Any time your car fails you and leaves you stranded it can be scary, but as a senior citizen, you may have a few extra concerns, whether they are health-related or otherwise. Placing a call to a tow truck service to help you out as quickly as possible is always the right first move, but there are a few things that you should do to stay safe while you wait. Here is a simple list of do's and don'ts you should keep in mind as a stranded motorist who is also a senior citizen.
Most motorists are aware of the fact that cold weather can be hard on a vehicle. However, many are under the assumption that cold weather affects mainly the engine.
In fact, low temperatures can also have a negative impact on the operation of a vehicle's transmission. The following are four potential wintertime transmission problems to look out for and avoid in the coming months:
The thickening of transmission fluid
Cold weather can make transmission fluid get thicker so that it flows through the radiator, cooling circuit and flow directional valve more slowly.
Paying for new tires on your car can be expensive. The average new all-season tires cost between $80 and $150, and the cost typically includes the removal of your old tires and the putting on and balancing of your new ones. if you want to pay less for your new tires, there are a few ways you can accomplish this. Here are a few ways you can get new tires for cheap.
Though many of us still have a firmly ingrained opinion that we should change our engine oil every 3,000 miles, the interval is actually much more flexible and can change depending on the circumstances involved. The type of vehicle, driving environment, and oil type can all have a big impact on how fast the oil degrades. Here are three ways the oil type can affect the interval needed.
If you aren't experienced dealing with cars that have worn struts, you might miss the warning signs of wear and tear on your car's struts. Knowing the signs and symptoms of worn struts make it easier for you to spot problems before the suspension is damaged. Here are some steps you can take to determine how worn your car's struts might be.
Bouncing the Suspension
Park your car somewhere so that it is level.