How Women Can Protect their Auto Investment
Does work sometimes come first before taking the car in for service? Choosing the right auto repair shop for your automobile is essential to maintaining your vehicles performance. Here are tips that every woman should be aware of.
According to an article at motortrend.com, “How to Protect Your Investment”
“Blowouts: If your tire sustains a blowout while you are driving, do not slam on your brakes. Doing so can cause the vehicle to swerve in the direction of the blowout. Instead, gently apply the brakes to regain control and slowly guide the vehicle to a safe area away from the road.
Air pressure: To help avoid under-inflation, the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) recommends checking your tires’ air pressure at least once a month and before every long trip. Tires must be checked when they are cold – that is, before they have been run no more than one mile (1.6 km). Under-inflation is the leading cause of tire failures/blowouts. Tires lose air through a process called permeation. Changes in outdoor temperature can affect the rate at which a tire loses air.
Typically, a tire loses one pound to two pounds of pressure per month, and even more in warm weather. Never “bleed” or reduce air pressure when tires are hot. It is normal for pressures to build up as a result of driving. Tread wear/When to buy a new tire: You can check your tires for proper tread by taking a penny and pinching Lincoln ‘s body between your thumb and forefinger. Put Lincoln ‘s head in a groove on the tread. If any part of Lincoln ‘s head is obscured by the tread, the tire has good tread. If you can see above his head, you need to get new tires.
Did You Know?
According to the RMA, every time the outside temperature drops 10 degrees Fahrenheit, the air pressure in your tires goes down one pound to two pounds per square inch. Other GM Goodwrench Maintenance Tips
In addition to tires, these key items need to be inspected: Batteries: A weak battery can leave you stranded – possibly at the worst time and place. Brakes: An expert inspection can determine whether your brakes are functioning properly with full braking capability.” To read the entire article click here.