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Yearly Archives: 2022

Why Do Car Batteries Die in the Winter?

Your car's battery is one of the most important parts of your vehicle. It keeps your electrical accessories running, including the ignition system and other car parts. But when winter hits and cold weather settles in, you may notice that your car is having trouble starting up in the morning or running as it used to. This can be frustrating, but there are several reasons why this might be happening. Here are the reasons your car batteries die in the winter. Cold Weather Makes Batteries Die Faster Cold temperatures make batteries less efficient at holding onto power than hot temperatures ... read more

Thanksgiving Road Travel Safety Guide

Many Americans use their vehicles to travel to see their loved ones for the Thanksgiving holiday. Whether you’re making a trip across town or traveling for hours to a different state, there is specific planning that you should consider. Your safety on the road is just as important as seeing your loved ones for this holiday. That is why the team at Thom’s Four Wheel Drive and Auto Service, Inc. recommends that you follow these safe driving tips: Check the weather - The weather can be pretty unpredictable. Get ready for fog, rain, or even snow wherever you go. Make sure you frequent ... read more

Why Change the Cabin Air Filter

Did you know about your vehicle's cabin air filter? There's a device in your car, similar to the one you have at home, that makes sure the air you breathe is free of harmful dirt, dust, pollen, allergens, and more. We often check this filter for customers during their oil service, and we will recommend a change when the filter appears to be dirty. Most motorists should change it every 15,000, give or take.  Why Change the Cabin Air Filter Improves HVAC Air Flow - When this filter is dirty, the engine has to work harder to power your heating and air conditio ... read more

What Can Wear Down Tires Prematurely?

Tires are an essential part of any vehicle, which is why it's important that you know how to take proper care of them. Many things can have an effect on how tires hold up over time, but the most important things to keep in mind are how often you're driving, the kinds of roads you're driving on, and whether you're getting proper maintenance done. Inflation Ever wonder why everyone makes such a big deal of inflating their tires properly? Well, there's a pretty good reason for this. Tires have very specific measurements when it comes to how much air you need to give them. If ... read more

What Are the Signs of a Failing Fuel Pump?

Fuel pump failures or relay problems are common problems as cars start to age. Think about all the fuel your fuel pump has to transfer over the lifetime of your vehicle – that is A LOT! Whether you need the relay or pump replaced, the team at Thom’s Four Wheel Drive can assist with all your fuel system repairs.   The fuel pump is responsible for sending the gas in the tank through the fuel system and eventually into the engine where it will get burned for energy. You can be on the lookout for the following symptoms of a bad fuel pump: Problems Starting the Car: If your vehi ... read more

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