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How Long Do Tires Last?

How Long Do Tires Last?

Whether you're driving a classic muscle car, a beefed-up pickup truck, or a modern sedan, your tires are the most important part of your vehicle. Without functioning tires, your car isn't moving anywhere. So how long do tires last? The average estimate is 50,000 miles, but there's no exact answer. There are many factors that affect the lifespan of your vehicle's tires. 1. Different tires have different treadwear ratings. The tread is different on winter tires and summer tires. Same with performance tires and all-weather tires. Make sure to check the treadwear rating before you purchase a tire, as that impacts the tire's lifespan. The higher the rating, the longer it will last. 2. The type of vehicle affects how long a tire lasts. A heavier vehicle, such as an SUV or truck, puts more weight on tires than a compact sedan. Always make sure to put the appropriate tires onto your vehicle. 3. Your driving style impacts your tire's lifespan. To make tires last long ... read more

The Importance of Keeping Your Car's Ventilation System Clean

The Importance of Keeping Your Car's Ventilation System Clean

A clean car is a well-functioning car. The ventilator in your car is no exception. Regular cleanings are necessary in order to avoid encountering problems later on. If you fail to keep up with these cleanings, the air in your car will become unhealthy and could make you and your passengers sick. The standard period of time to go between ventilator cleanings is a year and a half, or 15,000 miles, whichever comes first. This is as long as your cabin air filter can last before it becomes too dirty to do its job properly. When this does happen, you will need to immediately make an appointment with your mechanic. A typical air filter cleaning involves clearing out space where the air enters your car, as well as the housing the filter itself is surrounded by. Depending on the kind of car you have, it has either one or two filters. If your car has two, both must always be cleaned at the same time. When you have your air filter cleaned regularly, it allows your car to use fuel in a more eff ... read more

Do I Really Need to Replace my Timing Belt?

Do I Really Need to Replace my Timing Belt?

The timing belt is important because they will force different valves in the vehicle to open and close based on how the pistons move. However, getting this replaced can be expensive, which is why a lot of car owners will wait too long. Waiting too long to replace this belt is going to cause a lot of damage to the engine. Knowing when to replace the timing belt, and getting it done, can help protect your vehicle. When to Replace the Timing Belt? Timing belts, just like all of the other components of your vehicle, will wear out. When this happens, they will do some damage to your engine. It is best if you can replace this belt before it breaks or slips on you. The best time to do this depends on what type of vehicle you drive, but most will recommend that you do this somewhere between 60,000 to 100,000 miles. Look at your owner's manual to determine the best time to do this. Is Replacing the Timing Belt Expensive? The timing belt is often difficult to reach in most cars, which m ... read more

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