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Articles by Marco

Sep
27
2011

LISTEN to your brakes

A lot of the time, you can identify a brake problem by sound. If your brakes start squealing, grinding, or generally making any strange noises; go get them checked as soon as possible. This can be...

Sep
27
2011

Check for uneven wear

As long as your tires have been kept at proper inflation levels, uneven wear can indicate that a realignment is in order, brakes or shocks not working correctly, a bent wheel, internal tire...

Sep
27
2011

Buy used tires

Driving on worn tires can be extremely dangerous, and even more so if you live in an area with a lot of rain or snow. New tires can be outlandishly expensive, though, and what if you are strapped...

Sep
27
2011

Lube your lug nuts

Lube your lug nuts! Keeping the lug nuts on your tires lubricated properly is an extremely important preventative measure. If they are not kept lubricated, it is very likely they will begin to...

Sep
27
2011

Maintain your car’s battery

Checking your battery regularly is a key aspect in extending its life and avoiding any unnecessary expenses Start with the obvious: your battery needs to be clean to work properly....

Sep
27
2011

Car Fuel System Maintenance Tips

The quality of gas station you use does matter! When possible, always go to a trusted, reputable station. Often the reason that smaller filling stations offer cheap fuel because it is...

Sep
27
2011

Car Engine Maintenance – Tips To Keep Engine In Top Condition

It goes without saying that the engine is the most important part of any automobile. Unfortunately, a majority of people do not take the necessary preventative steps to ensure that the engine in...

Sep
27
2011

Maintain your transmission

Generally, your user’s manual will provide specific instructions on how and when to change your transmission fluid and filter. A solid recommendation is to change your transmission fluid after...

Sep
27
2011

Why it is Necessary

A cooling system is mandatory in any internal combustion engine. In its absence, parts of the engine would melt from the heat of the burning petrol.

Sep
27
2011

Parts of Cooling System

Water jacket, thermostat, water pump, radiator and radiator cap, cooling fan, hoses, heater core, and overflow tank


Sep
27
2011

Pressure Cap

The coolant in your engine plays a vital role in giving longevity to the life of your car, and the pressure cap plays a vital role in keeping coolant levels constant. When the coolant reaches...

Sep
27
2011

Cooling System Hose

Regularly inspect your cooling system hose for any kind of cracks, as this indicated a need for a replacement hose. Additionally, if the hose feels hard or spongy to the touch, it needs to be...

Sep
27
2011

Head Gasket

The main identifying factor in whether or not you have a problem with your head gasket is white smoke coming from the car’s exhaust. Unfortunately, there is no easy fix for this and you should see an expert immediately


Sep
27
2011

Check Electrical System Every 2 Years

Nowadays the electrical system in your car is likely to hold a lot of the responsibility for how well the vehicle performs. While computerized controls offer an unparalleled level of control and...

Sep
27
2011

Load Testing Your Electrical System

Routine load tests are a necessity in maintaining the well being of your car. Turning on all of your accessories (radio, lights, etc.) is a good start, but is not a full test. Circuit loads and...

Sep
27
2011

Service Your Battery

A sufficiently thorough test of your battery needs to be done by a professional, as it will be impossible without the proper training. However, most major auto parts stores will offer a free test....

Sep
27
2011

Causes of low cooling efficiency or no cooling

Often times this problem is as simple as a lack of air flow around the condenser. There is an internal fan near the condenser; make sure it is coming on properly and the flan blade (in certain...