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Making the Leap to Electric: Is It the Right Move for You?

Making the Leap to Electric: Is It the Right Move for You?

  With the increasing presence of electric vehicles on the roads and in automotive conversations, you might be wondering if making the switch to an electric car is the right move for you. Electric vehicles are often touted for their environmental benefits and potential cost savings, but are they truly worth the high price tag? Milex Complete Auto Care can help you explore the world of EVs to make an informed decision.   Do Electric Vehicles Save Money? Yes, electric vehicles can save you money in the long run. While the initial purchase price of an EV can be higher than a traditional gasoline-powered car, the overall cost of ownership is often lower — due to several factors: Lower fuel costs: Electricity is generally cheaper than gasoline, and EVs are more efficient in converting energy into motion. Charging an electric car can be significantly less expensive than fueling a gasoline vehicle, especially if you have home charging ... read more

How to Save Money on Car Repair

How to Save Money on Car Repair

Car repairs can be a significant drain on your finances, especially when they catch you off guard. Unexpected breakdowns can leave you with a hefty bill and a lot of stress. Milex Complete Auto Care has some recommendations for proactive steps you can take to cut car repair costs and prevent unexpected expenses. Many Americans are not financially prepared for unexpected car repairs. More than 36% of Americans could not afford a car repair bill over $500, according to a survey conducted by MarketWatch. The average cost of a car repair in the United States can range from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars, depending on the severity of the issue. Americans spend an average of $548.32 fixing their cars. These expenses can quickly add up and strain your budget. Yet ... read more

Beat the Chill: Winter Car Prep

Beat the Chill: Winter Car Prep

Winter in the United States is no joke for many parts of the country. The snow, ice, and biting cold can be a real challenge, especially for our cars. But with a little bit of prep, you can ensure your vehicle is ready to face the frosty months ahead. Here are Milex Complete Auto Care’s recommendations on how to get your car winter-ready and some tips on driving safely during the chilly season.   Prepping Your Car for Winter Weather Before cold weather hits, make sure your car is ready to handle the cold weather.   Check your tires: Cold temperatures can reduce tire pressure. Ensure they're properly inflated and have good tread. Consider investing in winter tires for better traction on snowy and icy roads. Consider storing a portable air compressor in your trunk as an easy fix if your tire pressure is low.   Battery check: Cold can weaken your battery. Ensure it's fully charged and the connections ar ... read more

Exploring the Mechanics of CV Joints

Exploring the Mechanics of CV Joints

Navigating sharp turns or driving on uneven terrains showcases the intricate machinery working tirelessly beneath a vehicle's hood. One component that’s not always on the radar are the Constant Velocity (CV) joints. CV joints ensure smooth turns and efficient power transfer from the engine to the wheels. Milex Complete Auto Care can help you learn more about this important component and how to maintain it.   Whether driving a bumpy road or making a sharp turn, the vehicle's wheels move in various directions. CV joints, also known as a half-shaft, guarantee that despite these movements, there's a continuous power flow, resulting in a seamless driving experience. They connect the transmission to the wheels, facilitating power transfer while accommodating the up-and-down motion of the suspension. They ensure consistent power delivery from the engine to the wheels, irrespective of driving conditions or whe ... read more

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Navigating Heavy Rain: A Guide to Staying Safe Behind the Wheel

Navigating Heavy Rain: A Guide to Staying Safe Behind the Wheel

Turn around, don't drown. Venturing through flooded roadways with your vehicle is a gamble you don’t want to take. The force of floodwaters can be unexpectedly strong, with the power to shift heavy objects, from boulders to entire homes.   When you drive into a flooded area, you're putting yourself at risk of losing control of your vehicle. A mere six inches of swiftly flowing water has the strength to topple an adult, while a foot of water can sweep a small car off its wheels, according to the National Weather Service. At least 38% of the people who died in floodwater in 2022 were driving.   Floodwater can stall your engine, ruin your electrical system, and compromise your car's safety features. It can damage roadways and hamper your ability to navigate safely. In the worst-case scenario, you could find ... read more

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Make a Pitstop at Milex Before You Head to the Woods

Make a Pitstop at Milex Before You Head to the Woods

Life is better in the woods! Before you embark on your upcoming car camping expedition, make a pit stop at Milex Complete Auto Care to guarantee your vehicle is fully prepared for conditions off the beaten path. Make memories with your family one campfire at a time. Camping allows you to immerse yourself in the great outdoors to appreciate and reconnect with nature. You can breathe in fresh air, enjoy beautiful landscapes, and experience the serenity of natural surroundings. It provides an escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life and allows you to recharge by unplugging technology, casting away deadlines, and alleviating stress. Whether it's hiking, fishing, swimming, wildlife spotting, or stargazing, there is always something to do and explore. Camping encourages physical activity and offers opportunities for new experiences and challenges. Bring Your Car to Milex Between stocking a first aid kit and collecting sleeping bags, it’s crucial not to negl ... read more

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Here Comes the Sun: Boost Your AC's Efficiency

Here Comes the Sun: Boost Your AC's Efficiency

Temperatures are rising, and Americans across the country are bracing for the impact of summer weather. Milex Complete Auto Care has a rundown of what you need to know to help your vehicle operate efficiently during the sweltering heat.   Sizzling temperatures are in the forecast again this summer. Although rainfall is expected to be higher than normal, hot summer weather is on tap across the U.S., according to the Farmers’ Almanac. High humidity and temperatures over 100°F will make it oppressive in many parts of the country, and heat waves are expected from late July through August in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic states, an AccuWeather report revealed.   Cold as Ice As your air conditioning kicks into overdrive, there are important steps you nee ... read more

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Five Red Flags of Low Transmission Fluid

Five Red Flags of Low Transmission Fluid

Recognizing the red flags of low transmission fluid levels is crucial for preserving the performance and longevity of your vehicle's transmission system. Mr. Transmission Milex Complete Auto Care have symptoms to keep on your radar.   Maintaining Car Fluids Fluids play a crucial role in the proper functioning of various systems and components in a car. They help reduce friction between moving parts, preventing excessive heat and wear. Regularly replacing these fluids ensures that the components are adequately lubricated, promoting smoother operation, and extending their lifespan. Some fluids have cleaning additives, which can improve your vehicle's performance and efficiency. Over time, your vehicle’s fluids can become contaminated, degraded, or depleted, which can lead to reduced performance, increased wear and tear, and potential damage to the vehicle. Your vehicle's transmission is a critical component that allows for smooth gear changes a ... read more

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Solving the Mystery of Why Tires are Black

Solving the Mystery of Why Tires are Black

Black is the tried and true color for tires. Have you ever wondered if it’s a design choice or if there’s something more to it? The experts at Milex Complete Auto Care have the answer.   Car Color Trends Prince’s song, “Little Red Corvette,” launched his pop music career, and the black Dodge Charger in “The Fast and the Furious,” is iconic. The color of a car plays a major role in purchasing decisions. Whether car buyers are influenced by popular culture or personal preference, a car’s paint job can make or break a sale. The decision on the color of a vehicle depends on personal taste, maintenance, heat absorption, and cost. People often choose neutral colors such as white, gray, or black, to maintain the vehicle’s resale value.   Color is not the only deciding factor. People focus on price, gas mileage, safety features, and reputation when they are shopping for a car. In fact, Generation Z ranks gas ... read more

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Summertime Rules of the Road

Summertime Rules of the Road

As you stock up on sunscreen and prep for fun in the sun, Milex Complete Auto Care has a handy list of road trip tips to follow to stay safe this summer. And we’re here to make sure your car is ready for high temperatures.   Road Trip Tips Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer season as schools let out for summer and workloads lighten. At least 44% of people plan to travel more than once this summer, and 79% are gearing up to take a road trip, according to a survey conducted by The Vacationer, a vacation resource.   Road trips can be an exciting and memorable experience, but they can quickly become a nightmare if you aren’t prepared. Whether you're planning a short weekend getaway or a cross-country adventure, you should do a few things to prepare for the trip and travel safely.   Check y ... read more

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