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Why Your Windshield Wiper Blade Gets Worn Out

No one likes a dirty car windshield. It's distracting to look through, and if you're driving in a rain storm, it can be downright dangerous as you try to peer through cascades of falling water. That's why it's especially important to have your windshield wiper blades replaced on a regular when they are no longer doing the job properly.

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How to Avoid Hydroplaning

If you’ve ever been driving in a downpour and suddenly lose control of your vehicle for a moment, that’s the frightening effect of hydroplaning. What’s happened is the water has come between the vehicle’s tires and pavement with such force that they can’t push through and deflect the it fast enough. You experience a gliding sensation as the water directs your vehicle.

There are some ways that you can avoid being in that situation. One of them is to keep up on the tires’ routine maintenance. That involves making sure both tread and air pressure…

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Always be Prepared and Safe While on the Road

Having a roadside emergency kit for your vehicle is a must in order to be prepared for emergencies that may occur while you are on the road. The items in this kit should include flares, signs, tools, a flashlight, kitty litter for tire traction, water and other items. You should also store jacks and jumper cables in the vehicle.

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Timing Belt Guide: When to Check Out Your Engine

The timing belt is responsible for rotating the engine's crankshaft and camshaft in sync. It's important that the cylinder fires at the right time. You can find the timing belt located under the timing cover in front of the car engine. New timing belts are only manufactured with high-quality rubber, which allows the timing belts to avoid replacement until over 100,000 miles in most cases.

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Do You Need a Full-Size Spare to Replace Your Donut Tire?

A compact temporary replacement tire or "donut" is frequently the first spare tire of choice. When you have a flat while on the streets of Wantagh, you can easily find a donut tire stored in your car's trunk. These small spare tires are designed for easy storage and quick replacement in an emergency.

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