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Road Trip Tips for Traveling with Pets

Road Trip Tips for Traveling with Pets

Road trips are fun for most people. It is a time to refresh, enjoy the scenery and discover new places. However, they can pose a challenge, especially with the preparations and more so if you are traveling with a pet. When on transit, pets get restless and uncomfortable. They try to hang on the windows or even jump. It is, thus, impertative to equip yourself with the following trip tips for travelling with pets. Keep Your Pet Engaged and Entertained Keeping your pet engaged and entertained is one of the best ways to avoid restlessness. Think of bringing chew toys or anything that will make the pet busy throughout the trip. The approach will prevent the pet from chewing seat belts or scratching the seats. Remember when a pet is idle; it can distract you, which may lead to an accident. These toys will help your pet stays in one designated area. Even though toys will keep the pet busy, it's recommendable for you to close the window to prevent it from jumping outside when scared or ... read more

Why You Should Never Miss An Oil Changes

Why You Should Never Miss An Oil Changes

Have you checked your engine oil with the dipstick lately? If you want your engine to run well and last long, oil changes are a must. Here are the five benefits of oil changes and why you should never skip an oil change. Lubricates Components Many of your engine's parts are constantly in motion as you drive on the road. To avoid bumping into each other, they need to be sufficiently lubricated. Oil serves this critical role. Keep Things Cool Not only does oil lubricate the motor's moving parts, but it keeps everything cool. The engine's parts create excess friction, which generates heat as a result. Engine oil is the answer to minimize friction and prevent the motor from overheating. Removes Sludge Every time you replace your old oil with new motor oil, your technician will also replace the filter. A new filter will ensure no dust, debris, and other deadly particles don't reach your engine and corrode over time. If ... read more

3 Explanations for Spongy Brakes

3 Explanations for Spongy Brakes

Brakes are hands down the most important safety component in all automotive vehicles. Any problems that are cause your braking to become less efficient can put you and others in danger, which is why you should get immediate attention at the first sign of a brake problem. One prevalent sign of brake troubles is spongy or soft brake pedals. Below are three issues that typically cause this side effect in your brake pedals.  Fluid or Brake Line Issues If your braking system is hydraulic, it relies on a fluid to maintain enough pressure to carry out the braking process. The fluid also sustains the firmness of the pedal. The flow will become inconsistent if air gets into the brake fluid lines, causing slow responsive brakes and a mushy brake pedal. Fortunately, a trained technician at Marc Yount's Tire Pros can bleed the brakes to get rid of the air from brake lines and restore the familiar feeling within your pedal again.  Corroded Calipers The calipers usually press the brake ... read more

Can You Operate Your Vehicle with Faulty Spark Plugs?

Can You Operate Your Vehicle with Faulty Spark Plugs?

When it comes to how your car operates, it relies on a multitude of electrical components to create the energy needed to get its systems going. The spark plugs are responsible for creating the "spark" of electricity needed to get your engine started, hence their name! Spark plugs are a car part that will more than likely need to be replaced in your vehicle's lifetime. They tend to wear down over the years just with the normal use of your vehicle. Spark plugs that are super worn will start to show because your vehicle won't run as well. Can you drive with faulty spark plugs? The short answer is, yes, you can, however - you'll likely experience engine misfires, rough operation, and a lack in performance. You'll also eat up gas because your fuel efficiency will be greatly decreased. It can also put more strain on your engine. You may also eventually find yourself dealing with a broken-down vehicle. When spark plugs are going bad, you'll definitely start to ... read more

What are the Different Types of Tire Wear

What are the Different Types of Tire Wear

Tires are basically the foundation of your car. The condition of your tires affects the handling of your car, the ride comfort and safety experience. Besides, the amount and type of wear on your tires reveal much about the problems your vehicle face. Common Types of Tire Wear Below are some of the most common types of tire wear and how to respond when such situations arise Center Wear Center wear is a condition in which the tire treads are only worn down the center and not much on the sides. The most common cause of center wear is driving your car with over-inflated tires. When you over-inflate your tires, they bulge more in the center, preventing them from making full contact with the road. Ensure that all your tires are correctly inflated to avoid center wear. You should consult your owner's manual if you do not know the recommended tire pressure for your vehicle. Side Wear Side wear is the opposite of center wear as your tires will wear down shoulders but have normal-looki ... read more

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Marc Yount's Tire Pros is committed to ensuring effective communication and digital accessibility to all users. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and apply the relevant accessibility standards to achieve these goals. We welcome your feedback. Please call Marc Yount's Tire Pros (706) 868-7770 if you have any issues in accessing any area of our website.