FAQs—Mercury Colony Park
How important is it to rotate the tires of my Mercury Colony Park? How often should this be done, and what would happen if I fail to do it regularly?
Rotating the tires of your vehicle is important to equalize the tires' wear pattern. The front and rear tires wear differently as determined by your driving habits and the distribution of weight in your vehicle. For instance, front tires wear faster because they handle more weight. By rotating the tires and switching, you preserve the life of the front tires and balance the performance of all four tires. Doing so will improve your driving experience and help you get some savings. In terms of rotation interval, it is recommended to rotate tires when you get an oil change or after every 5,000 miles. Failure to do so will result in your handling declining faster over time and with your tire failing earlier than they would had you rotated them.
The driver's side wiper arm in my vehicle won't move, and I have no time to fix it because I need to go on a road trip tomorrow. What's a super quick fix that I can do to be able to bring it back to life, even if only temporarily?
The wiper arms in your vehicle are controlled by a rod that spins back and forth, causing the arm to move across the windshield and do its job well. As long as the rod is spinning properly, you can still fix the arm and bring it back to working condition. You can check if the arm simply loosened from its nut, in which case all you will need to do is tighten it up. If the arm is broken and you can't replace it just yet, a temporary repair would be to remove the wiper arm on the passenger side and mount it on the driver side. However, if you see that the rod is no longer spinning, the problem could be its connection to the motor or the motor itself. If this is the case, you'd have to bring the vehicle to the mechanic.
I think I have a leak somewhere in the cooling system of my Mercury Colony Park; I keep seeing a small puddle of coolant underneath my car whenever I park it in my garage overnight. Based on the amount of leaking coolant, I would guess the leak is just small. Can I simply plug it with ‘stop leak' products or probably just ignore it since it's not too serious?
First off, never ignore leaks in your car's cooling system. No matter how small the leak, it can have damaging consequences to the engine. Overheating is a likely result, and you will also be adding to the pollution in the environment because coolant is a pollutant. You can use the ‘stop leak' products being advertised in the market, but the problem with these products is that they can also plug areas in your cooling system that don't need plugging, thereby causing further problems. The best solution is still the replacement of the leaking component.