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Your Step-By-Step Guide On How To Check Power Steering Fluid

Your Step-By-Step Guide On How To Check Power Steering Fluid

It’s important to keep your car in good condition by regularly checking the fluid levels. Experts consider power steering fluid one of the six essential car fluids, so getting them checked is a vital task that’s easy to do but often neglected. In this article, we will provide a step-by-step guide on how to check power steering fluid and discuss other related topics you need to know. How To Check Power Steering Fluid Checking your car's power steering fluid level is a relatively simple task that should only take a few minutes. Here’s how: 1. Locate your car’s power steering fluid reservoir Locate the power steering fluid reservoir on your car and find out how to open it. It’s often found under a cover near the wheel of your vehicle. However, its position may differ based on your ca ... read more

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Electric Power Steering Problems and How To Address Them

Electric Power Steering Problems and How To Address Them

Electric power steering (EPS) has become the norm due to its fuel efficiency and ease of use. However, like all things mechanical, EPS systems can experience problems. This article will discuss the common issues and diagnose electric power steering problems. We will also provide tips on maintaining your EPS system to avoid these issues. Eight Common Electric Power Steering Problems The electric power steering problems listed below can cause significant headaches for drivers. Each problem will be described in detail and the primary cause and why it’s essential to address the issue quickly. 1. Power Steering Pump Failure One of the most common EPS issues is power steering pump failure. The power steering pump provides hydraulic fluid to the EPS system. When the pump fails, it can cause the steering to feel h ... read more

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Power Steering Pump: How to Tell If It's Bad

Power Steering Pump: How to Tell If It's Bad

Signs of a Faulty Power Steering PumpMain Causes of Bad Power Steering Pump SymptomsCan You Drive With a Bad Power Steering Pump?How Much is a Power Steering Pump Replacement?Get Your Car Inspected Today From fluid leaks to metallic flakes, there are several ways for you to tell that your power steering pump is faulty. Since the power steering pump is a vital component of your vehicle, it’s critical to familiarize yourself with these signs so your car won’t have to be one of the 12 million vehicles involved in traffic crashes. This article will discuss the symptoms of a bad power steer ... read more

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Six Essential Tips for Maintaining Old Cars

Six Essential Tips for Maintaining Old Cars

According to federal safety regulators, older cars are more likely to harm you and your passengers compared to newer ones. That doesn’t mean you can’t take your old car out for a drive.  However, doing regular auto maintenance on your aging vehicle should help keep it running smoothly and safely.  Here are six essential tips that can help you maintain your old car. 1. Invest in a quality battery Your battery starts the car and powers essential components such as your windows and wipers. Because of this, a quality battery should be one of your top priorities when it comes to maintaining your old car. You'll also want to ensure that it's placed securely so that there's good contact with the terminals. 2. Check and change the oil regularly Perhaps the mos ... read more

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Auto Maintenance: Issues Car Owners Should Not Ignore

Auto Maintenance: Issues Car Owners Should Not Ignore

  Driving is the most dangerous thing that people do on a near-daily basis. And ignoring any car-related issues increase your chances of getting into a terrible accident.  In this article, expert mechanics from Brandon, Fl, share the most common car issues that should not be taken for granted. Brake System Issues Your car's brake system is one of its most important safety components. Any signs of a problem with your car's brakes need to be dealt with immediately. In the worst-case scenario, ignoring even the slightest issue can result in car crashes and total brake failure.  Next time you take your car for a drive, try to give your break a feel and see if it's starting to act strangely. If your brakes start feeling spongy, it could be a sign that th ... read more

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How to Change the Battery in Mercedes Key Fobs

How to Change the Battery in Mercedes Key Fobs

How to Change Mercedes Key Fob BatteryHow Long Before You Should Change the Battery in the Mercedes KeySigns You Need to Change the Mercedes Key BatteryAccessing Your Car with a Dead Key Fob To change the battery in your Mercedes-Benz key fob, you first need to determine what kind of key you have. The series of steps you have to follow will depend on what type of key you own. When your key is not working, replacing it looks like the easiest option, but it is the more expensive option. The replacement cost may reach $400 or more. Meanwhile, replacing the key’s battery may cost less than $5. Learning how to change your car’s key fob batteries should only take a moment, and ... read more

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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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