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Does Your Vehicle Need Transmission Repair or Service?

Does Your Vehicle Need Transmission Repair or Service? In an ideal scenario, vehicles would never need to be serviced or repaired, but unfortunately, this isn’t the case. As a car owner, you need to know what signs to look for in your vehicle that show you need to have the transmission serviced or repaired.

Specific things to look for are such as:
-You feel a lag when shifting gears
-The transmission slips between gears while driving
-The transmission slips back to neutral
-The clutch stays engaged when you shift which causes grinding noises
-There is a burned smell coming from the fluid
-Having trouble shifting gears, and experiencing grinding

All of the above are reasons for you to worry.

Here are a few types of transmission services that your vehicle might need.

Fluid Change
There are two options for the fluid change of your vehicle. One - fluid exchange based on the specifications of the manufacturer of the vehicle. And two - transmission fluid and filter change, again, based on t…
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Summer Maintenance for Lexus

Summer Maintenance for Lexus Summer is here! Now, let us view the situation with your Lexus. In this article, we will discuss how you can keep your vehicle in good working order.

First things first, let us make sure that you will be kept air conditioned in the summer heat. Inspect your Lexus’ cabin air conditioning filters. And if you feel that you want to be completely safe, inspect the entire system in question.

Check the fluids in the vehicle. The bear minimum would be – oil, brake fluid, coolant, windshield wiper fluid, and power-steering fluid. If you want to go the extra mile, feel free to check on all of the car’s fluids (personally, this is what I do). And remember that the coolant is of the highest importance for the summer, unless you want your vehicle to run the risk of overheating.

Make sure that you have some important items in the vehicle – emergency kit, small tool kit, chargers for a phone and/or tablet, water, snacks that don’t go bad, flashlight, sunscreen, hat, and…

Effective Use of the Auto Air Conditioning

Effective Use of the Auto Air Conditioning There are certain tricks when it comes to using your auto air conditioning system that you might be unaware of, which is why in this article we will discuss them. The aim is for you to get the most out of the system without causing damage to it in the process - after all, nobody likes to have unnecessary bills to pay.

First of all – if possible, park in the shade. We all know that this is not always possible, but do try to do it. If it is absolutely impossible, at least use windshield shades.

After you get in the vehicle and start driving, it is a good idea to not turn on the AC immediately. First, try and open the windows to let the hot air that has gathered inside get out. After that you can start the air conditioning, but not to the maximum of its settings. Start it on low and give it time to adjust a bit before cranking it up. After all, automatic air conditioning starts on low for a reason - take that as a hint and do the same for your …

The Most Family-Friendly 2-Row SUVs 2020

The Most Family-Friendly 2-Row SUVs 2020 If you are looking for a family SUV vehicle, you are certain to find your choice in the following article. Bear in mind that all of the vehicles in the list below are two-row seaters.

Mazda CX-5 2020

We will begin the list with the Mazda CX-5. Why? Simple! It is an astonishing vehicle, no matter how you look at it. Its interior and exterior designs are a delight to look at. And as a nice addition, it can come with a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine - this roughly means 250 horsepower, 320 lb-ft of torque. You can say that you will definitely get both performance and a superior design if you choose this particular vehicle. However, it is also quite practical, and can be used as a family car because it has sufficient space for a family. Bear in mind that it also has a decent amount of cargo storage capacity.

Honda CR-V 2020

This particular model has been quite upgraded ever since 2017. All in all, it has better exterior and interior, bu…

How to Know When Your Car Needs a Fuel System Service

How to Know When Your Car Needs a Fuel System Service Has your local auto service center recommended a fuel system cleaning service? If the answer is “Yes”, you may be wondering what kind of services this is and why your car needs it. Here are a couple of tips to help you better understand why would a fuel system service be beneficial for you and your vehicle: What’s a Fuel Injector? Over the years, fuel systems have changed significantly. Older cars and trucks used to have a carburetor that brought fuel to the engine. However, carburetors were anything but efficient, so the car manufacturers decided not to use them anymore and instead, introduce a fuel injection system that controls fuel injection electrically. These sophisticated systems offer accurate fuel monitoring so the moment you decided to accelerate, the fuel injector provides the right amount of fuel to the engine. However, because of their complexity, these systems require periodic maintenance to ensure their efficiency. Why Do…

What Causes Oil Leaks and How to Fix Them

What Causes Oil Leaks and How to Fix Them Oil leaks can be aggravating for vehicle owners because there are a lot of potential causes for them. While it can be quite difficult to diagnose the exact cause on a vehicle, most leaks can be avoided with the help of simple and regular maintenance. Here are some of the most common causes of oil leaks and what you can do to prevent them: The Oil Filter Over time, oil filters wear out, thus making them the top cause for oil leaks. Also, some vehicles have extra parts in their filtration system, at the filter which can also leak. Your local mechanic should replace the filter with every oil change you make and see if it fits properly because having a misaligned or loose filter could also lead to leaks. The Filler Cap or Drain Plug The drain plug is located at the oil pan’s base. A plug that has misaligned threads, worn-out threads, or one that is simply loose can be yet another cause of an oil leak. The engine’s pressure could also result in oil leak…

Is Your Car Ready for the Upcoming Summer Road Trips?

Is Your Car Ready for the Upcoming Summer Road Trips? As the weather begins to heat up, people start thinking about vacations and presumably, a summer road trip. When the open road starts calling, it’s very difficult to resist the urge to just get in your car and drive off to your next adventure. However, you should do some preparation work ahead of time, before making any plans, so that you can ensure your car’s safety for a pleasant ride. Pre-Trip Checks for a Safer Road Trip There are several simple checks for you to make before going out on a road trip. Oil - If you are planning a road trip, it’s a good idea to have your engine oil changed, especially if you are not certain about the last time you did that. Never wait for the warning light! Regular oil changes reduce engine wear, especially in warmer weather. Fluid Levels – When it comes to keeping your car at optimal performance, the cooling system is an essential element. The majority of engines have a running temperature of about 20…