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5 ways to improve your car's fuel efficiency

Over the last decade, we have seen the trend shift from heavy and powerful vehicles to eco-friendly, lightweight ones.

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Ramadan Rush Sees Surge in Reckless Driving

It's the holy month and the city is alive with festivities. With many celebrating Ramadan and fasting through the day, the RTA has issued out a warning to all motorists to rest in case they feel drowsy or weak.

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This summer, Enjoy sizzling offers on Car Services

This summer take advantage of the phenomenal offers by ARCS. Get FREE comprehensive vehicle check-up, full-body wash, fluid top-up and AC gas top-up.

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Paint does more than make your vehicle look great. It’s also the first line of defense against rusted body panels. Of course, the best way to protect the paint is to park the car in a garage. If that is not possible, park in the shade or purchase a car cover. The sun’s ultraviolet rays break down paint and cause it to fade. Some car covers protect your car from more than sun, moisture, bird droppings, and dust — they also have a thin layer of cushioning that will guard against light impact, such as from a tipped bicycle or small falling tree branch.
  • It is better to check even maintenance free batteries to extend its life.
  • Keep your battery clean and inspect the battery case for cracks or bulges.
  • Reinstall the cables, positive first and coat the terminals and clamps with a thin coating to prevent new corrosion.
  • If your battery has vent caps, remove them to check the level of the electrolyte.
  • Use distilled water to raise the level of electrolyte, never use mineral water as it may cause mineral that can damage your battery.
  • Your dad knew that frequent oil changes were key to keeping his Buick on the road another year. And while owner’s manuals for today’s cars recommend increasing long intervals between oil changes, the fact remains - frequent changes flush abrasive dirt and metal particles out of the engine, prolonging its life. Most owners’ manuals recommend a more frequent interval for “severe conditions.” To maximize the life of your engine, follow the severe intervals recommendations, especially if drive regularly in stop-and-go traffic.
    The car is of our choice and to make it last as long as possible in best condition there are few things to follow, as you pull it out of the dealer’s lot.
  • During the first 1500 km, drive your car within the recommended speed by your car’s manufacturer.
  • Avoid heavy loads on the drive train such as towing trailers, and loading the roof rack or trunk with heavy construction materials.
  • It is not advisable to idle your new car for longer periods. This can create improper lubrication in the internal parts of the Engine.
  • Using light to medium acceleration during first few hours of driving will enhance Engine Performance.
  • If you top off your tires at a service station, check to see if there’s moisture coming from the air pump. Simply depress the pin inside the inflator valve with your thumbnail. If your thumb gets wet, advise the station manager that his tanks need to be drained and go to a different station. Moisture, trapped inside a tire, can cause pressure variations and corrode rims.
    Nail in your tire? It’s important to know if a puncture can be repaired if the tire needs to be replaced. This video gives a simple explanation to understanding when a repair is possible. “It takes only five minutes to check tire inflation, including the spare. Since tires effect a vehicle’s ride, handling and traction, checking tire pressure
    Maintaining your vehicle’s tires is not only essential to getting better gas mileage, but it is also crucial to ensuring safety on the road. To maximize tire life, the Car Care Council recommends checking tire condition and pressure regularly, and there is no better time to start than National Tire Safety Week.
    Essential to getting better gas mileage, but it is also crucial to ensuring safety on the road. To maximize tire life, the Car Care Council recommends checking tire condition and pressure regularly, and there is no better time to start than National Tire Safety Week.
    Gas mileage, but it is also crucial to ensuring safety on the road. To maximize tire life, the Car Care Council recommends checking tire condition and pressure regularly, and there is no better time to start than National Tire Safety Week.
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