The Abcs Of Diagnosing Auto AC Problems By The Odors It Radiates


Even though air conditioning in a vehicle was initially only a luxury that was offered in cars like limousines and high-end vehicles in 1933, it inevitably became one of the most desirable features to have. These days, a car without air is not even considered valuable by a lot of drivers. And there is no doubt about it, slipping into your car when the temperatures outside are soaring and flipping a switch for cool, crisp air is important.

12 December 2015

6 Types Of Truck Bodies To Consider


If you're getting your next truck or your first truck, you might be overwhelmed by the options out there. After all, there seem to be more choices than ever before. This is also a good thing, because by taking a look at the different kinds of trucks you can pick one up that suits your specific needs based on its shape and purpose. As a matter of fact, here are 6 popular ones:

11 November 2015

Understanding Your Truck's Transmission: What You Should Know


When you purchase your first pickup truck, you are excited and possibly a little nervous. After all, owning a pickup means that you will need to maintain your pickup and know what to look out for if there is a problem. Your truck's transmission is one of the most important components. As such, you should get to know more about your truck's transmission as well as the signs that there is a problem.

5 November 2015

How To Patch Fiberglass Bumpers


Dings and scratches on your bumper are unavoidable, even if you are a safe driver. Most cars have fiberglass bumpers. Fiberglass is flexible so scratches are not as hard to fix as they are on metal. F iberglass patch is common and easy to work with. It might take a little bit of practice, but you can definitely learn how to patch dings in your fiberglass bumper. This article explains how to do basic patch and paint jobs on fiberglass bumpers.

22 October 2015

Braking Bad: 2 Signs It's Time For Some Brake Work


Brakes are far and away the most important safety component of your car. Unfortunately, many avoidable accidents are caused by people who don't know how to recognize the signs that their automobile brakes are wearing out. If you would like to increase your knowledge of car safety, read on. This article will introduce two signs that it's time to invest in new brakes. The brake pedal goes into convulsions each time you press it down.

6 October 2015

Solving Issues with a Push-Button Four-Wheel-Drive System


Over the years, the four-wheel-drive system has evolved to make it as user friendly as possible, and many of the newest vehicle models have four-wheel-drive power at the push of a button. Even though this feature may be convenient, the push-button four-wheel-drive does not come without its flaws, and occasionally, you will come across some curious issues that may leave you scratching your head and calling on an auto repair shop for help.

24 September 2015

3 Reasons To Buy Used Tires From A Shop


Are your tires getting worn and you feel it is time to replace them but are short on funds? If so, the thought about your tires may have been stressful. Well, rather than spending top dollar on replacement tires, you may find it more affordable and just as good to buy used-condition tires from your local tire shop. There are many perks about buying used tires, especially when you are on a tight budget.

15 September 2015

Car Parts That Interfere With Fuel Economy When Dirty


Servicing a car isn't just about replacing worn out, broken or damaged parts; you also need to keep its different components clean. For example, there are some parts that, when they get dirty, interfere with the fuel economy of the engine. Here are four examples of such parts: Air Filters A gasoline car runs on a fuel-air mixture. The air needs to be clean because the engine isn't designed to run on other substances apart from those two.

10 September 2015

Answering Your Questions Regarding RVs


Traveling is often one of the most rewarding experiences that you can have, but staying in hotels and plane tickets can become extremely expensive. For those that are wanting a more economical way of traveling the country, an RV may be one of the best options for making this dream a possibility. Yet, owning and driving an RV is vastly different from a conventional car, which may result in you needing some questions answered before you decide whether or not to make this major purchase.

31 August 2015

Safety First! How To Stay Safe When Doing Automotive Repairs


For most people a car is a necessity. It is needed to get to work, to go to the grocery store and to go to appointments. There is a myriad of benefits to owning a car; however, maintaining a car can cost a lot of money and cause car owners headaches. For example, automotive repairs can quickly end up costing you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. Although you can save yourself quite a bit of money by completing the repairs yourself, it can be a dangerous task to take on if the proper safety measures are not followed.

18 August 2015