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3 Car Maintenance Tips To Get Your Car Ready For Winter This Fall

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With the summer heat, the car maintenance that you may be thinking about is probably things to help prevent overheating and viscosity breakdowns, such as flushing coolant or using a heavier weight oil. The hot days will soon be coming to an end and it will be time to start thinking about other maintenance to get ready for another cold winter. Some of the maintenance you may need to do is change the coolant and check the cooling system, as well as use lighter fluids in northern climates.

2 August 2016

Options For Fixing A Chipped Or Broken Windshield For Busy People

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On your way to work, the car ahead of you throws a rock up onto your windshield, chipping or cracking the glass. You just don't have much time to spend getting it fixed, but you don't want to drive long with a broken windshield. Here are a few options to get the repair done while impacting your schedule very little. Quick Rock Chip Repair You need to get a rock chip repaired quickly, before it turns into a cracked windshield which will need to be replaced.

19 June 2016

How To Utilize Thread Inserts To Repair Your Stripped Engine Block

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If a head bolt pulled straight out of the engine block during the torque sequence, you will need to take action to restore the threads. One effective way to restore threads in your engine block is by utilizing purpose built inserts. The thread inserts allow you to use the stock size head bolts to prevent the need for making changes to the bolt passages in the head. Furthermore, the thread inserts are strong enough to withstand auto manufacturers' high torque requirements for head bolts.

16 May 2016

Teen Driver? 3 Tire Maintenance Tips To Keep Them Safe This Summer

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For a teenage driver, summer freedom takes on a whole new meaning when they can travel farther in their car than their feet could ever go. Yet, as a parent, you know that driving in the summer means more than just a great chance for your kid to spend time with their friends. Between the summertime heat and extra driving, your teen's tires can take a beating. Here are the top things to show your teen about how a little maintenance can keep their car rolling all summer long.

5 May 2016

Transform Your Basic Pickup Into An Off-Road Machine With Only 4 Additions

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That pickup truck that you have in the driveway now may not fare well in an off-road setting. After all, factory parts are hardly ever as tough as they need to be to take a beating even if they are affixed to a 4x4 vehicle. However, if you feel like your pickup could use a new off-road attitude and a few upgrades to be off-road worthy and capable, don't get too stressed out about the idea.

13 April 2016

How To Reduce Anxiety When Buying A New Car

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For many people, shopping for a new car can be a major chore. The experience alone is something that some car buyers have severe anxiety over, and it is typically best to complete the process as soon as possible. To avoid drawing out the car buying process, it is best to be prepared. There are several things you can do that will help expedite the process and lower your anxiety levels.

26 February 2016

How To Use The Roadside Assistance Provided By Your Insurance

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Many insurance companies now offer their customers the option to add roadside assistance to their policy. Adding roadside assistance to your policy allows you to get help quickly when you need it. If you find yourself stuck on the side of the road, use the following guide to get the help you need as quickly as possible. Determine What the Issue Is If your car suddenly begins to stall and then completely stops, you more than likely have run out of gas.

12 February 2016

Helpful Information About A Diesel Truck With A Smoking Engine

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Has the engine in your diesel truck been smoking a lot lately? There are a few different things that might be wrong, and it is important for a prompt inspection and repair to be made before you end up with flames and smoke. Below, find out about a few of the things that can lead to the engine in your diesel truck smoking. The Radiator is Not in Good Shape

4 February 2016

3 Signs You Need Your Brakes Checked

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In order to drive your vehicle safely, you want to make sure that your brakes are operating like they should. After miles of driving and braking, your brake pads begin to wear down and your car will start to give you signs that you are ready to get your overall braking system checked. Here are 3 signs you should consider brake service for your vehicle. Squealing or grinding when braking

21 January 2016

3 Signs Your Alternator Needs Servicing

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Alternators are a main component in your vehicle. They are responsible for recycling power to the battery as you drive. This keeps your battery powered and your vehicle on the road. If the alternator stops working properly, you aren't going to be going anywhere anytime soon. By knowing what to be on the lookout for, you can minimize the amount of hassles and headaches you are going to encounter along the way.

29 December 2015