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Yearly Archives: 2020

Car Improvement DIY’s

Car Improvement DIY’s

DIY doesn’t have just to be limited to your home; there’s a lot that can be done with your vehicle as well. During this time, your vehicle may be your primary and only form of travel. If you have some free time, you can make your car a place you enjoy spending time. These vehicle DIY’s are the best suggestions to make the journey just as exciting as the destination. Bring Your Old Air Freshener Back to Life If you have an air freshener, but it lost its scent, you can put essential oils on it to liven it back up. This is an excellent option for air fresheners with cool designs that you just can’t let go of. Swap Out Your Old Car Fabric There are affordable upholstery kits online that can help you swap out your old car fabric with something new. There are usually instructions online that can explain how to remove the seats. Once the seats are removed, the process is pretty simple. Back Seat Organizers If you&rs ... read more

Why Is My Steering Wheel Shaking?

While driving along a smooth road, you may be surprised that your steering wheel starts rattling and shaking. Your vehicle is meant to operate smoothly on the most relatively flat roads. Noticing a little steering wheel vibration is normal here and there, especially driving over potholes and uneven surfaces. However, there should be a bit of concern if your steering wheel vibrates regularly. Since the steering wheel is your primary connection to your vehicle, it can be one of the first aspects to indicate a problem. Below is a list of common reasons your steering wheel may be vibrating:  If you’re driving and notice that your steering wheel shakes most when you are slowing down, your brakes may be the culprit. Badly worn brake pad and a bad brake disc can lead to a shaky steering wheel. Brake issues announce themselves because they usually only occur when applying pressure to the brake pedal.    One of the most common reasons your steeri ... read more

How to Maintain a Safe Following Distance

Rear-end collisions are at an all-time high. While these accidents are preventable, some drivers are willing to admit that they don’t always pay attention to the distance between them and other drivers. A few drivers are even willing to admit that they aren’t sure how far their driving distance should be. How far you drive behind a vehicle may change based on a few different factors, such as weather and speed. Below are a few tips for determining the distance between you and other vehicles.  While you’re driving, take note of the vehicle in front of you. Watch when the driver in front of you has passed a memorable landmark, sign, or pole. Countdown how long it takes for you also to reach that same spot. One way to count is in “one-one thousand”; however, it’s ok to count “Mississippi’s.” You should be a minimum of two seconds behind the vehicle in front of you with decent road and driving conditions.  On average, it take ... read more

What Does the Strut Do?

What Does the Strut Do?

Many vehicle drivers are familiar with the term shocks and struts in regards to the suspension system. However, do you know exactly what the strut is, and what its purpose is within the suspension system? Let's take a look at the definition of the strut and its importance when it comes to our driving experience.  The strut is a component of your vehicle's suspension system, which is the system that includes your vehicle's wheels, chassis, and connecting parts. The job of the suspenison system overall is to support your vehicle as well as keep your ride smooth by absorbing impact from the road.  The strut is a component that is comprised of two working parts: the shock absorbers and a spring. The spring is a coil spring that helps to support the weight of your car and absorbs movement. The shock absorbers have the job of essentially absorbing shocks from the road and dampening vibrations. The stut is basically the part that ensures that you have a ... read more

What is Defensive Driving?

Defensive driving is just another term for driving safe and alert on the road. Especially if you are driving during heavy traffic hours, defensive driving is a great way to protect yourself from accidents. Before you even get on the road, planning your trip and understand weather and road conditions is the first step in defensive driving. Your safety doesn't just depend upon your own individual driving - there are many other drivers on the road, and their actions can affect your safety as well. This is why staying alert and understand the actions of other drivers can help you stay safe and avoid accidents when possible.  Here are a few ways in which you can practice defensive driving on the road:  Check your mirrors every 5 minutes or so and always be aware of vehicles around you. Be courteous and allow other vehicles attempting to switch lanes to have the right away. Switching lanes in traffic can be dangerous and trying to fight others on switching lanes puts y ... read more

Peerless Automotive is Open and Available to Help During COVID-19

Peerless Automotive is Open and Available to Help During COVID-19

At Peerless Automotive, we understand that there is growing incertainty surrounding how long the COVID-19 virus will remain active and spreading throughout the United States. With school and business closures, we know that your every day life is more than likely uprooted at the moment. We want you to know that auto repair is an essential service, and we are open and ready to help with all of your automotive needs.  Having a reliable vehicle is still very important at this time. Healthcare workers, law enforcement, and other essential field workers need their vehicles to stay reliable to get to work every day. Many families also rely on their vehicles to get them to the stores to buy food and essentials to get through this time. If you need any repair or service performed, you can turn to Peerless Automotive for help.  Here are some of the ways that we are helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at our shop: Allowing vehicle check-in via phone call or text Curbside Intox ... read more

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