’re an old or young driver, or a new or experienced driver, you should be prepared for any mishaps on the road. One of the most common reasons for Subaru breakdowns is a flat tire. Today, we will go over why it is a necessity to learn how to fix or change a flat tire. First, you will need to have a spare tire, that is properly inflated, on hand.    Fortunately, all it takes is about 30 minutes of your time to change a flat tire for a spare one. To ensure the removal and installation of these tires go smoothly, you will need the following tools: A Jack A Lugged Wrench Owner’s Manual Gloves (Optional) Reflective Jacket (Optional) And a Spare Tire Step 1: Pull Your Vehicle Over to a Safe Spot To avoid an accident, please pull over to the side of the road or to a safe location for the job. Put on a reflective jacket if you have one availible. If it is dark out, it'll help others see you and ensure your safety. Turn off your Subaru, gather your ... read more

5 Safety Tips for Tailgates

5 Safety Tips for Tailgates

While most people know it is the fall season, it is also the football season. Whether you’re traveling near or far to support your favorite sports team, we want you to be safe along your journey. With many family and friends gathering together to share their love of football, there are certain precautions you should take before entering and exiting the sporting arena.  Be Wary of the Large Crowds Whether it is a high-school, college, or professional-level game, there are going to be large crowds. It can be overwhelming, but it is important for you (the driver) to stay completely focused on the road. Watch out for pedestrians roaming around, even in places where they shouldn’t be.  Handle Food Safely It wouldn’t be an official tailgate without the delicious food! However, it is important that you properly handle the food. For example, keep foods separated, especially raw meat. More importantly, if you’re cooking on-site, make sure meat and poultry a ... read more

5 Signs of Bad Catalytic Converters in Fords

5 Signs of Bad Catalytic Converters in Fords

Ford is known for making strong and high-performance vehicles. However, Fords require the same type of maintenance as any other vehicle. One of the parts that your Ford may need later on in life is a catalytic converter replacement. This component is vital in reducing harmful vehicle emissions. When this part is faulty, make sure you take your car to the mechanics at Pro Auto Care. 5 Signs That Indicate a Bad Catalytic Converter Check Engine Light - The check engine light is surely a symptom that something is wrong with your Ford. The harmful byproducts that the catalytic converter breaks down come from the engine. When these emissions get clogged, the check engine light will come on. Loss of Engine Power - For many Ford drivers, engine power is a huge part of the driving experience. When your Ford engine runs at its best, you get to enjoy the thrill of your ride. However, that power can significantly diminish when the “cat” gets damaged or clogged.  Rotten Egg Sme ... read more

What to Do When Your Toyota Engine Overheats

What to Do When Your Toyota Engine Overheats

There are several scenarios that Toyota drivers fear most, and one of them is engine overheating. If you catch steam spewing out of the car hood or a spiked temperature gauge, reaching “H”, it means that your car is overheating. It is very important that you be careful about what to do next.   Follow these steps below when your Toyota is overheating: Turn On Your Heater - Switching the heater on may seem counterintuitive and weird at first, but your Toyota will draw some of the heat away from the engine. While this step does not solve all your problems, it can reduce the strain put on your vehicle’s cooling system until you are able to pull over to a safe location. You might notice the temperature gauge needle lowering slightly. Pull Your Automobile Over - If your Toyota is still overheating, pull over to the side of the road (or another safe spot) and turn off the engine. Don’t forget to switch your emergency lights on to signal other drivers that you ... read more

What kind of maintenance do my Audi’s tires need?

What kind of maintenance do my Audi’s tires need?

Tires are as essential as other parts of your vehicle and require periodic maintenance to ensure they perform at their peak throughout to avoid sudden breakdowns. They are susceptible to wear down due to the constant contact with the road. So, to reduce the chances of a sudden puncture of your tires when you are driving your Audi at high speed, risking an accident, maintenance is a requirement that you should not overlook. Regular tune-ups of your Audi tires prolong their longevity and save you from frequent trips to the mechanic. The following are some maintenance processes your tires need for your car to run for longer without issues. Air Pressure First, monthly tire pressure checks of your tires are vital because under-inflated tires reduce their life expectancy. The inflated tires also increase the risk of a deadly blowout. Avoiding the inflation of the tires requires you to check the air pressure using a tire pressure gauge every morning before driving to work and taking your ... read more