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Top 4 Signs That You Need Wheel Alignment

Top 4 Signs That You Need Wheel Alignment

You may think you are spared whenever you hit a curb or fly through a pothole, but it may not always be the case. These nasty road obstacles can wreak havoc if you are not careful. More specifically, they can cause your wheels to go out of alignment. A wheel misalignment means that you have at least one of your wheels pointing in the wrong direction. You will probably face a lot of difficulty handling your vehicle, but you will be exposed to more road hazards as a result. Here are several symptoms that indicate you are due for a wheel alignment:   Sign #1: Vehicle Pulling to One Side Your car pulling to one side is the most prominent sign that you need your wheels realigned. If the road you're cruising on is flat and straight, your vehicle should continue to drive straight. However, if it is veering off to the left or right of the road, take it into an auto shop immediately.   Sign #2: Steering Wheel Off-Centered Your steering wheel should be properly aligned when d ... read more

Can I Switch to Synthetic Oil?

Can I Switch to Synthetic Oil?

Before deciding whether or not to convert to synthetic oil or even synthetic blend, you must research beforehand.   Synthetic oil is comprised of petroleum components along with organic and inorganic ingredients. These compounds are chemically engineered and are far more complex than the ones found in traditional oils. The additives in synthetic lubricants are purer and more consistent, which provide longevity between every oil change. Whereas the ingredients found in conventional oil are lower in quality, requiring more frequent oil changes.   Some individuals opt for semi-synthetic blends, which have components of both conventional and synthetic lubricants. However, these are still less pure and uniform than fully synthetic oils.   Did you know that more than 70% of new cars use synthetic or semi-synthetic oil than conventional oil? Most people tend to believe that synthetic oils lubricate engines more efficiently than conventional oils and synthetic blends. The ... read more

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