You Do Have a Choice in Brake Pads


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


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"


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


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


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


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


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

Commit To High Standards And Seamless Repairs - Advantages Of Purchasing OEM Parts For Your Audi


A luxury vehicle such as an Audi is not only a means of transportation, but is also a symbol of success and accomplishment. As such, it's important that you take the proper steps to maintain your vehicle in the inevitable event of a repair. Rather than trying to cut costs by purchasing aftermarket parts, it's important that you commit to maintaining the standards of excellence which drew you to an Audi in the first place.

5 August 2015

4 Dangerous Tire Mistakes to Avoid


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.

14 July 2015

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


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.

7 July 2015