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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

Why a Ding Matters to Your Car

Why a Ding Matters to Your Car

When it comes to most things, the wise among us say, “you can’t judge a book by its cover.” It’s what’s on the inside that counts, not the superficial. What does it matter if your car has a dent, but the engine remains mercifully unharmed by an accident? But sometimes, it matters that things aren’t right. A scratch, a ding, or a dent all add up to a feeling that our faithful car is a little bit shabby. And that in turn has a surprising negative affect on how we treat our cars.  Ignoring body damage to your car can lead to apathy. If you don’t believe your car is worth the bodywork to buff out a scratch or clear up ding, those are feelings that will affect the way you drive the car.  This kind of apathy can lead to less-safe driving because the car is no longer 'protected' by you. You may take chances you would never take with your vehicle when it was new.  This very same apathy results in deferring the scheduled maint ... read more

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Benefits of a Transmission Flush

Benefits of a Transmission Flush

A transmission flush is a process of removing grime, sludge, and old transmission fluid from a car's transmission and then adding fresh, clean fluid. This procedure lubricates and cools the automatic transmission. The transmission system is designed to safely and smoothly transfer power to the wheel from the engine. By keeping the system in good condition, you'll protect your car against severe damage. Here are the top three benefits of a transmission flush: Prevent Problems With Transmission Preventing problems with the transmission is perhaps the most crucial benefit of a transmission flush. Over time, your transmission fluid will collect dirt and other foreign particles to prevent it from performing its function. This will cause the transmission system to heat up, which may interfere with acceleration and shifting. Dirty transmission fluid will no longer provide lubrication or power for transmission. By removing this old fluid and replacing it with a new ... read more

Romance and Car Life in Cincinnati

Romance and Car Life in Cincinnati

Do you remember your first love?  By first love, I don’t mean the boy or girl that first caught your eye. I mean the first automobile you fell in love with back in your youth. Not the one you saw in a showroom or on a poster, but the one you first could call your own, the one that gave you the freedom to get around.  We call this nostalgia ‘car life’ when you have a sense of yourself built into the car you own, and it makes its way into your relationship. You may have gained a partner along the way who understands how sentimental that first car is or was and perhaps shares a bit of nostalgia with you for the vehicle where you spend many date nights together. Although some may find it silly, car life in Cincinnati is alive and well. Last year, Fox 19 produced a beautiful account of a group of Pontiac Trans Am lovers at the Cavalcade of Customs Car Show who share their love of the Trans Am getting to meet and compare stories. It’s a heartwarming tale ... read more

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Types of Car Fluid Leaks

Types of Car Fluid Leaks

If you own a car, then it is important for you to regularly look at the ground where you park, be it in the garage or the driveway. If you notice that a fluid has been accumulating there, then the issue needs to be investigated further. Your car has several different fluids, and identifying the leaking fluid is not always straightforward. Below are some common types of car fluid leaks. Brake Fluid Leak Brake fluid is usually brown in color. It tends to accumulate under the master brake cylinder or just next to a tire. A brake fluid leak is quite a serious issue since the efficiency and the effectiveness of the braking system significantly depend on the right amount of brake fluid. Therefore, if the brake fluid is leaking, you will need to visit an auto shop right away for the sake of your safety. Transmission Fluid Leak Transmission fluid is usually brownish. If you catch transmission fluid a leak early, you can potentially save yourself a lot of money. Coolant Leak The coolant i ... read more

New Year, New Issues: planning ahead for 2021

 New Year, New Issues: planning ahead for 2021

So long, 2020! It’s normal to look back nostalgically at the year we’ve had, but with the civil unrest, western wildfires, threat of killer hornets, and of course, the pandemic, 2020 was not the kind of year that you stay tender to. So goodbye, 2020, and good riddance! 2021 will have plenty of challenges for us. There’s hope on the horizon now that a vaccine to COVID-19 has been approved, but with the economy in rough shape and so many out of work and/or homeless in the ensuing closedowns, the future is an undiscovered country that might be just as bad as the previous year. But the important thing now is to plan for 2021, and make the safe bets. Pay attention to what’s on the horizon… what to do about your kids if they are about to graduate into this situation… how to prepare for whatever bad shocks might come without living in fear. Your vehicle is one element that should not be giving you anxiety. You are likely driving it less than previous y ... read more

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