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How To Keep Your Windshield From Fogging Up

How To Keep Your Windshield From Fogging Up

Image by congerdesign from Pixabay   When we take our first trips out driving a vehicle, there are many things that are never explained to us. For instance, no one bothers to tell us how to cool down a car that’s been in the sun for hours, or what rain conditions to apply the windshield wiper frequencies. You learn by trial and error, process of elimination, and so on.   Foggy windows are the same way. We may not know the triggering factors that creates foggy windows, but we learn many ways of addressing the issue: Opening a window temporarily, wiping the inside of our windows with a dry cloth, etc.   Fogged windows are related to the temperature outside the car, inside ... read more

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What Damage Can Speed Bumps Do To Your Vehicle

What Damage Can Speed Bumps Do To Your Vehicle

Purpose of Speed Bumps Speed bumps they are designed to slow down drivers and help protect pedestrians as they cross the road. Their specially designed to slow down drivers in the road neighborhoods parking lots and in areas where there is a lot of foot traffic. As good as they are for pedestrians they are not the best for vehicles as they could damage them however this depends on how the driver goes about driving around speed bumps. What Damage can Speed Bumps Cause? It is not wise to raise over speed bumps even the small ones. Here are a few ways in which speed bumps could damage your vehicle. Damaged Shocks vehicles are made with suspension systems and a part of the suspension systems are shock absorbers otherwise known as shocks which absorb all the kinetic energy produced when a car is driving over bumps and dips. Unexpected potholes can sometimes cause your car to jump because the shock absorbers are not able to absorb the unexpected pothole. This is the same for speed bumps ... read more

Why Preventative Maintenance Saves You Money In The Long Run

Why Preventative Maintenance Saves You Money In The Long Run

Photo by Anastasiia Krutota on Unsplash   Maintaining your car is essential. It keeps it running smoothly and prevents expensive problems down the road. Preventive maintenance is key to keeping your vehicle healthy and saving you money in the long run. At Avid Autowerx, we specialize in preventive maintenance for Japanese cars. We know the importance of keeping your vehicle in top condition and have the experience and expertise to do so.   Many people think that the steady upkeep of a car is expensive, but in reality, looking after the needs of your vehicle saves you money in the long run. At Avid Autowerx, we recommend preventive maintenance for all our customers. Why? Because preventive maintenance catches minor problems be ... read more

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What Does a Tune-Up Consist Of?

What Does a Tune-Up Consist Of?

Regular tune-ups are necessary to keep your engine running smoothly and to prevent costly repairs later on. While most tune-up services have evolved to fit the modern engine, emissions, and fuel delivery system, the goals have not changed. Today, we will go over some of the most common components that get serviced and/or replaced during a tune-up service. Spark Plug Spark plugs are key to helping the engine get started. The electrodes in these components will slowly deteriorate over time. The distance between the two electrodes will increase, making it difficult for the voltage to jump from one to the other. Furthermore, dust and dirt deposits cling onto the component itself. Generally, spark plugs can last anywhere between 45,000 miles to 100,000 miles depending on the type of spark plugs used and the driving conditions they are operated on. A replacement will be determined upon inspection. Filters & Valves Tune-ups involve adjusting and replacing the parts that impact the com ... read more

Memory-Making Road Trip Destinations near Cincinnati!

Memory-Making Road Trip Destinations near Cincinnati!

Photo by Jorge Saavedra on Unsplash Memory Making Road Trip Destinations near Cincinnati! Cincinnati, Ohio is a great place to start a memory making road trip, there are so many options that it can be hard to choose just one. From history buffs to nature lovers, there is something for everyone in this great region of the country. So pack your bags and get ready for an unforgettable road trip!   Ohio is a state steeped in history, and there are countless destinations near Cincinnati that are perfect for exploring this fascinating aspect of American culture. For example, the city of Cincinnati itself was founded in 1788 by a man named John Filson. He named the city after the Roman general Cincinnatus, who was famous for his milita ... read more

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Everything You Need to Know About Oxygen Sensors

Everything You Need to Know About Oxygen Sensors

Oxygen sensors are one of the most important components of your car. They are crucial in ensuring that your engine is running correctly and efficiently. Without oxygen sensors, your car would be unable to properly regulate the air-fuel mixture in the engine, which could lead to a decrease in performance and fuel economy. What Is an Oxygen Sensor? An oxygen sensor is a device that measures the amount of oxygen in a gas. It's typically used in internal combustion engines to measure the air-fuel mixture. The oxygen sensor generates a voltage dependent on the amount of oxygen in the exhaust gas. The engine control unit utilizes this data to fine-tune the air-fuel ratio for optimal combustion. Signs There's a Problem With Your Oxygen Sensor Here are four signs that your oxygen sensor may be going bad: 1. Check Engine Light Is On This light is triggered by the car's onboard computer when it detects an issue with one of the engine's systems, and it's a good idea to g ... read more

Preparing Your Vehicle for Summer Travel

Preparing Your Vehicle for Summer Travel

Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay    Summer is here and the time is right for vacation travel! If you are braving the hot roads, crumbling infrastructure, and exorbitant gas prices this summer to get a break, you deserve to have the best break you can.    Avid would like to see your voyage off on the right foot. That’s why we’ve prepared a checklist of the top ten things we would recommend you take care of, before you leave home on a vacation!   1.    Documentation - It just makes good sense to keep your documentation handy. Make sure you have an up-to-date insurance card (don’t fumble with your smartphone), registration, and license i ... read more

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All the Items You Need in Your Car’s Emergency Kit

All the Items You Need in Your Car’s Emergency Kit

  With many of you hitting the roads this summer, we want to make sure you have safe travels. While we’d hate for your car to break down or be in an accident, some instances are unavoidable. To give you some relief, we recommend packing an emergency kit. Having some of these items below can help you overcome the incident with less stress. Here’s a full list of what you need to include in your emergency kit. Jumper cables - just in case your battery needs a jump. A spare tire and tire changing kit - you never anticipate a flat tire or tire blowout. These can get you to the nearest auto repair shop. A first aid kit - every med kit should include over-the-counter medicine, band-aids, gauze, etc. Plenty of water and non-perishable food  A phone charger - with a dead phone, how are you supposed to get in touch with roadside assistance and your loved ones. Flares or reflective cones - will help you be seen by other drivers on the road. Flashlight - if your car b ... read more

Getting Ready For National Tire Safety Week; What You Should Know

Getting Ready For National Tire Safety Week; What You Should Know

Image by Mikes-Photography from Pixabay   National Tire Safety Week only comes once a year, but serves to remind us of the importance of proper tire care that should be practiced everyday. National Tire Safety Week is run by the U.S. Tire Manufacturer’s association, or USTMA, and runs from June 28 to July 4. This time serves as a great opportunity to learn about safety standards and protocols, which prompts awareness for tire safety.    At Avid Autowerx, we want to spread the word about tire safety and what you can do to make sure your tires are working properly. In this blog, we will be listing some safety tips that you can take to check your tires, as well as what ... read more

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What are the Symptoms of a Bad Catalytic Converter?

What are the Symptoms of a Bad Catalytic Converter?

Have you ever noticed a rotten egg-like, sulfuric smell coming from your car's exhaust? Someone didn't leave a rotten egg inside your car. It's probably an issue with your vehicle's catalytic converter. It's either a faulty, old or generally bad catalytic converter. Your vehicle's catalytic converter typically works to reduce vehicle pollution by converting its emissions into non-harmful gasses. Here are the common symptoms that might help you identify a bad catalytic converter. Rattling Noise Typically, your vehicle's catalytic converter features catalyst coated honeycomb meshes inside. A rattling sound usually results when these catalytic converter components break apart or collapse due to excessively rich fuel mixtures of an internally damaged or old catalytic converter. You may notice a more obvious rattle when starting your vehicle's engine, an issue that may worsen over time. Reduced Engine Performance An engine performance reduction is among ... read more

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