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Why Is October A Popular Month To Check Your Brakes?

Why Is October A Popular Month To Check Your Brakes?

Image by Angeline 1 from Pixabay   October is one of the most holiday-packed months of the year! And, no, not just for Halloween! The car community also has much to offer.    Car Care Month: Just like we give extra attention to certain aspects of our lives, this month is time to give our car extra attention! And it’s not just for our enjoyment. It’s for the well-being of others too! A car that is not cared for is a car that can lead to disaster. And we don’t want that to happen, especially in busy months such as October, with teenagers and children running around asking for candy.    Caring for your car can mean a lot of things, however. Sometime ... read more

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What Are the Signs of a Failing Carburetor

What Are the Signs of a Failing Carburetor

Your carburetor is a car component in charge of mixing the appropriate amount of fuel and air to run your vehicle. As you may know, all gas-powered vehicles have to have a precise ratio of both air and fuel. The carburetor is a part of the process that helps manage this balance. In addition, the carburetor is also capable of regulating your engine speed.    There are three common types of carburetors used in vehicles today. They are the same but vary in the number of barrels: 1-barrel carburetor, 2-barrel carburetor, and 4-barrel carburetor. The type of carburetor you have depends on the kind of engine you have. High-performance cars will typically require a higher number of barrel carburetors to provide the necessary amount of fuel.   To stay on top of your vehicle's condition, you need to be able to identify the warning symptoms of a bad carburetor. Black Exhaust Smoke:  If your car is burning more gas than it should, some of it can leak into your cylinde ... read more

Best Places To Drive To See The Fall Colors

Best Places To Drive To See The Fall Colors

Photo by natsuki on Unsplash   There’s something special about Autumn. Its weather, its colors-- everything is just perfect! And our beloved state of Pennsylvania happens to have some of the most breathtaking fall foliage in the US! Here are the top 3 places to visit within a 2-hour drive from Easton to see the fall colors in The Keystone State!   1. Ricketts Glen State Park - If you are a fan of waterfalls, Ricketts Glen State Park is the best place to visit (especially during Autumn)! Besides the incredible, diverse color of the leaves, the park is also free from crowds, especially during the week! If you have the time, you can also hike alongside the Falls Trail and check out all the 23 named waterfalls of the park ... read more

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Why Does My Steering Wheel Feel Unstable?

 Why Does My Steering Wheel Feel Unstable?

Most vehicles today are outfitted with a power steering system that allows you to steer your car effortlessly. Without the power steering, the steering wheel would be tricky to turn, and your biceps are probably going to look like The Rock's after years of driving. Thankfully, we have the ease of power steering, which serves to ease the force we use to steer into enough power to move our wheels in the direction we want to go.   But what if your steering wheel starts to feel loose and unstable? You may notice that you need to significantly adjust the steering wheel to one side to get your wheels to move in the slightest bit. This problem can be severe since you need complete control to get around safely. It may have you questioning what causes a loose steering wheel and what to do in such situations.   While you may think that the problem is with your power steering system, a loose steering wheel often concerns the suspension system. The steering and suspension systems ... read more

Is Your College Student’s Car Ready For School & Does Your Kid Know Car Care Basics?

Is Your College Student’s Car Ready For School & Does Your Kid Know Car Care Basics?

Photo by Oziel Gómez on Unsplash   Do you remember your first car? Do you remember the whirlwind of information you had to consume to take care of it properly?  First-time car owners can be intimidated by all the content that is out there. That’s why we’ve prepared a short car care checklist there to ensure that the young driver will spend more time enjoying his car than cleaning it:   Check the tire pressure once a week - Use a gauge to help you out. Utilize the owner’s manual as a reference guide. If you have an auto pump for emergencies, many of these can check the pressure for you just by attaching them to your tire.   Maintain oil and other fluid levels - Top up fluids regularly; if ... read more

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