What Is Keeping Your Car From Starting?

What Is Keeping Your Car From Starting?

4 Dangerous Tire Mistakes to Avoid

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If you drive a vehicle, then you rely on your tires to help get you from point A to point B on a regular basis. Unfortunately, even though the tires are the main point of contact between your vehicle and the road, many car owners overlook the importance of keeping them well maintained. Specifically, there are a few common tire maintenance mistakes that you’ll want to avoid because they can be downright dangerous for you, your passengers, and other drivers. Over/Underinflating One of the easiest things you can do to keep your tires in...

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Is It Hard To Use Your Brakes? Simple Problems That May Need Repaired

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If your brakes aren’t working as they should and they are hard to press down, you can’t hesitate to get the vehicle to an auto mechanic. Your brakes are a vital party of your safety behind the wheel, and you don’t want to make a mistake trying to fix them on your own or ignoring the problem. Don’t panic and avoid seeing the mechanic because worry about the cost of new pads or rotors, there are many other problems that could be a less time consuming and less expensive fix. Air in the Brake Lines Air in the brake lines...

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Starting A Classic Car Restoration Project

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If you have an older vehicle sitting in your garage that you wish to restore, you may have contemplated doing the project on your own. While doing car restoration projects can indeed be a fulfilling hobby, you will most likely need to enlist the help from a professional for certain parts of the process. Here is a list of which parts of a restoration can be handled on your own and which would be better to have a professional get involved The Engine If the engine in your vehicle is not in working order, you can try to rebuild it...

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Effective Ways To Keep Your Car Working At An Optimal Level

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As a car owner, you want it to work great for as long as possible. Thanks to these steps, you can make this a possibility. Check the Transmission Fluid The transmission fluid of your car is important to check, as it’s responsible for lubricating parts of the transmission so they don’t end up overheating. Start by turning your vehicle off and parking it. After it has had time to cool, open up the hood and locate the transmission dipstick. Take it out and wipe it clean with a rag. Insert it back inside the pipe, and take it out...

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How To Tell If Your Carburetor Is Broken

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Of all the parts located under the hood of your car, the carburetor plays a key role in making sure your car runs properly. Its job is to provide a mixture of gas and air to the engine via a vacuum and helps with making your car run efficiently. A carburetor can break down over time, but how do you know if it is the problem? Follow these tips for identifying a broken carburetor. Hard Starting Issues You may have issues hard starting your car while the engine is either cold or hot. If you are having trouble hot hard starting your car, it may...

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Must Have Car Repairs That Can Save Your Gas

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Are you spending too much money on gas each month? If so, then this can be due to the condition that your vehicle is in. Though your car may run fine, it can still have issues when it comes to the fuel economy aspects of your car, which can force you to fuel up more than you normally would. There are some great ways a mechanic can boost the performance of your car’s fuel economy. Replacing Old Engine Oil Old engine oil can build up and deteriorate your engine from the inside. Not only does this create potential engine damages, but this...

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What To Do If Your Car Overheats On The Road

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When your car overheats, it’s in danger of suffering major damage. If you see the dashboard temperature gauge creeping ever higher it’s a sign that something is wrong with your engine, and you should seek professional help immediately. If you’re on the road, however, you may not be able to get to an auto repair shop right away. Here’s what to do if your car overheats on the road. Turn the heater on. If it happens to be summertime, the heater may be the last thing you want to turn on when your car is overheating....

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Things To Consider Before Buying An RV

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Whether you’re buying an RV for sparse recreational use, or to live out of for the next few years, the commitment is greater than most people think. There are a lot of factors that go into owning an RV — most people don’t figure out what those are until they actually own one! Take it from a seasoned RV owner and think about the following things before buying an RV. Insurance RVs are a lot like cars in most ways, including the fact that you must have insurance to cover the RV. You will be driving the RV on roads, highways and...

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How A Damaged Windshield Can Cause Your Car To Fail A Vehicle Inspection

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Your windshield does more than keep bugs from hitting your face while driving at high speeds. It also plays a vital role in your safety. If windshield damage is discovered during a vehicle inspection, you will need to have the windshield replaced or fixed; otherwise, you might fail the inspection and be unable to drive your car. By understanding what vehicle inspections are, and what kind of damage can be a red flag, you will be motivated to fix the problem as soon as possible to avoid potential fines and more expensive repairs. What Are...

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What Your Car Is Trying To Tell You About Your Brakes

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You can assume that when you step on your brakes, you car will slow down. When your brakes are in good shape, that’s a good assumption. But if you start to experience strange sounds and vibrations when you apply the brake, it’s time for a brake inspection. You can continue to drive your car under some conditions. Other conditions mean you need to get your brakes looked at quickly. Learn how to interpret what your car is telling you about your brakes so you can take the appropriate actions to stay safe. Metallic Screeching A small...

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