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Automatic Transmissions | 3 Ways To Prolong The Shelf Life Of Your Auto Transmission Car

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Automatic transmissions have soared in popularity thanks to the effortless drive they provide. Without the need to change gears like you do with manual transmissions, you’ll enjoy a seamless drive in dense traffic situations. But like any other mechanical component, automatic transmissions can give trouble if not maintained properly. This guide is designed to equip you with smart ways to prolong the shelf life of the automatic transmission in your car.…

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Signs of Impending Radiator Repairs

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One of the major consequences of driving your vehicle is that you are constantly exposing the engine to high temperatures. This is why vehicle manufacturers have incorporated cooling mechanisms into the vehicle to prevent any undue damage caused by regular use of the vehicle. However, these cooling mechanisms need regular maintenance just as the rest of your vehicle. Left unchecked, they can develop serious problems that can lead to expensive engine and radiator repairs.…

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4 Causes of Cooling System Failures

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An overheating car can be one of the worst nightmares that any car owner can experience. This is because the only way to resolve the problem is to call for roadside assistance. Otherwise, the problem may get worse if you drive that car. This article discusses some of the reasons why cooling systems fail. Use this information as a guide to performing routine car radiator repairs or maintenance.  Leaking Radiator Hoses…

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Considerations When You Require Smash Repairs

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Being involved in a car accident is always unfortunate, whether or not you got harmed in the process. Almost always after a fender bender or a major accident, your vehicle will require some degree of smash repairs. However, not many vehicle owners know what to consider when they take their vehicle to be fixed. Usually, since most smash repairs are covered by insurance, be it by yours or the other party’s, you will find that vehicle owners will only be concerned about when they will be able to reclaim use of their vehicle.…

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Three Restoration Options for Your Vehicle's Transmission

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The transmission is an important module in the automotive structure. The component is designed to convey and control the power from the engine to the drive wheels. In simple terms, the transmission is responsible for changing the gear in your vehicle, either manually or automatically. This is accomplished by varying the high rotational speed produced by the engine to deliver the most appropriate power to the wheels. The transmission system is built to provide prolonged service after installation.…

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Looking For An Auto Service Center? Check Out These 4 Traits Of A Keeper Mechanic

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Every car owner knows that finding a reliable auto mechanic is something to celebrate. If you are out there, tired of skipping from one mechanic to the other, you have come to the right place. There are a few characteristics that you can use to gauge if an auto center is reliable or not. Read all about them below and save yourself time, money and further disappointments. Has a busy garage…

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Water Pump Failures: Causes & Fixes

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Without a properly functioning water pump, there will be no cooling in your vehicle, which will cause your entire engine to overheat and fail. Here are some of the most common water pump failures, their causes, and how to fix them. Shaft Breakage Your bearing is the part of your water pump where the impeller is allowed continual rotation to keep the system running. The shaft that connects your impeller to your bearing can cause the system to fail if it becomes damaged, because the impeller will no longer receive mechanical support from the bearing.…

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Why Your Car's Tyres Should Always Be Properly Aligned

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When you buy a new tyre for your car, you may see the tyre store offers wheel alignments as well. You might forego this service, assuming that it’s not very important since your car can still be driven even if you don’t have the wheels aligned. This thinking is actually very shortsighted as there are good reasons to ensure that your car’s tyres are always properly aligned. Note a few of those reasons here.…

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How Does an Auxiliary Power Unit Affect Truck Ownership?

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Many jurisdictions have regulations restricting trucks from idling when they are not being driven. Such regulations have led to an increase in the use of auxiliary power units (ACUs) to generate power for operating forklifts on trucks, provide cabin air conditioningb and power electronics while the truck engine has been switched off. This article discusses how installing an ACU may affect the cost of owning a truck. Less Wear on the Engine…

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Simple Tips for Extending a Clutch's Lifespan

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The clutch is an important mechanical component in a manual transmission automotive. The device is responsible for engaging and disengaging the auto power transmission. Basically, it is activated whenever you are changing the level of power flowing in the vehicle. This critical module can get damaged easily due to poor usage, negligence and general wear. If this happens, you will need to replace the clutch to restore the functionality of the vehicle.…

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