Thursday, July 11, 2013

Auto Tips For Women

Auto Tips For Women

FLUSHING, Mich.- As a woman, you may feel a sense of worry about what may happen if you ever broke down while you are alone. While a break down in an unfamiliar area can be dangerous, you can arm yourself with a few important Auto Tips For Women to make sure you're prepared for any situation.

Auto Tips For Women
If one of your tires begins to lose air, it will usually be noticeable, so make a habit of glancing at your tires before you get in the car. If you notice a tire does look low, then add air or change the tire immediately. Don’t wait! If you're driving and your car begins to pull to the right or left, it may be an indication that you have a flat tire. In this case, safely pull off to the side of the road and asses the situation. Before taking long trips, you should always check your tires for worn spots or damage.

Overheated Car
If while driving, your car begins to overheat, immediately make sure the air conditioning is off and turn the heat on high. While it seems like you should do the opposite, this will bring the heat away from the engine. If you can't safely pull over right away, then coasting can help cool the engine. To prevent your vehicle from overheating, switch into neutral if you're idling in one spot for more than 90 seconds to take some of the pressure off of the engine. However, never remove the radiator cap when your engine is hot because it can spray coolant and cause injury.

If you ever notice a fuzzy, green substance around your vehicle's battery, do not touch it! This substance is harmful battery acid, so be sure to protect yourself with gloves and eyewear. Removing battery acid from your battery can be an easy fix, just pour some Coca Cola on the fuzz. However, if this doesn’t work the cables will need to be removed and scrubbed clean with a wire brush.

It's important to be aware of your brakes while driving in the rain. Chances are you’re probably going to have to drive through a puddle or two, so make sure to dry them off by gently pressing the brakes after exiting the puddle. In addition, you can protect your vehicle by avoiding potholes. But, if you can’t avoid them make sure you do not apply your brakes while driving over them since this can cause damage to your suspension.

Additional Tips
If the weather is causing windy conditions and you feel your car being pushed while you drive, try rolling down your rear windows a little bit. This will allow the wind to flow through the car instead of pushing it.

If you notice an unpleasant smell in your vehicle, you can have it smelling fresh again with the use of dryer sheets. Just place them in your car, and remove them when the scent is gone.

Are you sick of your pet's hair sticking to every surface in your vehicle? Try Static Guard to keep it under control.

Lastly, ALWAYS remember to be prepared with a fully charged cell phone and keep a blanket or jacket in your trunk just in case your vehicle does brake down and you have to wait for help.

If you have any questions or concerns about your vehicle, come see us at Delehanty Ford, located at 1510 E. Pierson Road, Flushing, MI 48433, or give us a call at (810) 659-5688. Family-owned and operated, Delehanty Ford has been serving the Greater Genesee County area for over 65 years with customer satisfaction as our top priority. Our sales and service departments are dedicated to providing the best experience for every customer.

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