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What’s a Choke and what is its Purpose?

2013/03/25  

Fact is that fuel in the engine is cold when the engine is first started and in order to heat it up, a fuel and air mixture is required, and that’s what a choke is designed to do. The choke is usually located towards the upper end of the carburetor, and provides this mixture by stopping the carburetors air supply. When it does that, it also creates low air pressure inside the carburetor to get more fuel to flow through the main circuit. When your vehicle is idle, air pressure is usually lessened or is not present at all, which ...

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What to look for after a Body Shop has Fixed your Car?

2013/03/20  

When you last saw your car, it was completely destroyed, and then it was towed away to the body shop to be brought back to a brand new state, but does this really happen? The key to getting your car fixed completely is to choose a reputable body shop yet that’s not enough, and need to do some inspection of your own. The tips below will guide you on what to look for before signing the body shop invoice. Get to know the Fixing Process Upfront! Fact is that the process of fixing your vehicles starts from the time you ...

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How to get your Car ready for a Road Trip?

2013/03/13  

Everyone is excited about the different seasons, be it summer, winter, or monsoons. Regardless of the season, when you’re planning a road trip, it is best to include scheduled maintenance for your vehicle as well. Just like you need to be prepared for your road trip, so does your vehicle and having it completely checked will simply ensure that you do not face any problems that could have been avoided. The first thing to do is to completely clean your vehicle, which includes taken out even the pieces of paper and left over stuff. To ensure it is thoroughly clean, ...

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How to Check a Car that won’t Start?

2013/02/25  

There are often times when your car just won’t start no matter what you try. You simply don’t know what went wrong, whether you left the radio or the lights on mistakably or could it be a more serious problem. Regardless of your oversight, you now that your battery is dead, but there may be other reason that have contributed to the case. The following paragraphs outline the common reasons why a car won’t start and give you the best possible solution to get it up and running again. When you turn the car on and it is silent, you ...

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How to Protect your Car from being Broken into or Stolen?

2013/02/11  

Getting your vehicle insured is a prerequisite to driving in on most roads in the world, but even having a valid policy does not make up for the grief of having it broken into or stolen. Additionally, when your car is damaged or stolen, insurance companies usually ask that you pay a deductable or defined upfront amount before they can cover the cost of the repair or replacement. Fixing your vehicle by using your insurance policy has its advantages and disadvantages, and one of the pitfalls is that your monthly/yearly premium gets expensive, sometimes at double the price of what ...

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How to Avoid Auto Mechanic Scams?

2013/02/06  

Have you been to a mechanic or do you know someone who has with a simple problem only to be given a big bill. Well, if you have then it’s a situation that commonly occurs and with the right research, you will be able to stay on top of things and detect the cons easily. What do you in a situation where you are slapped with a cost repair bill and in that there are parts that you thought existed? Do you go with the mechanics expertise or do you take the call and investigate by getting a second opinion. ...

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How to find a Good Car Mechanic?

2013/02/04  

In the past, the best way to find a good car mechanic was through referrals, but in today’s high speed era, the best car mechanic may just be a few taps or clicks away. Fact is that very few people understand the mechanics of a vehicle beyond the steering wheel so getting a trusted car mechanic to fix auto issue is definitely an excellent decision. Car mechanics today usually either have their own car repair shops or are affiliated with another one. Whatever the case may, here are a few things to ask and look out for to make the ...

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Is it Necessary to Replace the Drive Belts?

2013/02/01  

Generally you wouldn’t find the interval to change the drive belts mentioned in your owner’s manual, but they need to be changed periodically or when the display wear and tear. For the typical vehicles belts, belt failure occurs in the third year and that is usually when preventive maintenance is needed. Statistics proves that belt failures are often a reason for breakdown, and most of the time they fail you when you need your vehicle the most such as right before a planned road trip or getting to a job interview. The reason for this sudden and unexpected failure is ...

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How to tell when my vehicle is due for a brake job and what parts are replaced during it?

2013/01/28  

There are a number of reasons for getting a brake job, but all of them have something to do with wear and tear as indicated by the vehicle manufacturer. Most manufacturers suggest that your brakes or their relevant components need to be replaced when the brake linings have worn down just past their acceptable thickness, but it is recommended that you check your owner’s manual to confirm. Regardless of what the owner’s manual states, the only way to check the brakes of a vehicle is by inspecting them in a garage and not at home. Other indications that it’s time ...

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Is it Good to Fill Car Tires with Nitrogen?

2013/01/25  

Many vehicle owners claim that filling the tires with nitrogen gas keeps the tire pressure and temperature consistent, and also prevents the tires from rotting. But the question whether it is wise to fill your car’s tires with nitrogen gas? Many car dealerships claim that filling your tires with oxygen will increase petrol efficiency and you will get much better performance than air. Then there are car experts who claim that filling your tires with Nitrogen is costlier and offers fewer benefits than air. According to recent research, filling Nitrogen as opposed to oxygen improves tire life, fuel efficiency and ...

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