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Helpful Tips For Saving Money When Your Vehicle Needs Repaired

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If you want to make sure that you are doing everything in your power to save as much money as you can when it comes to having your vehicle repaired, you will want to check out the following suggestions. Find Your Own Parts At A Salvage Yard Whether you already know what the parts are that your vehicle needs or you are waiting for a list from your trusted mechanic, you might want to consider contacting your local salvage yards.

5 August 2016

Is Dry Rot On Tires A Myth?

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A routine visit to your local auto mechanic may take an unexpected turn when the mechanic informs you that dry rot was found on your tires. Further, the mechanic warns you that this is a serious situation and advises that your affected tires be replaced immediately. If you are like most people, you may feel a little wary about this advice, since you likely have never even heard of dry rot on tires.

25 July 2016

Questions To Ask Before Choosing An Auto Glass Shop

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There are plenty of auto glass repair shops to choose from, but finding the right one can be a challenge. It can be helpful to narrow down your choice to a few companies and then ask these questions to ensure they are of a high quality.  What Types of Repair Do You Offer? Sometimes, all that's needed is a simple repair. For instance, you can sometimes get away with using an adhesive and then sanding the surface for a small crack.

20 July 2016

Answering A Couple Of Common Questions About Catalytic Converters

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Your car requires a seemingly countless number of components to be able to function,and it can be common for many people to have a limited understanding about the various components of their car. This can make it difficult for them to be informed about how to handle some of the more common issues that can arise. In particular, the catalytic converter can be a part of the car that can be easy to overlook, but learning the answers to the following couple of questions will help you to be better informed about this part of your car.

19 July 2016

Car Shopping? Be Sure To Consider The Cost Of Maintaining The Car Before You Buy

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If you are looking to buy a new car, you probably have a budget in mind for what you are willing to spend on it. When you have picked out a few that you are considering, it is time to look at the cost of owning and maintaining each one to help make your final decision. Do not be one of those people who can afford the car payment, but can't afford to drive it.

15 July 2016

Deciding Whether To Rebuild Or Replace Your Engine

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The engine is one of the most expensive parts of the car. This is why you have to think real hard if your car's engine gets damaged; do you replace it or buy a new car? These three questions will help you as you try to make the right decision: How Old Is the Car? This is an essential question since it determines how long you still have to use the car.

13 July 2016

Why Your "Transmission Problem" May Not Be Originating From The Transmission

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When your car's transmission is acting up, it would be difficult to suspect that the problem is coming from another part of the car. However, this is what sometimes happens, making it difficult to diagnose a transmission problem, since you might be focusing solely on the transmission. Here are two examples of non-transmission issues that may cause transmission problems: Air Sensor Malfunction The mass airflow sensor (MAS) monitors the mass of air entering the engine.

13 July 2016

How To Tell If Your Vehicle May Need New Brakes

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Since brakes are an extremely important part of a vehicle, it is vital that you remain aware of the signs that may indicate that your brakes are in need of replacement. To help you with this, you are going to want to check out the following signs of brake trouble. You Smell Something Strange If you get out of your vehicle after driving around for a little bit and you notice that there is a strange smell coming from around your tires, there is a good chance that it is a problem with your brakes.

12 July 2016

Is Your Front-Wheel Drive Vehicle's Steering Making Groaning, Squealing, Or Grinding Sounds? What Next?

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Hearing a new noise coming from your car's steering or suspension system rarely inspires positive feelings. When this noise is accompanied by vibration or a strong pull to one side or another, you may worry that you're dealing with a serious mechanical problem that could manifest itself while you're in the middle of rush-hour traffic on the interstate or navigating a winding back road with no shoulder. What mechanical problems could be the root cause of your vehicle's new noises?

7 June 2016

4 Things To Check On Your Audi This Spring

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Keeping up your Audi can take a lot of work; however, if you divide the maintenance into seasonal chunks, it can be a lot more manageable. Here are four maintenance tasks you should complete this spring for your Audi. Check Your Oil Every three months or so, you should physically check your oil levels. Although you have a sticker that tells you should get your oil changed, remember that is just an approximation.

7 June 2016