Yearly Archives: 2022

How to Protect Your Vehicle's Battery in the Summer Heat

How to Protect Your Vehicle's Battery in the Summer Heat

Most people are already aware. When summer comes by, that means there's summer heat to deal with. What some people aren't aware of, however, is how summer heat negatively affects their vehicle's battery. Summer heat can definitely kill your vehicle's battery, so you should take several steps to prevent that from happening. What Exactly is Happening to the Battery in the Summer Heat? While you might think the cold is what kills your vehicle battery, the heat is actually worse in comparison. Summer heat can evaporate vital liquids that your battery relies on. Summer heat can also accelerate corrosion and sulfation of the battery. The heat can even cause your battery to overcharge, leading to a decreased battery lifespan. You would definitely want to take steps to prevent that. What Can You Do to Protect Your Battery First, you would want to get into the habit of regularly checking your battery and battery case during the summer. Be attentive to any warning signs you m ... read more

Why Is My Car Vibrating When I Brake?

Why Is My Car Vibrating When I Brake?

When you hit the brakes you expect a smooth and even movement all the way down. You do not anticipate any shaking but at times your car can vibrate when you brake. Why does this happen? Well, this is a sign that there is a problem. The vibration, also known as brake shuddering, may be experienced on the steering wheel or through the brake pedals. Either way, you need to have it checked soon. Causes of Car Vibrating when Braking There are various reasons why your car could shake when you brake. One common cause is an issue with rotors. These are car parts that enable free rotation of wheels when a car is in motion. Brake pads are connected to rotors via a caliper. When one pushes the brake pedals, pressure is applied on the caliper and the rotors causing them to stop rotating making the vehicle stop. Issues with rotors such as warping and uneven wear and tear can cause shaking when brakes are applied. Worn out or damaged brake pads are another cause of vibrations in cars when brakes ... read more

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

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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.