Four Signs Your Rotors Are Bad


When it comes to worn rotors, the signs of a problem aren't quite as loud and blaring as worn pads. However, as one of the most vital components of a braking system, worn rotors can cause your stopping power to decline significantly and put you at an increased risk for an accident. Make sure you know how to recognize the signs your rotors might need to be replaced. Ridges A quick touch of your rotors might also alert you of a problem.

22 December 2015

You Are Only As Safe On The Road As Are Your Tires


Four small patches of rubber touching the road keep you safe while you drive your car. When your tires fail, you're at risk of having an accident. Here is how your tires work to keep you safe and how to monitor them for problems. Tire Construction and Safety Your tire is made up of layers of rubber, fiberglass and metal. These layers allow the tire to keep its shape while holding onto the road.

23 November 2015

5 Ways To Protect Your Leather Furniture


After saving up for new leather furniture and picking out just the right set, you want to protect it and keep it looking beautiful for a long time to come. If not taken care of properly, your leather furniture will fade and even crack over time. Luckily, there are things you can do to protect your leather furniture and keep it looking new: 1. Use a Leather Protector Right off the bat, you should purchase a leather protector cream, perhaps from the store where you purchased your furniture.

6 November 2015

Is Your Car Stuttering Or Pulling? A Simple Guide To Find Out Why


Maintaining a car can be time consuming as well as costly. But the upkeep of your vehicle is still important, as it might prevent a compartment from completely failing. Thankfully, most cars reveal signs or show symptoms of an issue, such as stuttering or pulling, and the following guide may help you find out why your car is displaying these signs.  Spark Plugs Spark plugs give off an electrical spark that initiates combustion for your engine, making your spark plugs essential in the amount of power you receive.

23 October 2015

Having Transmission Problems? Save Big With Affordable Replacement Options


If your car is jerking around and shaking when you go to shift gears or when you're accelerating or decelerating, or it feels like the car is slipping, you could be having a problem with the transmission. If you think it's time to replace the transmission and you're afraid of the costs, there are some affordable options you'll want to check out. You don't have to buy a brand new transmission for your car, and you may not want to put that much money into the vehicle if you aren't going to drive it much longer or if it's getting older.

15 October 2015

Simple Battery Fixes For The Home Mechanic


One of the most frustrating experiences for any car owner is when the vehicle will not start because of a battery problem. Fortunately, some battery issues are relatively minor and fairly easy to resolve yourself, which can save you a significant amount of money as opposed to taking the car to a repair shop. Here are some common battery malfunctions and the steps you can take to fix them at home. 

5 October 2015

4 Tips For Buying A Used RV


If you are planning a cross-country trip or want to go on a family camping trip, a recreational vehicle (RV) is a great way to do that. RVs are comfortable, spacious for your entire family, and convenient. However, if your intention is to buy a used RV, you need to be careful so you don't end up broken down halfway through your trip. Here are some tips to follow when buying a used RV.

21 September 2015

3 Things To Consider When Hiring A Mobile Mechanic


Are you in need of some fast car repairs? If you are, and you want to avoid waiting around at a local repair shop, you have likely considered a mobile mechanic. A mobile mechanic can cut a good amount of costs and time off from your repairs, but there are some factors to consider before hiring your mechanic. Ensuring you get the best and highest quality of service, you will want to be sure that you hire a mechanic that:

11 September 2015

Shifting Into Gear: 3 Signs Your Car Has Transmission Problems


The transmission system to your car is like the veins in your body- it takes power from the engine (heart) and deliver it everywhere, especially the wheels, of your car. This mechanism is also referred to as the power train or drivetrain, but its necessity to your vehicle is the same. Costs to fix problems in this system range from $150 to $2,500+, so making sure that you take your car in as soon as there is a problem is very important.

4 September 2015

How To Protect Your Battery From Freezing


Driving in the winter has a variety of risks, including sliding on black ice, getting stuck in the snow, and having certain parts of your vehicle freeze. When temperatures drop below zero, you are at risk of having a frozen battery. Here are some tips to prevent this. Keep the Battery Clean The first thing you should do when you are preventing your battery from freezing is clean it thoroughly. Just before the cold season arrives, pop the hood and look at the post and terminals of your battery.

19 August 2015