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Yearly Archives: 2021

Protect Your Car's Rubbery Components

If you haven't noticed already, many car components are made of rubber. The extreme temperatures are tough on these rubber parts, such as your belts, gaskets, door/window/hood/trunk seals, and air/fluid hoses. As you drive on wet or moist roads, water and grime can launch underneath the car. The loose debris can lead to corrosion in your belts, seals, and hoses. If you notice anything start to leak or slip, it could lead to more severe problems and costly repairs. Below are the rubber-made parts in your car that require attention from time to time:   Timing Belt The timing belt is ... read more

July 4th Safety Tips

The Fourth of July is a celebratory time spent with friends and family. Whether you plan to watch fireworks, host a BBQ, or go to the beach, you will likely run into traffic around this holiday as more people are out celebrating. It is crucial to prioritize your and your loved ones' safety and do what you can to have fun on Independence Day.   Here are some tips that Thom's Four Wheel Drive can offer to ensure your safety this 4th of July: Always be alert and aware of your surroundings when going. Fourth of July is deemed one of the most dangerous days in the United States to d ... read more

What Are Signs of Low Brake Fluid?

Brake fluid is a hydraulic fluid, which transfers the pressure you apply on the pedal to the pads on each wheel. Since the fluid is sealed inside a tube, pressure is not lost at any point in the system. However, these fluid lines may get damaged or worn out, and the fluid may get contaminated. The fluid breaks down after using it for some time. Low or a poorly performing brake fluid may cause braking issues and accidents. Here are signs of low brake fluid: The ABS light comes on: This is one of the most common indicators of something wrong with the brake fluid or any other braking system com ... read more

5 Signs It's Time for a Wheel Alignment

Ignoring your car's maintenance appointments may cost you in the long run, more specifically, if your vehicle is not aligned correctly. A car with poor wheel alignment is dangerous to drive, and the poor alignment may cause other parts of the car, like the braking system, to get damaged. But how do you know when your vehicle needs wheel alignments? Here are the top five signs to be on the lookout for. 1. The car "pulls" you to one side of the road or the other When driving on the road and you feel like the car is pulling you to one side of ... read more

How Long Do Shock Absorbers Last?

There are essential car components that function to ensure a smooth and comfortable ride. Among these components are the shock absorbers. They are components that resemble hydraulic pumps, and they are essential in controlling the impact and rebound movement in the vehicle's springs and the suspension. They help in smoothening any bumps and vibrations to maintain a comfortable ride. Among these essential functions, the shocks ensure that the vehicle's tires maintain contact with the road surface. The function guarantees road safety by maintaining safe control and braking response fro ... read more

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