Getting To Grips With Essential Car Maintenance
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Getting To Grips With Essential Car Maintenance

When I got my first car twenty years ago, I was clueless when it came to maintaining it and keeping it in a roadworthy condition. As a result, I had to pay for costly repairs that could have been avoided if the car had been looked after better. I learned my lesson and started reading everything I could about basic car maintenance. I started this blog to share what I've learned in the hopes it will save other new drivers making costly mistakes. I blog about a variety of topics, such as troubleshooting uneven tyre wear, the benefits of regular servicing and maintaining your car during the winter months. I hope you find my blog useful.


Getting To Grips With Essential Car Maintenance

  • Circumstances When It Would Be Good to Install an Auxiliary Oil Cooler

    25 June 2015

    Many mechanics attribute gearbox failure in automatic transmission cars to overheating. As a result, many motorists install an auxiliary oil cooler in order to keep the transmission fluid within the optimal temperature range. This article discusses some specific driving conditions that would warrant the installation of an auxiliary cooler in your car in order to prolong the useful life of the gearbox. Frequent Towing When you regularly tow loads like caravans or trailers, your vehicle's gearbox undergoes a lot of stress, since it has to operate in low gear for a long time so that it can tow the load.

  • Top Signs of Needed Car Repair

    2 June 2015

    When a car engine begins to smoke or seizes up while you're on the road, then of course you know you need to take it in for repairs right away. However, there are other signs of needed car repair that many drivers overlook, or they hope that they will simply correct themselves and go away. This can be very shortsighted thinking, as many problems with your car's components can and will simply get worse over time, causing excessive wear that becomes more expensive to fix.

  • Why Call an Auto Wrecker to Pick Up Your Old Car?

    11 May 2015

    An auto wrecker may have their own salvage yard from which they sell used car parts and materials, or they may work with a local salvage yard, selling them old cars that cannot be fixed and that they pick up. If you have an old car that is beyond repair and are wondering what to do with it, you might consider working with a wrecker to take it away for you.

  • What to Look for in a Trailer Ramp for Loading Your Horse

    17 April 2015

    You may be considering buying an aluminum trailer ramp if you frequently transport your horse to events like horse races. If that is so, you need to select the right trailer ramp for the job. This article discusses the qualities you should look for before you buy the ramp. The Ramp Should Cover the Trailer's Width If you want to buy an appropriate aluminum trailer ramp, select one that spans the entire width of your trailer.

  • Different Types Of Towing Services Available To Choose From

    25 March 2015

    Are you in need of a towing service, but are not sure what ones are available? By understanding what towing services you can choose from you can select one that matches your requirements. Then when it is time to phone up a towing service for help you will know exactly what to request. This can prevent the undesirable scenario of the towing company sending out the wrong type of truck for your specific problem.