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Shock Absorbers

December 28th, 2015 by

SHOCK ABSORBERS Purpose The suspension components known as “shock absorbers” should be more aptly named “dampers” because they dampen the force of bumps and potholes. By virtue of compressing, dampers control the amount of bouncing that occurs as the springs rebound. Signs of wear As they wear, drivers will increasingly notice that their vehicles continue

Rear Seat Safety

December 20th, 2015 by

 Rear Seat Safety Rear Seat Study: According to a recent study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, front-seat seat-belt use stands at 87 percent while rear seat use by passengers age 8 years and older lags behind at 78 percent. Misperception: Perhaps this discrepancy can be explained by many people’s misperception that the rear seat

Brake Fluid Facts

December 13th, 2015 by

Brake Fluid Facts Brake Fluid Maintenance Along with maintaining proper brake fluid levels to avoid brake fade (slow braking response), it is important to flush the braking system to preserve its overall health. The fact is that conventional glycol-based brake fluid is “hygroscopic,” meaning that it absorbs moisture over time. This is important in order

Fuel Filters

December 6th, 2015 by

Replace Fuel Filters Without Hesitation Need for replacement While most vehicle owners are attuned to the need to replace oil filters, air filters, and the like, many tend to overlook the need to replace fuel filters; yet, this should be a regular part of vehicle maintenance. Overlooking this relatively small task runs the risk of experiencing