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Toyota Corolla

Plus sizing is a recent trend to get those bigger wheels under your cars, to make your vehicles appear street cool. If you are interested in buying a new Toyota Corolla car with expensive trim level to get more attractive wheels or tempted to spend big money on upgrading the wheels of your existing corolla for the same reason, answer this: Have you even considered the downsides to larger wheels? Your answer will probably be like this one: ôwell, what, drawbacks?!! Really? Before you jump into signing the papers on your new car or buy a new set of wheels, read on the information we have gathered for your benefit.

Quality of Ride

One of the major drawbacks of larger wheels is the reduced ride quality. Larger wheels certainly look good to the eyes but more than often they have a negative effect on the ride quality. The reason being they include less tire sidewall than smaller wheels. And what does this means? It means you will feel more bumps in otherwise smooth ride, putting a damper on your shiny new set of wheels. The decrease in sidewall of the tire will not only increase the effect of road bumps, pot holes and expansion joints but also increase your road noise. If you prefer a smooth ride and also want those big wheels, just move your tires one inch but never more than that. It will

Loss of Bucks

Yes, larger wheels will rob you off your money. As larger wheels require more force to turn, they increase engine's workload, dropping your vehicle's gas mileage, which results in poor fuel economy. There is undoubtedly a negative correlation between wheel size and fuel economy. When you upgrade your wheels to a slightly larger size, it usually costs you $1000 or more, depending on your automaker. Like many aftermarket modifications, larger wheels are not usually an item that commands a premium on the used-car market; as a result you're unlikely to see this money back into your pocket when you go to sell your car. Upgrade your wheels for your own pleasure, because you might lose your investment if you plan to resale your car in future. Larger wheels are also expensive than the small ones. They require more costly tires, usually in a larger size or with a lower profile than standard ones, so you end up spending more on tire if you opt for larger size.

Our Advice

It's important to understand the potential hazards of upsizing (reduced ride quality and increased cost), it's always better to take an expert advice before spending your money on such stuff. If you are in Washington, and want to give your Toyota corolla wheels a new makeover, let the experts at Washington Auto Mall do a satisfactory job for you at an affordable rate.

 

Washington Auto Mall specializes in new Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Scion, and has a wide selection of quality used vehicles and certified pre-owned vehicles. Located in Washington, PA. Serving Greater Pittsburgh, Canonsburg, Charleroi, McMurray and Waynesburg, Pennsylvania; and Morgantown and Wheeling, West Virginia.


This entry was posted in Washington Auto Mall and tagged Washington Auto Mall, New Toyota, Toyota Corolla, Toyota maintenance, toyota tips, Used Toyota, Washington Toyota, Washington Toyota Corolla on 11/14/2015 at 4:39 PM

toyota-corolla-2015

Toyota Corolla

Plus sizing is a recent trend to get those bigger wheels under your cars, to make your vehicles appear street cool. If you are interested in buying a new Toyota Corolla car with expensive trim level to get more attractive wheels or tempted to spend big money on upgrading the wheels of your existing corolla for the same reason, answer this: Have you even considered the downsides to larger wheels? Your answer will probably be like this one: ôwell, what, drawbacks?!! Really? Before you jump into signing the papers on your new car or buy a new set of wheels, read on the information we have gathered for your benefit.

Quality of Ride

One of the major drawbacks of larger wheels is the reduced ride quality. Larger wheels certainly look good to the eyes but more than often they have a negative effect on the ride quality. The reason being they include less tire sidewall than smaller wheels. And what does this means? It means you will feel more bumps in otherwise smooth ride, putting a damper on your shiny new set of wheels. The decrease in sidewall of the tire will not only increase the effect of road bumps, pot holes and expansion joints but also increase your road noise. If you prefer a smooth ride and also want those big wheels, just move your tires one inch but never more than that. It will

Loss of Bucks

Yes, larger wheels will rob you off your money. As larger wheels require more force to turn, they increase engine's workload, dropping your vehicle's gas mileage, which results in poor fuel economy. There is undoubtedly a negative correlation between wheel size and fuel economy. When you upgrade your wheels to a slightly larger size, it usually costs you $1000 or more, depending on your automaker. Like many aftermarket modifications, larger wheels are not usually an item that commands a premium on the used-car market; as a result you're unlikely to see this money back into your pocket when you go to sell your car. Upgrade your wheels for your own pleasure, because you might lose your investment if you plan to resale your car in future. Larger wheels are also expensive than the small ones. They require more costly tires, usually in a larger size or with a lower profile than standard ones, so you end up spending more on tire if you opt for larger size.

Our Advice

It's important to understand the potential hazards of upsizing (reduced ride quality and increased cost), it's always better to take an expert advice before spending your money on such stuff. If you are in Washington, and want to give your Toyota corolla wheels a new makeover, let the experts at Washington Auto Mall do a satisfactory job for you at an affordable rate.

 

Washington Auto Mall specializes in new Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Scion, and has a wide selection of quality used vehicles and certified pre-owned vehicles. Located in Washington, PA. Serving Greater Pittsburgh, Canonsburg, Charleroi, McMurray and Waynesburg, Pennsylvania; and Morgantown and Wheeling, West Virginia.


This entry was posted in Washington Auto Mall and tagged Washington Auto Mall, New Toyota, Toyota Corolla, Toyota maintenance, toyota tips, Used Toyota, Washington Toyota, Washington Toyota Corolla on 11/14/2015 at 4:39 PM

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Honda Pilot

We all know the secret to keeping our vehicles shiny and glossy lies while keeping the paint intact, be it sunshine or snow. Waxing and buffing are two ways to retain the glossy armor of your cars for a long period of time. Here is an easy guide to show how you can do it yourself at home.

Why Pair Buffing With Waxing

The ultimate benefit of buffing is that when you do it before waxing, it restores the shielding properties of the original clear coat. Buffering takes off the outer fine layer from the top of the surface and reveals the inner fresh paint underneath it. The compound that is used in buffing is then applied to scratch off this fresh paint.

How often is buffing required

Typically, your car only requires buffering once a year, unless you live in a coastal area. In coastal areas, the salt content present in the air corrodes the paint faster. Also, it is important to note that if your car do not see much of the daylight and if its paint is in good condition, use only polish instead of compound while buffing.

Tools You Will Need

It's a onetime investment to buy all the tools you will need for doing your wax job at home. You will need: electrical orbital buffer or high speed angle grinder, buffing pads, buffing compound, car polish, car wax, and microfiber cloth.

TIP: Although angle grinder gives the best result, it is not recommended for the first-timers as they are difficult to use and may cause damage to car if mishandled. On the other hand, orbital buffers are easy to use but it requires extra work and longer time to even out the scratches. So choose the tool according to your skill level.

Step 1

If buffing is needed, start here. Otherwise skip to step 2.

Cover all heavily scratched surfaces with a generous amount of compound. Make sure the compound does not come into contact with rubber, glass or chrome on the surrounding surface. Turn the buffer on, and with gentle circular motions, only work one quarter of a panel at a time. It will prevent the surface from burning and will give a smooth new look to the surface. Only use circular motions and refrain from applying extra force.

Step2

Apply car wax over the surface with a buffer. Instead of keeping the buffer on throughout the wax application make sure you turn it on and off after regular intervals. It will avoid clusters of wax from accumulating at a single place. Use a good quality microfiber cloth to remove excess wax off the surface. Again, use circular motions to do so as it will give a better glossy finish.

TIP: Wax your car every three months to keep it shiny as new.

Want to get the wax job done on your Honda Pilot?

If you are a resident of Morgantown and seeking an expert to get your car job done, visit us at Washington Auto Mall.

 

Washington Auto Mall specializes in new Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Scion, and has a wide selection of quality used vehicles and certified pre-owned vehicles. Located in Washington, PA. Serving Greater Pittsburgh, Canonsburg, Charleroi, McMurray and Waynesburg, Pennsylvania; and Morgantown and Wheeling, West Virginia.


This entry was posted in Washington Auto Mall and tagged Washington Auto Mall, honda maintenance, Honda Pilot, new honda used honda, Washington Honda, Washington Honda Pilot on 11/10/2015 at 4:39 PM

honda_pilot_2015

Honda Pilot

We all know the secret to keeping our vehicles shiny and glossy lies while keeping the paint intact, be it sunshine or snow. Waxing and buffing are two ways to retain the glossy armor of your cars for a long period of time. Here is an easy guide to show how you can do it yourself at home.

Why Pair Buffing With Waxing

The ultimate benefit of buffing is that when you do it before waxing, it restores the shielding properties of the original clear coat. Buffering takes off the outer fine layer from the top of the surface and reveals the inner fresh paint underneath it. The compound that is used in buffing is then applied to scratch off this fresh paint.

How often is buffing required

Typically, your car only requires buffering once a year, unless you live in a coastal area. In coastal areas, the salt content present in the air corrodes the paint faster. Also, it is important to note that if your car do not see much of the daylight and if its paint is in good condition, use only polish instead of compound while buffing.

Tools You Will Need

It's a onetime investment to buy all the tools you will need for doing your wax job at home. You will need: electrical orbital buffer or high speed angle grinder, buffing pads, buffing compound, car polish, car wax, and microfiber cloth.

TIP: Although angle grinder gives the best result, it is not recommended for the first-timers as they are difficult to use and may cause damage to car if mishandled. On the other hand, orbital buffers are easy to use but it requires extra work and longer time to even out the scratches. So choose the tool according to your skill level.

Step 1

If buffing is needed, start here. Otherwise skip to step 2.

Cover all heavily scratched surfaces with a generous amount of compound. Make sure the compound does not come into contact with rubber, glass or chrome on the surrounding surface. Turn the buffer on, and with gentle circular motions, only work one quarter of a panel at a time. It will prevent the surface from burning and will give a smooth new look to the surface. Only use circular motions and refrain from applying extra force.

Step2

Apply car wax over the surface with a buffer. Instead of keeping the buffer on throughout the wax application make sure you turn it on and off after regular intervals. It will avoid clusters of wax from accumulating at a single place. Use a good quality microfiber cloth to remove excess wax off the surface. Again, use circular motions to do so as it will give a better glossy finish.

TIP: Wax your car every three months to keep it shiny as new.

Want to get the wax job done on your Honda Pilot?

If you are a resident of Morgantown and seeking an expert to get your car job done, visit us at Washington Auto Mall.

 

Washington Auto Mall specializes in new Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Scion, and has a wide selection of quality used vehicles and certified pre-owned vehicles. Located in Washington, PA. Serving Greater Pittsburgh, Canonsburg, Charleroi, McMurray and Waynesburg, Pennsylvania; and Morgantown and Wheeling, West Virginia.


This entry was posted in Washington Auto Mall and tagged Washington Auto Mall, honda maintenance, Honda Pilot, new honda used honda, Washington Honda, Washington Honda Pilot on 11/10/2015 at 4:39 PM

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Honda Civic

Car batteries and our hearts are both power houses: the former powering the metallic body whereas the latter pumping inside the muscular carcass. Both power houses require proper care and maintenance to provide us high quality of living. Just like a healthy heart is vital for the timed survival of mortals, a properly stored and charged car battery is crucial to keep the car going.

Battery Inspection

Inspect the electrolyte level of your battery once every month. It can be done by inspecting the sides and exterior of the battery. To check from the side of the battery, clean the battery with a wet cloth. Never use a dry cloth, as it will create friction and may cause explosion. If the electrolyte level is in between UPPER LEVEL line and LOWER LEVEL line, everything is perfect and no action is required. But if the level is halfway below the LOWER LEVEL line, immediately add purified water up to the UPPER LEVEL line. To check from the exterior, look out for any cracks and leakage and ensure the exhaust holes are clear of any dust and impurities. Also make sure your battery clamps and terminals are not loose. Secure them firmly in place if they are.

Discharged Battery Indicators

Your battery gives you visible signs when it needs your special attention. You will notice a prolonged delay in the startup of your engine and indicator light as well as dimness in the brightness of lights when accelerator is pressed. Generally, those cars that only operate at night or are equipped with more electronic accessories are more likely to discharge sooner than the others. Do remember that your car battery uses up to 10 to 30 mA even if it's not in use and will die within one to 3 months if not charged properly.

Invest In a Proper Battery Charger

The proper functioning of battery implies that it gets charged properly. Cheap trickle battery chargers are a bad investment and give you no benefit at all. Always make a smart investment choice with tender chargers because on top of having warranties for up to 10 years they also have exceptional features including ability to compensate according to temperature, automatically switch to float mode when fully charged, have shock-free hookup, and reverse polarity protection.

Test Your Tender Charger

Your new tender charger is likely to remain in its charging mode in its initial few days. When the light on the charger lights up, it indicates that it has shifted to the storage mode. If the light is not on, use a multimeter set to check the charge. Your charger should be ideally showing up to 14.4 volts of charging and anything lower than 12.6 indicates your tender charger is not working.

If you happen to live in South Hills and wants to get the battery of your Honda Civic checked by trusted service providers, feel free to meet the experts at Washington Auto Mall.

 

Washington Auto Mall specializes in new Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Scion, and has a wide selection of quality used vehicles and certified pre-owned vehicles. Located in Washington, PA. Serving Greater Pittsburgh, Canonsburg, Charleroi, McMurray and Waynesburg, Pennsylvania; and Morgantown and Wheeling, West Virginia.


This entry was posted in Washington Auto Mall and tagged Washington Auto Mall, Honda Civic, honda maintenance, New Honda, Used Honda, Washington Honda, Washington Honda Civic on 11/05/2015 at 4:39 PM

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