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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»

3 Audi Dash Light Warnings And Their Potential Causes

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Your Audi has the ability to let you know when it is having a problem through the illumination of lights in the dash display. The indicator system utilizes smart sensors that monitor all of the components for proper function during your drives. When the parts malfunction or cease working altogether, the sensors send a signal to the computer, which then immediately turns on the associated dash light. Here are three dash lights you will likely see while owning a new Audi. Read More»