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Transmission Tips: Simple Maintenance & Proper Handling

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Making sure your transmission is in good condition is as much your responsibility as it is your transmission specialist. The following is a simple guide to care for your transmission that may help extend its life. Maintenance For Your Transmission The transmission is a complicated compartment in your car that requires a specialized technician to diagnose problems, making it an expensive part to repair should you need to. This compartment--in simple terms--helps translate your power and direction needs to your wheels, so it is important to take care of this part of your vehicle.

12 November 2015

3 Signs That You Need Your Transmission Serviced

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Having to rebuild your vehicle's transmission can easily be the most expensive car repair to deal with and this is why recognizing transmission problems before they escalate is critical. Whether you drive an automatic or manual transmission vehicle, there are a few things that can inform you of any defects that you transmission may have, such as the following: Rattle and Grinding Noises When Shifting: When your vehicle shifts into a higher or lower gear is there noise present?

6 November 2015

4 Tips To Stop Premature Tire Wear Dead In Its Tracks

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Sometimes you wonder what happened to your tires; you just replaced them a few months ago, and they are worn out already. Why are your tires wearing out prematurely? How can you stop this? Here are a four tips you can follow to stop premature tire wear dead in its tracks. Tip #1: Frequently Rotate Your Tires Your car tires do not perform the same functions when it comes to breaking and loading.

22 October 2015

You Do Have a Choice in Brake Pads

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Most people who take their cars in for brake repairs just accept the brake pads the technician chooses for them. You do have a choice of brake pad materials, though. Here are those choices and why you may want something other than the default replacement pad you would get from the auto shop. Semi-Metallic Brake Pads This is probably the brake pad you'll get if you don't ask for a specific type.

14 October 2015

RV Black Water Tank Overfill False Alarms

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One thing that no RV owner wants to experience during a road trip is black water tank issues. The black water tank is the holding tank for the human waste flushed down the toilet. If this tank overflows, you face a number of issues that you honestly don't want to have to deal with. To avoid this problem, most tanks are equipped with overfill alarms. Unfortunately, the level indicators and alarms can provide you with false readings, but here, you will find how what you can do to put a stop to false alarms.

28 September 2015

How To Avoid Buying A "Lemon"

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There are so many platforms for buying a vehicle. The Internet has made it easier to connect with sellers. However, it does not matter who you buy the vehicle from, but you need to make sure it is not a lemon. If you are thinking about buying a used car, then you should take a trusted auto mechanic along to inspect it. Here are three things to consider to prevent you from having car problems down the road.

15 September 2015

Helpful Tips For Cleaning Your Car's Window Tint

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If you have tint on your car windows, you probably love the way that it looks and how it shields you and your car's interior from the sun. However, you might not enjoy them quite so much when they are streaky and dirty. You could be worried about cleaning your tinted windows because you might fear that you will damage the coating, but luckily, there are ways to do it without causing damage.

11 September 2015

How To Correctly Install Wiper Blades On A Car

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Windshield wipers will wear down over time and eventually stop clearing away water and other contaminants off the windshield. The wiper blades are necessary to ensure that the driver's windshield can be cleared in the event of bad weather, or when dirt or debris gets splashed on it. A clear driver's windshield is absolutely necessary when operating a motor vehicle of any kind, and you should not drive a vehicle without properly working wiper blades.

2 September 2015

Car Maintenance And Checkup Tips For The First-Time Car Owner

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If you've just bought your first car, you probably know that there's a good amount of maintenance involved, but you might not be sure what that involves. Maintaining a car is mostly preventative; by making sure your fluid levels are steady and your tires are taken care of, you can keep your car working nicely. Maintain Your Tires Your tires don't need too much work, but they should be checked about once a month for two things: tread depth and air pressure.

19 August 2015

Diagnosing Car AC Problems By The Smells It Radiates Through The Vent System

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It is incredibly convenient to have good clean and cold air flowing through vents in your car on a hot summer day. However, if the air conditioner starts to radiate a foul smell, you may just rather have the windows rolled down instead. If the air conditioning system in your car is pushing an odor through that is unpleasant to deal with, there is definitely a problem at some point. The key to making repairs is to understand why your car's AC is smelling a certain way.

11 August 2015