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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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Parts of Cooling System

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


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

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...

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