A transmission gear shift

We all get a sense of pride and accomplishment from taking care of our vehicles. Ensuring that the transmission of your car is in good condition can cut down on a lot of costly repairs. Your transmission lends power to the engine and is a crucial element to making sure that it runs smoothly. Take…

Mechanic performing vehicle maintenance

In our previous article we discussed some common ways to prevent engine damage to your vehicle. Since this is one of the most expensive parts inside your vehicle, it’s important you should take every step available to you to prevent damage. We continue with some other common ways to prevent engine damage. There are a…

Mechanic performing vehicle maintenance

When it comes to car maintenance and problem prevention, there are plenty of things you can do that can help. From tire realignment, to checking brakes and oil levels, maintaining your vehicle doesn’t always have to be a big project. But when it comes to problems that prevent your car from running right like engine…

A technician adjusts a vehicle's wheel alignment.

Every motor vehicle needs a wheel alignment periodically. However, unlike the other vehicle problems, the need for a wheel alignment is not always obvious to see. Nevertheless, if you don’t get your car’s wheels aligned properly, it could have an impact on the suspension system and steering, and it could result in bigger car problems…

Mechanic changing oil in vehicle

When it’s time for your vehicle’s next oil change, you may start thinking about changing the oil yourself. Is going to an auto shop for an oil change a better idea? Is it cheaper to have your oil changed by a mechanic or to do it yourself? Ignoring your oil change isn’t an option if…

Vehicle being repair on lift

Headlights are included with every single vehicle on the road today. They are essential for safe nighttime driving. There are several different types of technology that are used for vehicle headlights. They all serve the same purpose but achieve it using various methods. The best headlight for you will depend on your needs as they…

An SUV exiting an auto shop after receiving a tune up.

Owning a vehicle means more than just getting in and driving everyday. Many people are not aware of the importance of proper maintenance when it comes to their automobiles. Seasoned drivers know that the oil must be changed every few thousand miles, and that regular tune ups are essential. New drivers may need reminders, and…

Photo of vehicle brake disk

Current cars have many safety improvements that can prevent you from having an accident. The most vital part of the car that can prevent accidents, however, are the brakes. Keep your brakes in good repair so you won’t be the victim of a front end crash. Pay attention to the signs that brakes are having…

Man performing car maintenance

Regular vehicle maintenance reduces breakdowns and the need for costly repairs. Basic routine maintenance also extends the life of the vehicle. Some of the basic maintenance that a vehicle needs is easily handled by the driver, although following the routine maintenance schedule outlined in the owner’s manual is also important. Drivers who follow routine maintenance…

Under the hood view of a truck

If you have ever taken your car in for a tune-up or to get regular maintenance done, then you have more than likely been told that you should get at least one of your car’s filters changed. If you are a good car owner, then you probably went along with it and got them changed,…

Man Aligning a Tire

You should always have your tires aligned. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Sometimes, drivers wait until their car is vibrating on the road, pulling in the opposite driving direction, or their tires are being destroyed long before they should wear and tear. Your tires should last three to four years, so make sure you…

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