Yearly Archives: 2021

How Does Your Car’s Exhaust System Work?

Your car is equipped with multiple systems that work together to form a functioning car. One of those systems is the exhaust system. It is responsible for diverting gasses away from the engine so that they do not get into the cabin and into your lungs. Take a look at some of the parts that make up the exhaust system.   Exhaust Manifold For most cars, the exhaust system begins with the exhaust manifold. It is usually made of metal and it connects the engine to the rest of the exhaust system. One side of the manifold has individual tubes that connect to each of the engine cylinders. In the manifold, these individual tubes merge and come out on the other side as a single tube. Oxygen Sensor Another part of the exhaust system is the oxygen sensor. This part measures how much oxygen is in the waste gases. In a perfect world, the car’s engine would use exactly the right amount of oxygen needed to completely burn the fuel, and none would be le ... read more

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Safe Driving Tips for the Rainy Season

Wet weather is right around the corner so here are a few safety tips to help keep you from being caught in the rain. Driving in the rain can be intimidating and sometimes dangerous for those who are not prepared. Luckily, there are some things you can do to make your drive safer and limit the risk of getting into an accident. Let us look at some tips for making your next rainy drive a safer one. Replace Worn Tires One of the biggest contributing factors to accidents is the condition of the tires on your car. Worn down tires do not grip the road like they should, which could lead to hydroplaning and accidents. If your tires seem worn down it is time to have them checked by a professional and replaced if necessary. Most drivers understand that worn tires can be dangerous in snow and ice, but the same is true for wet roads during or following a rainstorm. Check Windshield Wipers The windshield wipers on your car are essential when it starts to pour ou ... read more

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