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It Looked Like a Puddle But I Hit a Pothole… Now What?!

It Looked Like a Puddle But I Hit a Pothole… Now What?!

We have had A LOT of rain these last few days. We needed it but do you know what all that rain comes with (besides this icky humidity)? Rain-filled potholes… either you didn’t see the pothole at all because it was full of rain OR the rain made it seem like it wasn’t too bad or just a puddle, until you hit it. So, you hit the big pothole, now what? Potholes can end up causing no damage or they can cause more damage than you think! The most obvious issue would be tire damage. It could be as obvious as causing a flat tire right away or it could be less obvious damage, putting you more at risk for blowout or flat tire some days later. Either way, it may be worth getting checked out, and definitely keep an eye on your tire pressure. Check your steering wheel to ensure it is still centered and ensure that your vehicle isn’t pulling to one side. If the steering wheel is not centered or you feel a pull, the pothole impact could have affected the vehicle’s align ... read more

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Vehicle Maintenance = Longer Life & Better Gas Mileage!

Vehicle Maintenance = Longer Life & Better Gas Mileage!

Have you ever thought about all the little things we do to keep our lives running smoothly? Sometimes these things are totally second nature but we don't always extend those habits to our vehicles, which need regular maintenance. We may not notice a difference in the feel or appearance of the vehicle, but regular maintenance carries the hidden reward of prolonging the vehicle’s life and can also be noticeable at gas pump. When it comes to reduced fuel economy, increased friction is often the culprit. That means that anything drivers can do to decrease friction and increase the efficiency of their engines will translate to savings on fuel. Friction increases the amount of energy it takes to move something, so if we can reduce friction, we can decrease the amount of fuel it takes to run our vehicles. Engine oil is usually at the heart of friction problems in an engine. Too little oil means parts are not getting lubricated, which increases friction and dirty oil doesn ... read more

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