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It’s Time to Prepare Your European Vehicle for the Winter

It’s Time to Prepare Your European Vehicle for the Winter

The weather has finally started to cool in San Jose, making it an optimal time to give your vehicle a little extra love for the winter. Summer heat is harsh on your car, but winter also places a few additional demands on your fragile engine parts. If you're planning on end-of-the-year road trips or want top vehicle performance going into 2021, maintenance should be the main priority. Winter car care is your opportunity to improve fuel efficiency, boost safety, and improve drivability. Below we have listed a few essential car components to check to prepare your European vehicle for the winter. Check the lights: During the winter, the sun sets earlier, and you may find yourself doing more at night. Take time to check that your headlights and brake lights are working and fully functional. This can increase safety when it's dark and prevent any unexpected fix-it tickets.  Check the battery: Extreme temperatures during t ... read more

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How to Check Your Tire Pressure

How to Check Your Tire Pressure

Maintaining adequate tire pressure is typically a quick and straightforward task. Proper tire inflation is essential for good tire performance while driving your vehicle. Properly inflated tires have a longer lifespan and offer faster steering wheel response time. It also limits how much fuel your car guzzles, providing better fuel efficiency. No matter if your tires are under-inflated or over-inflated, both can cause premature tread wear and tire failure. To get the most out of your tires, check the tire pressure monthly. Below is a list of tips to help you efficiently maintain your vehicle’s tire inflation. Confirm the manufacturers recommended PSI. You can find the recommended tire pressure for your vehicle on the door jam on the driver’s side. The vehicle’s owner’s manual will also have tire PSI for your front and rear tires. Keep this number noted. Check your tire pressure before driving. If possible, check the tire pre ... read more

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How Often Should You Get Your Vehicle Inspected?

Your vehicle is your investment, so like most drivers, it’s important to take good care of it. This may leave you wondering how often you should take your car in for servicing. Having your vehicle inspected doesn’t mean something is wrong, but an excellent way to check that major components are running efficiently. Regular vehicle maintenance protects you, other passengers, and your wallet in the long run. While most experts agree that if possible, you should consult your owner’s manual for a recommended maintenance schedule - how often you get your car serviced may not be as simple as that. Each individual driver has various factors that will determine what will be beneficial. Below are different variables that can affect the frequency of your vehicle inspections:  How old is your car? If you’re currently driving a newer vehicle, it may already have built-in vehicle maintenance reminders. The in-vehicle maintenance system in a newer vehic ... read more

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