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4 Common Causes of Automatic Transmission Oil Pump Failure

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It should go without saying that the transmission system is one of your vehicle’s most important parts, and yet many drivers still don’t know how to keep theirs in good running order. That’s a shame since transmission repairs can be both expensive and time-consuming. One part of your automatic transmission system that can fail over time is the oil pump. It works throughout every drive to provide the lubrication and cooling action your transmission requires for proper performance.…

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How to Ensure That Your Trailer Lighting System Remains in Compliance

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If you tow your boat or car in all weather and during all seasons, you will want to be sure that it can be seen at all times. This means that you need to pay particular attention to your lighting system, get it tested frequently and perform regular maintenance as well. But if you are new to this type of activity, where do you start? Safe on the Road If you are to remain legal, your trailer has to be equipped with red brake lights that are fully functioning.…

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Are Faulty Guide Pins Causing Your Car to Pull to One Side Under Braking?

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Does your car pull to one side when you are braking? Someone may have told you that the brake pads on one side are overly worn down, but this may not be the issue at all. The pads may be in perfectly good condition, but a much smaller but nevertheless important part may be to blame. What do you need to know about “guide pins” and how they can cause a problem if they are not correctly cared for?…

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Are You a Careful Vehicle Owner? Prove It With the Data

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Some car owners tend to baulk at those service requirements, as laid down by the vehicle manufacturer. They may wonder if it is really necessary to take their car or truck in as often as specified and to perform the list of tasks mentioned in the owner’s manual. Yet whether these companies are being too careful or not, those service visits carry additional weight when it is time to pass their vehicle on to somebody else.…

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How Do You Know If Your Vehicle's Automatic Locking Hubs Are Working Properly?

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Many 4x4 vehicles are fitted with automatic locking hubs that can disconnect the front wheels for everyday driving. These components are fantastic when they are working correctly, as the driver will not need to worry about having full-time all-wheel drive when they don’t need it, which can certainly help with fuel economy. However, what happens if an automatic locking hub fails? How do you know that something is wrong, and what can you do about it?…

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Top Signs Your Vehicle Might Need Electrical Repairs

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When you think about having repairs done to your vehicle, you might think about taking it and having work done under the hood. However, modern vehicles typically have electrical systems and electrical components that can be a bit more complicated than many people realise. Even in good, reliable vehicles, electrical issues can and do pop up. If this happens, you’re probably going to need to take your car to someone who specialises in auto electrical repairs.…

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3 Reasons to Stick to Your Logbook Servicing Schedule

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Your car’s logbook sets a servicing schedule. It tells you when you should have a range of checks done on the vehicle. While you might be tempted to skip these services if your car is running well, you should follow this guidance and have your car serviced to schedule. Why? 1. Keep Your Warranty Valid Some people skip scheduled logbook services when a car is under warranty. They assume that the manufacturer will fix any defects or problems because the vehicle still has its original guarantee.…

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Leading Causes of Car Heater Failure

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Experiencing a car heating system malfunction? A car heater is one of those vehicle components that you might take for granted until a problem crops up. Now you find yourself having no heat in your car and don’t know where to start the troubleshooting process. A car heater can stop blowing warm air due to several reasons. Continue reading to find out some of the usual culprits behind car heater failure.…

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4 Tips for Maintaining Your Automatic Transmission

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Power from the engine gets to the wheels through the transmission. So if the automated transmission fails, the car will not move. However, many car owners are not aware of the important role the transmission plays or the importance of maintaining it. Ignoring the system could lead to it failing, and you might be required to replace it. Note that the transmission is very expensive, so replacing it can be costly.…

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Vital Inspections Your Mechanic Should Carry Out Before Your Head Out On a Road Trip

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If you love the open road, you could be gearing up for an epic road trip with friends and family as a way to switch off from the hustle and bustle of city life. To begin with, this adventure brings about the chance to bond with your loved ones without modern-day distractions from TV, the internet and so on. Moreover, a road trip presents the opportunity to acquaint yourself with parts of Australia that you may have never encountered before!…

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