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Monthly Archives: January 2021

How Do Cooler Winter Temperatures Affect My Vehicle?

How Do Cooler Winter Temperatures Affect My Vehicle?

When you own a vehicle in an an environment that experiences colder climates and harsher winters, it's important that you know how the colder weather will affect your vehicle. If you've recently moved to a new area that experiences lower temperatures and increased exposure to the elements, then you might be wondering how the cold will affect your vehicle, and what steps you can take to lessen the effects. Cold weather can be the bane of even of the most attentive car owner if the proper steps aren't taken to minimize vehicle damage. As you might have heard, simple steps like allowing your car to warm up before beginning your morning commute can help prevent damage - however, experts no longer agree with this old myth. In fact, it's recommended that you should lessen the amount of time you warm up your vehicle in the mornings, as the engine will heat up faster when driving. Colder temperatures bring snow, and ice and snow already have plenty of detrimental effects on d ... read more

How Does An Automatic Transmission Work?

How Does An Automatic Transmission Work?

These days, it seems that most cars utilize some form of an automatic transmission. We say "some form" because while you may not know this, there are actually a few variations on automatic transmissions. Even if you don't know what an automatic transmission is, if you've driven a car you likely have some experience. What is An Automatic Transmission? Basically, automatic transmissions allow drivers to drive their vehicles without worrying about shifting gears when increasing speeds. On older cars that use manual transmissions, drivers have to manually shift into first, second, third gears, and so on every time they increase their speed by roughly ten miles per hour. In a car with an automatic transmission, your car does that for you automatically, which simplifies the driving experience and makes it much easier for the driver to concentrate on the road ahead without worrying about shifting gears every few moments. How Do They Work? ... read more