What's a good way of maintaining the stable electrical connection of a car battery? What would be a good trick for this?
Check the battery cables and terminals. If there's dirt or any residue, then this should be removed. Clean the battery posts every once in a while to prevent corrosion and even contamination. This will help maintain good electrical connection and ensure better battery performance. This can also help extend the life of the car battery.
Why is my GMC Syclone using more oil than normal? Aside from high oil consumption, I've also noticed some smoke flowing out of the exhaust. Is it possible that the engine is burning oil? What should I do?
If the engine seems to be consuming oil excessively and you found smoke escaping the tail pipe, there are more than a few things you need to check. One of them is the PCV system. The valve may need replacement. Other things to consider are broken piston rings and blown or cracked valve seals. Mechanical issues may also lead to the engine burning some oil. To determine the root of this problem, testing the compression will help. This will reveal the engine's real condition. Don't let this go unchecked. Excessive oil consumption can lead to lack of proper lubrication, affecting the engine performance and overall health.
Should I bother having the tires rotated? What are the benefits? And what would be a good schedule for this?
Tire rotation can help extend tire life and improve tire performance. This is done to prevent premature tire wear and extensive damage. Through tire rotation, wear is evened out on tires of the vehicle. As such, you can get a much better grip and traction from the tires. Tire rotation can be performed when engine oil is changed, although some would suggest that this should be done every 6,000 miles or so. Aside from tire rotation, tire/wheel alignment and balancing should also be done to prevent uneven wear.
Why do they advise against idling for extended periods? Why do they suggest that you should kill the engine or turn off the vehicle instead?
If you want to save on fuel, then you should avoid excessive idling. You should instead turn off the vehicle or kill the engine since the vehicle consumes more fuel when idling for minutes as opposed to starting the vehicle. This will be more practical.
What's a proper way of using the ABS of the vehicle in case of a braking emergency? How can accidents be avoided?
You see, the anti-lock brake system of the vehicle is made to automatically pump brakes using advanced sensors. Once the ABS is activated, you should do your best to keep a constant pressure on the brake pedal. Do this as you carefully avoid obstacles and steer your vehicle to safety. The system won't be locking the front wheels, so you can still be in full control of steering. Whatever you do, try not to panic or to get distracted. Focus on the situation.