Categories for Car Maintenance

Cheapest Ways to Renovate Your Car

January 13, 2017 ,

Your car is subjected to a ton of wear and tear. Constant years of depending on it to get you where you need to be along with exposure to harsh and changing weather conditions will leave your car looking worse for wear. While complete renovations may seem costly and time consuming, there are cheap ways to go about renovating your car piece by piece, saving you money while making sure your car looks and drives as good as new. Spring... Read More

The importance of Muffler in a Car and its Maintenance

December 22, 2016 ,

One of the most important parts on your car is the muffler. Located under the rear of the car, it is essentially the exhaust system of your vehicle’s engine. The muffler helps reduce the amount of noise produced by your engine as well as also controlling the backpressure of the engine, which improves the endurance and performance of your car’s engine. Backpressure is created by the engine’s valves moving in all possible directions and colliding and cancelling each other out,... Read More

Check Engine Light: What to Check

August 8, 2016 ,

Perhaps the worst part of seeing the check engine light come on in your car is the uncertainty that comes with it. The check engine light can come on for a wide variety of the reasons and while not all of them are as costly and as massive as you may think, it’s important to know where to look first and what the most common causes will turn on the check engine light and how to fix them as fast... Read More

Is Your Car Ready for Next Summer?

May 6, 2016 ,

All you need to do is look at the calendar to know that hot days of summer are not far ahead. This is perhaps the busiest time of the year for your automobile. You may be traveling on vacation or just having to deal with a lot of heavy traffic in hot weather are some things that you should check out before Memorial Day. You can start with the tires. These old reliable tires went through an awful lot of... Read More

Tips To Prevent Rust In Your Car Exhaust System

March 26, 2016 ,

Other than your car’s exterior there are few parts on your vehicle that are exposed to the elements as much as your car’s exhaust system. This can be really hard on them because exhaust systems are almost always made of metal and it’s a fact metal rusts easily when exposed to such things as salt, mud and other high moisture substances. Here are a few suggestions on how some people have had success slowing down the rusting process on the... Read More

Can Hybrid Cars Be Repaired by Any Auto Repair Shops

July 28, 2015

Hybrid cars were once novelties for the rich. Although the design and concept stimulated conversation there really wasn’t much interest from the general public. That has all changed and the number of hybrid automobiles is increasing. A primary motivator is the federal fuel economy goals established by the federal government. Another demand stimulator is the low emissions that the hybrid will produce. Despite the new appeal the hybrid is still a fairly expensive car and usually cost more than the... Read More

Car Engine Problem: When Ignorance Becomes Dangerous

March 31, 2015 ,

Automobiles are built to last. They should be able to drive tens of thousands of miles before there is any trouble in it. As a car owner you do have to remember that the terrain you traverse is going to have an impact on the engine. Stop and go traffic in the city or rough roads in the country will eventually cause some wear and tear on the engine block. Even though many times you are in a rush to... Read More

Does Engine Coolant Need To Be Changed?

December 26, 2014 ,

This might appear to be an unusual topic. As we go into the winter months it is ordinarily assumed that coolant is something more important in the heat of summer. However, the coolant in any automobile is very important to the overall health of the car. An unwillingness to pay attention to it can result in engine problems.   Responsibility of the coolant Engines will generate extremely high degrees of temperature. The responsibility of the coolant is to prevent overheating... Read More

What Do Different Motor Oil Weights Mean?

December 10, 2014 ,

Car owner sometimes have a moment of complete bewilderment when it is time to have an oil change. The service people at the automotive care center talk about 5w-30 or 10w-30 oil and ask the person to make a decision which one to use. This is a moment when the owner just throws up his or her hands and says “whatever!”. This happens because that individual honestly does not know what the service person is talking about. Information helps a... Read More

How Often Should I Replace My Fuel Filter?

November 21, 2014 ,

The little things do mean a lot underneath the gas pedal of the car. There are parts that seem so insignificant that the car owner will take them for granted at that person’s risk. Left unattended, these parts can wear down the car and even put the automobile out commission. While it is important to worry about the alternator or the transmission, the fuel filter is something that has to be given proper maintenance.     Importance of fuel filter... Read More