Monthly Archives: April 2015

Easy car fixes that you can do yourself

Easy car fixes that you can do yourself

Easy car fixes that you can do yourself Automobiles can be complex and overwhelming machines. Sometimes it might feel like you could save a lot of money if you just knew a little bit more about the machine itself. Although cars are on the whole complex there are a few simple fixes you can learn to do yourself that will allow you to keep your car in better condition and better running order longer. The first kind of fix you can perform by yourself with only a little research and some practice is an oil change. You’ve probably heard that you should change your oil every 3000-7000 miles or so. Oil keeps a car running smoothly and is one of the most important things to maintain. Although a technician may be able to perform an oil change faster and with more consistency with practice you can achieve a very similar result. If you ca ... read more

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The history of car repair

The history of car repair

The history of car repair Before the care became a viable mode of transportation there was only a few rudimentary forms of slow transportation. When the car first came around before the 20th century it was only in the form of hand fitted vehicles that often were incredibly rare and incredibly expensive. This made the repair of these vehicles even more rare because the cars themselves were custom made and hand fitted. Car repair at the renaissance of the car was both rare and expensive. The earliest car owners had no real repair business to turn to. Typically these owners repair the car themselves and looked toward other industries for the manufacture of the necessary parts that he would require. For some wealthier car owners the chauffeurs they hired were typically also mechanics who not only drove the car but also were required to mai ... read more

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How does the check engine light work

How does the check engine light work

How does the check engine light work The check engine light can mean a lot of different things for a driver. Most commonly people ignore this warning function in their car assuming they will be able to get by fine. This is perhaps because the check engine light checks for an incredibly long list of things. So what happens when you are pulling onto the street to start your day and the check engine light won’t go off? A very long list of things can cause the check engine light to turn on but a few of them are things like a blown gasket head, worn-out spark plugs, and loose or cracked hoses/manifold. These are just a few potential things that can cause the check engine light to go on. The check engine light tends to check for symptoms rather than root causes which is why it can seem like nothing is wrong when the like randomly turns on ... read more

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Why are car repairs high in cost?

Why are car repairs high in cost?

Why are car repairs high in cost? In these economic times people are looking to save money in anyway that they can. When your car breaks down it can be economically devastating. The question then becomes why do car repairs cost so much? By looking at the individual components that make up car repair costs you can become better educated as to how you can avoid high costs and choose a better shop. The first and most obvious component of the cost of repairing a car is the parts. Parts become necessary for car repairs when wear and tear becomes too great and a part either breaks down or is close to becoming non-functioning. These parts typically make up a significant portion of car repair costs. Parts can vary in both quality and price. Another component of car repair costs is labor. The labor is essentially a portion is of the cost ... read more

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