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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

3 Common Car Repair Problems That Can End Up Burning A Hole In Your Pocket

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There are many different car problems that may affect your car and lead to costly repairs. Sometimes, catching a problem in time can save you a lot of money on repairs. You want to do things like change the oil and brakes, and during these maintenance tasks, problems like damaged suspension parts or leaking seals can be identified and fixed. Here are some tips to help you catch common car problems before they turn into costly repairs: 

19 April 2016

Power Brake Booster Problems Are Nothing To Be Ignored

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There's probably a part of your car's braking system that is often overlooked, yet it is very important: the power brake booster. Many people don't even know about this part until they begin to have problems with the brake pedal. Even then, most people won't suspect the booster over other potential problems because boosters rarely go bad. How the brake booster works: The brake booster uses vacuum to amplify the foot pressure on the brake pedal to stop the car more quickly and easily than if it didn't have one.

19 April 2016

Determining If Your Differential Is Having Problems

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If you've noticed a howling noise when you decelerate while driving down the highway, it may signal a problem with a drive train component. You may also notice other noises when putting the car in gear or while turning or accelerating. These and other issues may be signs that there is a problem with your differential. The differential is a critical component of your drive train ,and if there is a problem, then your car is at risk of becoming inoperable until the problem is corrected.

19 April 2016

2 Things Mobile Truck Repair Techs Should Have -- That Aren'T Related To Repairs

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When you work as a mobile truck repair technician for a company like C L Enterprises, you frequently find yourself on the side of the road at all times of day and night. You go to fix a semi truck wherever it breaks down, whenever it breaks down. Because you never know where or when you'll be fixing a broken-down truck, you always need to be prepared. Here are two things you should always keep with you, to ensure you're ready to work on trucks in all conditions.

18 April 2016

4 Maintenance And Improvement Projects To Improve Power And Performance Of Your Car

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If you want your car to have the performance and power that it is rated for, maintenance is important. Simple things like clogged filters can greatly decrease your car's performance.  In addition to the routine servicing, you may also want to consider simple improvements to your car for more power and fuel economy, such as installing an aftermarket computer tuning chip. If you want to get the most out of your car, here are some tips that may help:

18 April 2016

How To Jump A Car Engine

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Over time, car batteries can become less reliable and will not hold a charge as well as they used to. This means that eventually, your car will refuse to start, which can leave you stranded. However, by asking someone for help, you can use another vehicle's battery to jump start your own battery and get the engine running. If you notice that your car battery is dying frequently, it's a good idea to visit a mechanic and see if the battery should be replaced (or if there is another reason why your vehicle has difficulty starting).

18 April 2016

3 Things To Know About Car Repair

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When you own a vehicle, taking care of it is of the utmost importance to ensure that you are driving safely on the road and to ensure that your car lasts for a long period of time before you need to purchase a new one. When it comes to car repairs, you should know all the basics that are specific to your vehicle, which is going to help you take the best care of it.

18 April 2016