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Reasons Your Tire Pressure Light Illuminates

When you are driving through Houston and you notice that your tire pressure light has suddenly become illuminated, there are a couple of reasons that might have happened. The rather obvious reason that the light has come on means that you are losing air from one or more of your tires. Generally, when the light comes on, it can either be that there is a leak, or that the tire is worn to the point where the treads are simply not holding air in as well as they used to.

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Pay Attention to Your Exhaust System

You do not want to drive around with an exhaust system that is failing to do its job. If your exhaust system is leaking, it may not be taking the harmful gases away from your engine in the way that it is meant to.

Your exhaust system might be leaking if you are hearing weird noises when your engine is running. Hissing or popping noises could be an issue. If you notice that you are not getting the gas mileage that you usually do when driving about in Houston, Texas, this could be a sign of an exhaust system that…

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How to Permanently Seal Your Headlight Cleaning Project

After you have cleaned your headlight lens, you need to seal your work, or you will be returning to the project the next year. While removing the layer of damaged plastic cures the opacity, you have another step you must take to ensure your work lasts well into the future.

Find yourself a container of UV-resistant clear coat. After you have finished removing the opacity from your headlight, use some rubbing alcohol to clean off any oils your hands may have left on the headlight. Let the headlight dry for five minutes and then apply your first of four coats…

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Safety Measures Help Prevent a Tire Blowout

Because your tires are a critical element to driving safely, it’s important that you take measures to avoid a blowout. A tire blowout typically occurs without any warning and usually at higher rates of speed while driving on the highway. That is because the high heat that is produced affects any vulnerability within the tire.

You can avoid a tire blowout by always maintaining the correct air pressure in your tires as determined by the manufacturer. It’s a wise decision to have an air pressure gauge located in your glove box for easy access and convenience. 

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How Does Synthetic Oil Help Engines?

Synthetic oil has a lower viscosity rating than conventional oil and flows more easily through engines. Conventional crude oil-based motor oil was frequently used at 10W-40 viscosity, which has been lowered to 5W-30 and even 5W-20. Synthetic oil also maintains its integrity at higher temperatures and for longer periods of time than conventional oil.

The lower viscosity of synthetic oil increases lubricating ability and can improve fuel economy by helping the engine operate with less friction. 

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Bad Alignment Is Often a Symptom of a Larger Problem

Any time your vehicle begins pulling to one side of the road or another, that fact in itself presents a potential safety risk to the operation of your car. This is especially true in poor weather, where snow, rain or ice on the roadway can cause the car to suddenly begin veering to one side of the roadway, with no way to adequately control it.

Cars that have bad alignment are also usually suffering from bad tires as a result of the constant friction created by off-alignment tire positioning.

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Is it Time for Brake Service or Repair?

When you hit the brakes in your car, you trust that they'll work in order to keep you and your family safe. But do you know how they work exactly? That is why we here at Momentum Porsche in Houston, TX want to be sure that you understand the basics of your car brakes.

When you press your foot to the brake, a mechanical piece of your car presses to a cylinder which uses friction to slow down your car. Some experts claim that your brakes can last upwards of 70,000 miles if properly maintained. 

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What You Need to Know About Horsepower

It's safe to say that everyone in the modern world has heard the term "horsepower" before. Believe it or not, horsepower didn't always have something to do with vehicles. The term horsepower predates modern cars and trucks. But what is horsepower?

While working with coal mining ponies, James Watt figured that one horse performing at one horsepower can raise 330 pounds of coal using a pulley system at a rate of 100 feet per minute. More horsepower means your engine in your car produces more power, meaning it will take less time to accelerate to 60 miles per…

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Windshield Wiper Fluid: More Important Than You May Realize

As far as critical fluids in your vehicle go, it can be very easy to overlook your windshield wiper fluid as one of them. If you have ever really needed windshield wiper fluid and found yourself with an empty reservoir, then you understand why it is so important to keep a healthy supply under the hood of your car, truck, or SUV.

If you really stop and think about what your windshield wiper fluid does for you, then it becomes clear as to why it is so important. Your wiper fluid is what cleans your windshield on the fly for…

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