The differential in your automobile is the part that directs the power to the drive shaft, and the drive wheels. Like most of an engine’s parts, the differential requires lubrication to keep it operating correctly. Many different gears must stay lubricated within the gear box. These specific lubricating fluids are called the differential fluids, and [...]
There are many expected repairs, and maintenance, that a car owner can expect to handle over the life of the vehicle. Depending on one’s driving habits, some of these repairs may come along more quickly and more severely. Maintenance will need to be thorough and routine in order to prevent such damages. However, there are [...]
The brakes are a part of our vehicles that we can sometimes take for granted. The ability to accelerate and brake is what makes a car. But just like every part in a car, they are susceptible to breakdown or the need for replacement. You know the time for maintenance is coming, but it might [...]
Many drivers, when they go to get their oil changed, are not really sure what type of oil they should be using. The auto service mechanic will ask, “Do you want synthetic or standard oil?” And their reply might be, “Well, what did I do last time?” The decision should be based upon factors that [...]
People who care deeply about their automobile’s condition might even discount the importance of choosing the right motor oil. Many people just make sure the engine always has oil so it can be lubricated, but don’t get particular about the type. This is not the best way to get premium performance out of your vehicle. [...]
To have a powerful engine running inside your vehicle requires that you pay attention to all routine maintenance needs. A clean engine is the simplest way to protect your car. After years of driving, especially “hard” driving, the engine accumulates a variety of pollutants, including carbon deposits, varnish, and harmful debris. Keeping the fuel system [...]
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Most of us have heard that old bit of wisdom, and have applied it to our physical health. It is usually offered in the context of doing what’s needed with our routine doctor’s exams, or being generally health- conscious. There’s no reason why the same [...]
Your car can face many challenges to its performance, due to bad weather conditions. Extreme temperature rises and falls are a common culprit. It’s probably the severe winter weather that causes the most problems for vehicles. Outside of routine maintenance and tune-ups, drivers should always make sure their vehicles are stocked with a few items, [...]
It may not be the majority of mechanic shops that are dishonest in their business practices, but there sure are enough that every car owner should be on guard. A quality mechanic can be a lifesaver for those of us who aren’t skilled enough in auto mechanics to handle our own repairs. But by the [...]
It happens to the best of driveways. Having an oil spill stain in your driveway can be the result of an unnoticed leak, or from a spill while attempting to change the oil. Either by accident or oversight the cement concrete is a porous material. The oil will soak into the ground forming a hard [...]
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- What is the Differential on a Car?
- The differential in your automobile is the part that directs the power to the drive shaft, and the...
- How Important is Replacing Power Steering Fluid?
- There are many expected repairs, and maintenance, that a car owner can expect to handle over the...
- When Do I Need New Brakes?
- The brakes are a part of our vehicles that we can sometimes take for granted. The ability to...