Why Are Oil Changes Important?

6th Mar, 2014

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We hear it from our parents when we first get our license. Mechanics put little stickers as a reminder on our windshield. Over and over we’re nagged to get our oil changed. But why does everyone insist it’s so important? This article will hopefully give you those answers and get you onboard with getting your car’s oil changed regularly.

What is an oil change for, exactly?

Simply put, oil is used in cars to lubricate the…

The Importance of Oil Changes for Cars

6th Mar, 2014

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Changing your oil every 3,000 miles is not just a suggestion, it is a necessity. Getting oil changes for your cars on a routine basis will help to ensure the life of your automobile for many years to come.

There are a number of benefits that are associated with routine oil changes including increased gas mileage, increased performance and improved engine stability and life.

The first major benefit that is a direct result of routine oil…

How to Tell When Your Car Needs a Tune-Up

6th Mar, 2014

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Normal daily driving subjects cars to a lot of wear and tear. Even a small malfunction of one part makes a huge difference in performance and safety. Recommended tune up intervals vary depending on the age and model of the vehicle. Check the owner’s manual for specific recommendations.

Most newer vehicles need a tune-up every 30,000 miles. Check older vehicles every 10,000 to 20,000 miles. Tune-up the car more often if it pulls heavy load…

Brake Repair and Maintenance

6th Mar, 2014

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Prioritizing road safety helps reduce traffic accidents. It is a responsibility that every driver should take seriously.

Make it a regular habit to check your car before driving off, regardless of the distance of your destination. Remember that safety measures should be implemented whether you’re going somewhere near or headed for a long drive.

It is important to make sure that your car is in good running condition before leaving to ensure safety and avoid breakdowns….

Caring For Your Car’s Clutch

6th Mar, 2014

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Have you ever wondered exactly what happens when you push down the clutch pedal? Without the clutch you would not be able to disengage the power of the engine or change gears! So how does it all work? A clutch is used to connect two moving shafts that are moving at different speeds. This allows us to disengage engine power without stalling the car or to be able to drive off smoothly allowing the…

When Is It Time for Tire Replacement?

6th Mar, 2014

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For people who don’t know a lot about cars, it might be hard to determine when it is time to get things checked or changed. The sticker on the windshield lets you know when it is time to get an oil change, but there aren’t usually stickers for other things, such as tire rotation, tire replacement, fluid flushes and so on.

How can you find out?
Have you noticed a bit of vibration when you go…

Timing Belt Replacement: Symptoms That Indicate That You Need One

6th Mar, 2014

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The timing belt of a car’s engine is a very important part because it serves as a connection between that camshaft and crankshaft. Because of this, it controls and monitors the opening and closing activities of the valves of the car’s engine. This shows that getting a timing belt replacement when needed is vital. The timing belt ensures that the engine works properly and smoothly. Cars that have four stroke engines are designed in…

Car Hoses and Belts – The Most Essential Car Components

6th Mar, 2014

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Car hoses and belts are the most essential components of the car and it is imperative that you take special care of them. Any problem with the hoses and belts of your car would mean that the engine would face malfunction and deteriorate the efficiency of the car. Hence, you should conduct monthly inspection of your hoses and belts with the help of a trained technician to ensure a long and healthy life of…

Fuel Injector Cleaning Can Improve Fuel Economy

6th Mar, 2014

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Deposits from fuel can accumulate on your car’s engine intake valves, injectors, ports, fuel injectors, and combustion chambers. Dirty fuel injectors, one of the most common problems, can cause clogging, which leads to a wide variety of engine problems such as loss of power, rough idle, hesitation, misfire, pinging, knocking and hard starting.

However, one of the biggest problems, which can affect your wallet without you even noticing very easily, includes a drop in fuel…

Proper Air Pressure – Life For Your Wheels and Tires!

6th Mar, 2014

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Well, since we have been talking about auto parts and their maintenance, here is another one. Oh yes, another DIY (Do It Yourself). This one is about those car parts that bear the weight of entire vehicle and that is – Auto Wheels and Tires.

Wheels are vital part in any automobile and hence need extra attention most importantly at regular intervals. Auto wheels and tires, in proper condition, are not only necessary for a…

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