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How to Transport Your Christmas Tree Home with 8 Easy Tips

How to Transport Your Christmas Tree Home with 8 Easy Tips

If you haven't already, it is now time to start thinking about Christmas! And nothing smells more like Christmas than the scent of having a genuine Pine or Fir tree in your home. Unfortunately, getting the tree home from the farm is the most challenging task. Once you nail these tips below, you'll be smooth sailing into the holidays! Wear your gloves. You will want to guard your hands against the sharp pine needles and sticky sap. Also, it would be a good idea to wear long sleeves. Have it netted at the lot to make the transporting process more manageable and protect it from the wind and external forces. Protect your car's exterior and the tree's foliage by placing a tarp or blanket on the roof or bed of your vehicle. The tree trunk should always be facing towards the front end of the car for a seamless drive. Please bring plenty of rope or cord to wrap around the tree and secure it to the roof.  Give the tree a good, strong pull before leaving the lot to ens ... read more

How to Change a Flat Tire (With Your Spare)

How to Change a Flat Tire (With Your Spare)

Last month, we talked about the effects of a flat tire and emphasized the importance of tire maintenance. Now, we will discuss how to change a flat tire. The reality is that accidents can still happen, regardless of how your tire maintenance practices. Before you can replace a flat tire, you need the proper tools to carry out the steps. Some of these tools may already be in your car. If not, you should buy them and leave them in your trunk just in case. Items You Need Spare Tire (You should also ensure that the spare tire is always correctly inflated.) Jack Lug Wrench Fully inflated spare tire Vehicle Owner's manual *Nice to Have Items Flashlight with working batteries (in case it's dark)* Rain poncho/jacket/umbrella (in case of inclement weather)* Gloves* Wheel wedges* Step #1 - Loosen the wheel bolts using the lug wrench. Turn the bolt counterclockwise, but do not loosen it entirely. Step #2 - Raise the car Use your owner's manual to find your vehicle's j ... read more

Top Tips on How to Avoid Getting a Flat Tire

Top Tips on How to Avoid Getting a Flat Tire

Getting a flat tire can be one of the biggest misfortunes you can experience as a driver. Not only is it an inconvenience to you by putting a stop to your day, but it immediately triggers fear with the thought of how much it will cost. If you ever experience a flat tire, we want you to know that our team at Fadely's Auto Masters will do everything we can to minimize your costs and get you back to your routine as soon as possible.   What Are the Signs of a Flat Tire? Some flat tires are more noticeable than others. Besides a deflated-looking tire, there are other signs you should know of a flat tire.  You may notice your car's handling feels different You may hear a loud sound You might feel a vibration as you are driving. Worn out tread Bulging or blistering spots on the affected tire Below average tire pressure As soon as you notice one or more of these symptoms, you should safely pull over to check it out. If you need assistance in a better inspection of yo ... read more

Debunking Common Myths Surrounding the Braking System

Debunking Common Myths Surrounding the Braking System

There are countless misconceptions regarding your vehicle, especially about your brakes, that are being spread day and night. It's hard for most of us to distinguish between wrong and right, so we usually go off of what others tell us. Well -- our certified team of professionals is here to put a stop to these common myths!   #1: "Brake pads need to warm up first." This is FALSE. The brakes on the average car produce enough friction to stop your car even in freezing climates. It doesn't matter whether it is cold or hot; your brakes will bring your vehicle to a stop if the brakes are in good condition.    #2: "Wet brakes will increase your stopping time." It takes about 3x longer to break on wet surfaces than dry ones, but not because your brake system is wet. When your rotor gets damp, the water gets flung off by the intense force of your spinning wheels. Your stopping distance is compromised due to a loss of tire traction, not wet brakes ... read more

What is a Car Radiator?

What is a Car Radiator?

A radiator is a block or collection of parts that is responsible for cooling down and dissipating heat generated in a closed system. Cars are very complex machines and have many aspects that need to operate in conjunction to keep the car cool. Automobiles need their radiators to cool down the engines and lubricate the moving parts to ensure there are no performance setbacks. Radiators and engines almost always go hand in hand. You can also find radiators in motorcycles, stationary generating plants, railroad locomotives, and nearly anything with an engine. However, we will discuss car radiators and what problems could arise from a failing radiator. 4 Common Car Radiator Related Problems #1 - Leaks Leaks in the radiator can be a significant problem. The coolant that flows back and forth to your engine creates a lot of pressure. That pressure buildup could negatively affect your hoses. The hoses may decline or come loose, allowing coolant to escape the system, which will ultimately l ... read more