Blog

Understanding the Difference Between Winter Tires and All-Season Tires

Taking the time to prepare for driving in winter weather is necessary, and we can be of assistance at Braddock Motors. Read this summary to determine if you need winter tires or all-season tires for the upcoming winter season.

All-season tires are suitable if you live in an area that has little snowfall, but if you live where there's heavy snow with icy roads, then it's best to have a set of winter tires mounted. Winter tires are unique because they have more biting edges and deeper tread for increased traction.

Be sure that you have a complete…
Read More
Categories:

Gasket Inspections Are Essential Car Maintenance

Gaskets form seals to keep fluids and gases in the proper place. Almost every system in your vehicle involves one or more gaskets or seals. They are made of a variety of materials, but most of them break down over time. When this happens, it can cause problems such as brake failure, power steering failure, water pump failure or cause the engine to overheat.

Gaskets do many vital roles, but many people do not think about them until one of them fails. That is why it is a good idea to have your car’s gaskets and seals checked as…
Read More
Categories:

Oversteering and Understeering Affects a Typical Driver Differently

Because automobiles are designed with delicate steering hardware, some vehicles will oversteer while others understeer. Professional mechanics have convenient ways to resolve both of these problems. You should consider the available services options if the process of maneuvering your vehicle is too challenging.

If your car understeers, this means that the tires on your automobile don't completely rotate when you spin the steering wheel. On busy highways, an understeering problem can make you cause an accident because your steering system's timing won't be accurate. For 

 

Read More
Categories:

A Closer Look at Backup Cameras


Most cars today have some type of rearview mirror to guide you when you back up. Today, the majority of cars now offer rearview cameras to help you back up your car safely. Additionally, any car that weighs less than 10,000 lbs. must now have a rearview camera. At Braddock Motors, we want you to be safe when you are driving your car, so here are a few facts about backup (rearview) cameras.

The biggest benefit of a backup camera is helping prevent accidents when you are backing up your vehicle. A rear-facing camera expands your field of vision…
Read More
Categories:

Don't Use Your Car Often? You Should Still Change The Oil

Some people may think that just because they don't drive their car very often, an oil change isn't necessary. This is untrue! Not only are there mileage recommendations for performing an oil change, but there are time recommendations as well. If you care about the performance of your car and want it to last a long time, then you should be a fanatic about changing your oil on point with the manufacturer's specifications. It's also important to always use the correct high-quality oil, as well as a factory

 

Read More
Categories:

What Happens When You Drive Year-Round on Winter Tires

At Braddock Motors, we keep you informed about ways to be an exceptional Braddock Heights driver. One method involves minding your auto's seasonal maintenance. Specifically, we want you to understand the downside of driving on your winter tires the rest of the year.

In short, we do not recommend driving on winter tires beyond winter. These tires are built specifically to improve your car's ability to go and stop in snow, slush and ice. They give you a winter-driving advantage, but they reduce your vehicle's agility in non-winter conditions. 
Read More
Categories:

Roadside Emergency Kits You Can Make Yourself


We at Braddock Motors know the importance of being prepared for a roadside emergency when you’re traveling. The idea of having an emergency is something that seldom crosses our minds but things like this happen every day. Having a roadside emergency kit can make it a lot easier to get through an emergency. Allow us to help you set up your roadside emergency kit.

Putting together a roadside emergency kit is easy and relatively inexpensive. It’s also a must to have in your vehicle. Roadside emergency kits should include the following items.
?
• Flashlight
• Jumper cables
• Batteries
• Roadside 
Read More
Categories:

Keeping Your Cabin Environment Manageable

When driving your vehicle, you are very likely going to be having your air conditioner on. This not only makes sure that your vehicle is comfortable to sit in but also makes it healthy by keeping out some of the bad elements. However, there is a time when you are going to have to change out the Cabin Air Filter.

When deciding on whether or not to change the air filter, you are going to need to inspect it in order to get a look at the condition it is in. If the air filter is old, then you are…

Read More
Categories:

Understanding Car Wax

When it comes to keeping your car's exterior clean and protected throughout all kinds of weather and driving conditions, car wax can be your best friend. It is a cost-effective, intuitive way to keep the exterior paint from getting scratched and eroded by daily use.

Car wax is always applied as the last step of the car wash. Additionally, the car wax should not be applied until the exterior is totally dry. Try to apply it in small areas of the car at a time so that you are sure that you are not missing any spots...

 

Read More
Categories:

Driving Safety in the Rain

When it rains, the driving conditions can be hazardous! At Braddock Motors we want everyone to make sure they know how to handle these conditions around Braddock Heights. If you find yourself in a storm, there some things you can do to make sure you are safe until you are out of traffic.

If your vehicle skids or slides, don't slam on the brakes. Point your steering wheel toward the direction you want your car to go and realign it once the slide is over. Slowing down is important in any storm. You should also make sure that you…
Read More
Categories:

Authors

Subscribe to Our Blog

Popular Tags