Brakes That Go Bump In The Night: Why Your Car Vibrates At Stop Signs

Automotive Blog

There is a certain feeling of dread that can come with any funny noise that your car makes. This is especially true if you think your brakes are the culprit. Large brake jobs can be expensive, but not getting them taken care of can cause many other problems; from uneven wearing on your tires to other safety issues, such as brake failure. If your car feels like it is vibrating every time you put your foot on the brake, there could be one of several things going on.

22 June 2015

How To Change The Air Filter On Your Car

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The air filter protects your car's engine from contaminants from getting inside and causing damage. A dirty air filter can also have a negative effect on your gas consumption as the engine has to work that much harder to get up to speed. Replacing the air filter is fairly simple and can be done yourself by following these easy step-by-step instructions. To change the air filter you will need the following tools:

4 June 2015

Dealing With A Malfunctioning Car Battery: The Cause & Cost For A New One

Automotive Blog

Does is take a long time for the engine to crank up when you start your car up? The problem may stem from your battery needing to be recharged, but it can also mean that you need to invest in a new battery. In this article, learn what can lead to car batteries malfunctioning and what a new one will cost. What Can Cause a Car Battery to Malfunction? If you suddenly are unable to start your car, it may stem from lights being left on overnight.

20 May 2015

Off-Roading 101 - Prepping For Your First Off-Road Experience

Automotive Blog

There is nothing more exhilarating than taking your SUV out on the open road and exploring areas that no other vehicle can possibly access. Imagine the thrill of climbing up mountainous terrains, exploring sandy beaches and splashing through deep, muddy rivets… If you're an adventure seeker, off-roading will definitely satisfy your need to have fun. Before you head out and explore the off-road, you're going to want to make sure that you are fully prepared.

29 April 2015

5 Tips For Taking Care Of Your Windshield

Automotive Blog

Even if you are the most careful driver in the world, your windshield can still get damaged. For example, the car in front of you can kick up tiny rocks on your windshield and cause a chip. A little chip might not seem like a big deal, but it can turn into a big crack over time. Here are five tips for taking care of your windshield. 1. Park Your Car in the Shade

29 March 2015

Mercedes Car Tips: Common Problems To Watch Out For

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Cars will have problems, and most car owners know this. Your Mercedes is no different from any other car, but the issues do differ. The following guide will teach you some of the common problems that Mercedes usually have and will teach you some signs to look out for.  Electrical and Alternator Problems All electrical issues can be traced to your battery, but the battery is not always the cause. The culprit for battery issues is most likely a bad alternator, which is a common problem for a Mercedes.

11 March 2015

Save Money With These DIY Car Repair Tips

Automotive Blog

You still love your car but over the years it's taken on its share of dings and bruises. You may have had the thought more than once that "I should take the car in and have that fixed" and now there are a dozen things to repair. If you're handy with a set of household tools, you can do several of these cosmetic repairs yourself. By getting parts at an auto salvage yard, such as Karr Parts, you'll save money over buying new aftermarket or original parts.

26 February 2015

5 Tips To Help You Sell Your Used Car

Automotive Blog

When you're ready to upgrade your vehicle, you may want to sell your used car but don't know how to. Used cars are in demand, and with a little bit of savvy you can make a profit on your current car, which you can put towards buying your next vehicle. Use the following tips when selling a used car: Get Your Car Detailed No used car buyer wants to look at a car that is dirty and full of trash.

16 January 2015

Transmission Maintenance: Getting The Most Out Of Your Vehicle

Automotive Blog

A functioning transmission is vital to your vehicle's ability to get up and go. This is because while your engine is responsible for creating the power your vehicle needs, your transmission is responsible for converting this energy into the torque needed to propel your vehicle forward or backwards. Consequently, if you truly want to get the most out of your vehicle, you will need to ensure that your transmission stays in tip-top shape.

10 January 2015

Taking Care Of Your Vehicle's Braking System

Automotive Blog

If you drive, you know the importance of being able to stop your vehicle quickly and safely. Your vehicle's brake system is needed daily and should be checked routinely to make sure that it is working properly. Here are some of the things that you may need to repair on your vehicle if the brakes start to fail. Take a look at the list and if any of the symptoms seem to match ones that your vehicle is exhibiting, take your vehicle to your mechanic, such as National Transmission Inc, to have a check done of your braking system.

7 January 2015