Auto Troubleshooting: Understanding The Common Problem Signs

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Why Your Truck Is Having Emissions Problems

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The discussions about global warming today have caused many people to become concerned about the emissions of their vehicles. The emissions from cars are among the major reasons for air pollution. That’s why many people, especially truck owners are concerned when they discover that their trucks have emissions problems. If you own a truck, and you discover that it has issues with its emissions, you need to take it for truck repair immediately. Read More»

4 Pros And Cons Of Aftermarket Parts

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When you need a new part for your car repair, you can purchase original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts or aftermarket parts. While many car owner prefer OEM parts, some prefer the benefits of aftermarket parts. Before you purchase anything, however, check out these four pros and cons of aftermarket parts. Pro: They Are Cheaper The biggest advantage to aftermarket parts is the cost. Essentially, aftermarket parts are generic parts because they aren’t made by auto manufacturers. Read More»

Should You Repair Your Damaged Tire?

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One of the worst feelings that you can get when driving down the road is a flat tire. When this happens, you switch the flat tire out with the spare and often wonder whether the tire is done for or if it can be repaired. Some tires can be repaired, while others will simply need to be replaced. Here is what you need to know about repaired or replacing your damaged tire. Read More»

Why And How Your Mechanics Should Keep Up With Changing Technology

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Cars are advancing faster and faster toward some unknown event horizon in car manufacturing. Self-driving cars are already here, although they may need another decade to tweak out the bugs. Computers do most of the work controlling many aspects of the cars. Cars that hover above ground exist, but are currently only in prototype form. Still, you run an auto repair shop that needs to keep up with the times. Are all of your mechanics able and ready? Read More»

How To Know When It's Time To Change The Oil In Your Car

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Modern car engines have become so complicated that it’s not always easy to do maintenance chores like changing the oil yourself. If you don’t work on your car frequently, you may feel at a loss as to what’s going on inside the engine, but fortunately, modern cars have computer systems that alert you when it’s time for maintenance and when something is wrong. While you may remember your father’s or grandfather’s old car having the oil changed on a strict schedule, times have changed. Read More»

Are You Clueless About Cars But Think Your Turbocharger Went Out? What To Know

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There are many signs that can indicate that the turbocharger on your automobile is failing. If you can see that the vehicle isn’t accelerating as it once did, that the check engine light has come on, or that you can’t accelerate quickly and the car has excess or unusual exhaust, you want to find a mechanic that specializes in turbocharger repair. While you might think replacing the turbocharger is the only option, there are actually several options. Read More»

Windshield Pitting: What It Is And What You Can Do About It

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If you notice that you are temporarily unable to see when sunlight hits your windshield at a certain angle, your car may be suffering from windshield pitting. Windshield pitting is a common type of glass damage that any vehicle is susceptible to. How does windshield pitting occur? Windshield pitting typically occurs when debris hits your windshield’s glass at an accelerated speed. The debris does not have to be large in size; sand or dirt are large enough to pit your windshield. Read More»

3 Signs Your Brakes Are Failing And What To Do When They Finally Give Out

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One of the scariest things in the world is driving down the road and your brakes going out on you. Hopefully, this is something that never happens to you. However, it is helpful to know if your brakes are on the verge of failure and how to safely navigate your vehicle if it happens. Signs of Brake Failure Your brakes give you plenty of warning signals before they just go out on you. Read More»

A Few Ways To Tell When Your Vehicle's Clutch Needs Repaired

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When you drive a vehicle with a manual transmission, you need to be aware of the clutch and how it is working. It is possible that what you think is a transmission problem is really only something wrong with the clutch. Of course, if you don’t know what you are looking for, you may think you are dealing with a simple clutch issue that can be ignored for a bit when you really have a problem with the transmission. Read More»

Do You Need Diesel Engine Repair Services? Factors To Look For When Selecting A Repair Shop

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Your diesel engine will give you many signs when it is need of repair or replacement. It may overheat, run poorly in cold weather, take a while to get started, or the check engine light may come on. If you are experiencing any signs that indicate your diesel engine may be in need of repair, it is important to select the right mechanic or repair shop. Here are a few things that you need to look for as you go about selecting a repair shop for your diesel truck. Read More»