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FAQ: Auto Safety

Air conditioning: use for all season?

To enter the passenger hot air from outside (30 degrees C) is cooled through the evaporator in which fluid circulates cold (-1°C). This fluid cools as it passes from liquid to gas. The compressor is the fluid movement and compresses like a bicycle pump. The fluid through the condenser and liquefies. The fluid passes through the bottle Desiccant which is a reservoir...

GPS for traffic conditions; How does it work?

GPS stands for Global Positioning System is a recent technology which was initially restricted to professional use before being made available to the general public. GPS technology relies on the location (or position) of a GPS device from crossing triangulation) of data returned by 3 satellites. Each positioning updated in real time is very accurate as it can point a...

Inflating tire with nitrogen?

The tire pressure from nitrogen rather than the air is increasingly offered to motorists. While opinions are mixed on the usefulness of this practice, the supposed benefits are attractive. The idea of inflating tires with nitrogen is to limit the loss of pressure in replacing the air by a gas more stable. Indeed, the instability of the air due to chemical properties...

Use of blinking signal for drivers?

Use of blinking signal for drivers? Many motorists often forget to use their blinking. It is essential to use his blinking to indicate clearly to other drivers your intentions and communicate with them. To participate in each other's security, the use of blinking wisely and the best time is important. Is making its blinking (on fast track for double or a change of file for example) means that you are...

Hazards of rent a vehicle? Beware of the traps

You are going to move or you want to start your first rent? In all cases, you need a tool to carry all your gear. Before you rent some advice. To rent a utility it's easy, providers are numerous and fares most often competitive. But before renting, it is important to compare offers. All proposals are not equal. Some landlords have a call price very attractive but the...

Old plastic bags for fuel

Engineers are no shortage of ideas when it comes to finding an alternative to fossil energy. In a few months, will open a factory in Germany to transform old plastic and yoghurt pots in diesel! Europeans will soon run on plastic? It is highly likely! In September, the first plant should open its doors in Berlin to turn waste plastics into diesel. This new process...

Why Are There Different Oil Weights and which one is right for my car?

Have you ever wondered what all the letters and numbers on an oil bottle mean? They stand for different oil weights. For example, a bottle that reads "SAE 30W", assures that the oil conforms to the SAE's (Society of Automotive Engineers) oil weight or viscosity standards. The "30W" represents the oil weight, and the lower the number, the thinner the oil. Use low...

How Often Should I Change My Oil?

Oil change frequency depends on the type of driving you do. Most manufacturer's recommendations are based on optimal driving conditions. Unfortunately, most of us don't drive under perfect conditions. Here are some common types of driving that make your engine work harder: The Cold Start: After you start your car, the engine takes a while to warm up to peak operating...

What Is Free Extended Service?

When you have your car serviced at Q Lube, your car is covered by our Free Extended Service Program. This means that for three months or 3,000 miles following your full service, Q Lube will perform the following services free: Check and top off motor oil Check and top off most engine fluid levels Check and top off differential fluid Check and top off transmission/...

Why Check Your Headlights?

Headlights are a part of our car that we sometimes take for granted. We don't think about them, but headlights are one of the most important safety features in our cars. Without them, driving at night or in bad weather can be dangerous, even life-threatening. As part of our service at Q Lube, we check your headlights to make sure they are functioning correctly. If a...

Why Change Your Motor Oil?

Motor oil is one of the most important fluids in your car's engine. A high quality oil must: Lubricate: This is motor oil's most important job: to prevent wear and scuffing of engine parts by coating every moving part with a protective film that reduces friction. Clean: It is essential that your motor oil cleans your engine, as well. Soot, ash, acids and moisture...

Why Change Differential Fluid?

The differential, commonly known as the gear box, contains gears which connect your car's two axles. It consists of a drive pinion and ring gear to permit the rotation of two shafts at different speeds. Differential gears are part of the rear-axle assembly. They are used to convert the lengthwise flow of power from the engine through the clutches, transmissions, and...