Man performing car maintenance

Regular vehicle maintenance reduces breakdowns and the need for costly repairs. Basic routine maintenance also extends the life of the vehicle. Some of the basic maintenance that a vehicle needs is easily handled by the driver, although following the routine maintenance schedule outlined in the owner’s manual is also important. Drivers who follow routine maintenance…

Close-up of a vehicle's transmission

The best way to compare your car’s transmission to another object with a similar purpose would be to think of how the skeleton of a human body works in general. Much like how the human skeleton keeps the human body moving, a transmission helps keep the car working as it should. Both objects also need…

Car Fuses

The fuses in the car can overheat or meltdown leading to additional issues. If one small fuse is blown this can cause a lot of problems and the car may not run until the fuse is replaced. These are some tips for checking the fuses to determine which fuse may no longer be working. How…

Windshield wipers on car

Windshield wipers might seem like an insignificant aspect of your vehicle, but they play a crucial role in your safety and your car’s drivability. Mainly, your windshield wipers will directly affect your visibility which is one of the most essential factors in safe driving. Odds are, if your windshield wipers are not performing properly, you…

Man Pouring coolant in car

Your car needs regular maintenance or it will fall apart. Just like yourself, you need to take it for regular check ups to make sure it is running smoothly. Your vehicle has the ability to last you decades, but to achieve, it is important that you keep it in great shape. A great place to…

Man connecting jumper cables to battery terminal

If you own or regularly drive a vehicle, there are a handful of skills, besides safe driving, that you will want to have. Anything can happen on the road, and even the most modern vehicles can malfunction unexpectedly. While having a mechanic that you trust is an important aspect of good car ownership, sometimes these…

Suspension on a car

Even the best built-to-last vehicles will undergo a great deal of wear and tear over time. As your suspension system is tasked to support your heavy vehicle going high speeds over imperfectly paved roads, it is no wonder that eventually it begins to wear out. While the most commonly known job for your vehicle’s suspension…

Woman talking to mechanic outside Reliable Automotive

With our fast paced society forcing us to rely on personal vehicles daily in order to get to our jobs, social events, and take care of our families, it is important to maintain your vehicle as best as possible. When we start to notice issues with our cars, making time to get it checked out…

Man changing a tire

When it comes to your vehicle, it is important to keep track of the wear and tear that is constantly taking place on the many working parts. Your tires are no exception! The tires of your vehicle are made to travel, getting you to and fro, however, if you are running your vehicle on bad…

coolant

As you use your vehicle to get you and your family safely to and from your obligations, it is constantly working, utilizing many different complex systems to operate properly. As your engine is running and fuel is being pumped to keep everything moving, your radiator has the ever important task of keeping the whole system…

Woman Jumping Her Car Battery

Our vehicles rely on some pretty complex technology to run properly. The nuts and bolts include digital sensors and wiring, but everything relies on one thing to get started: the battery. Your car battery is the source of energy that gets your vehicle running, so when your battery is not working properly, neither will your…

Car Emergency Tools

We spend so much time in our vehicles going to and from work, school, and social engagements. This is especially true for parents who often feel like free taxi services! In fact, the average American spends approximately 293 hours driving their vehicles every year. With so much time spent in our cars, it only makes…

The Importance of Proper Tire Inflation

Driving a vehicle comes with a lot of different things you have to pay attention to. Some of these are simple and obvious like making sure your car has enough gas to get you wherever you are going. However, there are other factors in car maintenance that don’t seem as pressing but are just are…

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