Category Archives: Vehicle Care

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How to Check the Oil Level in Your Car

What to Do to Check the Level and Color of Oil in a Vehicle

If you drive a vehicle, you’re probably often told to keep an eye on your oil. Now, what does this mean? Basically, you should pay attention to the oil level as well as the color. Now, if you haven’t checked your oil before, you likely won’t know where to look. Here, learn how to check the oil level in your car at Broadway Credit.

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How to Tell If You Need New Brakes for Your Vehicle

Signs that Brakes are Going Bad in a Car

When was the last time you had your brakes replaced? On average, drivers can expect to get their brakes replaced every 50,000 miles. Of course, this varies depending on how much you use your brakes with some replacing them as early as 25,000 miles and others lasting 75,000 miles. Over time, the brake pads in your car will wear down and your rotors may warp. Since these parts play a big role in making sure your vehicle stops when you want it to, it’s very important to make sure that your brakes are always functioning properly. Here’s how you can tell if you need new brakes for your vehicle.

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What is the Flaky Substance on My Car Battery?

How to Clean Corrosion Off Car Battery Terminals

Whether you open your hood to perform regular maintenance or check up on components, take a look at your battery. Do you notice a white or blue flaky substance on your car battery? This substance, called corrosion, forms over time and can block the flow of electricity. While a little may not affect how your car functions, a lot can some headaches down the line. Here’s how you can clean corrosion off car battery terminals safely.

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What Do I Do If My Engine Overheats?

What You Should and Shouldn’t Do If Your Engine Overheats

There’s nothing more exciting than being able to go on a road trip with friends. However, if you don’t properly prepare your vehicle it could lead to some problems, in particular, an overheating engine. If you’ve never experienced an overheating engine, you might be wondering, “What should, or shouldn’t I do?” Keep reading for our do’s and don’ts for handling an overheating engine.

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Why You Should Not Put Off a Wheel Alignment

The Importance of Getting Your Wheels Aligned

Eventually, the wheels on your car will misalign. Perhaps you ran over a pothole. Maybe you accidentally hit a curb. Even worn parts can cause your wheels to misalign. For many drivers, a wheel alignment doesn’t seem necessary. However, this simply isn’t true. Here, we will explain when you should get your wheels aligned as well as why you should not put off a wheel alignment.

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Tires in a car shop

How to Do the Quarter Test on a Tire

How to Check if You Need to Replace Your Tires

The last thing you want is to be unable to stop due to low tread on your tires. While this is widely known among drivers that tires need to be replaced eventually, not everyone knows how to check their tread. Thankfully, checking it is easy, and you don’t have to see a mechanic to find out if your tires are worn. Here at Broadway Credit, we will walk you through how to do the quarter test on a tire.

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How Can I Improve My Car’s Fuel Economy?

Tips to Get Better Gas Mileage

Going through gas rather quickly? Many drivers don’t realize that there are ways to improve your fuel economy without having to buy a different car. In some cases, fuel efficiency can be improved with proper vehicle maintenance. For some drivers, changing your driving habits will surely reward you with savings. Here a few tips on how you can improve your car’s fuel economy.

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How Can I Disinfect the Inside of My Car for COVID-19?

Car Interior Disinfecting and Cleaning Tips for Coronavirus

With the recent news of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) spreading across the world, it’s more important than ever to make sure you stay disease-free. You won’t want to forget about your car if your daily routine involves driving around in a vehicle. Here’s how you can disinfect and clean the inside of your car for COVID-19. Read the rest of this entry >>