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Yearly Archives: 2021

Car Maintenance: How to Take Care of High-End Luxury Cars

Car Maintenance: How to Take Care of High-End Luxury Cars

According to vehicle valuation company Kelley Blue Book, the average transaction price for luxury cars starts at about $40,000 and can reach up to $100,000 for a flagship luxury sedan. The price of acquiring a luxury car may be high, but the feeling of owning one is priceless. If you are one of the lucky few who could get your dream car, the last thing you want is to lose it because of negligence. Taking care of a luxury car is a slightly different experience from caring for a regular one, so you need to know some very important things about it. From receiving professional luxury car service to checking the clutch, this article will share a few tips for caring for your high-end vehicle. Practice Responsible Driving Responsible driving is not limited to regular cars—it’s even more essential in a luxury car. If you own a h ... read more

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4 Commonly Overlooked Auto Maintenance Steps

4 Commonly Overlooked Auto Maintenance Steps

According to studies by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an average of 45,000 vehicle accidents happen every year due to some form of malfunction. Many of these accidents can be traced back to poor car maintenance. For many car owners, maintaining their vehicles has become almost second nature. However, some still tend to overlook certain auto maintenance tasks that are important. Left ignored, these vital car care tasks may lead to expensive car repairs and even accidents. In this article, we’ll share four important tasks that you must never forget and should always be part of your maintenance schedule and checklist: Check the Brake Fluids Your vehicle’s brake system is its most important safety mechanism. Any i ... read more

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Car Tune-Up: What It Is and When You'll Need One

Car Tune-Up: What It Is and When You'll Need One

A traditional car tune-up should no longer be necessary, especially if your car was manufactured after 1999. However, a lot of car owners still have their cars tuned up. Are you wondering why? That’s because getting a car tune-up is completely different these days. This article will help you understand what a modern-day car tune-up is, how it’s different from its traditional counterpart, and when you’ll need one. What is a Car Tune-Up? A modern car tune-up is a preventative maintenance service done to keep vehicles running at peak performance and correct possible issues. Meanwhile, a traditional car tune-up is about tweaking specific components to ensure they are still running properly. Traditional automotive tune-ups are no longer needed because on ... read more

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Battery or Alternator: Which one is Causing Your Car Issues?

Battery or Alternator: Which one is Causing Your Car Issues?

Battery and alternator issues are considered two of the most common problems car owners face. Understandably, people tend to confuse one with the other.  Car owners must know whether they are experiencing a battery or alternator problem. A wrong assumption or diagnosis can cause you to overlook a very serious problem, which could put you at risk on the road. In this article, we’ll talk about the difference between the two.   Signs of Car Battery Issues To help you confirm if you’re experiencing battery issues, here are several signs to watch out for: Engine Doesn’t Start: If your car’s engine doesn’t turn over, one of the primary reasons could be a bad battery. That’s because the jump-starting process of your car starts with the battery. If t ... read more

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Debunking Popular Car Maintenance Misconceptions

Debunking Popular Car Maintenance Misconceptions

According to a survey conducted on 2,000 car owners, many younger drivers are either not very confident or completely clueless when it comes to performing car-related tasks. Case in point: at least 60% of the drivers surveyed can’t fix a flat tire.  Unfortunately, it’s through the general lack of knowledge that many misconceptions are born and spread. Every car owner has probably heard several general car maintenance best practices that falsely claim to save money or increase performance. This article will share some of the popular car maintenance misconceptions that are entirely false. 1. Premium Gas Works Better Premium gas does work better in terms of octane levels, but that doesn’t mean it’ll give your car an edge on the road. Using h ... read more

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Complete Car Maintenance: Schedule and Checklist

Complete Car Maintenance: Schedule and Checklist

A complete car maintenance checklist includes tasks ranging from mundane routines such as changing the oil to urgent ones like dealing with a flashing engine light. With people spending more time at home, many car owners are also starting to get more hands-on when it comes to auto maintenance. This is supported by a 2020 study that found that 65% of 1,000 car owners surveyed worked on their cars during the pandemic. Making sure your car is running smoothly requires some dedication, diligence, and basic car maintenance know-how. Properly maintaining your vehicles also keeps you safe on the road. If you are planning to get more hands-on with taking care of your car, here is a complete checklist of car maintenance routines that you need to know. Urgent Auto Maintenance Issues The f ... read more

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How Often Should You Change Brakes

How Often Should You Change Brakes

If you’ve been wondering how often should you change brakes, then the answer should be after 50,000 miles or so. However, that will still depend on several factors that need to be considered: the type of car you have and your behavior on the road. What’s important is that you include having taking care of your car’s brakes as part of your vehicle’s routine maintenance. It’s estimated that were some 42,000 traffic fatalities in 2020. The last thing any responsible driver wants is to be included in that grim statistic. This article will talk about properly taking care of your car brakes along with other topics like the ... read more

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How To Spot A Broken Timing Belt

How To Spot A Broken Timing Belt

Motor vehicle crashes remain one of the leading causes of death in the United States. In fact, nearly 6.6 million cars were involved in traffic crashes in 2019 alone. Nobody wants to be a part of these grim statistics, however. That’s why car owners need to know when there’s something wrong with the vehicle, especially if it involves major components like the timing belt. The timing belt’s job is to rotate the engine’s cam and crankshaft to ensure each cylinder fires at the right time. A faulty timing belt will stop your car from running, which can be hazardous when you’re on the road. This article will discuss the symptoms of a malfunctioning timing belt, so you’ll know when you need to have it fixed. Engine Won&rsquo ... read more

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Essential Car Fluids That Needs To Be Replaced

Essential Car Fluids That Needs To Be Replaced

According to a report from Fox News, many American car owners don’t know the basics of car care. Over half of car owners say they aren’t confident enough to perform an oil change. When it comes to car maintenance, however, even knowing how to conduct a basic engine oil check can go a long way in keeping you safe on the road. Engine oil isn’t the only essential fluid that helps keep your car running, though. There are other car fluids that make a difference in keeping your car safe and road-worthy. In this article, we’ll list down the other types of car fluids you need to check and replace as part of your car care routine. Coolant     Your car’s engine can produce tremendous amounts of heat, and coolants help regulate the temperature. Coolants (or antifreeze) ... read more

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Tell-tale Signs Your Car Has Electrical Problems

Tell-tale Signs Your Car Has Electrical Problems

The number of traffic-related fatalities in the US for 2020 reached over 38,000. It’s a seven percent increase from 2019—and it may have to do with poor vehicle performance. When it comes to staying safe on the road, regular car maintenance plays a significant role in preventing accidents. Car owners must never neglect even the smallest of car problems, especially if it concerns their automobile’s electrical systems. Not only will these electrical problems put you and others at risk on the road, but they could also lead to further damage, which can be expensive to fix. This article will discuss some of the signs that indicate your vehicle is experiencing electrical issues and what you can do about it. You have Battery Issues A regular ... read more

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