Imagine this: you're driving down the freeway, minding your own business, when a semi truck in front of you suddenly kicks up a large piece of gravel in a construction zone. The gravel hits your car's windshield and cracks it. Hopefully, you'll never be in this situation, but if you are, it's important that you know the next steps to take.
Pull Over if Your View is Obstructed
If the windshield crack occurs in an area of your windshield that significantly obstructs your view, you'll need to pull off the road as soon as it is safe to do so.
Most vehicles need new brakes about once every one to five years, depending on how much you drive. On average, you want the brakes replaced after driving about 50,000 miles. While this is true, most people will focus on the brake pads when it comes to replacement. The rotors also need to be replaced on occasion, and you do have some choices when it comes to the rotors. Keep reading to learn about how you should make a choice when looking at the parts.
When it starts to get chilly out, you may wake up and find the windshield over your car is iced over. If you are in a hurry, you may be tempted to pour some warm or hot water on the ice to get it to melt fast and be on your way. But what you may not realize is that if you do this, you can cause the glass on your windshield to crack or break due to the sudden temperature change.
Most people know that an automobile's engine and transmission need to be maintained, but it is not uncommon to overlook the vehicle's cooling system. Heat is the enemy of the engine and transmission, and the cooling system plays an important role in keeping the engine and transmission at the proper temperature so they are not damaged. Use the following tips to maintain your car's cooling system and help prevent expensive auto repairs:
Your vehicle should not suddenly start making a noise you've never heard it make before. If the noise is coming from your brakes, for example, you could have a serious problem on your hands. The question is – how do you know if the sound is one you should be concerned about?
The Constant Squeak
How often do you hear squeaky brakes? If your car has been in standing water or it is wet outside, initial squeaks are normal.