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Car Road Trip Games for Holiday Travel

Car Road Trip Games for Holiday Travel

Are you planning to go on a road trip with your family or friends? If so, the likelihood of boredom is high before reaching the intended destination. That is why it is crucial to prepare road trip games to make it enjoyable and make your passengers have fun. Top Car Road Trip Games for Holiday Travel One Sentence Story It's a progressive story with a catch where one person starts a story one sentence at a time, and the rest take turns adding a sentence until the story ends. Bella went to the grocery store. Unfortunately, it was closed. Fortunately, she met John. This is the idea! Cows on My Side Road trip with kids? This is the best game to keep them entertained. The game helps to sharpen the math skill of your kids. To get the point, yell "cows on my side" when you spot cows on your side. However, shout "cows on your side" if it is contrary and win a point from your opponent. Pass a cemetery, and all your cows are gone! Would You Rather It's pretty a ... read more

Hydraulic vs. Electric Power Steering

Hydraulic vs. Electric Power Steering

The power steering system is dependent on various parts; it functions to provide easier maneuverability and more control over a vehicle. It is also known as the steering assist system or SAS. Without the SAS, steering would be physically demanding to perfect. Power steering systems can either be hydraulic, electric, or a combination of both.    Without power steering, you won't be able to move side to side or turn left and right seamlessly. The hydraulic or electric energy assists this mechanism by multiplying the force applied by the driver through the steering wheel. As a result, your car will usually have an immediate response when you make the slightest adjustments on the steering wheel.    How Does Hydraulic Power Steering Work? Hydraulic power steering is what it sounds like; the system relies on fluid to intensify the force applied to move your front wheels. A pump pressurizes the hydraulic fluid. When you move the steering wheel, hydraulic pressure ... read more

How To Detect a Refrigerant Leak

How To Detect a Refrigerant Leak

It may be Fall in other parts of the US, but the weather is far from it in Merritt Island, FL, where A/C is still a MUST. If you've remarked your vehicle's air conditioning is losing its cooling factor, you may leak some sort. A/C leaks, unlike engine oil leaks, aren't easy to spot at all, so read on to learn how to detect the signs of refrigerant leaks.  Your vehicle's A/C is a complex system that cools the air and regulates humidity inside the cabin. It consists of various major components, including a condenser, evaporator, compressor, and more. To keep the inside of your car conditioned, a colorless (and odorless) refrigerant liquid flows through the entire system. As the refrigerant moves through your vehicle, it goes through both liquid and gas states. Refrigerant can leak at any point these sequences, especially when the parts of the system have become loose, worn, or damaged. Since refrigerant is a vapor at specific processes of the cooling cycle, a tiny c ... read more

Do I Need a Wheel Alignment or Tire Balance?

Do I Need a Wheel Alignment or Tire Balance?

The average person will commonly mistake a wheel alignment and tire balance service for one another. However, they are two different services and serve distinct purposes. Here's what you need to know about both wheel alignment and tire balance and how they will benefit your vehicle. We hope you understand which service you need depending on your vehicle's symptoms by the end of this.   Wheel Alignment A wheel alignment is a service where a professional tech alters the angles of your car's wheels to meet the manufacturer's specifications. This type of alignment is also referred to as tracking or breaking, and it is an integral part of your vehicle's maintenance schedule. During the service, the camber, toe, and caster are inspected to account for wheel orientation. The primary objective of a wheel alignment is to reduce wear and tear on the tires. Wheel alignment also makes sure your vehicle drives straight without moving to veer.     Tire B ... read more

What Does White Exhaust Smoke Mean For My Vehicle?

What Does White Exhaust Smoke Mean For My Vehicle?

If you are seeing white smoke coming from your vehicle's exhaust pipe, then you may be concerned. White smoke is not a normal condition - so what does it mean? Your exhaust pipe is where your car's fumes are released. Even though white smoke is not regular, it does not necessarily always point to a bad issue. Below are some of the common reasons behind white exhaust smoke:    Condensation  Condensation or water vapor is the most non-threatening cause of white smoke emitting from your pipe. If you see the white smoke on a chilly day and you only just started your car, you may just be seeing condensation. The following steps would be to wait it out and see if the smoke clears.    Coolant Leak  A coolant leak is one of the most prominent causes of white smoke. If there is a coolant leak anywhere within your vehicle, you may also detect a sweet syrupy smell in your car. Low coolant can be very damaging to your vehicle's engine and its neighbo ... read more