Monthly Archives: September 2013

What is That Sound my Car is Making?

Every driver should master the various warning car sounds that signal specific mechanical problems early enough for effective intervention. Drivers who learn to maintain some closeness with their cars will easily tell when the engine requires some maintenance or whether some part requires replacement. The knowledge of some common sounds can help the driver make the right diagnosis to determine how and when to fix the problem. The following tips should help any discerning driver to avoid inconveniences on the road through quick intervention. The list of the car sounds is not exhaustive but covers some of the most common challenges that you might have experienced in the past or will encounter in the near future. A ticking sound from the car’s underside Drivers should be wary of a ticking sound, which is usually heard from the center underside of their cars. This sound is usually heard from rear-wheel-drive vehicles or four-wheel-drive cars ... read more

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Auto Care

The Dangers of not Getting Regular Oil Changes

The most important maintenance task that you can perform on your car is to change engine oil regularly. Follow directions set by the manufacturer regarding which oil runs what mileage depending on the driving conditions. The following are some of the key dangers of not getting regular oil changes: Reduced Performance The lack of a regular engine oil changes can lead to a reduced engine performance. Engine oil breaks down if over used. Engine components such as pistons and gaskets do not function well under improper engine oil. Your vehicle will not perform at its best hence you will notice a reduced gas mileage. No Early Detection A regular engine oil check may alert you of any engine anomalies. A regular engine oil change can tell if your engine burns oil quickly or has a leakage. Regular oil changes also alerts of other problems like engine coolant leaking & mixing with the engine oil. Contamination Engine ... read more

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Auto Care

Avoid an Increase in your Car Insurance

Most people find it inevitable to avoid extra car insurance cost because of trying to use shortcuts. However, at the end of the day these people usually end up incurring a lot in terms of other costs and this can only be avoided in a number of ways. Below are some of the ways that people can use to avoid an increase in their car insurance costs. It has come to be known that among the easiest and less demanding ways of avoiding the increasing costs of car insurance is by driving safely and cautiously all the time. This way can only be done by sticking strictly to the speed limit and being cautious behind the steering wheel. Avoiding car accidents and traffic violations that increase insurance cost will be the easiest way to avoid a higher rate. Another way of avoiding rising insurance cost is by looking for a good place to park a car if it is going to not be used for an extended period of time. It is clear that parking cars at the parking lots, along the streets ... read more

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Auto Safety

Car Parts That Don’t Like Sun Exposure

Driving a car and owning one is almost everyone’s goal in the modern world and people work hard and make sacrifices to own this precious machine. The car should be well maintained to provide maximum safety to the driver by taking care of the car parts that can get destroyed easily and hence increase maintenance costs. Different car parts require different preservation measures as exposure to extreme conditions may increase the maintenance costs. Exposing your car to extreme sunlight is likely to overheat the car and damage some of the car parts which include the dashboard, the steering wheel, the battery, the windshield wipers, the gas, the tires and the transmission system. The vehicles can even get damaged while parked especially in summer time. Here are some of the car parts that can get damaged by excessive heat from the sun. Car Battery Exposing your car to excess sun is likely to drain your car battery or even zap the battery in the car. This l ... read more

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