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Auto Repairs and Servicing

Hello, my name is Walter. Over the past few months, I have been working on my car. I never used to think much about my car. I would just jump into it and hit the road. Things were fine at first, but soon I realised that things were starting to go wrong. Strange white smoke started to appear from the exhaust. Sometimes when I changed gear, I could hear a strange noise. Foolishly, I ignored all of this until my car broke down. When I got to the auto repair shop the mechanic repaired my car and then gave it a full service. As he did so, I began my auto servicing education.

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    Why Prompt Action Should Be Taken When Transmissions Enter Limp Mode

    Most car systems, such as the transmission system, are now controlled by computers. Those computers can lower the performance of the transmission to a basic level if a fault is detected. This article discusses why you should act quickly to fix the transmission of your car if the system goes into "limp mode". Reduced Fuel Economy The "limp mode" refers to a state in which the computer controlling the transmission keeps the car in only one gear so that further damage to the system is prevented.

    How to Get to the Bottom of a Strange Vibration on Your Car

    Do you pride yourself in your ability to get to the bottom of any problem? If so, you may be intrigued by a strange noise that only manifests itself when you drive your car around a right-hand bend. This issue only occurs when you're going in this direction and not in any other, and it's causing a certain amount of vibration, which you can feel through the steering wheel. You're intrigued.

    How to Attach a Towbar to Your Vehicle

    You may have been planning next year's family holiday and have decided that you are going to forsake any all-inclusive resort hotel and do your own thing. You're going to buy a caravan and really explore some of the magnificent country that you live in. However, in addition to choosing the right caravan, you've got to make sure that your vehicle will be able to tow it. What do you need to think about here?

    3 Reasons Why Your Car Should Never Overheat & What to Do if it Does

    If the mercury is threatening to blast out of the top of your thermometer, you are living through another Australian summer day. Everyone and everything is hot and it's scarcely surprising that your car is overheating, either. Or is it? Even though the temperature outside may be seriously toasty, your motor should never overheat. Why could this be something more serious and what do you need to be on the lookout for?

    Beware of These Common Car Problems That Are Easy to Misdiagnose

    Before your car can be repaired, it needs to be properly diagnosed; if a mechanic cannot pinpoint the real issue that's causing your car to act up, he or she can't make proper repairs and might even wind up making the problem worse. Note a few common car problems that are easy to misdiagnose so you ensure your car is repaired properly when it's experiencing problems. Pulling If your vehicle is pulling to one side, it often needs an alignment; however, there are many other reasons for this pull or drag, which an alignment might not fix.

    Why Your Catalytic Converter May Be Failing Frequently

    Are you wondering why your truck keeps developing catalytic converter problems? Read on and discover what you can do to prevent those problems from recurring. A Leaking Cooling System A leak in the cooling system of your truck can cause the catalytic converter to fail. For instance, the engine coolant can find its way into the combustion chambers of the truck's engine if the cylinder head gasket is damaged. The fluids cause the catalytic converter to become clogged to the extent that the engine will no longer perform well since exhaust gases cannot leave quickly enough to allow clean air to mix with fuel.

    How to Figure out What's Wrong When Your Clutch Starts to Play up

    When your car starts to play up, you'd better sit up and take notice. These early warning signs should prompt you to take action before it's too late. If you don't, the vehicle may fail and leave you stranded by the roadside. You don't have to be an expert car mechanic to figure out that things are starting to go wrong, and if you sense that there may be an issue with your clutch, what should you be focusing on right now?

    Is Your Car Noisy When Cornering? What Is the Likely Issue?

    The modern-day automobile is reliable and will certainly provide you with trustworthy everyday transportation, if you look after it properly. It's very weird for any component to fail suddenly, and if you're constantly aware of your car's performance, you can often predict a failure. Therefore, if you've noticed an unusual "clunking" sound when you're driving the car around a corner, what is the car trying to tell you? What Is the Likely Culprit?