Auto Troubleshooting: Understanding The Common Problem Signs

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Boosting Your Mercedes' Fuel Economy Through Three Simple Tips

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One of the most commonly cited concerns among Mercedes owners is the steadily rising price of fuel. Yet while there may be nothing you can do to lower the cost per gallon, there is plenty you can do to ensure that your car gets the most mileage from its fuel. If you would like to learn more about how to boost your fuel economy, read on. This article will discuss three simple and effective strategies. Read More»

How Can You Tell When A Car Needs Maintenance?

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Your car’s user manual probably gives you some guidelines for when you need to take the car into visit auto repair shops. But every car is different in reality. Some cars can last much longer than what the manual states, especially if you are a careful driver, who puts in quality oil and gas, and doesn’t drive too far or in extreme conditions. On the other hand, sometimes you can get unlucky and buy a car that has some flaws and needs to be cared for often. Read More»

2 Common Transmission Leak Locations

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The transmission in your car is responsible for allowing it to shift from gear to gear. Transmission fluid is essential in order to perform this task over and over without fail since it not only acts as a lubricant but also helps to keep the various components inside of your transmission from overheating. Unfortunately, leaks are a common way in which the proper functioning of your transmission can be compromised. Without adequate fluid in the system, your transmission will eventually seize up and fail outright. Read More»

What Is The Smell In My Car?

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Many different smells can be present in your car and make your life miserable. Here are some types of smells and the common sources to check for a fix. Burning Smells A burning smell in your vehicle could be the result of many different things. For one, it could mean that you have an oil leak. If oil is leaking onto a hot surface in the engine, it could be quickly starting to smolder. Read More»

Engine Overheating? Check A Few Things Before Paying

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An overheating engine is nothing to play around with or put off for later. Driving around in an engine prone to overheating can lead to some permanent, expensive damage that can’t be simply patched over in many cases, but the causes of that overheating may be cheaper than you’d expect. Consider a few possible causes to at least go into the next auto repair shop with facts and haggling ability at your disposal. Read More»

Three Keys For Transmission Care

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Any time that you are looking to make the most out of any vehicle that you own, it is important to keep up with its most crucial parts. When it comes to any vehicle, the transmission is neck and neck with the engine in terms of importance. As the owner of a car, you should do all that you can to care for the transmission, so that the automobile will last. Read More»

The Importance Of Checking And Changing Your Car's Hoses

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Coolant hoses are an essential, yet often ignored part of your car’s cooling system. If the hoses suddenly give out, it could cause a catastrophic loss of coolant that leaves you and your vehicle stranded. It’s important to make sure your hoses are in good shape and to replace these hoses before they have a chance to fail. The following offers an explanation of why and how hoses fail, as well as tips on changing your hoses. Read More»

Planning A Move To New Jersey? What Should You Know About Vehicle Inspections?

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If you’ve spent your driving years in a state where regular vehicle inspections aren’t required, you may have driven vehicles with minor to major defects – broken headlights, a rusted-through exhaust system, or an illuminated check engine light (CEL). However, for those planning a move to New Jersey, driving a vehicle with one of these issues could violate state emissions laws. Read on to learn more about the requirements to which your vehicle will be subject after your move, as well as the minor repairs you’ll be able to make on your own to ensure your car, truck, or SUV passes muster in the Garden State. Read More»

How To Construct And Use A Black Water Tank Sensor Cleaning Tool For Your RV

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Recreational vehicles (RVs) come with electronic tank sensors to let you know when your black water tank is full. However, dirty sensors or sensors that are clogged with solid wastes will often register as full even when you know the tank is empty. If you own an RV with faulty tank sensor readings or want to learn more in case you purchase an RV, then you can eliminate the problem by cleaning the sensors. Read More»

4 Ways To "Summer-Proof" Your Car

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What are some of your dream destinations for a summer trip? Sitting by the side of the road with a disabled vehicle probably isn’t on that list. But you can avoid that kind of forced rest stop by taking steps to “summer-proof” your vehicle. Here are four things to do before you drive off into the sunset. 1. Schedule Preventative Transmission Services Automotive transmissions have a tough job. They must keep a vehicle’s transmission clean, lubricated, and cool enough to operate well even when carrying a heavy load. Read More»