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Automatic Transmission Vehicle Maintenance and Tips (Part 1)

Automatic Transmission Vehicle Maintenance and Tips (Part 1) In the following article we are going to discuss how to take care of your automatic vehicle, so that you can make sure you get the most out of it for as long as possible, and that you do not need to pay extreme bills for repairs. There are a few things that you should not be doing if you own and drive an automatic transmission vehicle. Along with those, we will talk about tips and tricks to keep your car in the best possible condition for as long as possible. Note that doing the following things will prolong the lifespan of the vehicle’s parts, but they are not a method of skipping regular maintenance services that need to be done to your car. In fact, my first advice is to make sure that you take in your vehicle to a specialist for regular check-ups (better to pay a little sum of money for preventative measures, than to pay a lot of money for a huge repair). First things first: Do NOT rev your engine before switching g

The Importance of Coolant

The Importance of Coolant I don’t know how many of you are aware, but coolant, or the other way it is known - antifreeze, has double functionality: it keeps the car from overheating, and it protects it from freezing in times of extremely cold weather. Based on this information you can probably make a solid conclusion as to why coolant is so important to your vehicle. Nevertheless, let us make it clear what happens when your car is lacking coolant. As a car owner you probably know that when your engine is running, it generated heat, if your vehicle does not have coolant it can overheat and cause damage to the engine (which can be serious damage), and in turn this may lead to some costly repairs (and let us be honest here, no one likes unnecessary bills). Now let us take a look at what happens when it is winter, if you go with water instead of coolant, the water may freeze, when water freezes it expands, the pressure from the expanded water can crack your engine block, cylinder heads

How to Maintain Your Volvo

How to Maintain Your Volvo The following article is aimed at helping Volvo owners keep their vehicles well-maintained for a long time. Volvos are without a doubt well-built Swedish machines, but like all other vehicles they need to be maintained properly in order to last as long as you want them to. Let us start off by saying why you should get regular oil changes. Changing the oil and filters ensures that your car runs smoothly and at its best. Furthermore, it can be a good way of making sure that no turbo issues occur, which as some of you know are not cheap to repair. Rotating tires every, let us say, 5000 miles, is a way of keeping the wear even and maintaining the mileage. As long as we are on the subject of tires, we should add that it is a good idea to keep track of their air pressure and keep the wheels in proper alignment. Last but not least, check your coolant as regularly as you can. It is of the highest importance to do that because it could be dangerous for your ra

3 Things to Have in Mind When Owning an Audi

3 Things to Have in Mind When Owning an Audi If you have owned more than one type of car you should know that every brand has a specific problematic area or areas. The following list is aimed at helping Audi owners know what to keep an eye out for.  First things first, this specifically is targeted at owners that have a turbo engine model. When having your car serviced and, more specifically, having the oil changed, make sure that it is a synthetic one. Also, do it more often than not, you can check your manual if you are uncertain about the time periods. Next, due to the fact that many Audi models have an issue with insufficient power getting to all of the electrical parts, make sure to have an expert take a look at your vehicle if you notice any concerning signs. The signs that you would want to keep an eye out for are things like flickering headlights or the trunk not closing and opening as it should, along with other such issues. Last but not least, make sure that th

4 Ways to Keep Your Vehicle Maintained During the Spring

4 Ways to Keep Your Vehicle Maintained During the Spring After the harsh winter weather your vehicle requires some care on your part, of course it is best to have an expert look at your vehicle. The following list contains some of the matters that you should have addressed at an auto shop. 1. Rotate tires and check air pressure It is well-known that tires can wear out and one way to prevent having to change them too soon is to have them rotated by a specialist. And of course as long as you are having them rotated make sure to have the air pressure checked. All of this will prolong the life of the tires you are currently using, which will, in turn, save you money for new ones preliminary. 2. Check alignment and suspension If you notice your car pulling to one side or the steering wheel vibrates while driving make sure to take your vehicle to an auto shop because you probably need to have the car's alignment or suspension checked. But do not wait for such concerning sign