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
The steering wheel gives you power over the vehicle. It's what assists you in dictating the direction your car should take, and this makes it a very important component of the vehicle. A lot takes place between your steering wheel and tyres, and the complex system that gives you all that control may sometimes experience a few hiccups. It's worth noting some of the most common complications with the steering wheel and what causes them.
4 May 2016
The alternator is a vital component of your vehicle's charging system. It maintains the charge on your battery when the vehicle is moving. It's therefore important to have a functional alternator so that your car doesn't only run until your battery dies. Having a dead battery can be dangerous, especially if your car breaks down in an unsafe area. For this reason, here are warning signs that your alternator is faulty and requires repair or replacement.
3 March 2016
In many truck accidents, the cab of the truck is usually affected. The extent of the damage can range from a broken bumper to a crushed cab. The latter is almost guaranteed in cases of head-on collisions. In any truck accident where the cab needs considerable repairs, a realignment service is usually required. Read on to learn more. What is cab alignment? Most truck drivers understand chassis alignment. Cab alignment is almost the same, except the cab is the part being fitted in alignment to the rest of the truck.
5 February 2016
Most people only consider their car as a way of getting from one point to another. You feel a glimmer of concern when it starts sounding off, and that is when you rush it to the auto mechanic. However, you should consider giving your car the best care that you can as this is technically an investment. To do this, it has to go for regular servicing. This is similar to you going for a physical exam at your general practitioners.
29 December 2015
After an accident, you want your car repaired as quickly as possible, but you also want to ensure that you pay for quality work that lasts. If you've never had to take your car in for repairs after a collision, you may not understand everything that is involved and may make assumptions about how to choose the right shop. Note a few quick questions to ask an auto repair shop and your insurance company so you know the job is done right and you're reimbursed properly.
24 November 2015