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Yearly Archives: 2022

The Top 5 Car Accessories That Fit Under Your Christmas Tree

The Top 5 Car Accessories That Fit Under Your Christmas Tree

Photo by Juliana Malta on Unsplash   It’s Time To Start Thinking Of This Year’s Gifts Gift-giving is a wonderful way to tell someone how much you appreciate their presence in your life. A thoughtful gift– even a small gesture– can mean a lot to us, and be treasured for many years to come.   However, gift giving does come with some anxiety. It’s difficult to choose a gift for someone that really becomes a favorite; it’s even harder to find a gift for a car enthusiast, as they tend to buy things for themselves and are usually a bit more aware of new trends than the average shopper.    We’d like to offer 5 gifts we can heartily recommend for Christmas 2022. Here are o ... read more

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Why Is My Car Heater Blowing Cool Air?

Why Is My Car Heater Blowing Cool Air?

Having a working A/C in your vehicle is nice, but having cool air in the winter is not necessary. During this time of year, we look forward to our car heaters warming us up in the morning on the way to work. If your car heater is blowing cool air instead of warm, it means that your vehicle is due for some repairs. Read on to learn about common car heater problems. What Are the Most Common Heater Issues in Cars? Faulty Thermostat – The thermostat monitors your engine’s temperature, which is where most of your heater gets warm air from. When you hop in your car, it should read “C” as your engine hasn’t been given enough time to warm up. However, a broken thermostat that is stuck in the cool zone causes a lack of coolant to flow. When this happens, your vehicle may lack cabin heating and be at risk of engine overheating. Please be careful and get immediate repairs.   Broken Heater Core – The heater core is ... read more

Preparing Your Vehicle For The Winter Months

Preparing Your Vehicle For The Winter Months

Photo by Damian McCoig on Unsplash Another Cold Winter Approaches! As the weather starts to cool down and the days get shorter, it's essential to start thinking about how to winterize your vehicle before December is upon us. Here in Cincinnati, we often get snow and ice during the winter months, which can wreak havoc on your car if you're not prepared, ruin your plans, or even permanently damage your vehicle.    While that’s the extreme, it’s useful to prepare for the worst even when we hope for the best. Here are a few tips to help you get your car ready for winter: Check your tires.  Make sure they have enough tread and are properly inflated. This will help you maintain traction on icy ro ... read more

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What to Do When Your Engine Overheats

What to Do When Your Engine Overheats

If your car engine overheats, it is important to take immediate action to avoid serious damage. Car engines overheat when they are pushed beyond their limits. This can happen when the engine is revved too high, when the car is driven too fast, or when the car is used for towing or hauling heavy loads. Overheating can damage the engine and lead to a breakdown. To avoid overheating, be sure to follow the manufacturer's recommendations for revving the engine and driving speed. When hauling heavy loads, take it easy on the accelerator and keep an eye on the temperature gauge. If the needle starts to creep into the red zone, pull over and let the engine cool down. Turning On Your Car's Heater The first thing you should do when your car engine starts overheating is to pull over to the side of the road and turn off the engine. However, this is not always possible. In such cases, turning on the heater can help cool it down until you can pull over and switch off the engine. The reaso ... read more

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

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