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Auto – Car Maintenance

April 17th, 2017

Maintenance means looking after the all parts of your automobile, even those which are inside the bonnet. It tells the durability, reliability and performance of vehicle that you drive. We generally ignore it until and unless our vehicle is stopped functioning. Oils checking, battery checking and checking the electrical system, are few but very important things to remember in maintenance that can help your vehicle to work smoothly and safely.

Oil checking and changing:

This is the simple but very important auto maintenance job you can do for your vehicle. Oil protects the moving parts of the engine, oil and oil filters might be changed every 3,000 to 5000 miles.

Air Filter:

The dirty air filter may be caused to decrease your engine power, increased fuel expenditures, airflow sensor failure etc. Air filter replacement can give your vehicle with over 30% of fuel efficiency and improve gas mileage by up to 10 percent and protect your engine as well.

Engine:

Regular engine tune ups and vehicle maintenance remove the problems of fuel economy damaged spark plugs, exhausted brakes, low fluid transmission, or transmission problems.

Battery:

Check car battery and cables connection and make sure hey are securely attached and not corroded, battery’s primary function is to starting the engine, bulges and cracks point out that the battery need to be replaced. If you found the corrosion, try to clean it with water and baking soda, used non metal bristle brush. It will not take too much time and can be good source to save your
expenses.

Windshield Wipers:

Replace windshield wipers twice a year, its very important part of save driving. They should be proper cleaned, use mild detergent and paper towel to clean the
blades. If the blades seem like damaged, they are quit easy to change. Its depend on you to replace the rubber blade or whole arm.

Brakes:

The brakes are very important safety part on your vehicle, if brakes making noise, or you feel vibration in them when you hit the brakes, check the brakes as soon as possible and replace them with new one. The breaks checking can decrees the risk of accidents which caused by brake failure.

Timing Belt:

The timing belt failure may be caused serious damage to your car engine, check timing belt after every 10,000 miles, change it when you see deep cracks in belts, which shows sing for belt to be replaced.

Tires:

Keep vehicle tires properly inflated, closely watch tires if found bald spots, its time to change your tires. Inflate or deflate your vehicle tires as needed, as the common mistake the driving under inflated tires which may caused for low gas mileage.

How To Maintain Your Car Transmission

April 10th, 2017

An annual checklist in the maintenance of a car’s health is the car’s transmission maintenance. This is very important to ensure the proper functioning of the vehicle. The transmission decides a number of things; the power transfer from engine to wheels of the car is the most important one. A little bit of research in the matter can help you to easily perform this check annually.

*You already may have a copy of the manual that gives you the exact method of car transmission maintenance for your particular vehicle. If you do not have said copy, you can easily access this information on the Internet.

*Make sure that you pay special attention to your particular model and make, as many automakers often group all their similar vehicles under one category.

*Next thing you can do is drive the car for at least 20 minutes. This helps heat up the engine fluids. You can now park the vehicle and leave the engine on. Next, open the hood of the car, and if needed, prop the hood with the support. Now, look for a ring labeled ‘transmission’. Pull this gently and also pull out the fluid dipstick thoroughly wiping it clean. You may protect your hands with gloves and also wear coveralls to protect the clothes while doing this step.

*To check the fluid levels, re-insert the clean dipstick in the reservoir and again pull it out. This can indicate whether more transmission fluid is required. The transmission fluid reservoir is generally located at top left side of the engine and you can change this fluid with the help of a trained mechanic. Transmission fluid change may also be necessary if there is a burning smell or if the fluid has turned darker in color. The actual color of the transmission fluid is a clear red.

*You should always use the car odometer readings to indicate when the vehicle’s servicing is due. A general rule of thumb is 24000 miles or every once a year. If the manufacturer has recommended specific dates for servicing, it is best to follow them.

*Always pay attention to the manual transmission and how the clutch is functioning. The sound and feel while changing gears are also important indications of potential problems. If these signs appear, immediately schedule a visit to your auto repair shop.

*Avoid driving in extreme heat. Also, heavy traffic, towing and hard shifting can overheat the transmission.

*The emergency brake should never be applied while the car is in drive or reverse, as this can stress the gears. Also, one must never shift immediately from reverse to drive modes, but allow the gears to reset completely before driving.