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Prevent Tire Blowouts and Skidding With Tire Maintenance

You might think that tire blowouts and skidding on icy roads just happens, but there are a couple of things that you can do to prevent them; keep your tire pressure within the manufacturer's recommended range and check your tire tread. Both of these are easy maintenance that you can do yourself, too.

To check the tire tread, insert a penny with Lincoln face down. If you can see his full face then it's time to have your tires changed. On many tires, another option is to simply look at the tread marks that are left behind.  

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Headlight Maintenance Tips

Headlights are such a small component of your vehicle but such an important part, especially if you drive at night. If your headlights are cracked, have burnt out bulbs or are in need of cleaning, it can affect your visibility and make it unsafe to drive. We at Wholesale Investments Inc. encourage you to explore the many headlights, bulbs, cleaners and maintenance items available in today's market.

Often, the bulbs in headlights burn out or get broken from rocks, and we don’t even realize it until we’re pulled over. This can be remedied by checking your headlights…

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Puddles Under Your Vehicle? It Might Be a Hose Leak

If you have recently noticed puddles or stains in your driveway, then you might be dealing with a hose leak. Modern hoses are designed to last for years, but they must still be replaced at some point. Failing to replace a damaged hose could result in a catastrophic breakdown at the worst possible time.

Even though you should probably have our service team in Van Nuys replace your damaged hoses, you can inspect them on your own. When you are inspecting your hoses, you want to look for issues such as deep cracks, discoloration, fraying, or residue near the fittings…

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Overview of Fuel System Service

Keeping your car in prime condition requires making sure you keep up with routine service requirements, including for your vehicle's fuel system. Your car's owner's manual will set out a general fuel system service schedule. You can also discuss service needs with the team at Wholesale Investments Inc. The reality is that every car owner will have unique service requirements depending on the way a vehicle is used.

Regular fuel system service optimizes engine performance. It also aids in extending the useful like of an engine and, as a result, the car itself. 

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How to Use a Voltmeter on Your Car's Battery

In order to safely test the car battery with a voltmeter, you'll need safety glasses, gloves, terminal cleaning tool or wire brush, and the voltmeter. Be sure the car engine and lights are off, open the hood, put on your safety goggles and gloves. Use the cleaning tool or wire brush to remove any corrosion on the battery terminals.

The red cable of the voltmeter is attached to positive battery terminal first. Now you can attach the black cable to the negative side safely. 

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Signs That Your Ignition Needs Service

Most drivers would agree that the starter is an important component of your vehicle's ignition system. Do you know what could signal big trouble with your car's starter? Check out this list below. These symptoms are warnings for your car's ignition system.

  • Should you hear a grinding noise while starting your car, it could signal an issue with your starter. 
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