Month

April 2015

HOW TO KNOW IF YOUR CAR NEEDS WHEEL ALIGNMENT

Wheel alignment is important to the health of your car or truck. An alignment will ensure that your car drives straight and making car handling better, making your ride safer. You’ll also get better gas mileage ( reduced fuel consumption) because your tyres will be properly alig
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Car safety tips during pregnancy

Your baby is generally well protected in your belly, but traveling by car can still be hazardous if you get into an accident. As much as, 32,800 pregnant women are involved in motor vehicle crashes every year. And according to SafetyBeltSafe , such crashes are the leading cause of dea
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HOW TO FLUSH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID

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Transmission Flushing Cautions Flushing can prolong the life of a transmission, provided it is done fairly regularly, say every 30,000 to 50,000 miles. But if the transmission on a high mileage vehicle (say over 100,000 miles) has never been flushed, it is probably best to NOT flush t
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ALL ABOUT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUIDS

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Watch out for “pink stink,” the burned odor that indicates trouble inside an automatic transmission. The next time you check the fluid level in an automatic, sniff the fluid on the end of the dip stick. If it smells like burned toast and/or has a discolored brown appearanc
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AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT

An automatic transmissions that is acting up may need to be repaired or replaced. Replacement is an expensive option, but in many cases it is the only option unless the problem is relatively minor. Why? Because rebuilding an automatic transmission requires special training, experience
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AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS SLIPPING DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT

An automatic transmission should engage smoothly and firmly when you place the gear selector into Drive. If your transmission hesitates to engage when you put it in Drive, or it flares or slips when upshifting, or it slips while driving, it is not working properly. Transmission slippi
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CAUSES OF EXCESSIVE KEY OFF CURRENT DRAIN

Causes of excessive current drain from a car battery include things like lights that remain on (trunk and hood lights, interior lights, brake lights, etc.) and also relays that may be stuck on, or modules that are not going to sleep or powering down. A fuel pump relay that sticks on m
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HOW TO DIAGNOSE CAR BATTERY THAT RUNS DOWN

You go to start your car and discover the engine won’t crank because the battery is dead. Now what? You get somebody to give you a jump start, or you connect the battery to a charger and charge it up until it has enough juice to start your engine. The next morning you go to star
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HOW TO SAFELY DISCONNECT OR REPLACE YOUR CAR BATTERY

CAR BATTERY DISCONNECTION AND REPLACEMENT PROBLEMS How to Safely Disconnect or Replace Your Car Battery If a battery has to be disconnected prior to doing electrical work on a vehicle (which is highly recommended to prevent an accidental short that might damage wiring or modules), or
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READ THIS BEFORE DISCONNECTING OR REPLACING YOUR BATTERY

Disconnecting or replacing a battery on a computer-equipped vehicle may cause starting, driveability and a number of other problems, including loss of air conditioning, power accessory functions (door windows, seats, sunroof), false warning lights, even damage to certain electronic mo
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