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Beat The Heat: 4 Ways To Prep Your Car For Summer

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During the warm days of summer, you may enjoy tons of different activities. From road trips with friends to family vacations, many of these memorable times require driving your car. The last thing you want is for your car to break down during sweltering heat. Minimize the chances of this happening, and follow these four tips to prep your car for summer. Inspect And Replace Your Oil And Oil Filter

25 April 2016

How To Keep Your Brakes In Good Condition

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Brakes are an integral part of any vehicle, and if their proper function is necessary to avoid collisions and accidents. However, they work through friction, pressing brake pads against the moving tires of your car. Naturally, this will wear away at the brakes, and over time can cause them to lose effectiveness, making the likelihood of an accident much higher. Thankfully, there are a number of simple things that you can do to ensure that your brakes stay in good working order.

25 April 2016

4 Reasons For A Diesel Truck To Have A Problematic Engine

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Does your diesel truck have a problematic engine and you are unable to pinpoint the cause? Unless the engine has simply become old and worn out, there are a few things that might need to be repaired to bring it back to a good condition. Take a look at the article below to discover a few things that can go wrong with the engine in a diesel truck so you will have an idea of what kind of repair is needed.

25 April 2016

Tips For Preventing An Oil Spill When You Change Your Own Oil

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While it's fast, affordable and convenient to visit an auto service shop to have your vehicle's oil changed, you might occasionally have extra time on your hands and wish to tackle the job on your own. Provided you read up on the steps to changing your oil and you have the right equipment, you shouldn't have trouble getting the job done properly. One area that you have to exercise caution is when you drain the oil from your oil pan into the tray -- even a small spill during this job can leave your driveway with an unsightly stain that will be extremely difficult to remove.

22 April 2016

4 Ways To Save Money On Your Next Auto Repair

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No car owner wants to face a hefty repair bill. Unfortunately, with as many moving parts as the average vehicle has, it's only a matter of time before even the nicest of cars run into a mechanical problem. On the bright side, there are plenty of ways you can go about saving money on just about any type of auto repair with just a little bit of additional time and effort.

21 April 2016

Are Your Tires Ready For A Road Trip? Here Are Three Things To Check Before You Go

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If you are planning a road trip of a few thousand or even a few hundred miles, you need to make sure your vehicle is in good working order. In addition to your car's mechanical systems, the tires also need to be able to hold up to hours of continuous driving and get you to your destination and back safely. Whether you haven't given your tires much thought or you just want to get one more trip out of them before you replace them, here are some things to have checked before you set off on the road

21 April 2016

Determining Whether Your Windshield Can Be Repaired

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You've probably heard someone say that cracks in the windshield need to be repaired before they get too big, but how do you know when a windshield crack is too big? Whether a crack in your windshield can be repaired depends on the location and size of the crack. Fortunately, there are several ways you can determine whether a crack can be repaired before you call a repair shop. Look at the Size of the Chip or Crack

20 April 2016

Warning Signs From Your Car's Transmission

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Automobile transmissions are manufactured to give years of use. When they do start to fail, they often give you some warning sign before they completely stop working. Watch for the following signs of a potential transmission failure and get your car into an automotive repair center like Gordie's before you're left with a car that won't move. 1. The transmission hesitates as it shifts gears. A normal transmission shifts smoothly through each of the gears as you drive.

20 April 2016

Simple Automatic Transmission Maintenance Tips

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Did you know that to keep your car's transmission working well you need to maintain it properly? If not, you're not alone. However, if you don't take care of you car's transmission, it's more likely that you'll have transmission problems. So, if you want to avoid major transmission issues, check out these simple tips to keep your automatic transmission running well. Check the Fluid It's important to check the transmission fluid in your car to make sure it isn't worn down or low.

20 April 2016

Problems And Solutions To A Clogged Radiator

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When your car's cooling system isn't working well, your car is more likely to overheat and cause engine damage. A clogged radiator can wreak havoc on your car's cooling system and can be difficult to diagnose unless you know what to look for. If you've been having problems with the cooling system and you suspect a clogged radiator, here is some more information about this problem.  Symptoms of a clogged radiator:

20 April 2016