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Yearly Archives: 2021

Why Do Some Truck Drivers Opt for Diesel?

Why Do Some Truck Drivers Opt for Diesel?

Diesel trucks are not everyone's cup of tea, but they are an excellent option for specific individuals. In fact, modern diesel engines have improved and overcome many of the disadvantages known in the past. Besides newer advancements to these trucks, why, exactly, should you choose a diesel truck?    Reason #1: Torque Output! Diesel trucks have more torque in general than their traditional gasoline engine counterpart. Torque is what allows you to move and what enables you to continue to move when hauling heavy loads or going up a steep slope. The engines in diesel trucks are better at handling those scenarios than gas engines, making them the perfect choice if you are using the vehicle for work. In other words, diesel trucks have higher towing capabilities than similar trucks with gas engines. This is why you may see diesel engines in many trucks but not a lot of other vehicles.    Reason #2: Lower Fuel Costs Overall, fuel expenses for the amount of energy ... read more

3 Tips on How To Improve Your Truck’s Performance

3 Tips on How To Improve Your Truck’s Performance

Most truck owners have a special bond with their trucks. Whenever your vehicle is not performing at its full potential, it's hard not to get involved. Here are our top tips to enhance your truck's performance and give it the extra push it needs to do all the things you want it to do.   #1: Be On-Time with Scheduled Maintenance When it comes to increasing your truck's performance, the key to it is in the owner's manual. Research suggests that fewer than 60% of drivers read any part of their owner's manual. Of those people who have glanced at it, they've only seen about half of it. The owner's manual for your truck represents the first line of defense against unforeseen circumstances.  Your manual will help you uncover the necessary maintenance services your truck will need in its lifetime. If you're still unsure, come by DS Auto Experts to get a comprehensive vehicle inspection to better picture your vehicle's current state.   ... read more

Your Vehicle's Most Important Safety Features

Your Vehicle's Most Important Safety Features

One of the most important things we look for, especially when buying a car, is safety features. When and if we ever get in an accident, we want to feel secure and protected. It's imperative to get familiar with these systems and make sure you are doing the necessary maintenance to keep them working. There are five crucial safety features in your vehicle that we are going to go over.   Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Nowadays, most cars feature an antilock brake system that prevents your brakes from locking up when coming to a quick and abrupt stop. Whenever your brakes lock up, you are at risk of skidding and losing control of the car. It's essential to make sure your entire brake system is healthy with regular maintenance and inspections.    Airbags Another modern feature that has been put in cars is the ever-evolving airbag system. If you get into a collision, your airbags are ready to deploy depending on the angle and force of impact. Airbags don't ha ... read more

Packing Essentials for Your Trip to the Beach

Packing Essentials for Your Trip to the Beach

Most summers for many Californians mean hitting the beach. As gnarly as driving to the beach is, it can quickly go downhill if you don't pack the right essentials for you and your car. Check out this list that we curated for you and your getaway.   What to Bring on a Beach Road Trip 1 - Smartphone A phone is an obvious one, primarily when most of us use our phones for entertainment. In addition, your phone can come in handy since you'll need to pay close attention to the weather and check tide times.  2 - Shovel If you bring any tool, make it a shovel. If you end up driving on the beach or in the sand, you'll need to dig your way out. Opt for a foldable shovel to save space in your trunk. 3 - Tire Pressure Gauge  Be prepared to check your tire pressure. It would be best if you always used the gauge before and after the trip to check whether your tires are properly inflated. 4 - Air Pump Once you are done driving around the beach are ... read more

How to Prepare Your Vehicle for the Summer Season

How to Prepare Your Vehicle for the Summer Season

Summer is right around the corner, and we are all ready and excited for the change of seasons! While you may be prepared to experience some fun in the sun, is your vehicle prepared for the change in seasons? Many of us do more traveling and have friendly road trips; even if you don't have that planned for your vehicle, there are still things you want to make sure are okay with your car, so nothing happens to it. Here are some things you want to have done to ensure your vehicle is ready for the summer. There are some things that you can do yourself to help make sure your car is prepared for the summertime. One of the very first things you can do is check your tire pressure. You can do this by using a pressure gauge that you have yourself, or you can go to a gas station to use a stick gauge that they have there. Something else that you can do on your own checks and monitor the oil level on your vehicle. Your vehicle's engine runs hotter during the summer months, so you want to ... read more

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