Driving and Maintenance Tips to Make Your Tires Last Longer
When you invest in a set of new tires for your car, you can make them last longer if you’re … Read More »
Brake Pads: What You Need to Know
therry/iStock/Thinkstock Subject to tremendous friction and heat, brake pads wear down and must be replaced as part of a car's regular maintenance. In disc-brake systems, the brake pads are the friction material the caliper squeezes against the rotating disc, or rotor, to slow the wheel's rotation and stop the car. In drum brakes, the pads are called shoes How do I know when to change my brake pads and rotors? Squeaks, squeals and metal-to-metal grinding noises are typical signs you're past due for new brake pads and/or rotors. Other signs include longer stopping distances and more pedal travel before you feel significant braking force. If it's been more than two years since your brake parts were replaced, it's a good idea to have the brakes checked at every oil change or every six…
How Often Should I Change My Oil?
The Cottman Man Blog: How often you should change your engine oil? Read on to learn about when your oil should be changed and other car maintenance tips!
This is What a Massive 500 Gallon Propane Tank Explosion Looks Like
If there's one thing that you want to avoid with anything that's propane powered from your grill to your heater, It would most obviously be a situation that would put the propane tank in danger of building up enough pressure to explode and send shrapnel flying everywhere. While these tanks are fitted with safety...
What Does a Muffler Do? Muffler Function, Maintenance, and Repair
What does a muffler do for your car? When do they need to be replaced? Here's a thorough explanation of your muffler and why it's so important.