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April is Car Care Month

April is Car Care Month

April is the National Car Care month when all car owners are supposed to give their car more attention. Doing maintenance to your car is beneficial because it helps you avoid spending a lot of money paying for expensive repairs down the road, and it also improved the dependability and safety of your vehicle. There is no point in expecting your car to ferry you to various locations yet you are not willing to do your part by taking care of it. The truth is, a car that is well maintained will serve you for a long time. So if you do not want to purchase a new vehicle any time soon, you need to shower your vehicle with affection and address all issues immediately. Here are some of the things you need to do in April, to prepare your vehicle for spring and summer; Have the brakes inspected A brake pad needs frequent inspection. When you are driving, listen to whether there is brake noise and note if the brake pedal is vibrating or shuddering. If you notice anything unusual ... read more

What Does it Mean if My Check Engine or Service Engine Soon Light Comes On?

What Does it Mean if My Check Engine or Service Engine Soon Light Comes On?

Cars are a wonderful piece of machinery; let's be honest, without them things in life would be completely different! While they are amazing, they are equipped with a lot of bells, whistles, and lights… a lot of lights. So, what does it mean whenever you see the check engine light/service engine soon light comes on? This light comes on when there is a fuel system, ignition, emissions, or transmission failure and your car is letting you know about it. While it may be a warning, it is one that should never be taken lightly. It may be a routine maintenance issue that causes this light to come on… it could be something with the cabin filter, air filter or you may even need your oil serviced. These routine issues are general, but there could be some other things that cause this light to come on as well. One thing we do know is that whatever the issue is it is dealing with your engine. You never want to take this lightly, so you need to get things checked on immediately. H ... read more

What Happens if You Put Diesel In a Gas Car?

What Happens if You Put Diesel In a Gas Car?

Putting diesel in a car can be an honest mistake! But, worry not you are not the only one. Putting the wrong fuel in your car can cause you much hassle. Let's find out what you've to go through if you are putting diesel in a gas car. What Happens When You Put Diesel In Your Gas Car? First, you can expect to see the relevant label "diesel" so that you don't do such a mistake. Plus, you can notice a different color. The reason for such markings is that people don't do such mistakes. Let's say you still opted for the wrong nozzle. Now that you are thinking about what's possibly going to happen if you put diesel in your gas car, you can expect the following: You can expect the car to run a few miles until the gasoline in your car's tank is used up. The engine may stop running at this point. Your car engine is designed for gasoline and not diesel. Now, you need to call for roadside assistance so that you can tow your car to our auto ... read more

Should you Choose a Manual or Auto Transmission Car?

Should you Choose a Manual or Auto Transmission Car?

For your car to move, its transmission system must be in perfect condition. The transmission system allows you to change gears to transmit power to the axle from the engine. The transmission varies the gear ratio. There are two types of transmission: manual transmission and automatic transmission. While all drivers agree that the transmission is important for the functionality of the car, what they differ about is what type of transmission they prefer. Some like automatic transmission, while others like manual transmission. Before you choose any system, you need to understand its pros and cons. Automatic transmissions Most vehicles manufactured today have automatic transmission. Some also combine both manual and auto transmission. Though auto transmission has become increasingly popular, some drivers still insist that manual transmission is better. Pros Easier to use Less restrictive Works better in hilly terrains Low risk of stalling Cons Th ... read more