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Understanding Car Issues

When I began thinking more seriously about car issues, it occurred to me that there were a few things I needed to do if I wanted to make things easier for myself in the long run. For starters, I began taking my car in for regular auto service, which really helped out. It was really interesting to see how many different things had to be fixed every time I went in, but when my car didn't have as many problems, I could tell that it was really paying off. This website is all about understanding and preventing car problems by making better choices.



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Understanding Car Issues

    3 Tips for Dealing With Emission Problems & Repairs

    If you have an older car, one of the things that you will need to have done is an emissions inspection. If you fail the tests, there are going to be some repair that need to be done. There are going to be some repairs that need to be done to keep your car on the road. Here are some tips to help do maintenance and ensure your car passes the emission test:

    Rear-End Collisions: Should You Repair Your Dented Bumper?

    If your car received a small dent in its bumper during a slow-speed rear-end collision, you might not worry too much about repairing it right away. But even the smallest fender bender can spell big trouble for a car later on. Your dented bumper could potentially hide defects in your vehicle's gas tank and rear axle. Here's why it's important to have your car inspected by an auto technician. Would Could Lurk Behind the Dented Bumper?

    4 Ways To Take Care Of Your Car This Winter

    If you live somewhere that is battle a really cold winter, you want to make sure that your vehicle is up for handling the cold temperatures.  Check Your Washer Fluid Make sure that you are using a winter washer fluid mix that is designed to work at and below freezing. You can pick up winter washer fluid mix for a couple of dollars at your local department store, auto supply store or even perhaps your grocery store.

    What Are The Signs Of Possible Automatic Transmission Issues In Your Vehicle?

    The automatic transmission in your vehicle works with the torque converter to regulate the transmission of power from your engine to your wheels. It is assisted by hydraulic pressure produced by the transmission fluid that is encased with in it. When the transmission fluid becomes corrupted, or a seal breaks and the fluid begins to leak, the transmission can no longer work effectively. Fortunately, there are specific indicators that may be observed that can protect your transmission from damage and ultimate failure when problems arise.

    Two Signs Your Brakes Need To Be Repaired

    Experts recommend people have their brakes inspected at once every six months when they have their tires rotated. However, determining when brakes actually need to be repaired can be more challenging, since how fast your brakes wear out is determined by your driving habits. If you're not sure your brakes need to replaced, here are two ways you can tell. The Car Pulls to One Side One sign there's an issue with your brakes is if your vehicle pulls to the left or right whenever you stop.

    Must-Have Boating Safety Accessories

    Taking friends and family out on the water is one of the great pleasures of owning a boat. Naturally, you want to make sure everyone stays safe so that they can have a good time. The following marine accessories are must-haves to ensure every boating experience is as safe as possible. Life jackets Accidents can result in a person overboard. Make sure to keep a range of life jackets on hand in a variety of sizes, from small ones for children to larger ones for adults.

    Three Issues With Your Car That Need To Be Repaired Right Away

    Having your car repaired can be quite expensive. There are certain repairs that you can put off for a while and some that you need to have addressed right away. The following guide walks you through a few of the repairs that you need to have done right away when you start to notice that there are issues with your car. Your Transmission If you start to notice that your car feels as if it is dragging or having a hard time pulling off when you are at a light, you may have transmission issues.

    How To Replace A Power Window Switch On A Vehicle

    If your vehicle windows fail to open, a power window switch may need replacing. Each window commonly has its own switch, but the driver's side has a lock-out switch that controls all windows. You should be able to replace the power window switch yourself by following these steps.  Prepare to Replace the Switch To replace the switch, gather: work gloves rags  wheel chocks needle-nose pliers (optional) flat-blade screwdriver small flat-blade screwdriver cross-tip screwdriver (optional)  socket and ratchet or set torque bit set (optional) electrical cleaner Try all window switches to find the faulty ones.