DIY Auto Maintenance and Servicing Tips

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How to Know When You Are Experiencing Brake Trouble

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Some car owners take functioning brakes for granted until they experience brake failure situations while driving. One minute things are going well on the road and the next minute you press on the brake pedal and notice that it is travelling all the way to the floor of the car. That’s when it dawns on you that the brakes have gone out. The good thing with brakes is that they seldom fail completely without any warning. Read More»

How to Deal With Worn Bushings on Your Vehicle

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There are many individual parts on the average car or truck, and some of them are designed to wear out over time. While most of the major components are meant to last as long as possible, other smaller parts will wear down through use and will eventually fail. This is particularly the case for the bushings that help to support larger components or that form a link in between a static object and a moving one. Read More»

Is Your Car's Expansion Valve Working Properly?

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The air conditioning system in your car is similar in many respects to the one within your home, and one thing is for certain, you will rely on it once summer rolls around. You may have heard of some of the major components, like the condenser, compressor and evaporator, but there are a number of other critical pieces as well that all need to function correctly to cool the cabin effectively. Read More»

A Beginners Guide to Car Service and Maintenance

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First-time car owners may not have an idea of how to service and maintain their vehicles. As such, they leave most of this work to their mechanics. This article discusses a few easy car maintenance tasks you can do on your own or with the help of a car servicing company. Oil and fluid changes.  Oil ensures that the engine parts are well lubricated. With time, the oil wears out due to high engine temperatures. Read More»