Finding a Good Auto Mechanic: 3 Things to Look Out For

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As every car owner knows, when you need your vehicle repaired or serviced, finding a reliable and qualified mechanic can make all the difference. If you are currently on the lookout for a new auto mechanic, read on. Below is a guide to 3 signs that an auto repair mechanic will offer a reliable and good service. Busy Repair Shop When visiting an auto repair garage for the first time, you should make a note of how busy the place is.

24 February 2017

Car Repairs: Signs Your Alternator Is Worse For Wear

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One of the vital components of your vehicle is the alternator. This is because it is tasked with converting energy from the vehicle's crankshaft into energy that will be used to power the various electrical components in your vehicle. In addition to this, the alternator is also tasked with ensuring your vehicle's battery is able to recharge. When the alternator starts to malfunction, it will result in a domino effect that affects different components of your vehicle and could even lead to your vehicle not working at all.

24 February 2017

Car Problems That Are Very Easy to Misdiagnose

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Not all car problems that you have with your vehicle are going to be expensive to fix, which is why it's good to get them checked out quickly rather than put it off, trying to avoid a repair bill. You may also be misdiagnosing a problem, assuming it's a very expensive part that is malfunctioning when it's actually a relatively minor one. Note a few car problems that are easy to misdiagnose so you can know what to expect by way of repairs when you do notice these with your own car.

22 February 2017

How to Keep Your Transmission System Healthy While Off-Roading

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A vehicle's 4 wheel drive transmission system is going to be put through plenty of stress when you go off-roading, so there are steps you need to take to ensure that everything runs smoothly and the transmission doesn't get damaged. To ensure that you can head out into the backcountry without putting your transmission in danger, just follow these simple tips. Don't keep the clutch depressed Many 4-wheel drive off-roading vehicles come with manual transmissions to ensure that drivers can precisely alter the gear ratio around the changing terrain often found on the trail.

22 February 2017

Car Service: Routine Maintenance Measures for Your Transmission System

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For your vehicle to maintain optimal performance, you would need to carry out routine maintenance on your transmission system. This is because the transmission system is composed of an assortment of components, and if any of them has become compromised, it could have adverse effects on the efficiency and functioning of your vehicle. Granted, car serving can go a long way in changing the lifespan of your transmission system. Nevertheless, there are some routine checks and maintenance measures that should be carried out periodically instead of having to wait until your vehicle is due for servicing.

17 February 2017

What to Do If Your Car's Brake Pedal Isn't Doing Its Job Properly

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Do you have a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach, as your foot sinks further and further towards the floor of your car when you're trying to stop? You will be used to a brake pedal that only has a very precise amount of travel before being effective. If, all of a sudden, this isn't the case, you've got to check it out right away. What could be causing this?

14 February 2017

Why Attention to This Process Can Save You Maintenance Money in the Long-Term

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Many thousands of parts go into the make-up of a typical car. They're all precisely engineered and supposed to work together in harmony, to help you get from point a to point b. However, manufacturers do not make these parts so that they can last for an interminable amount of time. It's fair to say that they make quite a lot of money from aftermarket parts, so a certain amount of redundancy is built in.

10 February 2017