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Monthly Archives: July 2022

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

How to Tell If You Have a Bad Alternator in Your Lexus

How to Tell If You Have a Bad Alternator in Your Lexus

A car's alternator is very vital in keeping the car's electrical accessories working. Often, the battery receives a lot of credit for powering the car. Still, it should be the alternator that receives the most credit because, apart from recharging the battery, it keeps electrical accessories like windscreen wipers and power winders functional while you drive your Lexus. Therefore, a faulty alternator is a prerequisite of trouble because it will eventually leave you stranded over a flat battery or dim your headlights while driving at night. Should you be driving a car whose alternator you suspect is faulty, the following telltale signs are symptoms of a car's faulty alternator: Failing electrical features Since a car's alternator powers electronic accessories while you drive it, its failure will result in subsequent failure in the accessories. You will begin to notice issues like dimming headlights or flickering dashboard lights. Other vehicle's electrical accessor ... read more