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Keep Your Differential in Good Condition

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The differential is a very important part of your car because roads are not straight. When your car turns a corner, the differential allows the wheel on the outside of the curve to go faster than the one on the inside of the curve without skidding. If it gets faulty, you have no choice but to have it repaired if you want to keep driving your car. Diagnosis Diagnosing what is wrong with your differential is something a mechanic can do; however, if you notice any of the following, there could be a problem with your differential.

16 May 2017

How to Diagnose Electrical Issues With Your Car When You're in a Hurry

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You may have been noticing something rather strange about your car when driving to work over the past few days. You think it's something electrical, but you can't put your finger on it. Now, you're not able to start it at all, which is especially frustrating as you're on your way to an important meeting. What should you look for to try to put your finger on the problem? What Could Be Wrong?

4 May 2017

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

Auto Service: Reasons Why You May Develop Power Steering Vibrations

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The onset of power steering vibrations when driving can be quite a scary experience. This typically stems from the constant shaking of your engine and could also present the risk of damage to other auto parts that are in close proximity to the engine. This is why it is prudent to establish the cause of your vibrations and have it remedied post haste. It should be noted that there is an assortment of reasons why you may develop a vibrating engine and power steering.

8 February 2017