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Types Of Car Fluid Leaks

Types Of Car Fluid Leaks

  Something leaking out of your vehicle might signify a severe issue that requires immediate treatment. If the fluid is coming from your automobile, you'll need to figure out what color it is. You can do this by putting a piece of white cardboard or plywood below your vehicle and letting the drips land on it. This will reveal the color and give you an excellent idea of where the fluid is seeping from. The six most likely fluids that leak from an automobile are: Water A car's air conditioner extracts moisture from the air and exits through a rubber hose, which drains the water onto the ground beneath the automobile. This hose is usually in the front right corner of the cabin where the passenger rests their feet. Engine oil Engine oil can range in color from light amber to dark brown. In addition, oil leaks can occur from various places, including a crankshaft seal under the timing cover or a visible gasket. Coolant Because of all the coolant pipes ... read more

Factory Recommended Services - How Important Are They?

Factory Recommended Services - How Important Are They?

If you own a car or have ever taken one in to get checked out by the mechanics, you've probably heard this phrase thrown around: factory recommended services. Unfortunately, not all auto shops are equal and there are some who would happily take your money without giving you the quality of service that you deserve. Before getting work done on your vehicle, make sure that you know what factory recommended services are and why they're important. What is Factory Recommended Services? Factory recommended services, as they're called, are those that your manufacturer recommends based on their knowledge and expertise of the vehicle that they built. These services ensure that you get optimum performance from your car or truck by keeping it running at its best. The factory knows what it takes to build a quality product, so when they recommend certain services to you, they know exactly what they're talking about. There is no reason not to trust them when it comes to maintaining ... read more

Motion Sickness Remedies for Your Next Roadtrip

Motion Sickness Remedies for Your Next Roadtrip

Repetitive motion from a moving vehicle can bring on motion sickness for some people. The good news is that symptoms of motion sickness can disappear when the vehicle stops moving. But some people will still suffer signs, even a few days after the trip. Most people who have had motion sickness will ask their doctor how to prevent it next time. The following remedies may help your motion sickness while traveling: Look Straight Ahead Try sitting in the front and looking out the window while in a moving vehicle and gazing towards the horizon. It can help to adjust the feeling of balance while easing motion sickness. Keep Your Eyes Closed Taking a nap or closing your eyes to the unsettling feeling may be helpful and can work to ease the confusion between the eyes and the inner ear. Chewing It is possible to relieve frequent and mild car sickness with chewing. The success of chewing gum in reducing car sickness is remarkable. However, snacking on sweets or chewing food can also help ... read more

What is 30/60/90K Vehicle Maintenance?

What is 30/60/90K Vehicle Maintenance?

For vehicle owners, the term "30/60/90K Vehicle Maintenance," or "factory scheduled maintenance" refers to the maintenance schedule referred by the car's manufacturer to ensure you keep it running optimally. As the name suggests, the general maintenance required is for around every 30,000 miles, which is to be followed so that you can best avoid any unneeded problems from propping up and needing to be fixed. While a lot of vehicle owners think this is merely a recommendation, or even a tactic employed by the car's manufacturer to extract more money from its buyers, neither is actually the case. It's a condition attached to the warranty that's included. By adhering to this condition, you can expect your vehicle to run more smoothly and enjoy driving it without having to spend more of your time and money on fixing repairs. The vehicle maintenance involves a detailed inspection to ensure that your vehicle is without any damaged or worn-out parts. The ... read more

How Do Shock Absorbers Work?

How Do Shock Absorbers Work?

The shock absorber is an essential suspension component that supports the bounce of the vehicle's wheels. Their primary role is to dampen the vehicle's motion whenever it goes over bumps in the road. In other words, it prevents your car from bouncing uncontrollably.  How Do They Work? Each shock absorber has hydraulic fluid that makes the pressure dampen the bouncy wheels. A valve found on the top of the piston and at the bottom of the cylinder allows the fluid to go through the shock absorber as it expands and compresses. Not only does the shocks' movement help to make your car rides smoother, but they also help with vehicle handling.  As you can guess, shocks can wear out over time due to their constant usage. You can tell when it's time for a shock replacement if your starts displaying the following signs: Veering left or right Uneven tire wear Fluid leaks near the shock Random car vibrations Bouncy rides Test Your Suspension with the Bounce Test T ... read more

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