DIY car repair can save you some money, but it can also cost you a lot in terms of injuries. There are some mishaps that are more likely to afflict DIY enthusiasts than professional mechanics. Here are some of those accidents. Fire Outbreaks A fire outbreak cannot only result in damages, but it can also cause burn injuries. A typical car has several fire risks. For example, car fuel is highly flammable, and opening the engine or fuel tank near an open flame (such as a lit cigarette) can result in a fire outbreak or even an explosion.
16 December 2019
If your car is overheating, then it means something is probably wrong with its cooling systems. Below are some of the reasons a car engine might overheat. Coolant Leak The coolant absorbs heat from the engine and dumps it into the environment through the radiator. If the coolant is leaking, say after an auto accident, then there won't be enough coolant to absorb all the heat produced. This will cause the engine to overheat after some time.
19 November 2019
Engine oil can be a hot topic among both automotive enthusiasts and automotive laymen. Everyone knows that they have to change their oil regularly, but how important are these changes? When should you have them done? What happens if you put them off or use the wrong type of oil? There's a lot to know about engine oil and also a huge amount of misinformation and myths. One commonly repeated factoid is that dark engine oil is too dirty to use, but the truth is a little more complicated.
25 September 2019
Your car is not just a mode of transportation; it is a place where you spend a large amount of your time. You want your car to feel great. Having a car that looks and feels good on the inside will make you feel good to drive and use your car daily. When it comes to auto detailing, there are a lot of things you can do on your own to make the inside of your vehicle feel like a more special ride before you allow the professionals to take the inside of your vehicle to the next level.
24 July 2019
Your tires are an integral part of your car. When there's a problem with your tires, you can suffer from reduced gas mileage and poor vehicle control; you can even be more likely to get into a car accident. Here are four tips that will help you keep your tires in excellent condition: 1. Keep your tires inflated to the correct PSI. Inadequately inflated tires will make your car less efficient.
9 July 2019
Your cabin air filter is responsible for stopping a variety of containments—such as mold, smog, pollen, and exhaust gas—from getting into your vehicle. It also keeps out larger debris from getting into your vehicle, such as rodent droppings and bugs. It is a simple piece of equipment that plays a very important job. It needs to be replaced on a regular basis. Not changing it out can have some serious consequences.
4 June 2019
Everyone knows that cars need regular oil changes to function properly, but why is this basic service so important? Although many people will claim to feel a difference after having their oil changed, often there seems to be no perceptible difference in performance before or after. If you got an oil change recently and noticed no difference in how your car's sound, performance, or gas mileage, then you may feel as though you are changing your oil too often or even that you are wasting money on this vital procedure.
2 May 2019
Having a damaged windshield is not ideal. It can prevent you from seeing clearly while driving, which is actually pretty dangerous. If your windshield is significantly damaged, consider taking your vehicle into an auto glass repair shop. There, your windshield can be replaced. Choosing one of these shops won't be difficult if you look for these things. Licensed Specialists When your vehicle's windshield is being replaced, you want assurance that everything will go smoothly.
14 March 2019
During the winter months, there is certain maintenance that you have done to your car. As the winter ends and the weather gets warmer, it is time for auto maintenance again. Part of your spring cleaning should include a to-do-list of car maintenance that needs to be done. Here are some of the maintenance tasks that your car will need as the weather gets warmer outside: 1. Checking and Changing Fluids to Prepare for Warm Weather
23 February 2019
When a driver fails to properly regulate and manage the tires of their vehicle, they can be putting themselves at unnecessary risk. However, there are some simple steps that will reduce the chances of you being caught unprepared for tire failure. Avoid Checking The Tire Pressure After You Have Recently Driven Checking the air pressure in your tires is the most effective way of ensuring that they provide sufficient performance. However, individuals often make the mistake of checking their tires fairly soon after they have driven.
11 January 2019