3 Reasons Your Vehicle Engine Might Be Overheating


Your vehicle is the vessel you use to get you to work, the kids to school, to the grocery store and everywhere else you need to go. While your vehicle might normally work fine, there is always the chance that something could go wrong at the most inopportune time. If you find your vehicle constantly overheating and not running right, there are a few things that might be going on.

12 August 2015

When Exactly Should You Change Your Transmission Fluid?


When was the last time you thought about changing your automatic transmission fluid? Unlike oil changes, transmission fluid changes don't come often and most drivers aren't sure when to have theirs changed. Nevertheless, your transmission relies on clean, fresh fluid to deliver reliable performance for thousands of miles on end. The following offers some helpful pointers on the best times to have your transmission fluid changed. Your Mileage May Vary

5 August 2015

The Positive Side Of Owning A Foreign Car


People are always lamenting foreign cars and explaining why people shouldn't buy them. They want everyone to "buy American," and while it is true that foreign cars can be expensive to purchase and even more expensive to repair, there are also some positives to owning a foreign-made car. Attractive While "attractiveness" is a matter of personal preference, most people would agree that foreign cars tend to be the most sleek, attractive, and modern models on the road.

14 July 2015

How To Replace The Transmisson Fluid On A Pickup Truck


Replacing deteriorated transmission fluid in your pickup truck can help your transmission last a long time. You should check your transmission fluid if your pickup truck starts to hesitate or if you hear noise when the truck shifts gears. If the transmission fluid looks discolored (it is usually reddish in color), cloudy, or muddy, you should change the fluid immediately. Here is how you can change the transmission fluid in a pickup truck.

7 July 2015

Tips For Quieting Your Brakes Without Replacing Them


How do you feel when your brakes squeal whenever you step on the pedal? If you are like most American motorists, then you find such noises infuriating and cannot endure them. Replacing your brakes with quieter ones may work, but you don't always have to resort to this extreme measure. Other ways of silencing your brake noise include: Lubricate the Pads Brake noises emanate from a variety of places, and the brake pad is one of them.

25 June 2015

What to Do When Your Car Won't Start


You put the key in the ignition, and your car doesn't start. You jiggle the key, you wait, and still nothing happens. Before you call a tow truck service, there are some tricks you can try to get your car started. Here are some troubleshooting tips when your car won't start. 1. Check the battery. When a car doesn't start, a dead battery is usually the culprit. To check to see if your battery died, turn your wipers on.

18 June 2015

3 Ways To Save When Using A Mechanic


Have you been neglecting car repairs because you are worried about paying too much for your services? If so, you may find that there are many ways that you can save on your repairs. So, before you assume that your repairs are going to cost too much and before you cause your car to obtain further damages, definitely be sure to seek saving opportunities when it comes to using a professional mechanic.

29 May 2015

3 Car Repairs That Can Increase Your Car's Lifespan


If your car has hit the 100k mile mark then you may have concerns about how much longer your car is going to last, right? Well, if this is the case for you, you may feel comfortable knowing that routine service repairs can prolong the lifespan of your car tremendously. This will help you get more years and better performance from your car. So, before you worry about your car failing on you or having to shop for a new car before your current one dies, definitely be sure to receive routine services, such as:

20 May 2015

4 Tips to Extend the Life of Your Brakes


One repair that you absolutely cannot avoid as a car owner is a brake job. However, you can extend the time between buying new brakes and the need to have them repaired. Here are some tips for extending the lifespan of your brakes.  Obey the Speed Limits Speed limits are not just good for ensuring that everyone on the road is driving safely on that particular road, but they can also help preserve your brakes.

13 May 2015

4 Benefits Of Hiring A Mobile Mechanic


Anyone who owns a vehicle knows that maintenance and repairs can be expensive and time-consuming. Traditionally, you would have to drive your vehicle to an auto service center, sit and wait for service to be done, and then pay a big bill. But the auto repair industry is changing, and mobile mechanics are now available in most cities and urban areas. There are a number of benefits of using a mobile mechanic, including:

7 May 2015