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.

3 Common Audi Issues

Although Audi is generally considered a top of the line vehicle, there are still some issues that abound with them. Like any other machine, there are some issues that tend to regularly come up. Luckily, so long as you stay vigilant and know what to look for, your Audi will continue to run as good as the day you bought it for years to come. Dashboard The indicators on your dashboard might give out, including the odometer, speedometer, and most importantly, your gas gauge. Read More 

Emergency Roadside Repair Guide: Replacing A Drive Shaft Hanger Bearing On A Semi Truck

You're driving down the open highway when all of a sudden the steering wheel starts to shake and the truck begins to stutter. You get out and look under the truck and see smoke rising from the drive shaft hanger bearing along the truck's drive train. You can risk driving the truck and having other problems develop, or you can call for emergency roadside assistance. Here is how an emergency roadside assistance mechanic can replace the hanger bearing to get you back on your way down the highway. Read More 

Three Reasons To Keep Your Vehicle’s Tires Properly Inflated

As you travel from one destination to another in your vehicle, you might not spend any time thinking about your tires. Even without your attention, they'll help get you from Point A to Point B safely, but every motorist should take an active interest in his or her tires. Start your interest in your tires by learning how much they should be inflated, how to check the pressure by yourself and how, when necessary, to add air to one or more tires with the air pump at your local gas station. Read More 

4 Signs That Your Transmission Needs Repair

The transmission in your car is a complicated system. It relays power from your car's engine to the drive shaft of your vehicle to propel your car or truck into motion. However, over time, the components of a transmission may begin to wear away. This is generally due to the exposure of the system components to the friction  and high heat that is generated by the movement of the parts of the system. Read More 

Buying A Pickup Truck? Follow These Tips To Avoid Buying A Gas Guzzler

There are a lot of things to love about a pickup truck, such as the rugged look and the versatility. However, one thing that a lot of people worry about is the fuel consumption of these vehicles. It's true that pickup trucks can use more fuel than many other vehicles, but you don't have to settle for a gas guzzler just because you have your heart set on a pickup truck. Read More