The Suspension System Suspension refers to a system of springs, shocks, tires and more that connect the wheels to the vehicle itself, allowing independent movement of the two parts, vehicle, and wheels. Car Suspension was created to improve road handling and ride quality, as well as safety on rough roads and comfort while traveling across
There are a number of things that every driver dreads for their vehicle. Of course, accidents are very scary and a real risk of being on the road. Some people fear to have a flat tire at the wrong time that leaves them stranded. But perhaps no other kind of car trouble can create as
A dog is man’s best friend, and better yet he’s the cutest passenger to have in your car. You know your pup wants to go with you on your road trip, and it’s fun having him come along but sometimes it can be a little rough on your car and maybe even a little distracting.
Life at the beach is relaxing and beautiful, but do you know what it could be doing to your car? It’s something you might not think about, but the salt water and climate at the beach can cause damage to your vehicle. Here are 3 things to watch out for: Salt and Dew No matter
As saying goes, “there’s no place like home for the holidays.” If your home for the holidays happens to be away from home, then it’s likely you’ll joining the millions of others on the road this holiday season. According to AAA, the expected number of holiday drivers this year will be more than 100 million.
AAA – American Automotive Association – was founded in 1902 with fewer than 1,000 members. Remember, back in those times, the car was in its infancy and majority of the population was still traveling by horse and buggy rather than by car. Henry Ford hadn’t even started the Ford Motor Company yet (not until 1903).
Its summer time and that means more drivers are on the road taking trips and of course sometimes causing backups. However, don’t let that get in the way of your fun and safety. Drive defensively, recognize others blind spots and try to avoid them. Don’t be afraid to pull over and stop and enjoy the
Driving from Long Beach, CA to Idyllwild is a great day drive for the driving enthusiast. And it is only 2,220 miles round trip! Not many road warriors get to drive through the California desert and its spectacular mountains in one day, none the less in a few hours. Idyllwild is a quaint little town
You never know what may happen to you or someone else around you. Whether you commute daily or are going on a road trip, you need to be prepared for an emergency. You could get a flat tire, have an accident, or run out of gas. Maybe your friend’s car won’t start. Since you never
If you live in California, you should be pretty familiar with laws that mandate every vehicle to be tested and checked for smog at least every other year. Due to our inability to meet and pass the Federal Clean Air Act standards, in 1982, our state implemented a program to help control and minimize automobile
You’re driving down the highway and your check engine light comes on. Your stomach sinks, you begin to worry what’s wrong with your car, and you think about how expensive the repair is going to be. All of these reactions are common for vehicle owners, but educating yourself on what a check engine light means,
Mercedes is rich in history Mercedes created the first automobile in 1886. It was a three wheel bicycle looking contraption that consisted of a steel tube frame, wooden panels and a small gasoline powered engine that produced 2/3 horsepower. It was slower than a horse and the horse was it’s biggest competition at the time.
Without your tires, your road trip would go no where… literally. According to AAA, 60% of Americans don’t regularly check their tires. Getting a flat or blowout while driving can lead to a very dangerous situation on the road. Take these precautions and keep rolling! Monthly Tire Pressure Checks You can find your recommended tire
Lots of people love traveling to the beach during the summer. They roll in, frolic on the beach, and roll out. Some of them think how cool it would be to live by the beach year-round. Sure, it might be cool, for you. Your car might think differently, if it could think. Car owners who
When it’s time to find a new auto repair shop in Long Beach, CA, you will quickly find that you have more than just a few options to choose from. Automotive repair shops in Long Beach are hungry for your business…so how do you know which one to pick? Think about it: you rely on