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Ways to Cut Back on Distracted Driving

Distracted driving can spell disaster for you and your passengers. By cutting back on distracted driving, you are ensured a greater degree of comfort and peace of mind on the road. One of the most important ways to cut back on distracted driving is to avoid any distractions that would take up your full attention, even if only for a few seconds. 

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How a Backup Camera Works for Your Safety

Backing up a car can be dangerous, which is why more manufacturers are adding backup cameras to their vehicles. They use the screen already located in the vehicle's dash to project an image of what is behind the vehicle. Cameras typically add about $140 to the cost of the vehicle, which means that an average person can afford a car with such technology. 

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How Do Infotainment Systems Work?

Do you know what to look for in an infotainment system? They're not all created equal. You may be just happy knowing that you can hook up your smartphone to your radio, but there are so many other useful applications now that come with a car's infotainment system. For example, you can connect via Bluetooth and access Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, which immediately lets you access all of the apps on your phone. You can also use voice controls to access safety controls, vehicle settings, music, and navigation. 

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The Importance of the Vehicle Tire Alignment Service

The importance of the vehicle alignment service can not be understated. Having professionals looking closely at the front end parts of your vehicle will help reduce costly repairs.

If the car tires hit a curb or drive into a deep pothole, the result can be that the alignment comes out of balance. What this will do is begin to reduce your ability to handle the vehicle, but vibrations that increase can also damage other parts the longer the conditions persist. While this is happening, the tires are beginning to wear in odd patterns as the side walls come in contact…

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Spring Maintenance Extends the Performance of Your Car

Some maintenance items should be done every year, and your vehicle is no different. Spring is a great time to do those things that should be done at least once a year, and we at Round Rock Genesis want to make sure that you have the knowledge to keep your vehicle up to date on its maintenance.

There are a couple of things that will protect your vehicle from hot weather. For instance, you should have your coolant replaced. 

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The Right Way to Clean Your Tires

Tire cleaning can be performed in a number of ways. Most of them are dependent on the type of product that will be used to clean the wheels itself. Another consideration that may not come to mind is the tire manufacturer's recommended cleaning steps. Some companies will advise their customers to use certain chemicals while avoiding others. Other times, a simple solution of soap and water could be all that is needed. In any case, here are some of the best ways to maintain your wheels.

As you spray the cleaner onto the sidewalls of your tires, let the…

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Know When to Maintain or Replace Your Headlights

In order to be as safe as possible when driving down the road at night, or in low-light conditions, you need to have headlights that are illuminating the roadway brightly. If at any time you notice that a headlight is out, not functioning properly or is dim, you should get a new headlight installed.

On most vehicles on the road today, changing the bulb in the headlight is a simple matter. Taking the entire assembly off is not usually required. 

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Is Your Exhaust Leaking?

When everything is working properly, exhaust gas should flow from the exhaust manifold to your muffler. However if you have a leak in the exhaust system, you could be at risk of inhaling deadly gases. If you notice any popping or hissing sounds from your engine, tiny leaks around the tail pipe, an odd shaking when you touch the wheel or significantly lower gas mileage, these could all be signs that your exhaust has a leak.

The older your vehicle is, the more likely that the exhaust system will break down. It is a safe idea to have your exhaust…

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Regular Tire Rotations Extend the Use of Your Tires

Your vehicle's tires are of critical importance to its overall performance and safety, so it is important to keep them fresh and in good condition. They are not a cheap thing to have to replace, either so you will want to try and get as many miles out of a set before you have to replace them.

The good news is that there are steps that you can take to make sure that you do get as much out of them as possible. For starters, make sure that they are running at the recommended PSI level. 

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Warmer Weather Calls for Strong Wiper Blades

The transitional months are synonymous with challenging driving conditions. Driving your vehicle with the proper windshield wipers, geared for better visibility in storms of rain or ice, is a must for drivers. Wipers are made to help overcome these inevitable spring and autumn events. Stop in at Round Rock Genesis, and we will get your vehicle ready for the spring rains ahead!

When wiper blades get worn or cracked, pieces of debris will become trapped in between the rubber and metal, causing streaking and smearing, just when you need them most! 

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