Saving Cash on Auto Service Through DIY and Other Strategies

Signs Your Mechanic should look At Your Transmission

Whether you drive an automatic or a manual vehicle, the transmission is one of the integral systems in your car. It is made up of an array of sophisticated hydraulics as well as electrical components that all function to ensure that the power being generated by your engine is being transferred where it is needed in your vehicle. Any minor malfunction in the transmission system can adversely affect the overall operations of your vehicle. Read More 

How to Diagnose Some Common Problems When Your Car Isn’t Running Well

Just because your car's engine starts, this doesn't mean it's necessarily in good repair. You may realize that it needs some attention because it's running, but performing poorly in one way or another. While a mechanic can perform a proper diagnosis and get your car running smoothly again, it's always good to know what you might expect by way of repair bills. Note a few diagnostic tips for a car that runs, but not very well. Read More 

When It Might Make Sense to Get an Extended Car Warranty

When a dealer offers you an extended warranty for a car you're buying, whether new or used, you don't want to be too quick to walk away from that offer. You might assume it's just their way of trying to make as much money from your purchase as possible, but in truth, it might be in your best interests to take them up on that warranty offer. Note when it's good to consider an extended car warranty for your car, even if it's a new model. Read More 

3 Signs to Look Out for a Potential Problem in Your Hydraulic Suspension System

Hydraulic suspension is one of the most effective ways of improving your car's suspension. The system has an incompressible fluid, pump, pushrod, sphere and the suspension arm. All these components work together to change the height of your car as you would like. Just like many other parts of your car, the hydraulic suspension system is bound to have some problems. For you to rectify these problems in good time, you need to know the tell-tale signs that your hydraulic suspension system will give. Read More 

When Does Your Car Need a Mechanic Right Away?

It may be said that problems with your car should never be ignored, as they aren't likely to fix themselves and may wind up costing you more money in repair bills the longer you put off addressing them. However, some problems might not mean an immediate need for a car mechanic, and they can be addressed when it's most convenient, versus being an automotive emergency. Note how to tell the difference and what some common car problems might mean by way of urgent repairs versus those that can wait for some time. Read More