Columbus drivers want their tires to last as long as possible. Two ways to extend tire life are wheel balancing and tire rotation.When wheels are out of balance, they wobble and vibrate. That makes the tires wear in a cupping pattern....
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on October 13, 2019
Recently, Nissan introduced the latest version of its Leaf, the company's electric car. It has many new features, including something called e-Pedal. It allows the driver to let up on the accelerator and, unlike a gasoline engine car, the Leaf doesn't just slowly lose speed; letting off the throt...
Posted in Did You Know
on October 06, 2019
Isn't it amazing how much of our stuff is disposable these days? Clothes, electronics, housewares, furniture.Remember the days when Columbus families mended their clothes, polished their shoes and neatly put away their toys every night? If something was lost or ruined through neglect, your parent...
Posted in Keys to a long lasting vehicle
on September 29, 2019
Some people love 4x4 vehicles, the true 4-wheel drive works of engineering like Jeeps and 4x4 pickups that allow you to seemingly go anywhere on the planet. You can climb up a 40-degree rock trail with some planning and skill (always careful to protect the environment, of course), or you can get ...
Posted in Drive Train
on September 22, 2019
All Ohio pilots have checklists for every aspect of flying. They always use their checklists even if they only have two steps on them. They do this simply because a checklist is a great way to not forget steps. It is also how they ca...
Posted in Service Standards
on September 15, 2019
Did you know that most of the cars driving around Columbus, Ohio, carry more computer power than the Apollo 121 Lunar Module that landed on the moon in 1969?New cars sold in the Columbus area have as many as 12 networked computers an...
Posted in Dashboard
on September 08, 2019
The drive train in your vehicle includes all the components that transfer power from the transmission to the wheels. Those components differ depending on what type of vehicle you drive, namely, front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, al...
Posted in Drive Train
on September 01, 2019
Some Columbus drivers figure that anything they can attach to their trailer hitch can be towed by their vehicle. Nope. If you're going to do any towing around Columbus, you should be aware of safety issues, Ohio towing laws and potential liability.Understanding tow ratings is important for safe t...
Posted in Safety
on August 25, 2019
When autumn comes around in Columbus, leaves fall, nights get longer and there's a definite nip in the air. Time to unpack the boots and gloves and fold some extra blankets onto the beds. It's also time for Columbus drivers to winterize their vehicles.Here is some expert auto advice for Columbus ...
Posted in Maintenance
on August 18, 2019
We've all been through it. The vehicle ahead of us kicks up mud, slush, snow or salt on our windshield and we can't see a thing. And not being able to see a thing when we're driving? Not a good thing.Debris on a vehicle's glass can be blinding when driving directly into the sun. And other thi...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on August 11, 2019