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HOW TO MAINTAIN HYBRID CARS

Sometimes it helps to get the basic questions out of the way before you dive into the technicalities. We get lots of the same questions about hybrids over and over (Don’t hybrids cost a lot to maintain? Aren’t the batteries expensive to replace? Are hybrids safe to drive?) So if you h
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Ways to reduce tyre wear

Car maintenance is becoming very expensive, and most time this makes motorists to want to find shortcuts. The present lull being experienced in the economy is making many turn to the use of fairly used tyres. Having to take your vehicle in to have new tyres put on can be a costly ende
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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Power Steering Pump

Power Steering problems can be surprisingly frustrating.  Like many luxuries in life, once you get used to them being there, they start to feel more like requirements than luxuries.  If you’ve ever suddenly lost power steering in your vehicle, then you know exactly what we’re talking
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How often should I change my transmission fluid?

If you do a lot of driving under high-stress conditions, you should check the transmission level more often and have a repair shop check the condition of the fluid. Transmission fluid often is red but can come in other colors, and as it deteriorates it tends to turn darker. It may als
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Faster, easier ways to diagnose a/c systems

Trying to diagnose the precise cause of an automobile air conditioning system can be frustrating and very time consuming for most technicians. Because there are many components that make up the a/c system on modern vehicles; there are virtually dozens of potential mechanical or electr
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How do I tell my transmission is going bad?

Transmissions take a lot of use over the years, and after a while, they’re bound to start having some problems. Transmission repairs can be expensive, so it’s worthwhile to pay attention to anything that seems unusual. Transmission Fluid leak: Your vehicle’s transmission f
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THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE CRUISE CONTROL

Cruise control (sometimes known as speed control or autocruise, or tempomat in some countries) is a system that automatically controls the speed of a motor vehicle. The system is a servomechanism that takes over the throttle of the car to maintain a steady speed as set by the driver. 
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HOW TO IDENTIFY A LEAKING FLUID

Moving your car and spotting an ominous new puddle where your vehicle was parked is definitely a worrisome experience. The key to getting a handle on your fluid situation is knowing what’s in front of you (and underneath your car). The fluid color is often the best indicator of what’s
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BRAKE BLEEDING – ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW.

Brake bleeding is the procedure performed on hydraulic brake systems whereby the brake lines (the pipes and hoses containing the brake fluid) are purged of any air bubbles. This is necessary because, while the brake fluid is an incompressible liquid, air bubbles are compressible gas a
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WHY TYRES FAIL

  This post highlights some of the major causes of tyre failure and how we can prevent them. TIRE FAILURES CAUSED BY UNDERINFLATION One of the most common causes of tire failure is under-inflation. Tires that are underinflated experience excessive flexing in the sidewalls which c
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