2015

3 Transmission Problems You Need To Watch For

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Transmission problems can happen at any point in time. There are no set times or places for them to occur. They just happen. However, there are warning signs that tell you something is wrong and needs to be addressed. Ignoring these signs is what will get you in trouble and end up costing you a small fortune in repairs. Here are some of the common transmission problems and what you can do to correct them.…

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How To Polish And Seal Paint Holes

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Chips, scratches and peels in your car paint are inevitable. There is nothing you can do to prevent small rock chips, but you can fix them as soon as possible. If you let a hole in your paint job remain, it could end up being very difficult and costly to fix. Many people are reluctant to try and fix paint chips because they are worried about creating further damage. However, if you have the right tools, you can learn to patch and seal your auto body before it becomes problematic.…

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4 Survival Tips If Your Car Gets Stuck In Snowy Weather

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Winter is right around the corner. If you live in a cold climate, the arrival of winter likely also means the onset of snow storms and difficult travel conditions. When the roads are covered with snow and ice, it’s a usually a good idea to stay inside and avoid travel. That’s not always possible, though. If you must travel during times of extreme snow and ice, be sure to take caution.…

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3 Things To Consider Before Getting Your Vehicle's Glass Repaired

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Crack! If you own a vehicle, chances are you’ve experienced this painful sound first hand while driving down the road as a rock or other piece of debris has slammed into your windshield. Far from being just unsightly, a small dink in the windshield can rapidly become a huge fracture across the entire sheet of glass, destroying its integrity. Time is absolutely of the essence when getting it repaired, otherwise you might be left with costly replacement being your only option.…

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Why Buying A New Car Still Makes Sense

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As the Canadian economy struggled in the last few years, many people switched from buying new cars to buying previously-owned vehicles. The conventional wisdom was that not only were such vehicles less expensive, but they didn’t have the steep depreciation that you find with brand new cars. However, there are still many good reasons to buy your car new from the factory. Benefits of buying a new car 1. Customization. One of the best reasons to buy a brand new car is that you can have it built just the way you want it.…

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4 Aspects That Could Affect Your Final Repair Shop Quote

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After the body of your car has become damaged, you’ll take it (or have it towed) to an auto body repair shop. Obviously, you’ll experience anxiety, partially because you’ll want to know what the damage is going to cost you.  In a perfect world, a technician would give your car a quick inspection and a firm repair quote, but there are usually other factors involved in how a repair technician arrives at a final repair quote, such as: …

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3 Things That You Should Do Before Having Your Car Towed

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If your vehicle is inoperable, you are probably planning on calling a towing company to come out and get your vehicle. However, there are a few things that you should do before your car is loaded up on the tow truck. Make sure that you do these things first, and you can help things go as smoothly and well as possible. 1. Find Out if Your Car Can Be Repaired On-Site…

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Sticky Brake Syndrome: What You Should Know About Stuck Calipers

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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.…

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What Type Of Dent Does Your Car Have?

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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:…

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Preparing Your Car For The Junkyard

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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…

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