4 Signs Your Vehicle's Automatic Transmission Isn't Working Correctly


If your vehicle's automatic transmission is not working correctly, then you will notice certain issues while you are driving. Taking your car in for servicing quickly when you notice the first signs of a transmission problem can save you a lot of money by catching small problems before they become major issues. Here are four common signs that your vehicle's automatic transmission is malfunctioning: Sign 1: Transmission Fluid Leaking Your vehicle's automatic transmission is a closed system.

7 August 2015

Train Your Transmission: Guide to DIY Transmission Fluid Replacement


From the actual purchase and cost of gasoline to the various tasks to clean and maintain your vehicle, it is easy to see the stressful nature of owning and operating a car, truck, or SUV. Unfortunately, you may not be placing enough maintenance into your vehicle's transmission. Considering it is an imperative part of your vehicle's operation and value, proper maintenance on the transmission is essential to your vehicle's lifespan.

31 July 2015

Brake Pedal Feeling A Bit Odd? Check These Common Causes


Day in and day out, you step on your vehicle's brake pedal with little to no thought. One day, you step on the brake pedal, only to notice that it's gotten much softer than you're used to. A soft brake pedal could signal any number of common brake system maladies. The following goes in-depth into each one and what can be done about them. Air in the Brake System One of the most common causes of that spongy brake pedal feeling is when air manages to infiltrate the brake system.

8 July 2015

Mobile Mechanics: Adding A Few Extra Hours To Your Day When You Need Them The Most


Have you ever had a week when you wondered how you were going to get everything done? This kind of a week is especially common when you are planning for a vacation. Not only are there a million things that you have to prepare, such as packing and getting maintenance done on your vehicle. But if you are like most people, you can't afford to take an extra week of vacation from work, just to prepare for you vacation.

30 June 2015

3 Ways To Avoid Replacing Your Manual Transmission Prematurely


Regardless of whether you own a vehicle with an automatic transmission or one with a manual transmission, you need to make sure you do your part to take care of it to the best of your ability. While more and more people are turning to automatic transmissions in their rides today, there are still plenty of individuals with manual transmissions driving around town. For some, they prefer to shift the gears on their own.

19 June 2015

Ceramic Vs. Metallic Pads: Which Is Best?


Choosing the right brake pads for your car is more than just selecting the ones that fit into your budget. There are different advantages and disadvantages to each type of pads that are available. It is important that you carefully weigh those differences before making your final decision. To help with your decision, here are the pros and cons of ceramic and metallic brake pads. Ceramic Brake Pads Ceramic brake pads are considered the newer type of pads available.

1 June 2015

What To Do If Your Vehicle Smells Like Gasoline


If you have smelled gasoline when driving your vehicle, you may feel a bit anxious about how to handle the situation. Since gasoline is flammable, driving your vehicle could be hazardous, so you should stop driving it right away to determine the cause of the odor. Here are some steps to follow in finding the cause of a gasoline odor when driving your vehicle. Simple Fixes Check to make sure your gas cap is securely latched.

20 May 2015

3 Consequences Of Failing To Replace Your Oxygen Sensor


One of the most common reasons your check engine light may be going off is that one of the oxygen sensors on your vehicle needs to be replaced. It can be easy to ignore the check engine light when you know that you can keep driving with a failed oxygen sensor. However, here are three reasons why driving around with a broken oxygen sensor isn't the best idea: A Broken Oxygen Sensor Will Throw Off Your Gas Mileage

14 May 2015

3 Ways A Car Mechanic Can Better Your Shopping Experience


Are you getting ready to shop for a used car? If so, you have likely started your research on what make and model vehicle to purchase, as well as decided how much you should spend on your new, used car. Besides just selecting a car to shop for, there are many factors to keep in mind when buying your car, as you will want to be certain that you are getting the most for your money.

31 March 2015

Sneaky Potholes: 5 Ways To Reduce The Damage To Your Vehicle


Potholes are probably one of the sneakiest road hazards out there. Sometimes you can avoid them because you see them coming, but there are times when you see it a split second before you hit it. These potholes are simply there to ruin your day, and that's exactly what they will do. It doesn't take much for the sudden jolt and hard hit to result in a punctured or blown tire.

24 February 2015