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When to Replace Front Struts

Every vehicle is different, which makes getting an easy answer to this question difficult. In fact, ask most mechanics when front struts should be replaced, and you’ll likely be told every 50,000 to 100,000 miles. That is a huge gap in mileage. In all truth, the life-span of struts and supporting shocks will depend greatly on the driving conditions and patterns. Those who drive on city roads and highways frequently might experience longer-lasting struts than those living on country roads.

The best answer for this question is to follow 3 general rules of thumb:

Have your struts and suspension inspected every 25,000 ... Read more

Posted on April 2019,22   // Author: Admin  

How to Prevent Catalytic Converter Theft

How Do Thieves Steal Catalytic Converters?
Thieves tend to target vehicles with easily accessible catalytic converters, such as pickup trucks and certain SUVs. Cars left for extended periods of time in poorly monitored lots tend to be the most common locations.

It only takes a saw and a few minutes to remove a catalytic converter. In some cases, catalytic converter thieves will use a board to slide themselves beneath a vehicle, or, if time allows, use a jack to lift up the car. Once underneath, the thief saws through the piping on both sides of the converter to pull it off of the car.

How Do You Know Your Catalytic ... Read more

Posted on April 2019,10   // Author: Admin  

Know how to read tire wear:

You should check your tires for wear at least once a month and before and after long trips. You check them to determine whether you need to buy new tires, have your wheels balanced, have your wheels aligned, or change your driving habits.

Taking time to rotate your tires is useless unless you know how to "read" the wear on your tires.

Tires that show excessive wear on the outside edges of the tires are typical when the tire pressure is under inflated frequently. When a tire is under inflated, it tends to "ride" on the inside and outside edge more than it should. This is why both sides are worn out.

Over inflation... Read more

Posted on March 2019,27   // Author: Admin  

7 Most Recycled Car Parts


Basic car maintenance frequently requires the removal and replacement of old or worn out parts. Parts damaged in accidents may also need replacing, or even entire cars if the damage is too extensive. Instead of tossing your used or broken car parts in the trash, or sending them away for safe disposal, consider whether or not they are recyclable.

Recycling reduces the amount of waste building up in landfills and harm to the earth’s environment. While cars already contribute to increased smog in crowded cities, some of their parts can be reused in other vehicles or repurposed for other tasks. Know how to make the most ... Read more

Posted on March 2019,26   // Author: Admin  

How Gearbox Works

Today we will learn about types gearbox and its components An automobile requires high torque when climbing hills and when starting, even though they are performed at low speeds. On other hand, when running at high speeds on level roads, high torque is not required because of momentum.  So requirement of a device is occur, which can change the vehicle’s torque and its speed according to road condition or when the driver need. This device is known as transmission box or gearbox.

You can have any number of gears connected together and they can be in different shapes and sizes. Each time you pass power from one gear whee... Read more

Posted on March 2019,25   // Author: Admin  

Top 3 Reasons Engine Oil Gets in the Air Filter

The air filter is intended to capture scrap, dirt, and different contaminants — however not oil. often, once an area service mechanic replaces an air filter, the technician can indicate that engine oil has been found; either within the filter housing or embedded within the used filter. whereas oil finding its way into the filter isn't generally an indication of engine breakdown, it ought to positively not be neglected. Let’s examine the highest three reasons oil finds its way into the filter within the 1st place.

1. A Clogged Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) Valve
The PCV valve is connected to an air intake ... Read more

Posted on March 2019,21   // Author: Admin  

How the braking system works

An automotive braking system is a group of mechanical, electronic and hydraulically activated components which use friction / heat to stop a moving vehicle.

When the brake pedal is depressed, the pressure on the brake pedal moves a piston in the master cylinder, forcing the brake fluid from the master cylinder through the brake lines and flexible hoses to the calipers and wheel cylinders. The force applied to the brake pedal produces a proportional force on each of the pistons.

The calipers and wheel cylinders contain pistons, which are connected to a disc brake pad or brake shoe. Each output piston pushes the attached f... Read more

Posted on March 2019,20   // Author: Admin  

How a car engine works

The simplest and most common type of engine comprises four vertical cylinders close together in a row. This is known as an in-line engine. Cars with capacities exceeding 2,000cc often have six cylinders in line.

The engine is the heart of your car. It is a complex machine built to convert heat from burning gas into the force that turns the road wheels.

The chain of reactions which achieve that objective is set in motion by a spark, which ignites a mixture of petrol vapour and compressed air inside a momentarily sealed cylinder and causes it to burn rapidly. That is why the machine is called an internal combustion engine.... Read more

Posted on March 2019,19   // Author: Admin  

Long Block vs. Short Block Engines: What’s the Difference?

Depending on the damage to your engine, replace it with a short block or long block engine if it’s less than the resell value of your car.

It’s never a positive experience learning that your car’s engine has suffered catastrophic engine failure. Whether it was due to a blown head gasket, a manufacturer defect, or simple wear and tear, replacing an engine is a costly and time-consuming process. In fact, in most cases, car owners choose to sell the vehicle as is and move on to another. However, if you’re thinking about buying a replacement engine, you may have heard the terms “short block” and &... Read more

Posted on March 2019,14   // Author: Admin  

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Control Arm Assembly

Common signs include a vibrating steering wheel, steering pulling to the left or right, and clunking noises.

A control arm, commonly referred to as an A-arm, is a suspension component found on virtually all road-going passenger vehicles. It is a suspension link that connects the wheel hub and steering knuckles to the chassis — meaning the underside of the car. They are equipped with bushings and ball joints that allow it to flex and move according to road conditions and steering input from the driver. Over time, the bushings or ball joints on the control arm can wear out and cause all sorts of problems. Usually, a problema... Read more

Posted on March 2019,13   // Author: Admin