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All-Season Tires and Your Vehicle

All-Season Tires and Your Vehicle

 Photo by Enis Yavuz on Unsplash   It's time for our August blog! This month we will be focusing on all-season tires, their pros, and cons, as well as a few things to consider before heading out and purchasing your next new set of tires for your automobile.    As the year goes by, the seasons bring weather changes that affect the road conditions you drive on. As your tires are the contact point between the road and your vehicle, it is essential to know you can count on your tires to do their job. Here at Avid Autowerx, we want to give you peace of mind by offering professional recommendations for which tires you should mount on your vehicle. Follow us in learning more about all-season tires and what they can ... read more

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Why You Should Not Run Your Gas to Empty

Why You Should Not Run Your Gas to Empty

Nothing is more anxiety-inducing than seeing that your low gas warning light come on your dashboard, especially if you don't see a gas station in sight. If you don't want to be caught in this situation, get in a good habit of filling up before the warning light comes on. Being stranded and out of gas isn't the only consequence of running on an empty gas tank. Multiple problems can arise within your car's internal system.    Reasons Why Should You Not Run Your Gas to Empty Risk of Getting Stranded. As mentioned earlier, it can be very stressful to run your gas tank on low with no gas stations around. The worst situation you can be in is to be stuck on the side of the road with no gas left in your car. You might be able to get help from a friend or family. However, if no one can help you at the moment, you'd have to pay for someone to help! Damage to Catalytic Converter. Your catalytic converter is an integral part of your vehicle's exhaust system. R ... read more

The Best Of Cincinnati

The Best Of Cincinnati

Photo by Prima Prottasha on Unsplash    Are you planning a trip for July 4th? It's likely going to be a very busy holiday this year! This month, we will share some of the best places to visit while in Cincinnati, OH.   On a sunny day of summer, all we want to do is get out of home, hop in our cars and drive away to enjoy our day; and the best way of doing it is by taking all our family and friends to explore the beautiful city of Cincinnati.    Pendleton Art Center: If you love art and culture, Cincinnati Pendleton Art Center is the perfect place for you to visit. It supports and encourages its public to be creative and love art, as it exhibits and provides programs to raise awareness and participation of the people in the arts.    Over the Rhine: One of the most vibrant and eclectic neighborhoods of Cincinnati is Over th ... read more

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All About the Different Types of Motor Oil

All About the Different Types of Motor Oil

  Motor oil is vital to your vehicle's performance; it does so by keeping your engine properly lubricated and absorbing heat to help it run. There are three main types of oil. At Avid Autowerx, we can help you determine whether your vehicle should be consuming synthetic, semi-synthetic, or conventional oil. Most of the time, it depends on several factors, including the manufacturer's requirements, the climate you are in, your driving habits, or the age of your vehicle.   The 3 Types of Motor Oil   Synthetic  Synthetic oil is chemically produced in a lab to be more consistent and high-performing. It is effective at reducing friction and withstanding extremely high temperatures. Its engineered properties benefit the vehicle by improving fuel efficiency while increasing horsepower. Therefore, it is often recommended for cars that demand peak level performance. Synthetic oil costs more than conventional oil but can last up to 3x longer than traditional oil ... read more

An Ode to Tires: National Tire Month at Avid Autowerx

An Ode to Tires: National Tire Month at Avid Autowerx

Photo by Enis Yavuz on Unsplash   Have you ever worn flat-bottom sneakers on a hike or walk, and resulted in excruciating pain and regret? Wearing the right shoes for an activity is essential to better performance. When it comes to your vehicle, having the right shoes, or tires as it’s more commonly referred to, ensures peak performance and durability to tackle any challenges the road may offer. National tire month is rolling in, and commemorating this event, we would like to go over the key aspects of tires and why it’s essential to invest in the right tires for your vehicle.    Tires have come a long way in development and ingenuity to maximize efficiency and effectiveness on the road. Different aspects go into ch ... read more

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How Often Should I Have My Brake Pads Replaced?

How Often Should I Have My Brake Pads Replaced?

Of all a car's components, brakes perform the most vital function of driver safety. So it goes without saying they need to be well maintained to work at their best. Yet it's often overlooked by motorists who don't always pay attention to the signs. Brake pads and rotors on all types of cars wear out eventually, but brake wear and tear vary based on several factors. The two below being the most common factors: Your driving habits play a big part. Other than for safety reasons, there's no need to push the brakes aggressively. Braking smoothly as you approach a stop increases the pads' lifespan.   Stop and go traffic in the city is especially hard on your brakes. As is driving frequently through mountainous regions, where you rely on your brakes a lot to control your speed going down. Signs your brakes need replacing As a general rule of thumb, most car brake pads need to be replaced after about 50,000 miles. Some need it done before that and ... read more

Emergency Protocols

Emergency Protocols

Photo by by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay   Welcome to our May blog! This month, we wanted to talk about Emergency Protocols on your drive. With summer coming and more people out on the road, we hope you are doing your best to make driving safe for you and others.    We all know that flashing lights means that emergency vehicles are in the area. Those vehicles try to keep us safe and help people in trouble or stop people who are a danger to us on the road. It’s crucial that we know this and that we teach our kids this as they begin to approach the age where they are driving, too.   But it helps to remember that there are steps we can take both, as someone in an emergency situat ... read more

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How Long Do Shock Absorbers Last?

How Long Do Shock Absorbers Last?

Shock absorbers wear out over time. You should know when to replace your shock absorbers to maintain your car's performance and enhance its safety. Shock absorbers are part of the suspension system and act as a buffer to prevent vibrations from the road from reaching the body of your car. How Long Should Shock Absorbers Last? At the very least, shock absorbers should last for about four to five years. However, they can deteriorate quite fast if you drive in off-road conditions regularly. On the other hand, they can last as much as ten years if you only drive in smooth road conditions. You can also estimate when it is time to replace the shock absorbers by checking the distance covered since that last change. A good rule of the thumb is between 50,000 and 70,000 miles. If you regularly drive in off-road conditions, you may have to go with the lower cut-off mark. It is a good idea to have the shock absorbers inspected at least once a year to determine if they requ ... read more

Keeping It Green: Why a Green Shop is Important to You

Keeping It Green: Why a Green Shop is Important to You

Welcome to the April blog! This month, we’re looking into why a Green Shop is vital to you as a consumer in Cincinnati and what it means to you and your children. Some of our older customers might not know what a Green Shop is, as it is a relatively new idea in an auto shop. We’re happy to explain what it means and how it affects your community as a whole! When working on cars that use fossil fuels, there’s no way to proceed without doing some damage to the environment. A Green Shop’s auto mechanics make essential strides to minimize its carbon footprint and protect the local environment.  Some of these actions include: Replaced aluminum or steel parts are appropriately recycled. Installing energy-efficient lighting Fluid recycling Our wintertime heaters recycle engine oil These kinds of measures help ensure that you can come to Avid Autowerx to get your car looked at, leave with a clear conscience, and know that care for the Cincinnati community wa ... read more

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What Causes Brake Rotors to Warp?

What Causes Brake Rotors to Warp?

Brake rotors are an important part of your vehicle; they spin with and stop the wheels when the brake pads fasten down on them. There is a lot of heat that the brake rotors withstand in the process of braking; the need to dissolve the heat in a quick manner is there so the brake pads can be pressed down again. The surface of the brake rotors can become uneven over time all due to the mass amount of heat… this is also known as warping. When your brake rotors warp it can cause the brakes on your vehicle to become jittery and they will be less effective. When you think of brake warping you should know it means there is an uneven surface that is caused by heat. There are several ways in which your brake rotors can be warped; they include: Your brake rotors can become glazed with material that comes from your brake pads. This can happen when the brake pads get extremely hot which can cause the pad material to rub off onto the brake rotors. This will cause the surface of your brake ... read more

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