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What Happens When You Miss An Oil Change?

What Happens When You Miss An Oil Change?

Staying on top of your auto maintenance should always be a top priority for vehicle owners in Cincinnati. Even though life may seem too hectic, try not to miss a vital service such as your oil change. All vehicles need their oil changed every 5,000 miles. And clean oil is essential to lubricate and maintain a stable temperature within the engine to ensure you with a safe drive. If you don't recollect your last visit to the auto shop for an oil change, it may be time for one! You may also be questioning what can happen if you miss one. Engine Damage If you extend the period between oil changes, the oil insufficiency will cause the engine to shut down entirely. An engine shut down may require an entire replacement, leading to extensive services and repairs. Knocking Engine Engine oil should be smooth and free of debris to lubricate the engine adequately. Motor oil that hasn't been swapped out in a while will get dark, thick, and sludgy. Unclean oil will cause the engine to ba ... read more

Top Driving Apps to Have This Year

Top Driving Apps to Have This Year

Image by Foundry Co from Pixabay   Your smartphone might be one of the most adaptable and accessible tools you have when you're on the road. Whether for Apple or Android, many apps provide benefits such as assisting navigation, directing you to cheaper food and fuel, and even providing a better listening experience for your music! We've selected our top selections for the best apps to have on your smartphone; to ease your drives!   Spotify Cost: Free + Premium Option Available: IOS & Android If you prefer listening to music while driving, this app is for you. Spotify allows you to listen to music and podcasts on the road for a better travel experience. You can create a Spotify ... read more

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Timing Belt Replacement in Cincinnati, OH

Timing Belt Replacement in Cincinnati, OH

Your vehicle consists of hundreds of parts (thousands if you include the little nuts and bolts). The timing belt is one of those indisposable parts for many different functions of your car. It plays a vital role by helping the camshaft and crankshaft move in sync and regulating the engine valves and pistons.   Over time, this rubbery component will wear down and can snap and break if you don't replace it on time. When this happens, it can cause your engine to fail. It is highly recommended that your timing belt be replaced before leading to this kind of catastrophe.    On average, most cars can drive up to 100,000 miles with no problems before requiring a timing belt replacement. While this may be true for most cases, you will want to read your owner's manual to determine when you need a timing belt replacement. Other than the indicated mile mark, you can look for the warning signs of an aging timing belt: Car start problems A ticking sound coming from unde ... read more

What To Do When Bad Weather Surprises You

What To Do When Bad Weather Surprises You

Image by Mircea Ploscar from Pixabay    The holidays are here, and for many, that means travel! Either to escape the cold or to visit family and friends, for many, the holidays start with a road trip. Make sure to prepare your vehicle before heading off on a road trip, but what about sudden lousy weather? In this blog, we want to provide you with some tips on what to do when bad weather surprises you.   One of the most important steps is to plan your trip before heading out. Check weather forecasts and find alternative routes in case your primary route can not be accessed. List possible stops for gas, food, and shelter as well. In the following list, we have chosen some top scenari ... read more

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8 Tailgating Tips To Follow This Season

8 Tailgating Tips To Follow This Season

Fall is in full swing, and it's the best time of the year for sports fans, especially football. Tailgating has been a long-time part of American sports culture, and it is a wonderful way to bring people who share the same interests for delicious food and fun games before the sporting event starts. With thousands of people gathered in one spot, it can be a little hectic. To ensure you stay safe during this sporting season, please follow these eight tailgating safety tips: If you're attending an NFL game, the crowds of people can exceed 60,000. So if you're driving around a tailgating zone, please be extra attentive to your surroundings. There are going to be pedestrians everywhere! We all know many people consume alcohol at sporting events. If you plan to do so, we highly urge you to have a plan. Make sure you have a friend or family member that can be the designated driver. You should never drink and drive! Don't grill too close to your vehicle. Cars are powered by g ... read more

Keeping the Home Fires Burning: Why it's Important to Get Your A/C Checked before Winter

Keeping the Home Fires Burning: Why it's Important to Get Your A/C Checked before Winter

Photo by Robert Bye on Unsplash   Have you heard about the HVAC system in your car? HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. This system controls the climate inside your vehicle, i.e., warm air and cool air, and it dehumidifies and clears foggy windshields. With this in mind, it is crucial to get your HVAC system, including your A/C, checked before winter to provide comfort and safety on the road.   But why have it checked before winter? The answer is because the Summer and Fall months are typically the months you are running your A/C system most. This heavy use can bring normal wear and tear that regular maintenance can fix to prevent further damage. However, if left unattended, this normal wear and t ... read more

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What Are the Signs That You Need A New Car Battery?

What Are the Signs That You Need A New Car Battery?

Your vehicle battery needs to be clean and in good condition to be able to start your vehicle. Just like your phone battery, your car battery is the source of power for all the electronic accessories throughout your car (radio, lights, power windows, electric power steering, etc.). If your battery is weak or drained, you will likely experience some clear signs. Usually, the average car battery will last approximately 5 to 7 years before you need a replacement.  Depending on your vehicle, usage, and maintenance, it may last longer or fall apart faster. Sometimes, using a pair of jumper cables is all you need to have your car up and running again. Nevertheless, car batteries ultimately begin to lose their charging potential or battery health. And eventually, they will need a replacement.   4 Signs of a Dying Battery 1. Trouble Car Starts - The first and most obvious sign that you have troubles with your battery is when you start encountering problems starting up your car. I ... read more

Autumn In Cincinnati

Autumn In Cincinnati

Photo by Benjamin Voros on Unsplash   Are you looking for some ideas on how to spend your time this autumn season? Let us help you! In this month’s blog, we want to inspire you to take advantage of some great local activities to spend with your friends and loved ones. Continue reading for some of our top picks for family fun, drinks, and games!   Family Fun: If you are looking for a place for some family fun and entertainment, check out the Tricks and Treats Fall Fest at Kings Island! At Kings Island, you can expect mazes, crafts, fall-themed games, and trick-or-treating for the kids! Located at 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason, OH 45040, Kings Island will be open Saturdays and Sundays, September 25 through October ... read more

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5 Ways to Make Your Vehicle Go Green!

5 Ways to Make Your Vehicle Go Green!

You don't need to go car-less to go green. Instead, you just need to make smarter decisions when it comes to driving. If you're contemplating shifting gears into a more sustainable drive, we've collected a handful of accessible and affordable ways to make an environmental impact with every drive you take.   #1: Invest in Fuel-Efficient Tires Fuel-efficient tires are a tremendous investment for those who are environmentally conscious. There is a wide range of tires on the market. Some of them are made from safer materials, such as synthetic rubber blends. These tires include low rolling resistance, requiring less energy (gas) to move your car. The extra boost in gas mileage means you're burning less fuel and reducing emissions.   #2: Avoid Idling for Too Long All of us have left our engines running at one point or another. Letting your car idle may not seem like a huge deal if you're just waiting in the drive-thru line. But when your idling turns into ... read more

The Importance of Planning and Preventative Maintenance

The Importance of Planning and Preventative Maintenance

Image by Skica911 from Pixabay    Taking care of your vehicle’s health is an essential aspect of owning a reliable and dependable car. At Avid Autowerx, we care about you and your vehicle and want to be your trusted auto shop. Continue reading to learn more about the importance of planning and preventative maintenance and how Avid Autowerx can help you!   Planning is essential to help prevent accidents or possible damage to your car. Several routine maintenance practices can be done to avoid bills and dangers on the road. Here are some maintenance tips that we recommend you consider:   Tire rotation, balancing, and alignment ... read more

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