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When Is It Time To Change My Tires?

When Is It Time To Change My Tires?

You have been driving your car for quite some time now and are wondering about your tire condition. At first sight, they look fine, but how do you know for sure if they are due for a replacement? Well, that’s what we will find out in today’s Future Auto Service Blog post as we will discuss identifying factors and easy ways to find a replacement for your tires. How to Tell if Your Tire Needs to be Changed: Besides having a flat or blowout, there are two important factors when checking your tire condition: ·      Tread Depth ·      Manufacturing Age First, you always want to be aware of the tread depth. To get a better idea of tread depth, let’s first understand what the tread on a tire is actually good for. Essentially, all the grooves, knobs, and patterns are working together to help the car maintain a grip on the road while braking, accelerating, and cornering. Further, it can even ... read more

Three Things You Should Check On Your Car Right Now!

Three Things You Should Check On Your Car Right Now! Just like their owners, cars are incredibly unique and come in all shapes, colors, sizes, and costs. But if there is one thing they all have in common, it’s the fact that all cars have certain components that wear out when driving. Such parts have to be carefully inspected and replaced over time, to ensure maximum safety and lifespan of your vehicle. That process is generally referred to as maintenance and can be done by our certified mechanics at the Future Auto Service department or even yourself! In today’s blog post, we will go through the THREE most common maintenance items that you need to be aware of and should check on your car right now before driving: Engine Oil Battery Charge Tires Engine Oil: Fluids such as engine oil, make for an incredibly important part of your engine. Inside, hundreds of sensitive parts are moving at incredibly high speeds to bring acceleration and ... read more

What is Synthetic Motor Oil?

What is Synthetic Motor Oil?

Synthetic motor oil was designed to be a more cost-effective lubricant for engines that would reduce the amount of friction caused by shifting loads during driving. Thus, it was hoped that by using synthetic oils, the engine will have a longer and more reliable life span, not to mention a lower fuel economy. This, in turn, will benefit the consumer as well as the environment. There are two main properties that make up synthetic oil, the molecular size and the level of porosity. With the molecular size, this type of lubricant has a larger number of surface structures or crystallites. These crystallites are made of multiple molecules, or atoms, which are much too small to be seen by the naked eye. They are bonded together with molecular bonds that are strong enough to withstand the stresses that an engine is exposed to on a regular basis. In this way, friction is prevented and the engine lasts longer. The lower molecular weight ensures a steady supply of fuel throughout the life of the ... read more

Why Does My Car Squeal When I Brake?

Why Does My Car Squeal When I Brake?

You might feel that your car squeaks when you brake your car! If that's the case there could be an issue with your car. It's time to let a mechanic inspect the brake system of your car, but for your understanding, it's good to know what producing the annoying squeaky noise. Let's dig in for more information. Possible Reasons for Squeaking Brakes You might experience the squeaky brakes because of the following reasons: It's possible that you might be using the cheap brake pads that are contributing to the squeaky noise of the brakes. You should let the mechanic inspect your vehicle so that you would know the actual cause behind the noise.   The brake parts could be loose and you should get it inspected by an auto repair shop. In some cases, it's not a big issue but it's better to be safe than sorry, right!   Check the weather as it could be the culprit! If it's raining or snowing outside then it might be contributing to the squeaky noise ... read more