While getting a smog check done may be an inconvenience, it helps improve air quality by forcing owners to keep their cars in good repair so their cars don't pollute the air. If you're new to a state that requires a smog check, you'll want to understand the laws. You'll probably need a smog test before you can renew your license tag. Here are some other things to know. Don't Wait Until The Last Minute
13 July 2019
While driving, you may have noticed a noise coming from the front-end of your car that sounds like something out of a horror movie. If so, read on to discover the potential cause for a couple of common terrifying sounds that a car makes when something is not quite right. 1. High-pitch Screeching or Squealing When You Start Your Car One particularly disturbing noise you may hear coming from under the hood of your car is often heard when you first start your car.
13 July 2019
Doing your own car repairs can help you save a lot of money, but you want to make sure that you do not get in over your head. It is important to know when it is time to call repair shops for professional help and how to avoid serious problems when doing your own repairs. The following DIY car repair tips will help you avoid getting in over your head when doing your own auto repairs:
7 June 2019
An automotive transmission consists of several components that work together to ensure that the transmission can do its job. Every automatic transmission has several transmission solenoids, which open and close and control the flow of transmission fluid to ensure that the gears shift properly. Transmission solenoids can wear old due to lack of transmission maintenance or high mileage, and when one or more solenoids have failed, the transmission won't function properly.
14 May 2019
If your car is running fine but you notice that your gas mileage is not as good as it used to be, there might be a problem with your car that needs to be addressed. If you are experiencing bad gas mileage, you could take your car to an auto repair service to see if they could diagnose what is causing this to happen. There are several common causes of bad gas mileage, and here are some of the things they may look at.
29 March 2019
The wheel bearings in your vehicle are the central part of your tire's hub, and work to reduce the amount of friction that your tires experience while you are driving. Wheel bearings are thus under quite a bit of pressure, and their failure can cause all sorts of serious complications for the tire that they are attached to, which can be a serious safety concern. Over time, as their lubricating oil is dried up and their physical integrity degrades with age and wear, your wheel bearings may begin to exhibit a number of warning signs.
27 February 2019
If you recently neglected to put your car in the garage before a hailstorm or your car door was dinged in the grocery store parking lot, eliminating the unsightly dents left behind is necessary to protect your investment. In the past, mechanics would take a multistep process to eliminate dents that involved fillers, sanding, and repainting. This labor-intensive process was effective but very expensive. Paintless dent repair is another quicker, more cost-effective option, but you may be wondering if it's effective.
23 January 2019
Taking care of your car means learning how to take care of your transmission. This is something that any vehicle owner can do as long as you find an auto shop that is great at this sort of work, while also giving the car some TLC on your own time. The more work that you put into maintaining your transmission, the better the results, and performance you'll have out of the vehicle.
15 November 2018
When you drive your car, you know what it takes to decrease your chances of getting in an accident. In order to get your license, you had to pass a test on these things. However, when it comes to preventing your car from being damaged in other ways, the answers may be things you have yet to be educated on. This article will help you to become better educated on some of the things you can do to decrease your car from being damaged in different situations.
13 October 2018
There are a lot of things you want to do to keep your car running well. One of the best things to do is to get it in on time for tune-ups, oil changes, tire rotations, and brake checks. However, another thing you want to make sure you do is to be watchful with regards to what's going on under the hood of your car so you catch things early on and deal with them as soon as you possibly can.
5 September 2018