What is a slipping transmission? This is when your automatic car fails to engage in a gear change when you put it into drive. Sometimes it will slip or flare while upshifting. If this is happening, then your car is not working as it should, and the answer to the problem probably lies in the […]
Category: Car maintenance
For most of us, a car is an investment. Unfortunately, cars depreciate with age. Did you know that you lose around 20% of the resale value from merely driving it away from the car sales garage? To make sure your car stays valuable through ownership, there are some great tips to help your vehicle fetch […]
The brakes in a vehicle are one of the most, if not the most, critical safety component of all. Without working brakes, you wouldn’t be able to stop the car moving, and that would put you, your passengers and everyone in the vicinity in real danger of injury or worse. From time to time, components […]
Remember that used transmission is never as good as a new one. Nothing lasts forever and part of its life is gone. You may encounter significant risks of buying used transmission to resolve temporary issues. You will not know its actual history to predict the possible life expectancy. It may work only for a short […]
Most drivers know how important a properly inflated tire is. Newer cars have built-in tire pressure monitoring systems (TPS). You can have something similar with tire pressure valve caps. Choose the appropriate size for your wheels. Green will mean it’s safe to go while a red colour indicates low pressure.
This is a very useful tool for people who spend a lot of time in their cars and often disconnect their battery. The answer is quick-release battery clamps. It will help you to save time, effort, patience, and socket wrenches. All that the driver needs to do is flip their wrist.
Most modern vehicles run on a 12V negative ground electrical system. Current can’t pass through an electrical system if battery contacts or terminals are dirty. Drivers can clean contact posts and terminal caps when they are carefully detached from a battery. A wire brush will be perfect for this task.
Drivers who have recently purchased a used vehicle or are planning to do so, be careful. You may need to take it to maintenance shortly. Lately, it has become trendy to do car clocking. Your odometer will show the crooked mileage while your vehicle inside will reveal the truth. Check it out before the purchase.
Many drivers have faced a cracked windscreen. It’s not a pleasant thing, it’s even worse if it’s directly in your line of sight. In the worst scenario, you may need to get a new windscreen. If you have small cracks, you can try to repair it with an injection of acrylic adhesive, epoxy or filler.
The best guideline for knowing when to change a serpentine belt is the owners manual. It will show advisable mileage when it’s suggested to change the belt. Getting closer the time, drive to your mechanic for an inspection. Change it if it’s worn out or postpone if it’s still in good shape.