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Measures To Take To Extend the Lifespan of Your Transmission System

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It is not uncommon for motorists to engage in car repairs after their vehicle acquires a problem. However, you could find yourself with an emergency at the worst possible moment, yet this could have been avoided with some preventative maintenance. One of the components of your vehicle that is exposed to extreme duress is the transmission system. The high temperatures it is exposed to compounded by overuse can lead to a vast array of transmission problems that will subsequently end up affecting the health of your vehicle.

1 November 2017

When Should You Get Your Mercedes Serviced?

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Whether you have a Mercedes or another vehicle, you need to get it serviced on a regular basis. Wondering when you should bring your vehicle in for a service? Here's a look at some guidelines: Based on Mileage If you drive your Mercedes or another vehicle a lot, consider setting up your service schedule based on your mileage. After driving a certain amount of kilometres, you simply call the Mercedes servicing centre and set up a check up for your vehicle.

29 July 2017

Ball Joint Wear in Trucks

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Some truck drivers keep incurring the cost of replacing worn ball joints because they don't know what measures they should take to prolong the service life of those vehicle parts. This article discusses what you can do to prevent the ball joints on your truck from failing prematurely. Check the Lubrication Most ball joints are inside a sealed component that contains grease to keep those moving parts well lubricated. Some vehicles don't require this lubricant to be topped up while others require more grease to be added into the ball joint periodically.

18 July 2017

What Might Be Wrong With A Vehicle's Brakes

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When your vehicle's brakes don't work as they should, one common reason for this is that the brake pads are worn down and need replacing. However, this is not the only reason a car may experience some problems with the braking system; note a few other reasons why the brakes or even the brake pedal in the vehicle may act up or fail to work properly, so you can know what to expect by way of needed repairs.

25 May 2017

Windscreen Replacement: The Types You Could Consider

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Despite popular consensus, your car's windscreen does not simply function to protect you from the elements when you are driving. Depending on the type of glass you choose, you can also get additional benefits such as thermal protection, ultraviolet resistance and more. In addition to this, your windscreen does not have to be made from clear glass. There is an assortment of customized options that would be able to enhance the overall efficiency your vehicle.

15 May 2017

4 Signs That Your Diff Needs Some Repairs

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Some car owners fail to realise that they need to repair the differentials of their vehicles until the transmission fails completely. High repair costs often characterise any repairs that are performed when a car breaks down due to a faulty differential. This article discusses some of the early warning signs that should prompt you to have your car's differential serviced or repaired before it sustains serious damage. Contaminated Oil Your vehicle's diff contains a special kind of oil that is supposed to prevent the gears in that component from grinding directly against each other.

9 May 2017

Safety Tips for Using Hydraulic Jacks During Home Car Repairs

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If you're using a hydraulic jack to lift your car up so you can do a repair, you need to exercise caution. Wondering what tips can keep you safe? Take a look at these tips. 1. Use the Right Size Jack Safety starts with choosing the correct size of jack. Make sure that the jack is designed to work with your model of vehicle and to accommodate your vehicle's weight. If you plan to climb under the car or even just reach your hands under a tyre to change it, the wrong jack could drop the car, crushing your body or your hand.

28 April 2017

Your Transmission Pump Is Failing: The Symptoms You Should Look Out For

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Have you ever wondered how your car goes from a roaring engine at a standstill to a speeding monster on the highway? Well, the transmission is responsible for all this magic. It comprises a gearbox for transmitting power from the engine to the rotating axles. The axles then initiate movement of the wheels depending on how much power the gearbox is drawing from the engine. This can only be done well if there is sufficient transmission oil circulating in the system.

21 April 2017

Car Servicing: Issues Typically Caused By Wheel Misalignment

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Hitting the occasional pothole when driving may not be a big deal to some motorists. However, this minor mishap on the roads can eventually become a big problem for your vehicle. The reason for this is the constant high impact when driving over these potholes will eventually lead to the misalignment of your wheels. What some people do not realise is that the worse this misalignment becomes, the higher the risk of your vehicle succumbing to a myriad of auto problems.

12 April 2017

How to Improve the Performance of Your Vehicle's Diesel Engine

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A diesel engine is typically known for being very strong and very fuel-efficient, as diesel engines convert heat to energy so that they run on more than just fuel alone. However, you may want to improve the performance of your diesel engine if you're towing heavier loads or need more pickup when you accelerate. Note a few ways you can improve the engine's performance without having to actually swap it out for something larger and more powerful overall.

5 April 2017