Yearly Archives: 2022

4 Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Fleet Vehicles

4 Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Fleet Vehicles

At 3G’s Automotive, we understand how important your fleet’s safety and appearance are for your business. Your vehicles need to be in tip top shape for their trips this summer. The heat can take a toll on your fleet, and we’ve got you covered with these fabulous fleet maintenance tips.   1. Thorough washing and detailing of all your vehicles, including the undercarriage It’s important to give your fleet vehicles a deep clean every once in a while. Detailing services include a deep clean of both the inside and outside of the vehicle. It is vital that you can the undercarriage and other metallic parts so that any remaining road salt doesn’t linger to cause corrosion.    2. Cooling system maintenance   As mentioned before, the heat can quickly get to your car engine and cause a breakdown. To ensure your cooling system is doing its job, be sure to monitor your coolant levels. And don’t hesi ... read more

Road Trip Tips for Traveling with Pets

Road Trip Tips for Traveling with Pets

There's nothing like your first long trip with Fido or Cleo, but you'll want to make sure it's memorable for the right reasons! Here are some top tips for smooth sailing (well, driving) with your companion by your side. Make Sure They're as Comfortable as Possible The absolute most important thing to do when traveling with your pet is bring plenty of water. You can buy special stabilized bowls that shouldn't spill if you sit them on the ground so your pet doesn't have to wait if they're thirsty. You should also give them as much space as you can. If you're traveling with a small animal or cat, you'll likely be taking them in a carrier or travel enclosure. But if a dog (or very behaved cat) is your fellow traveler, they'll need a comfy spot where they have room to lay down, sit or stand as they wish. Plan breaks Your pet will need a bathroom break just like you. Small pets will be able to relieve themselves in their travel enclosures, but if ... read more

Reasons Why You Should Never Drive with Low Tire Pressure

Reasons Why You Should Never Drive with Low Tire Pressure

Driving any vehicle with under inflated tires can have immense adverse effects on its handling, gas mileage, safety, and more. Here are four reasons why driving with low tire pressure is a huge no-no in the automotive world: Low Tire Pressure Will Decrease Your Car's Performance When tires are too low on air, they become less steady and lose their gripping power. With traction down, you will notice your steering and braking capabilities declining. All of these things can put you in harm's way.   Low Tire Pressure Lowers Your Gas Mileage Just like how it takes much more effort for you to pedal a bike with flat tires, the same concept applies to your vehicle. Low tire pressure forces your car engine to work harder due to the extra resistance that your flat tires present.    Low Tire Pressure Reduce Your Tires' Lifespan When you ride with underinflated tires, its tread will wear unevenly. In most situations, abnormal wear will be most prominent on the ti ... read more

What Are Some Signs of a Damaged Fuel Pump?

What Are Some Signs of a Damaged Fuel Pump?

Every gas-powered engine vehicle has a fuel pump that delivers fuel from the tank to the engine so that your car can carry out combustion. If the pump overheats, gets damaged, or ultimately fails, the car's engine won't get enough fuel or any at all to get you where you need to go. Below are five signs that your fuel pump may be on its last straw: Whining sound from the fuel tank - If you hear a sound coming from the pumping area, it means that your fuel pump is either going bad, you're out of gas, there are contaminants in the tank, or all of the above. Engine sputtering - Engine sputtering is usually never a good sign, and it will happen if the fuel pump can't transport a steady flow of fuel to the engine. Trouble starting the car - This one is a given: having an insufficient amount of fuel won't be enough to start your engine. Low gas mileage - Lowered gas mileage can be attributed to a broken relief valve within the fuel pump, allowing excess gasoline to esc ... read more

What Are the Benefits of a Wheel Alignment

What Are the Benefits of a Wheel Alignment

When it comes to the well-being of your tires and vehicle, wheel alignments are very important. Sometimes, driving over curbs, potholes, or bumps in the road can knock your wheels out of alignment. Car collisions can also cause wheel misalignment. However, your tires can naturally go out of alignment from normal wear and tear. Depending on how you drive and how well you take care of your vehicle, you should get a wheel alignment every several years. If you notice the following warning signs, you need to take your car in for a wheel alignment ASAP: Random vibrations Crooked steering wheel Uneven tire wear Veering left or right when driving straight Benefits of Wheel Alignments Listed below are the advantages that come with having a tire alignment performed: Extending the life of your tires by evening out tire wear Reduced automobile repairs down the line A smoother and more stable driving experience Enhanced safety of your car ride Boost the fuel efficiency of the vehicle If y ... read more

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