Auto Troubleshooting: Understanding The Common Problem Signs

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How To Increase The Lifespan Of A Vehicle's Suspension

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Your car’s suspension system is what allows you to drive comfortably, and if it becomes damaged, can cause a great deal of distracting shaking and vibrating while driving. As such, a malfunctioning or damaged suspension system can increase the risk of an accident occurring by distracting you while you are driving and making it harder to notice what is going on around your vehicle. There are a couple of things that you can do to improve the overall lifespan of your vehicle’s suspension system in order to reduce the risk of a collision while also saving you repair and replacement money in the long run. Read More»

A Guide To Seemingly Minor Issues That Could Result In Your Vehicle Not Passing Its Safety And Emissions Tests

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In many states, most vehicles are required to pass an annual safety test, which is often accompanied by an emissions test of the exhaust system. The safety tests differ from one state to another and evaluate a variety of the vehicle’s features and includes checking on the functionality of obvious concerns like the brakes, tires, and wheels. While those big items are easy to understand the need for, there are some smaller issues that could also result in your vehicle being deemed unsafe to drive. Read More»

Driving Habits That Wreak Havoc On Your Brakes

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Since the brake system is one of the most important parts of your car, you need to do everything possible to keep it in a top-notch condition. This includes avoiding driving habits that may damage the brake system prematurely, habits such as these three: Failing to Disengage the Parking Brakes Fully It’s easy to make this mistake, especially if you are driving a borrowed car or if you are a new driver. Read More»

Why Your Car Won't Start And What To Do About It

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If your car will not start, then there are a variety of different things that can cause this frustrating problem. Thankfully, there are many things you can do to get it started and running again. So, before you let the frustration get the better of you and call for professional assistance, first follow this procedure: Step 1: Check the Gasoline Gauge While it may sound obvious, before doing anything else, take a quick look at your car’s gas gauge and think about when the last time was that you put gasoline in your vehicle. Read More»

Signs You Need To Align Your Vehicle's Tires

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Tire alignment is an often overlooked repair process that should be done periodically, just like an oil change or transmission flush, to ensure that your vehicle is continuing to operate in the proper fashion. An improperly aligned vehicle can experience a wide variety of different problems, some of which can be expensive and complicated to fix. Thankfully, there are some early warning signs of tire misalignment that you can keep your eye out for to help determine when you need to contact a mechanic and have your car’s tires aligned before another problem develops. Read More»

3 Things You Should Never Do To Your New Luxury Car

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If you recently purchased a new luxury car, you may wonder if there is anything special about the care and maintenance of your new vehicle. If so, you should remember to never do the following three things, all of which could damage your car or void the warranty. Never Jump Start The Battery In the past, you may have had to jump start a battery when you left the headlights on overnight. Read More»

3 Basic Things To Teach Your Teen Driver About Servicing A Car

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When your child gets old enough to get their license and invest in their own vehicle, it can bring about all kinds of new concerns. You will likely be worried about how well they can drive and spend a lot of time teaching them the rules of the road. However, there is also one aspect of being a daily driver that is important to teach a new teenage driver: the basic concepts of servicing an automobile. Read More»

Key Warning Signs That Your Car Battery Is Failing

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Although most people don’t give a whole lot of thought to the battery under the hood of their car, it’s important to remember that it won’t last forever. Car batteries have a fairly short lifespan and need to be replaced periodically. If you don’t have a whole lot of experience dealing with car batteries, you may not be able to easily spot the warning signs that yours is failing. Here’s a look at some of the things that you should watch out for that could mean your battery is nearing the end of its useful life. Read More»

First Car Breaking Down While You Are Away At College? 3 Questions To Ask Your Auto Repair Mechanic

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You depend upon your car to get you to school and work. Now, it’s making a funny noise, and you have no idea where to begin with the repairs. If you were still at home, you’d just get your parents to help you find a mechanic, but this time you are on your own. The great news is that getting quality auto repair services is not that complicated when you know what questions to ask your mechanic. Read More»

3 Reasons Why Home Window Tinting Is A Good Idea

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Do you own your current home? Are you looking for projects that will increase the value of your home? There are a number of improvements that can improve your home. You’ve probably already thought about things like bathroom or kitchen remodeling, putting in a pool, or having new flooring installed. While all of these can definitely improve the value and quality of your home, you needn’t do anything quite so drastic. Read More»