How To Use The Roadside Assistance Provided By Your Insurance


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


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


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


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

Things You're Doing To Turn Your Brakes Into Slag And How To Quit It


There's a degree to which brake service is inevitable, but there are plenty of understandable bad habits many drivers have that are making matters much worse than they need to be. Here are a few examples including what you can do to reverse directions and make sure your brakes last a bit longer so you have more time in between brake service. Braking with Your Left Foot It's obviously tempting to use your right foot to hit the gas and your left foot to brake.

24 November 2015

Three Key Tips For Tire Maintenance


The tires you use need to be kept in great condition for a smooth and safe ride. Maintaining your tires gives you the best gas mileage and great control on the road; it also helps to avoid accidents or to avoid being stranded with a blowout. Follow the three tips below for tire maintenance.  Tip 1: Make Sure That You Get Your Oil Changed Frequently Perhaps the most practical and useful thing you can do of your automobile is to get the oil changed regularly.

7 November 2015

How To Store Your Fair Weather Tires Properly


Many areas of the country experience winter driving conditions that require winter tires to get around safely. When you take off your fair weather tires and put on the winter treads, the fair weather treads must be stored properly to ensure they remain in good condition until spring rolls around. Below, you will find out how to prepare and store your tires effectively. Thorough Cleaning Before you store the tires, they should be thoroughly cleaned.

24 October 2015

3 Signs That Your Vehicle's Air Conditioner Needs Maintenance


On a hot summer day, your car can feel like an oven. Rolling down the windows can help, but nothing beats turning on your air conditioner and letting it cool your vehicle down when the temperatures are soaring. Even though you might rely on your car's air conditioner to keep you cool, it's probably not something that you think about very often. However, once your air conditioner stops working, you're sure to wonder what went wrong.

12 October 2015

Finding A New Transmission At Pick N Pulls


The pick and pull (often stylized as pick n' pull) salvage yard business model allows mechanics and automobile hobbyists alike to remove their own parts as necessary. If you're in need of a part and willing to put in the work, you may be able to find the parts you need at lower costs. Unfortunately, there's a lot that could go wrong while searching for and ultimately removing the part. From transmission systems to fuel pumps, a few tips for planning a salvage yard trip can help make your parts recovery safe and efficient.

5 October 2015

First-Time Drivers: Can A Blown Head Gasket Damage Your Transmission?


A blown head gasket is one of the biggest problems you face with your car, especially if it damages your transmission. A bad transmission and blown head gasket can leave you stranded on the road. But if you don't know the signs of a blown head gasket or damaged transmission, you won't have your car repaired by a mechanic on time. Here are things first-time drivers should look for and why.

19 September 2015