There will come a time for most parents when you need to bring your kids along for a vehicle inspection. There’s a good chance that you’re due for one soon, or maybe your check engine light just came on. On those occasions when no one is available to watch your kiddos, and they’ll be with you at the auto shop, a little preparation will go … Continue reading Tips to Keep Kids Occupied in the Auto Shop
You’ve had your pre-trip vehicle inspection at a local shop like Action Gator Tire, and the bags are all packed. Now it’s time to plan how to keep your kiddos happy with healthy and car-friendly snacks. The first thing you’re going to want to consider is storage and delivery methods. You can save lots of time and unscheduled stops by making age-appropriate snacks reachable and … Continue reading Kid Friendly Snacks to Help You Survive the Next Road Trip
Many vehicle owners groan or panic when they see the dreaded check engine light light up. This is often because there’s no apparent reason for what’s wrong. But don’t panic just yet. A check engine light or service engine soon notification is often the result of something simple and easy to fix. Chances are, it’s because of your onboard diagnostic system. This is a computer … Continue reading What To Do When Your Check Engine Light Is On
Purchasing gasoline is a necessary evil for the average citizen. Unfortunately, oil companies don’t always make things simple for motorists when it comes to picking which gas to use. There are also rumors and misinformation out there that claim that using a higher octane gasoline like mid-grade or premium can save you money by making your engine run more efficiently. These claims are both true … Continue reading Can Using Premium Gas Really Save You Money?
There are all kinds of radiators, but the most common is probably the one inside your car. Your vehicle’s radiator is a crucial part of keeping your car running smoothly and safely. The main purpose of the radiator is to keep your car’s engine cool while it is operating even in the extreme temperatures under the hood. Without the radiator, your car would quickly overheat … Continue reading Important Things to Understand About Your Radiator
Everyone enjoys a smooth ride on the highway. And you always notice when your vehicle isn’t driving as well as it should. There are plenty of reasons why your vehicle’s ride could be rough or bumpy. Diagnosing why you’re having a rough ride can be difficult. We put together this list of helpful tips to set you on your way to getting the smooth ride … Continue reading Top 5 Reasons Why Your Vehicle Isn’t Riding Smooth
A dead battery can be a big problem. Don’t find yourself stranded. Action Gator Tire put together these tips and tricks to make sure you get the most of your battery. Day to Day Car Battery Care When using a battery, it’s important to make sure you check it regularly for signs of corrosion or other warning signs of a bad battery. Warning signs include: … Continue reading How to Get the Most Out of Your Car Battery?
It’s hard enough driving in the rain, sleet, and snow. If you have to peek through a small gap in the windshield and you’ve got the wiper blades at full speed in a light shower, then you’re making life harder than it needs to be By that point, it’s pretty obvious you need to replace your wiper blades, but you don’t need to let it … Continue reading How to Know When to Replace Your Wiper Blades
A Step by Step Guide to Identify the Wobble and What’s Causing It There are many potential causes for a shaking or wobbling sound when driving a car. From the transmission to the tires, virtually any mechanism on your automobile that rotates or absorbs shock can be the wobble culprit. It is important to understand how to properly identify the cause of the wobbling sound. … Continue reading What is the Wobble?
A Routine Maintenance Guide Buying and maintaining a vehicle is an important investment that you and your family undoubtedly rely on. Many factors will influence the type and frequency of services your vehicle requires in order for it to live a long, healthy life. Certain engines require longer or shorter periods or miles between a required maintenance routine. That’s why it’s very important to familiarize … Continue reading Caring for Your Car