Top Reasons Why Your Engine Is Overheating

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Does your car have an overheating problem? When ignored, the problem could lead to chronic issues such as engine knocks. The article below discusses a few reasons why vehicles overheat and how to prevent these problems.  Radiator Your radiator should be your first suspect once the temperature gauge begins to rise. Low coolant levels affect the engine's cooling mechanism, thus causing your engine to overheat. There are various reasons why your vehicle could have low coolant levels.

17 January 2020

4 Signs Your Transmission Fluid is Low

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Transmission fluid provides essential lubrication inside an automatic or manual transmission, therefore reducing friction and wear. Transmission fluid occasionally needs to be topped up to keep the transmission working well. Here are five signs that the level of fluid in your vehicle's transmission has dropped too low. 1. Trouble Finding a Gear Drivers of manual transmission vehicles might blame themselves when they struggle to find a gear, but sometimes the culprit is low transmission fluid.

17 January 2020

A Guide on How to Service Your Low- or High-Mileage Vehicle

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How often do you take your car for servicing? Regular service is a sure way to avoid chronic engine problems. Below is a comprehensive guide on how to service your vehicle.  Low-Mileage Service This applies to new cars. Most dealers and manufacturers may give you free service for the first year. Manufacturers use high-quality engine components to increase the longevity of their vehicles and build their brand name. For a new car, you would mostly be concerned about your lubricants.

16 January 2020

How to Troubleshoot a Bad Battery

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When it comes to electrical issues in cars, a failing battery is almost always the culprit. Your car battery supplies the power that the rest of the electrical components of your vehicle require to work. Without it, your car won't start, let alone work properly. If you are experiencing electrical problems in your car, here's how to tell whether the battery is to blame. Check for Loose Battery Connection Sometimes, the electrical problem you are experiencing in your car might be caused by a loose battery connection.

16 January 2020

How an Auto Scan Tool Could Improve Your Driving Experience

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How much do you know about how your car works? It used to be true that with a little basic mechanical knowledge, owners could undertake simple car maintenance procedures themselves. However, modern cars incorporate a lot of technology, and it can be difficult to know where to start. For many people, it can be tempting to simply resort to a professional car technician every time they suspect there is a problem with the vehicle.

14 January 2020

Ways to Prevent a Tyre Blowout

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Most car owners cherish their tyres for the simple reason that cars can't move without them. With that said, the condition of your car tyres greatly impacts your safety and comfort when on the road — you simply can't afford to neglect your tyres.  As your car travels on different terrains, its tyres become susceptible to blowouts. While there is no way to completely avoid tyre blowouts, you can take steps to prevent them from happening.

13 January 2020

Could Low Brake Fluid Be a Sign of Something Serious?

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From a driver's point of view, nothing is worse than an inconsistent or soft brake pedal. One minute everything may appear to be okay, but the next the vehicle may seem to pull to one side, emit a strange noise or simply fail to stop in the expected distance. In this case, you will need to look more closely at your vehicle, and the first place to turn to is the brake fluid container.

13 January 2020

Car Heater Blowing Cold? What Could Be Going Wrong

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When a car heater is working correctly, it will provide an ample amount of warmth for the occupants within. Indeed, the driver will need to regulate the controls, or the passenger compartment will become unbearable. Yet now and again, something will go wrong, and that much-anticipated heat will fail to arrive. In this case, what could be getting in the way, and what's the remedy? How It All Works Most vehicles rely on a hot water system to regulate conditions inside the passenger cab.

10 January 2020

How Panel Beaters Rely on Age-Old Techniques to Fix Your Car

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Many people are amazed when they see the extent of the damage in a relatively minor car crash. Believe it or not, this is supposed to happen because manufacturers design their vehicles so that they deform as readily as possible in the event of such an accident. As the car deforms, it helps to keep the occupants as safe as possible inside while the metalwork takes the brunt of the energy.

10 January 2020

Three Dubious Sounds That Should Prompt You To Seek Automatic Transmission Services

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If you have had your car for several months or more, you are supposed to know what it sounds like when it is at optimum. Thus, the moment you notice suspicious noises that you have never heard before, it is inadvisable to ignore them under the guise that the sounds will go away on their own. Although a noisy vehicle could be indicative of a myriad of things, there are some distinct sounds that potentially pint to a problem with your automatic transmission.

9 January 2020