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Potholes and Your Vehicle’s Suspension System – What’s the Connection

Potholes and Your Vehicle’s Suspension System – What’s the Connection

Driving around potholes isn’t always an option; sometimes, you must go through them just right. And while you may think you’ve come out of the pesky potholes unharmed if you didn’t spill your latte or punctured a tire, sadly, it’s rarely true. Hitting a pothole rocks the entire suspension system of your vehicle, and a few good strikes can cause premature wear and tear to it. But you can’t just let it be. Considering how essential a fully functional suspension system is to prevent accidents and maintain a safe ride amidst these roadway nuisances, it’s vital to get it regularly checked and repaired by a professional auto repair service. Why is Maintaining a Safe Suspension System So Important? A vehicle’s suspension system doesn’t just ensure a smooth ride; it plays a pivotal role in keeping those in the vehicle safe on the road. It manages the friction between the tires and the road, allowing you to steer or maneuver it on the road safel ... read more

Get Your Vehicle’s Brakes Serviced

Get Your Vehicle’s Brakes Serviced

Regardless of how well-maintained your car is in other aspects, getting your brakes checked and serviced regularly is the most important requirement for safe and responsible driving. Your ability to brake safely and timely is essential for your safety and that of others, especially pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists. Understanding the Brakes All wheeled vehicles have brakes, and their function is relatively simple. Most vehicles have hydraulic brakes. When you push down the brake pedal, it pushes at a piston that pushes the brake pad against the brake disc, also known as the rotors. The disc braking system of any vehicle constitutes a caliper fitted with brake pads. When you press the brake pedal, the caliper squeezes your vehicle’s brake pads against the wheels, causing your vehicle to stop. Running Brake Inspection on Your Own While it’s best to consult a professional when testing your brakes, you can run an initial inspection independently. First, get your bra ... read more

Get Your Vehicles Prepared for the Winter Months

Get Your Vehicles Prepared for the Winter Months

The winter season requires you to take extra care of your vehicle, especially when it comes to maintenance. When the winter comes, the oil of your motor, antifreeze, and transmission fluid can become thick and lose their fluidity, making them slow-moving. This requires you to inspect your vehicle and take it to an auto repair shop for servicing. However, it is better to be prepared in advance and get your vehicle checked before winter arrives. Things to Look Out for in the Winter Season When the winter season comes, the tire’s pressure drops about a pound every square inch with every 10-degree Fahrenheit drop in air temperature. While this may pose an issue when starting the car, once the heat builds up in the tires, causing air to expand, the warning light can turn off after driving just a few miles. The cooling system also gets faulty in the winter season, which causes the car to heat up. Leaky coolant or blocked thermostats can cause heating issues, which ... read more

Get your College Student’s Car in Tip Top Shape Before the Road Trip

Get your College Student’s Car in Tip Top Shape Before the Road Trip

Are you ready to get back to college? Don’t forget to get your due car maintenance and check if any repairs are needed. Before you leave for the long trip, your car must remain in tip-top condition to ensure a hitch-free smooth ride to college. Here are some car repairs that will make your vehicle good as new for the journey ahead: Suspension and Steering Damage to suspension or steering may not seem like that big of a deal, but it can be quite dangerous, especially if you drive over uneven roads. A worn-out suspension system impacts the control you have over the car. It becomes more difficult to steer and makes the tires vibrate, reducing their lifespan. Moreover, damaged shocks and struts also affect the suspension. A quick look from a pro can tell you whether you need repairs or a complete replacement. Keep your safety a top priority, and get the suspension and steering repaired before hitting the road. Electrical Repairs Your car’s electrical system is crucial to ... read more

Beat the Heat With Top AC Repair

Beat the Heat With Top AC Repair

With summertime in full swing, driving to various locations is a necessity. But it’s rather wise to get your car checked forehand for any issues when the temperature can shoot up to as high as 90 F in places like Davenport, Iowa. Identifying and resolving issues before you go on the road is better than having an issue arise in the middle of your travel. Common Vehicle Problems During Summertime Here are some common problems that arise with vehicles during summertime: Overheated Engine It’s a no-brainer that your car’s engine will likely heat up at such a high temperature. Though other factors contribute to the issue, temperature rise can worsen the situation. Having the fluids drop down relatively faster than usual is a standard indicator that your car’s engine needs help. An overheated engine can cause the car to break down, and the fumes and heat from under the hood could be hazardous. Get it to an auto repair shop nearby, or call for repair services in t ... read more

Is Your Vehicle Ready for Summer Road Trips?

Is Your Vehicle Ready for Summer Road Trips?

The summer season has officially begun. It's all about holidays and road trips. If you, too, are planning to go on an exciting road trip this summer with your friends or family, make sure that your vehicle is in the best condition. This is the best way to have a fun and safe vacation without the hassle and expensive breakdowns. So, to make things easy, we have curated a checklist for you to make sure your vehicle is ready for summer road trips: Check Tires As tires come in direct contact with the road, it is essential to ensure they are properly inflated and free from any defects. This is much needed to maximize driving enjoyment, stay safe and reduce the risk of accidents. Therefore, the key considerations for tire maintenance are: Air pressure- It should be checked at least every 1000 miles. Also, as gas stations on the road may not have a pressure gauge, it makes sense to keep a handy air pressure gauge in the glove box of your car. Keep a jack and an extra tire in your tru ... read more

How To Stay Cool This Summer

How To Stay Cool This Summer

It's summer and the heat is on! We've got some tips and tricks to help you stay cool in your car this summer. 1.   Check Your Air Conditioning The first thing you should do is check your car’s air conditioner. It’s important to make sure that your car’s AC is working properly before you go out in the sun, even if it isn’t hot yet. If your auto air conditioner isn’t working, consider using a fan or visiting a mechanic for repairs as soon as possible so that you can stay cool this summer. 2.   Get New Windshield Wipers Did you know that windshield wipers are an easy and inexpensive way to keep your car safe? When the weather is bad, it can be difficult for drivers to see their surroundings clearly. Wipers help prevent accidents by clearing rain, snow, and ice from the windshield so that you can see where you're going. If your wipers are leaving streaks on your windshield or keep falling off, it might be s a great time to ... read more

Advantages of Dale’s Warranty

Advantages of Dale’s Warranty

At Dale’s Auto Repair, we provide our customers with appropriate, timely services, and repair warranties. We offer repair and maintenance of your vehicles in a manageable amount of time, beneficial to the clients and the workers. Dale’s Auto Repair has been advantageous to our routine customers, and we look forward to working with our new clients and providing them with the best services in town Following are some of the central advantages of Dale’s warranty; Three-Year or 36000 Miles Warranty Nationwide Usually, companies offer a one-year warranty for repair services. In contrast, if you purchase your vehicle from Dale’s, we offer a car repair warranty for three years from the day you have bought the car. This specific attribute makes us stand out among our competitors. You can get it fixed or repaired at the shop during this time regardless of the type of problem. Or, if you have covered 36,000 miles nationwide before three years, you are still eligible to g ... read more

Warning Signs That Your Car Needs Immediate Auto Repairs

Warning Signs That Your Car Needs Immediate Auto Repairs

If you are a vehicle owner in Blue Grass, you'd know how indispensable they are especially because of the convenience and comfort they provide to you and your loved ones- sparing you from the hassle of booking a ride or using the public transport. To ensure your car continues to perform at its optimal level, it is vital to keep it well-maintained. However, many Blue Grass residents often overlook the importance of vehicle maintenance, which leads to problems and costly car repairs.   If you wish to avoid the high cost, then here are some warning signs that your car needs urgent repairs: Flashing or Blinking of the Engine Light on the Dash It's a surefire sign to take your car to the mechanic if the light on the dash flashes or blinks continuously. This warns you that the engine has misfired and needs immediate attention. This mostly happens when the unburned fuel goes to the exhaust system, causing severe damage to the catalytic converter. Weird sound ... read more

The Importance of Maintaining Safe Suspension on Your Vehicle

The Importance of Maintaining Safe Suspension on Your Vehicle

The vehicle's suspension system plays a pivotal role in keeping drivers safe on the road. It helps you control your vehicle by managing friction between the tires and the road. To be precise, the vehicle's suspension is the system of tires, shock absorbers, linkages, tire air, and springs connecting the vehicle to its wheels. It supports the quality of your ride and ensures stability on the road. Therefore, if the suspension system isn't working right, it can lead to instability and put your safety at risk. Let's dig in deeper to understand it better: The shock in a suspension system is vital for keeping the car on the ground. If these shocks are worn out, it is likely to cause the car to bounce on the pavement and road. This is highly dangerous as it can make you lose control of the braking, steering, and accelerating. In other words, you must ensure that the suspension works properly and efficiently to keep the wheels safely on the road and ensure the car absorbs t ... read more

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