September 27, 2013 at 12:31 pm
A timing belt or chain is the thing that synchronizes your engine so that the valves and pistons open and close Read the rest of this entry »
September 27, 2013 at 12:24 pm
If you’re an average Joe like myself you’ve definitely heard of a radiator flush, but the only flushing you have any practical knowledge with would be with the handle attached to your toilet. In fact, you’ve probably had the attendant at your local oil change place or car dealership try to sell you a radiator flush on more than one occasion. Read the rest of this entry »
September 5, 2013 at 11:21 am
If you’ve ever had questions about getting your car windows tinted, use this FAQ’s section as a guide in the right direction. Know what to look for when determining your needs, what should come with tinting service and the regulations of the dealer you are working with.
There isn’t a shortage of window tint professionals in your area but that doesn’t mean you should go with the first one you find in the phone book. Not all window tint professionals are the same. Don’t be afraid to ask the hard questions about their window tint service. After all, it is your money.
These are some of the questions that should be asked of the tint professional to ensure you get your money’s worth.
How much will the window tint cost?
The last thing you want is to confirm one price through your initial call only to find out it costs much more when you arrive for installation. Most window tint companies will give you a price range, it is your job to confirm what you are getting, if there are any hidden fees and what the price they’ve given will include. Again, don’t be afraid to ask. If they want your business they will be upfront about cost.
Another thing to keep in mind when confirming the cost of window tint installation is the specials you’ll come across. Keep in mind that the special pricing may be for a basic tint film and nothing extra. If you decide to go with a ‘special’ just to get tint on your vehicle, realize that should you ever want a darker film in the future that you’ll be paying for them to remove what is on your windows now plus a new installation charge for the darker tint. Read the rest of this entry »
August 9, 2013 at 11:17 am
Automobiles are complex machines, and as such, it takes a ton of parts and materials to make them run.
Many of these parts are working behind the scenes. Under the hood lie critical components like the engine and transmission. And behind the interior dashboard, should you venture to open it, you will find a slew of bundled wires that are needed to make the electrical components work.
Among this mess of wires, you will also find one – or likely many – wiring harnesses. Read the rest of this entry »
August 8, 2013 at 3:03 pm
All car parts and car accessories will age over time and your vehicle’s air conditioning is no different. Even if your air conditioning is working, it may need to be serviced for optimum performance. The specific components needed to service it will vary depending on your car’s make and model number, however this article will give you a general overview of how vehicle air conditioning works. Read the rest of this entry »
July 24, 2013 at 11:28 pm
“When you step on the brakes your life is in your foot’s hands.” – George Carlin
The best way to stay safe when driving your car is to keep up with brake maintenance. Your car brakes are the most important safety feature in your vehicle since it prevents you from, oh say, crashing into other things. The last thing you should worry about when approaching an intersection is the inability to stop when the light turns yellow and whether or not you will be able to stop the car by desperately pulling on the emergency brake. Cars are very good at letting us know they need repair or maintenance since they will often squeal, squeak, or slip in such a way that you exclaim to yourself, “Oh no! Is there something wrong with my brakes?” Don’t ignore the signs your car gives off for brake repair. Read the rest of this entry »
July 23, 2013 at 11:55 am
Keeping your car well maintained used to involve driving around looking for local garages, or trawling through the local business directory searching for car servicing professionals. However, with everything from clothes shopping to ordering your groceries going online, it is only right that making sure your car is serviced is digitized also. Read the rest of this entry »
July 17, 2013 at 11:26 am
The function of grease and oil cannot be used inter-changeably as many experts believe and recommend. Amateurs might make the error of usage and then bear the consequences in terms of machinery failure or ineffectiveness of grease’s main purpose- providing lubrication. Grease is used for lubrication of different parts of machinery in order to keep the contact constant without causing problems of leakage. Read the rest of this entry »
July 2, 2013 at 9:25 am
If you have a minor scratch or cosmetic damage to your car or motorbike, you may think the only possible repair is available through an auto body shop. But professional paint jobs are notoriously pricey and can leave you scrounging for change. Rather than taking your car to a garage to attend to surface damage, why not take care of the quick fix on your own? Read the rest of this entry »
July 1, 2013 at 10:27 am
No one likes to take their car to the shop for anything, and even worse are the dealers. There’s always a stigma that the dealer is going to charge you double the rate for work that you could probably do yourself. Say, for example, your new Jetta needs its oil changed. Skip the Volkswagen service center altogether and do a little DIY job on your car. Read the rest of this entry »