A well-tuned exhaust system has a number of benefits, with one being better fuel economy. So, pay attention to how often you head over to the pump. More trips than usual could mean your vehicle has a problem. Another helpful way to tell is if you have a newer model that tracks fuel economy on the dash. This will help you monitor month-over-month performance and catch a problem before it becomes serious.
Last but not least, the most obvious sign is a drastic change in the volume of your muffler. When working properly, the muffler should operate quietly in the background. When something goes wrong, it becomes a roaring monster. These loud noises are often telltale signs that you should have your exhaust system checked out by a mechanic.
When you think about maintaining your car, the majority will think of the exterior, wheels, engine but we guarantee you will overlook the exhaust tip! Polishing the tips will not only complete the look of your car, but will also protect it from corrosion and other forms of build up.
When cleaning the exhaust tip, we recommend using a degreaser and a metal polish. To start off, soak the tips with the degreaser and let the chemicals work its magic. Use a cleaning brush after a few minutes and start cleaning inside and outside the exhaust tip.
After you’ve dried it off, it’s time to polish the exhaust. For this we recommend you polish using a steel wool for the first polish and then a microfiber cloth for the second.
Parallel parking can be scary but you may really struggle to park anywhere if you’re unable to parallel park because it’s a common way of parking on busy streets.
The first way to practice parallel waking is in an empty spot, but this we mean a parking space that’s not enclosed by two vehicles at either side, and by practicing parallel parking with no car behind you, you’re able to perfect your technique.
Get a good idea of the dimensions of your car before you start parallel parking, and try to create your own system for success. One way it to line your back up with the car you want to slot in behind then turn the wheel slightly so you create an inward angel, and turn the wheel full lock when you’re nose will not touch the car in front, you then start to take the lock off when you’re close to the curb and full lock the other way before straightening up.