What Do You Do When Your Car Starts Hydroplaning?

Imagine this, the highway is rain-soaked and full of puddles when suddenly the car begins to swerve, then skid. Your car is in motion of hydroplaning. 

 

Hydroplaning can happen at almost any speed, but it is far more likely to happen at high speeds. Invariably, hydroplaning catches drivers by surprise. Inexplicably, the car begins to skid although you haven’t swerved, haven’t braked, haven’t changed lanes, or drastically changed your speed.

 

Yet now you are in a skid you can’t seem to correct. Steering in the direction of the skid (as most driving experts advise) doesn’t…

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When is the Best Time to Rotate Your Tires?

Most vehicle manufacturers recommend that the tires be rotated on the same schedule as oil changes. In most cases that means every 7,500 miles or six months.

A good time to rotate your tires is when you get the oil changed, assuming you do that at least once a year and more often if you drive in excess of 12,000 miles a year.

 

On front-wheel-drive vehicles, the weight of the engine and transmission, and because the front tires do most of the work in turns, it’ll certainly wear quicker than the rear tires.

 

Rotating the tires between…

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Why are my brakes squealing? Do I need brakes?

Not necessarily. A certain amount of brake noise is considered “normal” these days because of the harder semi-metallic brake pads that are used in most front-wheel drive cars, trucks, vans and SUVs. This type of noise does not affect braking performance and does not indicate a brake problem. However, if the noise is objectionable, there are ways to eliminate it.

 

Brake squeal might be eliminated just by having one of Rick Case’s ASE-Certified Technicians - Mechanics resurface your brake rotors.

 

Some brands of semi-metallic pads are inherently noisier than others because of the

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Everything you Need to Know About Your Car Battery and More

How to know if your car needs more power:

 

The condition of the cell plates inside the battery determines whether or not a battery is still serviceable. Current is produced when sulfuric acid in the battery reacts with lead in the cell plates. As the battery discharges, sulfate accumulates on the plates and reduces the battery's ability to make current. The sulfate is returned to solution when the alternator recharges the battery by forcing current to flow in the opposite direction.

 

Over time, some of the sulfate becomes permanently attached to the plates. The sulfate forms a barrier that…

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The 2023 Acura Integra Interior

The 2023 Acura Integra is expected to be more modern than the Honda Civic. Its cabin will have high quality materials. Also, the 2023 Acura Integra will have plenty of room for all passengers, with very supportive seats.

We expect that the 2023 Acura Integra will have a similar sizeable central touch screen and digital dials, much like the latest Civic. There might even be a flat-bottomed steering wheel and some red or faux carbon-fiber trim bits on the new 2023 Acura Integra.

 

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The 2023 Acura Integra Exterior

The upcoming 2023 Acura Integra is expected to be modern and stylish. It will come in the form of a hatchback and sedan. The 2023 Acura Integra will likely share the same underpinnings with the new Honda Civic model.  So there should be many similarities between those two models.