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Showing Gratitude For Our Cars

Showing Gratitude For Our Cars

It’s November, and that means the holiday season will kick off soon with the feast of feasts, Thanksgiving. This is the time of year when we all come back from our individual busy lives and spend a holiday weekend with our extended families over parades and football and board games. We gather around a table, a diverse collection of pilgrims, come to give thanks for our safe arrival home one more year. In some families, though, there are members, young and old, who are vulnerable to disease and can’t risk a full family gathering. That will mean many families will have to skip Thanksgiving this year to protect each other. It’s important to show gratitude when we can for being well enough to see each other for the holiday.  As we give thanks for all we have this year and for each other, there’s someone you rely on daily who deserves your recognition: your car! Who else braves the weather for you, beats the traffic in on time, and keeps you mild, calm, and en ... read more

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How Do I Know if I Need A Wheel Alignment?

How Do I Know if I Need A Wheel Alignment?

A good wheel alignment is necessary when it comes to safe car handling. All of your vehicle's wheels need to be properly aligned with each other in order for the tires to travel straight and avoid premature wear. When you drive with bad wheel alignment, your tires will typically wear down quickly and unevenly and you may have trouble steering or controlling your vehicle. This is why recommend getting your wheel alignment taken care of as soon as you notice an issue. There are a few different things that can cause your wheels to be forced out of alignment. They are typically related to bad driving habits, weather and road conditions, and more.  Having regular wheel alignments performed will keep your tires in great condition, saving you money on tires over the years. You'll also get better fuel efficiency, performance, and protect your vehicle's suspension components from unexpected repairs. Misaligned can be caused by a number of different things, including the follo ... read more

Not Taking Care of Your Car is the Scariest Thing Around

Not Taking Care of Your Car is the Scariest Thing Around

It’s October, now, and Avid Autowerx wants to know: are you taking proper care of your automobile? Are you regularly getting tune-ups with auto mechanics, and inspections to keep you knowledgeable about what your car needs to extend its life? Are you getting ticks, noises and worries checked out? Are you getting auto repair for the issues found in your inspections? October is a season of harvest, and then decay. The leaves are beginning to turn, and soon, they will fall in great numbers, leaving the trees bare and frightening. The days are getting shorter; soon it will be darker earlier. Spiders are in the peak months of their invasion, creeping into your home.  But you, and your car? This is just another season to weather. Sure, you watch horror movies in the run-up to Halloween and enjoy Pumpkin Spice Everything. Otherwise, your routine just goes on. You get up for work, run your errands, feed the pets, and get the kids where they need to be. Life goes on, as it does in ... read more

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How Often Do Windshield Wipers Need to Be Replaced?

How Often Do Windshield Wipers Need to Be Replaced?

Driving in the rain is definitely not something that many people enjoy. It can be difficult to see the road clearly and you need to drive slower and more carefully to avoid any potential accidents. Now imagine driving in the rain with faulty windshield wipers - it's not a pretty sight! Windshield wipers are a vehicle component that is often forgotten about until it starts raining. So after a super dry and hot summer, your wipers can be completely dried out and you'll have no idea until you need them, and they don't work. So, how often do you need to replace your windshield wipers, and when is the best time to do it?  Windshield wipers actually only last between 6 months to a year. This is because they are made of rubber and are constantly exposed to the elements. If you've been parking in the direct sunlight the entire summer, chances are your wipers are dried out. If you take a look at them and they appear to be dry, frayed, or cracked, it's definitely time ... read more

Oh No! Not the Dreaded Check Engine Light!

Oh No! Not the Dreaded Check Engine Light!

Imagine this scenario… You’re driving in your car and the Check Engine Light comes on. What do you do? Panic?  No… Pull over?  Not unless you hear some odd noise or your car starts losing power. Blow it off?  Well, as tempting as it is...no, you shouldn’t blow it off either. When many drivers see the Check Engine Light, they will often consider the options listed above. We understand, you’re living a busy life and you don’t have time to deal with the dreaded Check Engine light. But, here’s what you should do. Contact your favorite auto mechanic, or the Avid Autowerx team, and set an appointment for an inspection. It’s kind of like scheduling an appointment with your doctor when you have a fever. Something in your body doesn’t feel right. You might put off calling the doctor’s office for a while. But over time, the fever doesn’t go away and you start to show other symptoms. If you keep blowing it off ... read more

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What Does the TPMS Warning Light Indicate?

What Does the TPMS Warning Light Indicate?

You're driving along and see the light above illuminated on your vehicle's dashboard - what does this mean? Are my tires bad, do they need air, or does my tire have a puncture? The symbol shown above is your vehicle's TPMS warning light, or tire pressure monitoring system warning light. It can also look like a "TPMS" light, depending on the make and model of your vehicle.  The TPMS warning light is your vehicle's way of letting you know one of two things - either one or more fo your vehicle's tires are 25% below their recommended air pressure, or there is an issue with a tire pressure sensor. Regardless, the best thing to do when this light comes on is to bring your vehicle into Avid Autowerx for an inspection.  Driving with the proper tire pressure is so critical to your vehicle's performance and integrity. When you continue driving with low tire pressure, you are reducing your vehicle's fuel efficiency, wearing down your tires prematu ... read more

Know Your Fluids

Just like you, your car needs the right levels of fluids to run properly. Unlike you, your machine can’t compensate for those fluids. It will try to give you warnings, but as it runs dry, costly damage begins. Avid Autowerx wants to remind you to keep these fluids in mind as things get busy in life, because they can be important and lead to expensive headaches down the road. And most can be monitored just with a quick look under the hood of the car once a month, giving you peace of mind and a sense of being sympatico with your primary means of transportation! Coolant/Antifreeze - This is the most important fluid to monitor. Service centers recommend keeping an eye on it every two weeks, especially in bouts of extreme weather. An engine head cracked because there was no antifreeze or coolant left is a dead engine. This is fairly easy to check in most models, because the radiator’s reserve tank is usually in an easy-to-see place. It should be flushed every ... read more

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What is an Alternator?

What is an Alternator?

When you think of how your car gets its electrical power, you may automatically think of the battery. It's true, your car battery does provide the electricity needed to get your car started and stay running. But did you know that the alternator is also an important electrical component?  The alternator is a vital part of your vehicle's charging system, which means that it helps to keep the battery charged and running while you drive. It both distributes electricity and keeps the battery charged. Without a working alternator, your battery would quickly lose its charge and die out.  So, how does the alternator work exactly? The alternator is driven by the engine via a serpentine belt. the movement of the serpentine belt will in turn spin the alternator's rotor at a high speed. As the rotor spins, electricity is produced. There are magnets placed around the rotors which help to create a magnetic field. This magnetic field will produce the voltage necessary to ... read more

Pre-Purchase Inspections: What They Entail and Why They Matter

Today, we were driving around town and noticed we were following three newly-sold cars with the temporary tags. We were a little surprised, but after thinking about it, it makes sense why car purchases are ticking up lately.  For one, people who can’t afford car payments anymore due to layoffs are selling their used cars. For another, car dealerships are stuck with inventory they may not be able to move fast enough, so they are slashing prices on their new cars as well as their used car inventory. Lastly, some people have older cars that are less reliable, so they are taking advantage of all the cars entering the for-sale market. All these car sales bring up a valid point:  Pre-Purchase Inspections. What do they entail and why do they matter? Okay, if you are planning to buy a brand new car with a warranty, you don’t need to worry about a pre-purchase inspection. Or at least, you shouldn’t have to. You can skip the rest of this article if you wish. For ... read more

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Safety Tips for Celebrating July 4th

Safety Tips for Celebrating July 4th

The 4th of July is a day of celebration here in the United States. It signifies our country's freedom and is a day to get together with friends and family. Although the current pandemic has likely changed how you are celebrating this year, there are still options to enjoy the day safely and according to local laws. Even with the likely cancellation of major firework events, there will still be an increase in vehicles on the road and an increase in people in public areas. This is why it is important to ensure that you stay safe during this July 4th weekend.  We recommend the following safety tips for this 4th of July weekend:  If you'll be outdoors, don't forget to protect yourself from the sun. Too much sun exposure can cause sunburns and can make you lose hydration quicker. Be sure to use ample sun protection on your skin and wear appropriate clothing, hats, and sunglasses.  Did you know that our Independence Day is one of the most dangerous days in the U ... read more

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