Unless you've got something exotic or rare in your garage, the value of your car will depreciate with time. While on the road, they suffer wear and tear thus making repairs and maintenance necessary to run smoothly. You shouldn't ignore the warning signs. Staying on top of maintenance increases your car's lifespan. The following tips will not only make the car last longer but also increase the chances of passing the upcoming inspection:
5 December 2016
A car's transmission system is one of its most vital parts, and automatic systems use a pump to push transmission fluid through the valve body and into the gears. If that pump isn't working properly, the transmission isn't going to work properly either, and that can seriously impair the health of your vehicle. Automatic transmissions are both complex and expensive, so repairs and replacements really need to be avoided. You want to be able to know as quickly as possible whether there is something wrong with the pump, so here are four main issues to keep an eye out for.
20 October 2016
When your car's brakes are acting up, you want to repair them as soon as possible; otherwise, you may risk having the brakes fail altogether while on the road. If you put off brake repairs because you assume they'll be too expensive, remember that your safety is at risk when you drive with bad brakes and that putting off repairs can result in more expensive fixes the longer you wait. Note a few things that might be wrong with your car's brakes so you can know what you might expect by way of those eventual repair bills.
28 September 2016
Cars don't need to outright fail when on the road to need an urgent repair; sometimes they can still run and you can still control them even after something has gone wrong under the hood, but this doesn't mean it's a good idea to keep driving the car in these situations. This can make the repair even more complicated and costly and cause excess wear and tear on the car. Note a few unmistakable signs that it's time to get your car to a mechanic and what you might be facing by way of repairs.
1 September 2016
There is nothing like having a fresh, new car battery. You can rely on this battery to not die anytime soon without the added concern that you will go to start your car one day, only to find out it no longer has any juice left. However, even with a new battery, it is important to take good care of it in order to help it last as long as possible.
12 August 2016
A diesel engine is typically considered stronger than a standard petrol engine, so it's often chosen when you'll be consistently towing something and for heavier vehicles themselves. A diesel engine also doesn't use spark plugs to start, so it doesn't need the standard tune-up that other engines need. However, this doesn't mean your vehicle's diesel engine is indestructible. Note a few tips for keeping that engine in good shape so it lasts for years to come.
26 July 2016
You may be wondering whether or not it is necessary to rotate the tyres on your new car regularly. Read on and discover some of the benefits that you are likely to realise if you rotate the tyres on your car on a regular basis. Tyres Wear Evenly The different tyres on your car wear out at different rates. For instance, the front tyres on a front-wheel drive car wear out more quickly than the rear tyres.
11 July 2016
It's a traumatic experience to return to where you parked your car, only to be greeted by an empty space. Your car might have been towed, or it might have been stolen. You need to act quickly to ensure that the necessary action is taken. So what do you need to do? Checking the Signs Look for signage that dictates any parking restrictions for the area. This signage might not be located right next to where you parked, so you should walk down the street until you spot the necessary information.
25 May 2016
Modern vehicles have an inboard computer analytical system that continually monitors the key operating systems, especially your engine and transmission system. The key reason for checking these systems is to make sure that the car is operating at maximum efficiency with the least possible emissions. Given that emission control and fuel economy have become more important, your car's electronic system needs to continually adjust and tweak several parameters based on the existing driving conditions, including vehicle load, air or fuel mix and temperature to name just a few.
29 April 2016
Proper wheel alignment is always necessary for any vehicle, and especially for heavy-duty trucks. Proper wheel alignment ensures that brakes are able to grip a vehicle's tires properly, and the brakes on heavy-duty trucks already need to work harder to stop their heavier weight. When a heavy-duty truck has wheels that are out of alignment, this can be a safety hazard as it may be more likely to skid and slide when the brakes are applied.
12 April 2016