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Sticky Brake Syndrome: What You Should Know About Stuck Calipers

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Sticky Brake Syndrome: What You Should Know About Stuck Calipers

Your car’s brake system consists of many different components, but one of the most important aspects of your braking system is the caliper. Calipers use hydraulic pressure, created by the brake fluid, to push the pad to the rotor when you press the brake pedal. Stuck calipers can cause your brakes to function poorly, or not function at all. Here are a few common causes of caliper issues as well as some warning signs that indicate you might need brake service. Causes of Caliper Trouble There are a few common issues that can lead to...

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What Type Of Dent Does Your Car Have?

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If your vehicle was recently damaged, and you now have a dent somewhere that you need repaired, chances are you are going to call-up some local auto body shops for repair quotes. Before you start calling up your local auto body shops, make sure you know what type of dent you have in your vehicle. The more accurately you can describe the dent, the easier it will be for the auto shops you call to provide you with accurate information about how long and how expensive it will be to repair the dent to your vehicle: Smooth Dents A smooth dent is...

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Preparing Your Car For The Junkyard

Posted by on Apr 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When you are selling your car to the junkyard, there are some actions you take to increase your earnings from scrapping your car. There is a lot of work that has to go into getting a car ready to scrap and if this comes out of the junkyard’s pocket, this will equal less money in your pocket. Here’s what you need to do: Find Out If The Junkyard Wants A Dismantled Car Before you dismantle your vehicle, make sure that the junkyard would not prefer to dismantle it themselves. Otherwise, you will not save as much money if you perform...

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4 Things to Check on Your Radiator Hoses When Your Car Is Overheating

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A car that is overheating can quickly break down if you aren’t careful. You should never drive a car when it is overheating; otherwise, major radiator and even engine damage can occur. However, after your vehicle has cooled down, you can pop the hood and take a look at the radiator hoses to see if they are the cause of the problem. If they are, then repairing or replacing them can be an effective way of preventing your car from overheating again. 1. Cracks or Tears First of all, examine your radiator hoses for any cracks or tears. Even...

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What You Need To Know Before Purchasing Green Tires

Posted by on Mar 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The idea of living an eco-friendly lifestyle is something most people try to achieve in one way or another. You may have heard of using green tires on your car as a way to help the environment. Before you begin your search for the ideal green option for your tires, there are a few things you should know. Manufacturers of Green Tires The first thing you need to know about green tires are the manufacturers that offer this option. Bridgestone, Goodyear, Firestone, and Michelin have green tires in their tire line. Knowing which companies offer...

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If The Car Is Knocking – 3 Common Causes Of Engine Knock In Newer Cars

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Many people consider engine knock to be an imminent and ominous sign that the engine is about to blow or seize up. But is it? You may be surprised to learn that most common causes of engine knock are not scary at all. In fact, most causes are easy to identify and inexpensive to fix if you take your car to the right mechanic. So, if you hear knocking sounds when you start and drive your car, do not worry until you get the final verdict from your mechanic. Knocking sounds can be caused by low oil levels and a myriad of other benign conditions....

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3 Useful Tips For Saving Money On Auto Parts

Posted by on Feb 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

As a vehicle owner, you probably know that it’s necessary to pay for auto parts to keep your car or truck in good condition. Unfortunately, you probably also realize that these parts can get really expensive if you aren’t careful. If you want to buy the necessary parts for your vehicle without breaking the bank, try these three tips. Then, you can buy what you need to maintain your car or truck without going over your budget. 1. Buy Them from a Junkyard Don’t assume that junkyards are just for old vehicles that don’t...

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Starting An Auto Detailing Business? Be Sure To Include These Three Services

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The auto detailing business is a promising one to get into. People will always be interested in having their cars cleaned and otherwise cosmetically cared for, which means that people will always be seeking the services of an auto detailing shop. The services that an auto detailing shop offers will determine the type of clientele it will attract and the type of success it will have. The more specific the services that are offered, the more success the business will have. With that said, if you are thinking about starting up an auto detailing...

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Stay Safe While Waiting For A Tow Truck

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Your car breaking down can really ruin your day. You end up having to wait on the side of the road until the tow truck can come and take your car to the garage. If you do have to wait on the side of the road, it’s important that you do what you can to assure your safety while you are waiting. Having your day ruined because the car broke down is one thing, having it ruined because you got hit while you were waiting is something totally different.  Pull Off the Road The further off the side of the road you can go, the safer it will...

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Changing A Burned Out Taillight Is A Quick Job

Posted by on Jan 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you notice that your taillight has burned out, you need to replace the light right away. Your taillight helps other drivers see you in the dark and keeps you safe when you are out on the road. You only need a few basic supplies and between ten and fifteen free minutes to change out your taillight. Remove The Lens Cover The first thing you will need to do is get out a Phillips head screwdriver. You will need to use it when removing the screws that hold the lens cover for your taillight in place. The screws may be located on the outside or...

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