Thursday, September 29, 2022
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Driving through a seemingly innocent hole in the road could result in costly car damage. Before you end up at the auto shop in need of suspension repair or wheel replacement, know the five best ways to avoid pothole damage
1. Check Tires
Frequently inspect your tires to ensure they are properly inflated and do not have significant wear. If you hit a pothole with worn or underinflated tires, there is a greater risk of wheel or suspension damage. Inflate tires according to your vehicle manufacturer’s recommended tire pressure levels. Find this information on the door jamb sticker and in your owner’s manual. Do not use the pressure levels molded on the tire sidewall. To check the tire tread depth, insert a quarter upside down into several tread grooves. If the top of Washington’s head is visible, it’s time for new tires. How to properly check tire tread
2. Inspect Suspension
Make certain struts, shock absorbers and other suspension parts are in good condition. Changes in vehicle handling, excessive vibration or uneven tire wear can indicate damaged or worn parts. Have a certified auto service technician inspect the suspension if you suspect a problem.
3. Look Ahead
Stay alert and check the road ahead to avoid potholes. Stay focused on the road and avoid distractions. Before swerving around a pothole, check your surroundings so you do not collide with another vehicle or endanger nearby pedestrians or cyclists.
4. Slow Down
If you cannot avoid a pothole, reduce your speed safely. Check the rearview mirror before braking abruptly. Hitting a pothole at higher speeds greatly increases the chance of tire, wheel and suspension component damage. Releasing the brakes just before hitting a pothole allows the wheel and tire to roll through the depression and helps minimize potential damage.
5. Beware of Puddles
Drive cautiously through puddles as they may be deep potholes filled with water.
What to Do If You Hit a Pothole and Suspect Damage
Get a Vehicle Inspection. Hard pothole impact can knock the wheels out of alignment and affect steering, or dislodge wheel weights, damage a tire or wheel, and bend or even break suspension parts. Have a qualified mechanic check the wheel alignment if the vehicle pulls to the left or right. Have the suspension inspected if you notice any new or unusual noises or vibrations.
Article Source: https://www.aaa.com/autorepair/articles/how-to-avoid-pothole-damage
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
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Thursday, September 15, 2022
2022 Jaguar F-Type R review by The Straight Pipes. The Jaguar F Type R is putting down 575 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque from a Supercharged 5L V8. At $136,760 CAD, would you take it over the Porsche 911, Lexus LC500?
Sunday, September 11, 2022
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Porsche Surface Coated Brakes have a thin layer of tungsten carbide on the outside of the rotor. This tungsten carbide layer means no rust, significantly less brake dust, and they don't have brake fade typical of cast-iron brake rotors.
The tungsten carbide layer is applied using high velocity oxygen fuel spray, and provides a rotor that lasts about 30% longer than traditional iron rotors. Better performance comes at a price, but they're about 1/3 the cost of carbon ceramic rotors.
These PSCB rotors come standard on the Porsche Cayenne Turbo and Cayenne Coupe Turbo. Check out the video to learn all about Porsche's world-first brakes!
Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Saturday, September 3, 2022
The fully-electric Audi Q4 e-tron is here to put luxury electric driving firmly within reach. Join The Daily Show’s Desi Lydic as she uncovers the next step in electric innovation. A premium electric car that boasts the first ever available AR head-up display found in any Audi and fast charging capabilities that’ll have you on the road within no time.