Car Maintenance is Important

Safety Tips For Proper Trailer Hitching

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One of the biggest mistakes both newcomers and experienced towers to trailering make is not properly connecting the trailer to the towing vehicle. Not taking the time to ensure there is a good hitch can have disastrous results. The process may seem tedious and laborious, but it is crucial to ensure everything is installed properly so that you do not lose your trailer or cause a major accident while traveling down the highway. Safety should always be the primary concern when towing anything on a trailer. The following tasks should be taken...

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Stopping These Three Driving Habits May Extend The Life Of Your Rotors

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At some point during the ownership of your vehicle, you will likely need to replace the rotors, which are part of your braking system. However, some people may end up needing to replace their rotors sooner than others, and the reason lies in their driving habits. The following are three bad habits that some people do, which may contribute to their rotors wearing out prematurely.  Aggressive driving Driving aggressively may place more strain on your braking system, which can create excess heat. Some individuals may not realize that...

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What To Do If Your Car — And Pet — Are Towed

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If you’ve ever left your pet in your car while running in somewhere to run a quick errand, beware, especially if you tend to leave your car in a no-parking zone. It’s common for people to think that parking somewhere illegal for a few minutes won’t make much of a difference, but many tow truck companies watch out for drivers like this. However, that means there’s the risk that not only will your car be taken, but also your pet. Here’s what you need to do if that happens. Find the towing company’s phone...

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4 Ways To Prolong The Life Of Your Vehicle’s Brakes

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You rely on your car’s brakes every time you drive, but having to replace braking components regularly can be a real pain. Generally, a set of brake pads will last between 30,000 and 70,000 miles, depending on the quality of the pads and your driving habits. However, there are some steps you can take to safely extend the life of your braking system and save yourself some money on auto repair in the process. Flush Brake Fluid Regularly Many drivers don’t think much about their brake fluid, but it can go bad over time–and this...

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Car Sucking You Dry At The Gas Pump? 2 Things That Could Cause Bad Gas Mileage

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If you are spending too much time at the gas pump because your car is using more gas than it usually does, you have a problem with your car. Below are two problems that could be causing this to happen. You can then get them repaired to keep that money in your pocket instead of handing it over to the gas pump. Thermostat Your thermostat could be stuck open. If this is the case, the engine in your car cannot reach the right operating temperature. When this happens, the coolant temperature sensor will sense that the engine is too hot, and the...

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Three Places You Can Search For Used Auto Body Parts

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Used auto body parts are the cheapest way to restore and repair a damaged vehicle or a vintage vehicle. Sometimes the parts are not always easy to find. If you are at a loss for where to look for doors, side panels, bumpers, hoods, and car roofs, as well as truck beds, here are three places you can search which will help you find what you need. Private Sellers Who Strip Cars for Parts There are hundreds, possibly even thousands of private automotive sellers out there who have one or two cars that they are stripping for parts and selling the...

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Repairs That Improve Performance And MPG

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Is your car not up to par as far as its performance? If your car is running slower or burning more fuel than usual then you may want to avoid waiting any longer for auto repairs. Car repairs won’t only improve your car’s acceleration performance, but can also prevent your car from costing you too much at the gas station. When taking your car in for repairs to resolve your problems, consider the following: Starter Replacement: Improving your ignition is very important when trying to reduce fuel consumption. Cars that delay during...

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Three Tips For Protecting The Rubber Gasket On A Replacement Windshield

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A rubber gasket is a sturdy yet elastic cover that goes in the space between the windshield and the structure of your car. When it’s applied correctly, it’ll absorb much of the shock from any impact on your replacement windshield, protecting the glass from shattering and the urethane adhesive under the rubber from coming apart. When you just a windshield replacement and you want to know how to keep it in tiptop shape, read these three tips for protecting the rubber gasket. Always Wipe Your Windshield With A Towel On Cold And...

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Top Things To Check On Your Vehicle Before A Road Trip

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Before you finally take off on your long awaited road trip, you will want to make sure that you are conducting a vehicle safety check. This way, it will be less likely that you will experience any problems that could have been avoided. To help you do this, you might want to take a few moments to review the following things that should be checked out. Tread On Your Tires A great way to reduce your chances of a blown tire is to make sure that there is plenty of tread. There are two ways to check this yourself. You can buy a tire tread gauge or...

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What To Do If Your Car Overheats

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There are a variety of reasons why a car’s engine might overheat. Engines use coolant to keep their internal temperatures low. When the coolant runs low, either from use of the car or because of a leak, this can cause the engine to get very hot very quickly. In addition, sometimes engine thermometers malfunction and the engine shows that it’s overheating even when that isn’t the case. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to tell the difference; and, any time the car’s thermometer shows the engine is overheating, this...

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