What Is Your Car's Drive Shaft?

Automotive Blog

It takes a lot of moving parts to get your car moving. If you take just one of those parts out of your car, then it isn't going to work. One important part of your car is the drive shaft. Your car's engine produces the energy necessary to get the car moving, but there has to be some way to get that energy from the motor to the wheels so that the car can actually move.

16 June 2017

4-Step Basic Safety Inspection For Your Used Commercial Semi-Truck Before Heading Down The Highway

Automotive Articles

After purchasing a used commercial semi-truck from a place like Arrow Truck Sales, you will need to make sure it is safe for driving on the highway. Before you take it out on the road, use this four-step safety inspection to make sure the vehicle is ready for use. Step 1:  Inspect Any Recaps On The Drive Tires This first step involves making sure any recaps on the drive tires are properly attached.

17 February 2015

In A Fix: 3 Fluids Your Gear Oil Should Never Resemble


Your car's manufacturer designed the manual gearbox with a series of moving parts, such as ring gears and bearings. These moving parts rely on the fluid, or gear oil, in the reservoir for all of their protection, lubrication and cooling needs. To keep this protective substance in good shape, your car must receive regular fluid changes every 30,000 to 60,000 miles, depending on the make and model you drive. Furthermore, your transmission must have adequate seals that keep water out of the case at all times.

29 January 2015

2 Bad Habits That Can Kill Your Brake Pads

Automotive Articles

As you run errands and shuttle your family around, the last thing you probably have time for is a trip to the auto repair shop to get your brakes fixed. Unfortunately, a few small decisions could wear out your brakes early, which could cost you. Here are two bad habits that can kill those brake pads, and what you can do to change your ways. 1: Left Foot Braking Do you love your standard transmission car?

22 December 2014

Driver Behaviors Commonly Connected With Vehicle Accidents


If someone you love has caused more than one vehicle collision in a relatively short amount of time, you can assume that individual is probably doing something unsafe while behind the wheel. Maybe the police have determined what the problem is or maybe you're still trying to figure it out, but it's important for that behavior to stop before something even worse takes place. Perhaps showing this person some statistics and behavioral factors connected with automotive collisions might be persuasive.

22 December 2014

3 Ways To Make Your Daily Drive Healthier

Automotive Articles

If you're like most drivers, you spend a lot of time in your car. You may have a long commute to work. You may spend your days running errands, doing the grocery shopping, and driving kids to and from soccer games and school events. Whether you're spending most of your time cruising on the highway or stuck in stop-and-go traffic doesn't matter. What matters is that you make sure that the environment that you're spending hours in every week – your car – is a healthy environment for you to be in.

19 December 2014