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Some Reasons Car Needs Oil Change

To understand how an oil change can save you money, you must first understand what this lubricant does for your car. In the modern engine, it serves three main purposes. It works to draw heat away from the combustion chamber and prevent carbon buildup inside the engine. In addition, the substance works to help keep all the components operating smoothly. When it gets old and dirty, the lubricant does not protect the engine as well and can actually make it work harder and run less efficiently.

Now that you understand why an oil change is important, you have the daunting task of determining what type to use. Documentation that accompanied your vehicle will state what viscosity you should use, for example 10W-30. If you do not have the owner’s manual, this information should be located on the reservoir cap or an information slip located under the hood.

While you must use the appropriate viscosity for your car, there is the question of conventional vs synthetic. While conventional substances are created from petroleum, synthetics are created from

Tricks Maintain New Car

  1. Check the engine oil

The first key way to maintain your new car is checking the engine oil regularly-monthly for a vehicle in good condition; more often if you notice an oil leak or find you need to add oil routinely. The car should be parked on level ground so you can get an accurate dipstick reading. Don’t overfill. And if you do have a leak, find and fix it soon.

  1. Check tire air pressure

The second key way to maintain your new car is checking tire air pressure once a month and before any extended road trips, use an accurate tire-pressure gauge to check the inflation pressure in each tire, including the spare. Do this when the tires are cold (before the vehicle has been driven or after no more than a couple of miles of driving). Use the inflation pressure recommended by the vehicle’s manufacturer, not the maximum pressure embossed on the tire’s sidewall. The recommended pressure is usually found on a placard on a front doorjamb, in the glove compartment, or in the owner’s

SUV Repair and Service

These services are simple procedures that you can find in your owner’s manual. The manufacturer recommends these services every 7,500 miles: oil change, tire rotation and wheel alignment. Routine oil changes will help keep your SUV running in top condition and improve your fuel efficiency. Proper tire rotation and wheel alignment ensure your driving safely and also add to fuel efficiency.

General engine maintenance can also include changing spark plugs, sensors, air filters, engine coolant and belts. Some parts such as oxygen sensors may only be noticeable to the driver through a notification or indicator. This will be visible on the instrument cluster or on the notification screen of the multimedia interface. If an indicator light or notification is visible, the best thing you can do is bring your vehicle to a certified service center.

For longer intervals, it may be necessary to flush your transmission, transfer case and change the fluid. This will also extend the life of your Rover.

If you want to keep your SUV at peak performance, it’s recommended you seek attention

You can Install Auto Glass Without Partner

Another good reason to work alone is when there are issues like leaks and damage to a vehicle, your partner may have been responsible for them yet you will bear some of the blame. If you did the job by yourself, you know where the problem comes from. Also, if you install auto glass by yourself, you will learn very quickly how not to mess up. You are the only one who can be blamed for your mistakes.

When I first started out in this business I worked with a partner who was training me. I learned a lot in a short period of time yet I couldn’t master the trade. My instructor would do all of the hard parts and I would get the easy stuff to do. When I finally was released on my own, I still wasn’t very good and had to learn from experience. It was almost like learning all over again. The hard parts were very hard for me because I never did them during the training period.

The biggest reason to learn the trade by yourself is going into your own business. If you want to start your own business, you

Change Own Flat Tire

  • Find a safe spot to pull over. Taking the nearest exit is safest if you’re on the freeway, even with a blown tire (just put on those hazard lights). If getting to an exit isn’t an option, pull as far onto the shoulder as possible and on a straight and flat stretch of road, not on a curve where cars may not be able to see you when coming around. Don’t park in the middle of a curve where approaching cars can’t see you. If you have a manual transmission, leave your car in gear. And don’t forget to set your parking brake!
  • Turn on your hazard lights. Get the lug wrench, jack, and spare tire from the trunk and bring them over to the tire that is flat.
  • Loosen the lug nuts with the wrench. “Loosen” is the operative word. Don’t remove the lug nuts yet; just loosen them by turning the wrench counter-clockwise (just remember “lefty loosy” “righty tighty”). If the lug nuts are extra tight, try placing the wrench on the nut and standing on the wrench arm to use your full weight on it. Hitting the wrench arm with a rock is

Dead Auto Battery

• Car accessories stop working:

This is one of the easiest ways to understand that the culprit is nothing but the car battery. Battery is the only part that supports all other parts and accessories to work, especially when your alternator has stopped working. So, when you get to see that you car do not show up any signs of life, then probably you should check the battery.

• Starts well but stops the next moment:

This is a problem which remains constant in a dead car battery. Such signs show that either the battery has a loose or broken terminals or any type of parasitic draw. In such scenario, first you need to check the cables of the battery. Make sure about the firm fitting of the cables to the points. If you find that there are no issues with the cables and terminals, then probably it is the time for replacement.

• Engine starts cranking and fails to start:

While starting your car, if you find the car engine is not starting, then the culprit is the battery. Owners live in a misconception that this is due to a bad starter

Tap Into a Wire

Another common method for attaching an accessory wire is to use an inline style connector, sometimes know as a vampire connector, because they “bite” and “suck power”! In reality they are inline wire taps and T tap connectors. T taps and inline taps are installed by trapping the feed wire and accessory wire within the body of the connector. Next the connector is folded over the wires and pinched closed with a pair of pliers, driving a metal guillotine like blade into the wires. These connectors are very easy and cheap to install but have some drawbacks. I have noticed that this style of connector tends to crush the wire and damage the covering in the process of piercing the wire. This type of connector also tends to allow moisture into the connection, which will in time cause corrosion and failure. Wrap this type of joint securely with electrical tape to seal out moisture, as it is too large for shrink tube. If there is no room or time for soldering the best wire tap connector I have found is the posi tap style of connector. It is a screw on style of connector as opposed to a

Detect Common Auto Repair

Unusual noises

You may notice some unusual squeals, clicks, clunks and screeches coming from your car. It’s very important to take the car for immediate diagnosis and repair because these noises may signify serious trouble. For instance, clicks and squeals usually occur when there’s an issue with the engine speed or a loose component like a wheel cover or fan blade that’s not intact. Your brakes will screech to tell you that it’s time for maintenance. Basically noises emanating from your car mean that something needs to be fixed. Sometimes the car will start making weird noises because of using gas with the wrong octane rating than what has been recommended by the manufacturer. You need to ask your mechanic to explain the reason for any kind of unusual noise and how you can prevent it from reoccurring.

Unusual smells

Sharp odors emanating from your car usually signal something. If you notice a burning smell, make sure the issue is diagnosed because it could be an electrical shock or burning insulation. The smell of gasoline vapors could signal a leak in the fuel system. This is an issue that can be very dangerous when left

All about Basic Car Maintenance

NGK Spark Plugs

NGK Spark plugs do not always need replaced, and there are a few ways to check to see if they can go for another 30,000 miles or so. First, if there are no problems because of bad NGK spark plugs, they may not need replaced. To double check, vehicle owners are encouraged to ensure that the gap is what it is supposed to be, and to visually check NGK spark plugs to see if they appear to be worn.

Vehicle owners that are not sure as to whether they should replace NGK spark plugs are encouraged to replace them. Getting a new set will not hurt the car, and it may improve the performance of the vehicle.

Double Check Safety Options

This is the time when everything should be double checked, including but not limited to: windshield wipers, headlights, tail lights, brake lights, and the horn. These parts of the car are a necessity to making sure that everyone riding in the car is safe, particularly in dangerous weather. Headlights can determine whether a driver sees another car coming down the road or not, and may prevent a fatal car accident.

When your Car Engine Is Overheating

Whether you notice your dashboard’s temperature gauge climbing, or see smoke bellowing from underneath your hood, when an engine begins to overheat, it is critical to stop the vehicle as soon as possible. This means pulling over to the side of the road, shoulder of the interstate, into a parking lot, or neighborhood development. No matter where you are, you must immediately find a place to stop and park.

If you feel like you can make it to the nearest service center, the first thing to do is shut off your AC, open all the windows, and turn ON your heat. This sounds crazy in the summertime (or even the winter opening the windows), but turning on the heat and opening car windows relieves pressure from the engine and can buy you some time to get to an auto repair shop.

Once you are at a stop, whether on the side of the road or a service station, be sure to not open the hood until it stops steaming. This could take up to 30 minutes. If you are at a service station, a technician will handle everything, including this; but if you are by yourself

Car Diagnostic Tools

Vacuum-pressure gauge

The tool helps you to identify a problem in your engine. When the engine has problems, the problem is usually due to fuel, air or spark. The tool covers the air department so that you are able to work through the maze of vacuum lines in order to identify a leak or cracked tube that might be causing problems.

Fuel pressure gauge

The unit helps you to know whether the engine is getting enough or too much fuel. This helps you to eliminate some of the problems that your engine might be having.

OBD code reader

If you own a car you know the panic that comes in when the “Check Engine” light comes on. The first thing that many car owners do is rush to the nearest garage to have the car inspected. With the OBD code reader, you no longer have to panic when the light comes on. All you need to do is connect the tool to your car and you will know the exact problem that your car is having. This saves you money as you don’t have to hire someone to do it for you. You

Smooth Driving Experience

Various methods are there to ensure whether the exhaust system of your car is in some kind of trouble or not. From the sound of your car, it becomes clear. If your car gives out a periodical vibration that is caused by some strange friction, its exhaust system is definitely having some problem. A fast identification of this problem can save you from spending a huge amount behind your car.

Very often, you may feel that your car is vibrating in a strange manner. It may also lose its power with the passage of time. If you find your car in such states, you need to visit a mechanic. A leakage in the exhaust can cause this and this is why the rough vibration is felt whenever you touch the steering. This leads to a quick repair of the engine and a quick solution can be provided with the filling of your tank. But if you ignore the maintenance, you would need to refill the tank more often. The leakage in the exhaust causes the engine to work harder and this is why you experience more fuel consumption.

All these problems in your car can find

Recondition Rechargeable Batteries

1. Lead Acid Battery – This is the type of battery is found in your car or truck. They have an indicator built into them to tell use when the battery is good or bad. When the indicator circuit tells us the battery is in poor condition we know it is time to replace it. This means the battery isn’t holding its charge. But do you actually have to replace the battery once it starts to decline. This would be a good idea. However there are ways to prolong its life. It seems when the lead acid battery begins to die the active material that creates it charge are becoming depleted. So the trick is to rejuvenate the active materials.

One of the reasons for this to happen is due to the chemical process known as sulfation. This occurs when sulfur collects on the lead plates inside the battery and therefore impedes the electric current. The recovery process involves placing an epsom salt solution into the battery cells. After this is done the battery needs to be recharged on a slow cycle for a 24 hour period. It should be noted these batteries contain sulfuric acid and the reconditioning

Car Wreckers

Saves you money

Car wreckers generally have a long list of genuine vehicle parts in stock that can be purchased at a very attractive price. Buying second-hand parts from a yard has the potential to save 50% to 90% of the store-bought prices. Before crushing the body of the car the reusable parts are removed with the intention of selling on in the future. So, for the car restorers, gear-heads, or others planning vehicle maintenance, repairs, or an upgrade, a first stop to source the required auto parts or accessories can include the car wreckers.

Environmentally friendly

Car wreckers offer the more eco-friendly solution to help dispose of an old or neglected vehicle. Cars left on barren land or landfill sites will at some point start to leak harmful chemicals or pollutants into the ground or the atmosphere. This will result in long-term damage to the local soil or water sources and make it difficult for the same ground to be used for other purposes in the future.

Nearly 76% of all parts in an automobile can be reused in another car or truck which is appreciated for its ability to give long-term benefits

Diesel Fuel Injectors Work

Fuel injectors are small electrical components that are used to deliver fuel via a spray directly into the intake manifold in front of the intake valve in a diesel engine. Diesel fuel injectors are quite complicated; the injector has a high micron filter on the top inlet side which corresponds to small hypodermic sized holes on the bottom for the atomizing of the diesel fuel. The diesel fuel acts as a lubricating source for the injector’s internal parts. The main source of failure for injectors is water in the fuel. When water in the fuel displaces the lubricating properties the internal parts wear down quickly and the injector as a whole can fail rather quickly.

Injectors are an extremely important engine component. The injector valve opens and closes at the same rpm as the diesel engine. Typical RPM for diesel engines in North America is around 1800. This equates to roughly 140,000 times per hour! In addition to water in the fuel, injectors are subjected to carbon and dirt particles introduced into the unit via a bad air cleaner element. The type of fuel, grade and additives used also has a significant impact on the life expectancy

Set Proper Spring Pre Load

Having too much or too little spring tension will negatively affect suspension performance, but in different ways. Too much spring tension can make your suspension feel like it is topping out. This happens because now the shock extends to its maximum length too suddenly, and this may unload your wheels from the road surface. Not enough spring tension can make your suspension bottom out excessively. Knowing these effects can help make the correct adjustments.

Let’s define a few terms to help understand spring pre load effects. The amount of stroke the spring consumes at static ride height from the weight of the vehicle is called “droop.” And the amount of stroke left over at static ride height is called “compression stroke.” The total shock stroke is droop and compression stroke combined.

Equation:

Total Shock Stroke = Droop + Compression Stroke

It is important to understand that spring tension does not affect the spring rate of a linear spring (most coilover systems come with linear springs). For example, increasing spring pre load WILL NOT increase the firmness of your linear spring. However, this WILL increase the amount of compression stroke you have which increases bottoming

Tricks Find Great Mechanic

Start Big And Then Narrow Your Sights
The second thing you must do is try different shops around where you live. In the online world, you can check reviews or forums for other people’s opinions but the simple fact is that you won’t know until you try it. So, once you have decided what standard you have for your vehicle you should pick 3 or more different shops in your area (if there are that many) and take any issues you have with your vehicle to them. Instead of having it fixed at the first shop you try, go to 3 or more shops with the same concern and see what differs between each of them. Each one should have a certain inspection method to look your vehicle over. Find the one that fits your liking the best, and whatever one gives you the best explanation of your concern or issue with the vehicle.

The Most Important Factor
Now that you have an idea of how well they look over your vehicle and how well they can explain what your issues are you can narrow it down by price, personality, professionalism, certifications, or any other attribute that

Advantages Run Flat Tyres

Self-Supporting

These tyres have stiffer and tougher rubber, which can temporarily carry the weight of the vehicle under lower tyre pressure. If you do get Self-Supporting tyres you will need a tyre pressure monitoring system because a driver may not notice their tyre has lost pressure without it. They give you protection against blow outs which are a common and dangerous occurrence since the 1930’s. Self-supporting run-flat tyres are now common on light trucks and passenger cars and typically provide for the vehicle to drive for a distance of 80 kilometers at a speed of about 80 kilometers per hour.

Auxiliary Supported

In this system, there is an additional support ring or insert attached to the wheel that can support the weight of the vehicle in the event of a loss of pressure. These systems generally offer better ride quality because they can be placed inside a standard tyre. The run flat insert has an unsurpassed ability to carry heavy vehicle loads for long distances at high speeds. It is the normal run flat selection for military vehicles, high-level executive protection vehicles, armored vehicles used by government, aid groups, or private contractors in conflict zones.

Car Interior Cleaning

Coconut Oil And Cupcake Mould – On the dashboard and cup holders of your car, you can apply some coconut oil. It not only prevents dust from settling again, but it also provides a little shine. You can keep a silicone cupcake mould inside each holder to prevent the cup holders from getting dirty again. So, whenever they become dirty all you have to do is rinse them out.

Big Cereal Containers – Place your big cereal container with a recycled bag. The best thing about doing this is that while it is closed, everything stays safe inside even if it falls over. Another great thing is that when the recycled bag gets dirty you can wash it inside the container.

Coffee Creamer Containers – Old coffee creamer containers fit neatly in the backseat cup holders. They allow for snacks to be given a few at a time and are an excellent choice for snacks. Your car’s backseat will stays clean and your kids can reach them easily.

Lint Rollers – Lint rollers are important to keep in your car as it is something which can be used effectively for a quick roll over in the backseat of your

Maintain Hydraulic System

Preventative tips

Prevention of issues is the best approach with any system. Start by ensuring that contaminants are kept out of the system to keep failures and common problems at bay. In case you suspect contamination, then you can take other measures.

· Clean out the area on dip sticks and fill hydraulic filters and plugs before removing to check or change the fluid. Pour hydraulic fluid directly into your system and keep all fluid containers sealed tightly when storing.

· Consider changing the filter and fluid after first 50 hours of use to get rid of any contaminant particles. You can check your manual for manufacturer recommendations.

· Always check the oil before every use to verify good condition and to get adequate fluid levels. Milky or foamy oil could indicate a leak which can slow hydraulics operations. Seal the leak immediately.

· Check the hydraulic fluid temperature regularly during operation. Hot or smelly fluid could be an indication that the cooling system is not working as it should. Any debris or dirt should be removed from the oil cooler or the reservoir.

Pump tips

Inspect the pump for external