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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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Clang, clang, clang! There goes your hubcap, rolling off to destination unknown. Hubcaps, wheel covers, and center caps can pop off your car’s wheels as you’re driving if they were not reinstalled correctly, have loosened over time, or if they were damaged by being jammed against a curb while parking. Here are some things you can do to keep these expensive parts on the car:
  • If your older metal hubcap has loosened, remove it and pry the metal clips outward slightly. This should fix the problem.
  • Newer plastic-type hubcaps and some wheel covers are usually held in place by a retaining wire ring that snaps into tabs on the wheel. When installing such a cap or cover, take care that you do not bend or break the tabs.
  • One way to make sure your expensive hubcaps aren’t damaged by a repair shop is to remove them yourself before taking your car in for a repair that requires wheel removal, such as a brake job or new tires. When reinstalling hubcaps, rest the hubcap in place and then tap it gently with a rubber mallet. Don’t hit the hubcap hard, or you might break the clips underneath. If you prefer to have your repair person remove the covers, check to make sure they were reinstalled properly. They should look even and flush.
  • Wheel nuts can be cleaned with WD 40, some anti seize lubricant to avoid rust / corrosion. Having to call a tow for tire flat will be more expensive.
  • Please follow up manufacturer recommendations on Oil Change Frequency and Grade.Following up manufacturer recommendations will prolong aggregate life time.
  • Usefuel with ratings as recommended by the manufacturer for optimum performance of the engine.
  • Use good quality of fuel to avoid frequent clogging of fuel system.
  • Never fill in filling station immediately on receipt of fuel, as the turbulence can stir up sediment and sediment in your gas can clog fuel filters and fuel injectors, causing poor performance and possibly necessary repairs.
  • If you own a car that you plan to drive only for another year, the last thing you want to do is to buy a new set of tires. If it’s time to replace those tires though, it’s really time. Rather than hesitate, buy a set of used tires. Call local tire dealers to see what’s available. You’ll be surprised by how much wear is left in tires that are turned in by image-conscious car owners. Have your tire size handy.
    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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