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Yearly Archives: 2021

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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Here's Why Mechanics Suggests You Park Your Car in the Shade

Here's Why Mechanics Suggests You Park Your Car in the Shade

We are all familiar with the harshness of winter weather on our cars, but what about the summer? Believe it or not, but the heat can be just as bad for your vehicle. With temperatures in the 80s and 90s in Cincinnati every day, it can significantly affect your vehicle's internal health and performance. The damage is even worse for those who park their cars in direct sunlight. If you love your car and want both its battery and tires to be reliable for the summer, you need to park it in the shade as much as you can.   Preserve Your Battery Whenever your car is exposed to temperatures greater than 80 degrees Fahrenheit, it is at risk of internal corrosion. Additionally, the hot weather can evaporate the acid in the battery, which will lead to startup problems. This is why professionals will stress how important it is to park out of the sun. We do understand that sometimes shades might not always be available. In such cases, you should pack a set of jumper cables in your trunk ... read more

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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