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Yearly Archives: 2021

Top 5 Worst Distractions While Driving

Top 5 Worst Distractions While Driving

Distracted driving is the top cause of horrific and deadly vehicle accidents in the US. From talking to passengers to sipping on coffee to checking social media, these are all very risky activities to do when driving. To be a safe driver, you should stimulate your knowledge of distracted driving and take specific steps to improve your safety on the roads of Burbank, CA. Food & Drinks 51% of drivers admitted that the quality of their driving had been compromised at least once by eating or drinking. While it may seem natural and okay to eat/drink when we're in a rush, it's a lot more dangerous than you think. Most people have a hard time eating without looking or holding their food with both hands. It's never worth the risk, so it's better to pull over or wait until you arrive at your destination to eat. Cell Phone Your phone is the most notable distraction out there. Calling and texting while driving is a leading cause of car accidents and fatalities. As most sta ... read more

Catalytic Converter Theft - How to Protect Your Car

Catalytic Converter Theft - How to Protect Your Car

If there is one thing that a Toyota Prius and a Chevy Silverado have in common, it’s that they are prime targets for catalytic converter theft. You’ve probably heard about it before, catalytic converters became a hot street commodity throughout the pandemic. In fact, catalytic converter theft has quadrupled in the nation since the beginning of last year according to the NICB. But who is after them and how can you protect your car from being a victim? Find out today in our blog post! How Does A Catalytic Converter Work? The catalytic converter makes up a crucial part of your car’s exhaust system and is mandatory for all cars since 1975. Due to the Energy Policy Conservation Act, car manufacturers were given only a few years to reduce emissions by 90%. While that seems like an impossible task to accomplish, car makers pulled it off with the help of catalytic converters. In simple terms, the rare metals inside such as Rhodium, Platinum and Palladium, neutralize the har ... read more

What is a Head Gasket Leak?

What is a Head Gasket Leak?

A head gasket, positioned between the cylinder head and engine block, is a barrier preventing engine fluids from being leaked into the cylinders. It's designed to keep fluids away from each other. Due to its placement, a head gasket comes into contact with extreme temperatures. This is why, over time, it can start to leak. The temperatures can cause marks on the surface which can cause a blown head gasket.   There are signs and symptoms to look for if you suspect a blown head gasket which will lead to a leak. It might be as obvious as leaks you can see or misfiring cylinders. You can also look to your exhaust fumes to give you a clue about your head gaskets. When you start up your car, do you see white or blue exhaust smoke? Smoke is never a good sign, and you need to be aware if your car is overheating. You might have bubbling in your radiator or find that you are losing coolant without seeing any leaks because often signs of a head gasket leak are subtle.    On ... read more

4 Things Your Honda Needs To Last You Forever

4 Things Your Honda Needs To Last You Forever

Honda counts as one of the most influential car manufacturers in automotive history. From the first Honda Civic that was sold in the United States in the 70s, to their successes in Formula 1 and impact on street car culture, the japanese brand has a special place in the hearts of many. Usually when buying a Honda, you are doing so because you trust their unique performance, fuel economy and reliability. Simply said, they are cars that will last. And you’ve probably heard it before: “Hondas will run forever” But to what extent is it true? Today we will find out what it takes to make this statement reality. Here are the four most important things to make your Honda run forever! Follow your recommended maintenance schedule Regularly your check fluids and tire pressure  Don’t ignore warning signs Find a mechanic you can trust Follow Your Recommended Maintenance Schedule This might sound like a no-brainer but if you take care of your car, it will t ... read more

What Happens if You Put the Wrong Fuel Grade in Your Car?

What Happens if You Put the Wrong Fuel Grade in Your Car?

Gas prices can always look daunting, but choosing the right type of gas based on your car can save you some money in the long run. Gasoline has multiple grades, generally three: regular, mid-grade, or premium (or sometimes super). Here are some possible things that could happen if you put the wrong fuel in your car.   Premium Fuel in a Vehicle That Doesn't Need It  Most people assume that higher-octane gas, the most expensive gas, will boost your engine's performance and efficiency. However, it is a myth. Putting a higher octane gas into a car that doesn't require it will neither help nor hurt your vehicle. You are essentially wasting money by doing so. Even though no damage is done to your car, selecting the correct octane gasoline next time you hit the gas station is the best option. You will usually find the minimum octane rating in the owner's manual.   Regular Fuel in a Vehicle That Requires Premium  Using a lower octane fuel for a premium ... read more