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How To Gravity Bleed Brakes

If you recently had your brake line or calipers replaced, there are high chances that you introduced air into the braking system. As time passes, the volume of air becomes trapped in the brake lines causing a soft or “mushy” feeling, when putting your foot on the brake pedal. This is not only an inconvenience, but also a safety issue, as your brakes may not be able to perform optimally (increasing stopping time significantly). How can you fix this?

Well, this is where “Gravity Bleeding” your brakes might prove handy, which manipulates the tubing to release trapped air bubbles. This remedy is a sure-fire and easy way that can ensure your brakes function perfectly. It can be done within 30 minutes, but you may require a helping hand. Look at this detailed guide below to learn why gravity bleeding is necessary and how to perform the process one-step at a time.

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Amsoil Vs. Redline: A Handy Comparison Guide

Cars are the second most expensive investment most of us will ever make in our life. They will be fulfilling our transportation needs for a considerable number of years. While they might be built to last you for decades, in order to guarantee they offer you OPTIMAL performance – you need to have them maintained and repaired regularly to ensure smooth running. Therefore, it is vital that you never delay in getting an oil change, as your parts require good lubrication for efficient working.

However, don’t just go for any oil you find on the shelf of an automotive store. Getting an oil change USED to be a simple thing, but ever since the inception of different “types” of cars and engines – the same oil doesn’t work for every vehicle anymore. You’ll find auto shops stocked with variants of synthetic and regular oil from multiple brands like Amsoil and Redline, and you are likely to hear conflicting recommendations about which is best. This article rids the confusion by giving a detailed review on both: Amsoil and Redline.

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A Guide To The Best Tire Shine

Your tires play a major role in determining the appearance of your car. The upkeep and maintenance of your tires is as important as keeping the exterior body parts of your vehicle clean. To allow your vehicle to grab the attention it deserves, you need to pay special attention to the cleanliness of your tires. Getting the best tire shine pushes the individuality you want. It also adds to that extra “pizzazz” of a waxed and shiny ride.

However, if you think cleaning your car’s tires only enhances the visual appearance, you are mistaken. Proper maintenance also protects your tires from cracking and weathering (due to excessive wear). It removes corrosion and protects your tires thread from various elements. Therefore, clean your tires every time you wash your car, or at least once every two weeks.

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