A Regular service schedule on your vehicle can keep you running smoothly. Forgetting can be the difference in a few hard days. In maintaining your vehicle here are 5 things Dignity Repairs recommends you check frequently on your vehicle. For more information on checking these things or maintenance help please check out are Google Maps location below.
So here are 5 things to check frequently on your vehicle:
- Indicator lights
2. Front and back vehicle lights
3. Tire inflation
4. Wind-shield Washer fluid.
5.Engine Oil level
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Today someone on WordPress named Jerry27 asked, “How do we rotate tires?” Well today Dignity Repairs has an answer for you Jerry.
First off you need to know if you are rotating directional or non-directional tires. In this blog we will teach you how to rotate both types.
How to Rotate Non-directional Tires: The tread pattern on non-directional tires is done in such a way that the tire can be put on the wheel for any directional rotation. You can switch the side the tires are on when you rotate them.
For rotating non-directional tires, use the cross pattern. For cars with rear-wheel drive, move the front tires to the opposite sides of the rear: left-front to right-rear and right-front to left-rear. The rear tires are moved straight forward.
How to rotate Directional tires: Directional tires have a one-way tread pattern that are used for the direction the tires rotate on the car. They are made to go either the left or right side. The grooves are angled for handling, and they also do a good job of keeping water out from under the tire on wet surfaces, reducing hydroplaning and improving wet traction.
Little arrows or triangles on the side-wall show the way the tire is supposed to turn.
To rotate directional tires, just use the front right tire for the back right tire, and the front left tire for the back left tire.
Steps to rotate tires
First engage parking brake: Just for your safety.
Second Loosen the lug nuts on all your wheels: Do not take them off completely yet. Loosening when the car is lifted will make unscrewing them a bit easier.
Third Lift up one wheel with car jack and place jack stand underneath it
Fourth Remove the tires and rotate them to the appropriate pattern for your type
Fifth Lower the car from the jack stands: Take the wrench and tighten the nuts even more. It’s best to work lug nuts diagonally from one to another. It should look like a star pattern. This ensures even tightening. Unbelievingly tightening the lug nuts can mess up the brake rotor.
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For any of these issues with rotating tires, come to Dignity Repairs in Toronto, conveniently located at 626 Dundas Street West, Dignity Auto Repair will be delighted to help make your vehicle look fabulous again. Contact us today for an appointment.
Ever wonder how often the wiper blades on your wind-shield should be changed? Although some wiper blade manufacturers recommend 6 months to one year, the truth is that it all depends on the conditions your car faces.
If you spend the majority of your time on the Monterey Peninsula, where it’s cooler throughout the year and there’s not a lot of rain, your wind-shield wiper blades could last up to two years. If, however, you use your wiper blades frequently, drive and park in areas with high temperatures, or park your vehicle outside of the protection of a garage, your wiper blades may need to be replaced sooner.
Also, do you have wiper blades attached to the front and to the rear of your vehicle? Many may consider replacing the front wind-shield wiper blades more frequently than the back since they are used more often. However, the back window wiper blades may get more direct sun and heat, depending on where you park your car on a daily basis. If you have front and rear wiper blades on your vehicle, consider replacing them at the same time.
The best way to figure out if you need to change your wiper blades, is to test them. If your visibility is affected, you don’t want to risk having worn out blades. When your wiper blades no longer make proper contact with the wind-shield surfaces of your vehicle — either front or back — they can begin to squeak, chatter, skip, smear or streak. Worn out wiper blades reduce driving visibility, and that can be inconvenient at best, or dangerous at worst.
When you come to Robert’s Collision & Repair for scheduled maintenance, we check your wiper blades to see if they are in good working order. Our priority is to keep you safe while out on the road, and though wiper blades are a low cost feature on your vehicle, they could be a lifesaver. Be smart and change your wiper blades before your driving visibility deteriorates.
Conveniently located at 626 Dundas Street West, Dignity Auto Repair will be delighted to help make your vehicle look fabulous again. Contact us today for an appointment.