4 Mistakes People Make When They Change Their Oil

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Changing your car's oil is essential in maintaining the well being of your car. When you don't change your oil, it takes a toll on the engine, which is going to lead to extensive and expensive repairs. So, changing your oil, as well as changing it properly is highly important. Here are four mistakes that are commonly made when people change their oil that you should avoid: Not Keeping Track: Every time you get your oil changed, you should mark down the odometer reading so that you know when to change your oil next.

8 April 2016

5 Signs That Your Car's Engine Block May Be Cracked

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If the engine block of your car or truck becomes cracked, your vehicle can no longer be driven safely. Although a cracked engine block does not occur often, when it does happen, there are signs that often present. Here are a few indications that the engine block of your car or truck is cracked: Milky Oil Good oil is clear or yellowish in color. Old oil will likely be dark in color, especially if it has been a while since your last oil change.

23 February 2016

A Quick Guide To Specialty Truck Bodies

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If you are running your own business, and own a truck, there are a lot of truck bodies you can get put onto your truck so that it fits your specific business needs better. Here is a quick overview of some of the specialty truck bodies that your truck could potentially be equipped with.  #1 Service Bodies If you run any type of service business, a service truck body may be exactly what you need.

11 February 2016

Look Out For These Possible Damages In Your New Car

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Did you know that a new car isn't necessarily ready to drive? A new car may have damages that you have to repair before you take it out to the road. What is more, new car dealerships aren't obligated to inform sellers about damages that don't exceed five percent of the manufacturer's recommended retail price. Here are some of the damages you may have to contend with in a new car.

20 January 2016

Know Your BMW: The 4 Signs Of Transmission Trouble

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A BMW can be a beauty of a machine. It is designed to drive with courage, coast with ease, and steer like magic. Of course, you only get this experience if your BMW is in good shape. A BMW in need of repair is not just inconvenient, but it can be downright dangerous. Furthermore, one of the most important parts of your BMW is the transmission. Therefore, be sure to keep a lookout for these 4 signs of transmission trouble and seek a repair professional (such as one from August European) if you suspect an issue: 

20 January 2016

Car Tips: 4 Reasons Your Car Isn't Starting

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You expect your car to start when you turn the key, but what if it doesn't? Hopefully the following guide will help you find out what is going on during this frustrating time.  The Battery One of the common reasons your car may not start may be your battery. You may already know how to get a jump start from a friendly fellow driver, or you can follow the link to learn.

23 December 2015

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