Aerodynamics in Car Designs

When it’s Best to Call for Towing Rather than Driving Your Car to a Repair Shop

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If you can start your car and get it on the road, you might assume that it’s fine to drive to a nearby repair shop no matter the damages or repairs that are needed. There are actually instances when it’s better to call for towing services and to have your car towed to the shop rather than risk driving it, even if the shop is not that far from your home. Note a few times when it’s best to call for towing services in the area rather than driving your car at all. 1. If the shocks seem to grind or there is no cushion to them...

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Foul Food For Thought: 3 Bad Odours that Spell Trouble for Your Vehicle

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Very occasionally a car can abruptly thud to a halt for no apparent reason, but more often than not, there’s usually some sort of sign beforehand to indicate that something below deck isn’t quite right. However, from time to time a vehicle in trouble may be more subtle—sporadically or permanently emitting expired food-like odors instead of making dodgy sounds. You may convince yourself that it may be the surroundings you’re driving through that are causing an expired breakfast-like smell to waft through your vehicle, but in...

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Why You Should Avoid DIY Windscreen Replacement

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You may need to replace your car windscreen if it gets a major crack that damages the vinyl between the sheets of glass. While some people may hire a competent auto shop technician to replace the windscreen, others may want to do it themselves. This article discusses why it is unwise to attempt a DIY windscreen replacement. You May Damage Your Car’s E-Coating E-coating refers to the coating placed on your car’s metallic parts to protect them from corrosion. Due to your inexperience in replacing windscreens, you may accidentally...

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Improving Overall Performance: 3 Truck Parts That Increase Horsepower

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Trucks are gaining in popularity due to their rugged structure and overall performance capabilities. From 2009 to 2014, the average annual growth of light rigid trucks is about 4.3% and the average annual growth of heavy rigid trucks is about 1.2%. If you are a truck owner yourself, you’ll be aware that there are various truck parts that can increase horsepower. Here are 3 aftermarket truck parts that are inexpensive, but effective.  Upgrade the Air Filters Most truck owners are unaware that changing and upgrading the air...

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3 Reasons Why You Need Specialized Service for a Foreign Car

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When you own a foreign car and it needs repairs, you want to be careful about where you bring it to get repairs done—you shouldn’t take it in to just any repair shop. There are many reasons why you need specialized service for a foreign car, no matter its make or model. Note a few of those reasons here. 1. Diagnostic equipment may be specialized In order to repair your car, it first needs to be diagnosed properly. This process involves more than just a visual inspection by a mechanic but also means being tested with certain tools and...

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How To Prevent Common Auto Repairs

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Are you fed up with having to visit a car mechanic every week to get an issue fixed with your car? Then learn the different ways in which you can look after your car so that the chances of needing a car mechanic will be decreased. Here are some of the top issues that a car could suffer from, and how you can prevent them from occurring: Emissions Leaks Due To Evaporation The system that is used to keep the gas fumes within the tank is called the evaporative emissions system control, or EVAP. However, a leak can develop if the...

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Diagnosing Common Transmission and Gearbox Problems

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Before you take your car to a mechanic for problems with the transmission and gearbox, you might want to consider what could be causing those problems so you have a better idea of the repairs you might be facing. Because the transmission is such a major component of your car, you need to ensure it’s in good repair but don’t want to overpay for repairs that aren’t needed. Note some common transmission and gearbox problems you might face. 1. The transmission is stuck in Park In many cases this isn’t the transmission...

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3 Reasons Why An Extended Car Warranty Isn’t Always a Wise Option

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When buying a car, most people go with brand new units for their manufacturer warranties. In fact, some excessively cautious people who don’t completely feel fortressed by the original cover go in for additional or extended warranties that supersede manufacturer-bestowed warranty covers. While the move may seem in the best interest of the vehicle and its owner, the following are a few reasons why extended warranties are possibly an unnecessary outstretch. Longer Manufacturer Warranty While two to three years or 50,000 km to 100,000 km...

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The Simple Guide To DIY Car Repair

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Right now, millions of people are driving around with minor damage on their cars. Scratches and dents happen all too easily, and since they generally don’t reduce a vehicle’s functionality in any way, most people can’t justify the price of having them fixed. Fortunately, some nifty DIY repair techniques exist that will have your car spick and span in no time! Dent Repair You can fix relatively minor, shallow dents quite easily – using science! The tools you will need are: Blowdryer/hairdryer Heavy duty gloves Aluminium foil...

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Two Tips on How to Save on the Cost of Crash Repairs

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One can never predict when they will be an accident victim. There are several expenses that accompany motor vehicle accidents, the most expensive of which are resultant medical costs and the cost of undertaking crash repairs on your automobile. Of these two expenses, it is easier to save on the cost of crash repairs than on medical bills. The two tips discussed below can go a long way in reducing the cost of crash repairs, thereby making your financial burden lighter during the period following a road accident. Invest in a Collision Insurance...

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