Whenever you buy a used car from a private individual, you need to exercise an element of trust. You may not be mechanically minded yourself but nevertheless need a set of wheels and your only option is to buy a second-hand vehicle. What should you bear in mind as you begin this type of negotiation, however? Hidden Problems You may prefer to trust people on face value, and this can be a good approach, as many people are honest and open.
27 June 2018
Radiators are used to regulate the heat in your vehicle's engine. They are heat exchangers that use engine coolant around the engine block to dissipate heat. Some of the common problems you may encounter with radiators are overheating due to a failing thermostat, air trapped in the cooling system, a failed radiator fan or radiator leaks. Radiator leaks are the most common problem when it comes to radiator repair. The following is a method you can try that is used by mechanics to fix leaks caused by holes in your radiator system.
15 May 2018
If you're a first-time car owner, it helps to know as much about your vehicle as possible, and to that end, you should know the basics of several parts of your car. Wondering about the transmission? Here are four things new car owners need to know about transmissions. 1. How to check the fluid Your transmission, like many other parts of your car, needs fluids to run properly, and without the correct amount of fluid in place, you will have metal rubbing against metal, overheating and all kinds of issues.
22 December 2016
You've most likely heard before that transmission overheating should be avoided at all costs. Well, this is true. Overheating is the beginning of all problems as far as transmission units are concerned, whether automatic or manual. An overheating transmission could lead to serious trouble such as gear slippage and transmission failure. One of the things you could do to avoid this is to install a transmission temperature gauge. Read on to learn more.
6 October 2016
Perhaps one of the most vital parts of your car, the braking mechanism is the one that keeps you safe while driving. Even a small issue with your brake can prove to be deadly, if it happens at the wrong time. Let's assume you noticed that the brake's caliper is sticking out just a little bit. At first glance, it doesn't really seem to be a big problem, right? Sure, the brakes may become warmer and the brake pads will wear out quicker, but it's not actually dangerous, is it?
18 July 2016
How well you take care of your vehicle says a lot about your personality and character. For instance, a car that breaks down a lot because it is never serviced. So, if you own a vehicle and would like to get the best performance from it, take a look at some of the following interesting tips. Use synthetic oil Thanks to technology, you can now move from using old conventional oils to adopting the newly developed synthetic oil.
29 June 2016
Most modern cars are fully armed with power steering to ensure that you enjoy a smooth drive at all times. Over time, ignoring regular maintenance can cause your power steering to fail. This tough situation could compromise your safety, so make sure you undertake these necessary checks when your power steering fails. Check For Fall In Power Steering Fluid Level If you fail to check your power steering fluid levels regularly, then chances are that low levels have caused your entire system to fail.
18 May 2016