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Top Tips for Driving in Heavy Rain

Top Tips for Driving in Heavy Rain

Driving conditions can drastically change when weather strikes. Driving in rainy conditions is more challenging than driving in fine weather due to multiple factors. For instance, heavy rains make it challenging to see what is ahead and more difficult to stop the vehicle. Other risks are also involved such as aquaplaning. New or well-maintained tires with optimal tread depth contributes to a safer rainy-day driving experience. Besides having good tires, you should be careful and conscientious when driving. Below are some common-sense safety tips for rainy-day driving: Switch on Lights, Not Brights Although most modern cars have automatic running lights, you should turn on the headlights as you use windshield wipers as your tail lights are turned on too to identify all the four corners of your car. However, do not flip on the brights as they will reflect off wet surfaces, irritating you and other road users. No Cruise Control Do not activate your cruise control in the rain as you ... read more

What Are The Signs Of Worn Shocks And Struts?

What Are The Signs Of Worn Shocks And Struts?

A good suspension is essential to motor vehicle safety and performance. Shocks and struts stabilize the movements of automobiles. They give drivers greater control of steering, turning, acceleration, and braking. A worn-out suspension makes for an uncomfortable ride and poor handling, and we don't want you to have that. Even on the smoothest of roads, the car won't perform well.   Like any other parts of a motor vehicle, shocks and struts need regular replacement. It is even more critical for those who drive over rough terrain. Most auto manuals come with schedules for maintenance of shocks and support, but it always helps to know the signs of wear and tear.   Tires Wear Out Prematurely/Unevenly A clear sign of worn-out shocks and struts is in the tires. If you notice bald patches, uneven wearing, or if the tire treads wear out faster than usual, your suspension probably needs a replacement. Premature or uneven wearing is a sign that the wheels a ... read more