automotive

  • Plan For A Trip Through A Mountainous Region

    If you purchased a 4x4 vehicle that you plan on driving through a mountainous region while en route to the other side of the country, don't take the chance of getting stuck in mud or excess water by not having equipment that is needed to dislodge tires and regain traction. A well-equipped cargo space and basic recovery skills will help keep you mobile throughout the adventure. Map Out Your Route
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  • Why You Should Have Your Vehicle Towed Off The Road Immediately Before A Hurricane

    If there is a hurricane approaching your area and your vehicle is on the side of the road, such as if you've had a breakdown or if you have approached high water levels that you don't feel comfortable crossing, you shouldn't just leave your car where it is. Of course, this does not mean that you should put yourself in danger by driving the car in an area or condition in which you don't feel comfortable and safe.
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  • 3 Transmission Services That Are Best Done By Foreign Auto Specialists

    Like many of the other components of your car, your transmission needs routine maintenance. Over the years, you will need a variety of things done to your transmission, such as a fluid change, replacing seals or a new clutch install. Foreign autos often have different parts and requirements when doing these repairs, which is why you want to make sure your car is in the right hands. Here are some of the transmission services that you will want to take your car to a foreign auto specialist to have done:
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  • Repair Holes In Your Jeep's Aluminum Body And Apply Primer, Paint, And Compound

    If you own an older model jeep that you wish to sell but before doing so would like to fix some small holes in the vehicle's body and add primer and paint to the patched sections, the following steps will assist with completing the repair. After finishing, you may be able to be able to find a potential buyer for your vehicle who is willing to spend a fair amount of money for it.
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  • 3-Step Guide To Minimizing The Appearance Of Small Scratches In Your Car Door's Paint

    If you notice your car's door has several small scratches, you may wonder if there is anything you can do to cover them so they do not mar your vehicle's beauty. If so, use the three-step guide to minimize the appearance of the scratches in your car's paint using household items you can find in department stores. Step 1:  Clean The Area With Toothpaste This first step involves cleaning the scratch and the area around it using toothpaste.
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  • Five Things You Need To Do To Prepare Your Vehicle To Be Towed

    If you need to have your vehicle towed, you may not know what you should be expecting and doing to prepare. A likely scenario if you're waiting for a tow is that your vehicle has broken down on the road somewhere. This is an incredibly inconvenient thing to deal with, but you could make sure that your vehicle gets safely towed to a garage where it can be repaired by doing the following five things:
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  • How To Learn About A Semi Truck's Past Care When Maintenance Records Aren't Available

    Prior to purchasing a particular used semi truck, you should find out everything you can about the truck's condition -- including how well its previous owner took care of it. Maintenance records can tell you a lot about how a truck was cared for in the past when they're available, but not all used semi trucks for sale come with complete records. If you're interested in a semi truck that there aren't complete maintenance records for, you can get a general idea of how the truck was cared for by making a trip to the garage of the previous owner.
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  • Professional Car Wraps: A Great Way To Expand Your Options When Shopping For A Used Car

    Are you in the market for a new car? Are you interested in only vehicles of a select few colors, or avidly avoiding all cars that are drab or flashy in appearance? If you're skipping over perfectly good cars because you've got strong color preferences, then you should know about professional car wraps and how they can expand your used car buying options. What Are Professional Car Wraps? Professional car wraps are flexible strips of vinyl that are fitted to all painted surfaces of your car.
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