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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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2018

The Importance of Having Your Car Air Conditioning Checked By a Professional

Having access to an air conditioning system during the hot summer months is almost necessary. One of the places where you most benefit from your air conditioning system is your car. That box of closed metal can get really hot when the sun is shining. Almost all cars produced today come with built-in air conditioning. If the air conditioning in your car is starting to lose its power, it might be time to have it looked at by a professional.

Do You Know How Important Your Transfer Case Is?

A couple of generations ago, most vehicles on the road were two-wheel drive, and traction was provided by the rear wheels. Over the following years, there was a gradual progression towards the other end of the vehicle, as manufacturers realised that front wheel drive was more economical. In more recent times, however, most of the world's carmakers have decided that all-wheel drive is an even better solution, as they seek to provide improved stability and safety to car owners.

Why Do You Need to Pay Close Attention to Turbocharger Maintenance?

Many high-performance cars today are fitted with an expensive turbocharger. These components are designed to provide efficient power with a sizeable upgrade in performance to a relatively small engine, but they operate at very high speed and in tough conditions, so you really need to look after them. Did you know that oil contamination is one of the biggest issues linked to turbo failure and this is often due to poor quality maintenance on the part of the owner?

Just Bought Your First Car? Here Is All You Need to Know About Car Servicing

Once you have purchased your first vehicle, you undoubtedly want to take great pains to retain its original optimum condition. While there are numerous measures you can employ to prolong the lifespan of your car, the most significant responsibility that you will be upon you is ensuring that the vehicle receives sufficient servicing. However, when people are unfamiliar with this service, they tend to neglect it assuming that as long as their car is not making any weird motions and noises, then it is still in tiptop condition.

Is Your Vehicle's Alternator Failing? 3 Signs to Watch Out For

The alternator is a vital component of the electrical system of your car. One of its major functions is to recharge your car battery, which is crucial when it comes to starting the engine. Alternators can develop a problem or two down the line. When this happens, the major repair options are usually replacement, rebuilding or remanufacturing. Rebuilding is often a preferred method because it is cost effective, and when done correctly, the alternator will function as good as a new one.

What Might Be Wrong With Your Car's Steering

When your car's steering is acting up, you don't want to ignore or overlook this problem, as being able to easily and readily control a vehicle's steering is obviously very important for your safety, and the safety of everyone else on the road! You might avoid addressing a problem with the car's steering if you think repairs will be too expensive, but sometimes only a minor fix is needed to get your car under control once again.

Surprising Details That Might Be Inspected for a Vehicle's Roadworthy Certificate

Getting a vehicle's roadworthy certificate is often necessary if you want to renew the vehicle's registration or resell that vehicle. As you might expect, this roadworthy certificate checks major components like the brakes and steering; however, there are a few other details that might be checked during this inspection, and which might surprise you to know are part of that inspection. Note a few of those details here, so you know what you might be facing by way of needed repairs before your vehicle passes inspection.

What Might Be Wrong With Your Car's Cooling System

A vehicle's cooling systems is one of the most important systems under the hood, as even lightweight engines in family sedans will run very hot and will need to be properly cooled as they operate. If there is something wrong with any part of the radiator or cooling system, the engine will then suffer serious damage and may even just seize up and fail outright. If your car keeps running very hot, note a few troubleshooting tips for this system, and this can tell you what might need repair or replacement.