Car Maintenance You Shouldn't Try at Home

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Car Maintenance You Shouldn't Try at Home

In a troubled economy, many people look for ways to cut costs by doing household tasks themselves. Some automotive jobs can be done fairly easily at home, particularly if you know something about cars. However, taking on the wrong job on your own will only cost you more time, stress and money in the long run. My name is Jill, and I want to tell you about which car maintenance tasks you can safely tackle on your own and which really do require some help from a pro. I'll break down the needs of a typical car and tell you exactly why you might need to ask for help sometimes.

How To Prevent Water Spots When Washing Your Car

If you detail your car at home with a weekly wash, wax, and vacuum job, then you may be disappointed to find that your hard work sometimes ends with the appearance of water spots on the exterior of your vehicle. While the spots are highly unlikely to cause damage to your vehicle, they are unsightly. This is especially true if you are serious about the aesthetic appearance of your car. Thankfully, water spots can be avoided, and the following tips can help. Read More 

Three Factors To Think About If You’re Considering Tipping Your Mechanic

It can be hard to keep a smile from crossing your face when your auto mechanic hands you the keys to your vehicle after a repair job and you're pleased with the quality of the work. Even as you're getting ready to pay the repair invoice, you might be thinking about showing some extra gratitude to the mechanic for his or her care — and the best way to express your thanks is often with a tip. Read More 

Locating And Dealing With Hydraulic Leaks

A hydraulic system will only work if it has the right pressure. Thus, every component of the system has to fit tightly together with high pressure seals. However, even the best built rig will not be immune to wear and tear. The constant pressure on the system combined with the dirt, grime, and abuse present in your working environment can create leaks. In order to keep your system running at its optimal level, you will need to inspect regularly for leaks and make repairs as needed. Read More 

3 Things Every Car Owners Needs To Know To Take Care Of Their Car

Taking care of your car is important not only for the livelihood of the car, but for your safety as well. If you drive a car that is not in good working condition you put yourself at risk for malfunctions while driving. This is why it is important to catch problems early and get them repaired as to avoid any serious problems. Here are some things that you should be looking for in your car. Read More 

Buying A Used Rental: Four Important Things To Consider

Those on the market for a used car sometimes come across the prospect of purchasing a used rental car. Rental car fleets regularly sell off vehicles as they start to accumulate miles to ensure that they're constantly renting out fairly new and dependable cars. Often, these used rental cars offer great deals to used car buyers looking for a discounted price on a quality vehicle. However, there are also some drawbacks to purchasing a used rental car that buyers need to be aware of before making the purchase. Read More