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5 Things To Get Checked Before Your Next Road Trip

5 Things To Get Checked Before Your Next Road Trip

5 Things To Get Checked Before Your Next Road Trip You’re about to hit the highway on an epic cross-country trek. You’ve got your bags, you’ve packed your provisions in the trunk, and your road trip playlist is cued up. You turn the key, and...nothing. Your car won’t start. So much for that! Before any long trip, it’s essential to make sure your vehicle can go the distance. Even if you’ve been regularly maintaining your ride, it’s always best to make sure you’re prepared to put some major miles on. To help with this, we’ve made a list (and checked it twice!) of five car parts you’ll want to take a look at before taking off on the open road. Battery and Alternator Diagnostic: Two major components make up the electrical system that keeps your car from stopping in the middle of the road late at night: the battery and the alternator. While the battery powers the lights, radio, starter, and othe ... read more

The One Trick That’s Guaranteed to Get Rid of Water in Your Headlights

The One Trick That’s Guaranteed to Get Rid of Water in Your Headlights

Picture this: You’re speeding down a dark highway late at night, when suddenly, your headlights go out. You manage to pull over to the side of the road, take out your phone, and shine it on the front of your ride. And then you see it: Your floods are flooded with water. How did this happen?! Whether it’s harsh sunlight or torrential rain, Florida weather can wreak havoc on your car — especially if it happens to be a Subaru or Mercedes-Benz. The experienced technicians at Madhouse Garage have seen plenty of cars with faulty, weather-damaged headlights. The problem has to do with defective factory seals. In the Florida sun, the components that keep the elements out of the headlights can dry up or crack, allowing water to enter the compartment, sometimes as soon as the next rainstorm. Miami’s humid climate also means condensation can easily form inside a headlight with a bad seal, especially when the temperature drops at night. “It’s a weather thing ... read more