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The Dangers of Winter Driving

The Dangers of Winter Driving

The winters in Victoria, British Columbia are known to be harsh, especially for drivers. Most vehicle accidents occur between the months of December and January. It is likely due to the frequent rainy, snowy, or icy conditions that Victoria gets. And another culprit could be because it gets pitch-dark at 4 in the afternoon. Read on to learn about all the hazards you may face driving in Victoria, BC in the upcoming months. Bad Weather Winter wouldn’t be complete without snow, right? Fortunately, Canadian winters see it all: rain, freezing rain, sleet, snow, and even blizzards. If you plan to get out of the house at all this winter, make sure your vehicle is prepped to take on the frost. A key aspect of your car that you should care for is your tires. To move through the slick and slippery roads, ensure your vehicle is outfitted with quality winter tires. They should have deep treads to ensure optimal traction. Don’t forget to always come in handy with a snow brush and ice ... read more

Will It Damage my Engine if I Continue to Drive my Car with the Check Engine Light On?

Will It Damage my Engine if I Continue to Drive my Car with the Check Engine Light On?

When your vehicle's check engine light suddenly illuminates the dashboard, it indicates something is wrong. However, you have no idea what it could be. One question will automatically come to your mind. Should you keep driving or immediately pull over? The check engine light is connected to your vehicle's onboard diagnostic system. It is designed to illuminate (usually in a yellow light) when there is something wrong with the intricate connection of the car sensors and components. The check engine light is among those important notifications. It is located just by the car's steering wheel. The issues are conveniently stored on the system's trouble code to be decrypted by an electronic scan tool. So, Can I keep Driving? Whether to pull over or keep driving will depend on the specific behavior of the check engine light. Here is a simple procedure to follow: Check if the Engine Light is Flashing If the check engine light flashes for more than 6 seconds, it might indic ... read more

When to Replace Your Shocks or Struts

When to Replace Your Shocks or Struts

Generally, our cars should drive smoothly on paved roads. And even when driving on rougher roads, you shouldn’t feel too much impact. When you notice your drives feeling rougher, you might wonder why.    The vehicle’s suspension system, specifically the shocks and struts, is responsible for absorbing. road impacts to allow for smooth and safe rides. They also play a part in supporting your vehicle. Just like most other car components, your manufacturer has a recommended interval for their replacement. Most drivers require suspension repairs every 50,000 miles, give or take. If you are a frequent driver on dirt roads or other unpaved roads, you’ll find that the wear and tear takes its toll on your shocks and struts sooner.    Just like your abs and back muscles that support your spine and keep you standing upright, your suspension serves a similar purpose. They ensure stability when your car moves at different speeds and directions. Whether you ... read more

What To Look For a Pre-Trip Inspection

What To Look For a Pre-Trip Inspection

With warmer weather in Victoria, BC, many of you are probably looking forward to making a few road trips to go far and wide. Ar Prospect Latke Auto Care, we want more than anything for your vacation to go smoothly. And to give you the peace of mind you’re looking for, we offer pre-trip inspections for your car.   Before you stuff your car with luggage, here are the several items you should have checked out before heading on out: Tires - To avoid road hazards, make sure your tires are properly inflated and have good overall tread depth. If your tires are worn unevenly, please visit our shop to be advised. Brakes - Brakes are the #1 safety component in your vehicle. Your brake pads, rotors, and fluid should be in tip-top shape for effective deceleration and stops. Coolant - Overheated engines occur too often this time of year, which is why you should have your coolant fluid and hoses checked beforehand. We’ll make sure your car doesn’t run too hot when you&rsq ... read more

Tools I Need To Check My Tire Pressure

Tools I Need To Check My Tire Pressure

Do you know that checking your tire pressure is very easy and doesn't take a lot of time? All vehicle owners should know how to check their tire pressure. Importance of having Properly Inflated Tires Before you dismiss this and assume that having under-inflated tires is not a big deal, here are troubles you will not have to deal with due to under-inflated tires. Tires wear out faster when they are under-inflated. The right amount of pressure in your tires gives you easy control of your car. Under-inflated tires can lead to accidents. You need to check your tire pressure preferably when there is rising and dropping of temperatures because tires lose air during this period. Checking your tires after every month will help you find damages on the tires. Tools you need to Check Tire Pressure Checking if your tire is properly inflated is easy. You don't need many complicated tools to check tire pressure. All you need is a tire pressure gauge. The two types commonly used are ... read more

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