Monthly Archives: May 2015

DON’T LET BRAKES STRESS YOU OUT

DON’T LET BRAKES STRESS YOU OUT

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STEER RIGHT IN BERNALILLO

STEER RIGHT IN BERNALILLO

Virtually all vehicles come with power steering so many Albuquerque drivers have never driven a car or truck without it. Power steering assists you when you turn your sedan steering wheel. Without it, it would be very hard to steer. Now this power assist comes in a couple of forms. In recent years, a lot of Bernalillo vehicles have an electric motor that reduces steering effort and helps improve MPG. The other kind of power steering is hydraulic. This is the kind most older New Mexico vehicles, and a lot of newer ones, have. Power steering fluid is pressurized by a pump and is used to assist steering. Of course, Bernalillo auto owners need the right amount of fluid in the system. If it’s too low your steering is affected and you could damage your sedan pump. Also, power steering fluid can become corrosive over time and damage the pump, hoses and connectors; leading to leaks and repairs. Power ... read more

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HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH FOR BERNALILLO AUTO OWNERS? TIRE TREAD DEPTH

HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH FOR BERNALILLO AUTO OWNERS? TIRE TREAD DEPTH

Most Bernalillo motorists know that tires wear out and that the wear has to do with tread depth. Most of us have heard that “bald” tires are dangerous, but most of us picture a tire with no tread at all when we think of a bald tire. And when we take our vehicles in for preventive maintenance, the technician tells us they’re need to be replaced long before all the tread is worn off. Just how much tire tread wear is too much? And how can you tell? Tires are costly and their condition is important to the safe handling of a vehicle, so it’s essential for Bernalillo auto owners to know the answers to these questions. First of all, it’s vital to understand that there may be a legal limit to tread wear. If your tires are worn past this limit, you have to replace them to be in compliance with New Mexico auto safety laws. That’s why measuring your tread wear is part of a vehicle safety inspection. In some jurisdictions, tread must be at least 1.6 millimeters or 2/32 of an inch thick. T ... read more

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