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

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