Don’t Top Off-Hud’s Auto Service-Auto Repair Lubbock

When filling your gas tank, avoid topping off.  Any additional gas is just going to slop around or seep out.  Stop pumping at the first indication that your tank is full when the automatic nozzle clicks off.

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Temperature Affect Tire Inflation Huds Auto Service

With temperatures at an all time high, remember that tires can lose more air in hot weather.  Underinflated tires can result in accelerated wear and poor driving performance. Check your tire pressure often and add air as needed.

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Warming Your Car-Huds Auto Service-Auto Repair Lubbock

Warming your engine in the driveway may not be a good idea.  The engine does not operate at its peak temperature, resulting in incomplete fuel combustion, soot deposits on cylinder walls, oil contamination, and ultimately damaged components.

 

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Shift to Neutral-Huds Auto Service-Auto Repair Lubbock

Put less strain on your engine and automatic transmission by shifting to neutral at red lights.  Otherwise the engine is still trying to push the car even while it is stopped.

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Lights On While Driving-Huds Auto Service-Auto Repair Lubbock

Drive with your headlights on during the daylight hours have a decreased risk of being in an accident with another automobile.

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Set Your Mirrors Correctly-Huds Auto Service-Auto Repair Lubbock

Create smaller blind spots by adjusting your mirrors.  Set your rear view mirror as you normally would, then tilt it upward so you sit up straight.  Lean your head against the driver’s window then set your left mirror so you can see the back corner of your car.  Do the same for the right mirror.

 

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Warning Signs Engine Oil-Huds Auto Service-Auto Repair Lubbock

Warning signs that you might have problems with your engine oil.  If you have thick globs on the dipstick when you check the oil it means you could be developing sludge.  This thick jelly-like substance can block oil-ways and lubrication channels.

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Clean Battery Posts-Huds Auto Service-Auto Repair Lubbock

Clean the battery posts or terminals.  Loosen and remove the negative cable(black or minus sign) first, the the red positive cable.  Use a brass wire battery bruch dipped in a paste made from a few tablespoons of baking soda and a little water.

 

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Wash Your Engine-Huds Auto Service-Auto Repair Lubbock

Wash your engine every year or two.  A clean engine runs cooler than a dirty one.  Remember to protect sensitive engine components-including the air intake, distributor, and electrical parts-with plastic bags before getting started.  Use dish-washing components surfaces.  Rinse thoroughly, you can also use heavy-duty engine cleaning products be sure to follow the directions carefully.

 

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Battery Maintenance-Huds Auto Service- Lubbock Auto Repair

Check your battery regularly to extend its life and avoid the hassle of being stranded with a dead battery.

Keep your battery clean, a dirty case an actually cause current to drain  wipe with a damp rag and use a mild detergent if necessary.

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