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Should I Choose to Install a Used Engine?

Should I Choose to Install a Used Engine?

Should I Choose to Install a Used Engine?   When your car engine fails and you come to the grim realization that you have to start looking for another engine, it may not have occurred to you to look for a used engine instead of a new one. However, relatively speaking, installing a used engine in your car is not much different than purchasing a used car; in fact, it’s a lot cheaper! Keeping the car you have and looking for a used engine is generally the most cost-effective solution to the issue of having a car with a busted engine. Like purchasing a used car, there are several advantages and disadvantages to purchasing a used engine; however, they could simply just be facts to keep in mind while searching for the right used engine to install in your existing vehicle. Whether or not you should choose to install a used engine depends upon your budget and willingness to step outside your comfort-zone a bit in ... read more

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How to Fix My Car's Weird AC Noises

How to Fix My Car's Weird AC Noises

Nothing feels better than feeling the cold air blowing in your car on a hot day, practically a necessity, it is one of the most important parts of any car: a working air conditioner. Should you need the cold air and be greeted with nothing or warm air, it can be quite the cause for concern as you hope to figure out why. Usually your air conditioner will begin to show signs that it is beginning to experience an issue, typically through weird and unusual sounds. Should you notice your air conditioner making any weird and uncommon sounds, it is important to know what they may signify and the best way to treat it before any damages can be caused. Weird & unusual sounds and their fixationLoud Squealing Sound- Usually the most commonly reported weird sound, a loud squeal can signify an issue with the serpentine belt. Rather than using any belt dressing for diagnosis of an issue, spray ... read more

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How Safe is a Self Driving Car

How Safe is a Self Driving Car

More and more now with the constant advancement of technology seemingly each and every day, self driving cars are becoming more and more common with various manufacturers and even Google all designing and testing models of various of self-driving and autonomous vehicles. With cruise control capabilities advancing to the point of essentially being able to handle the car themselves and manufacturers like BMW working on auto braking systems in an effort to reduce collisions and improve driver safety, it was only a matter of time before technology allowed for cars to be completely self driving. While still only in early and testing stages, the idea of cars that are autonomous and driverless have garnered national attention, mainly with the concern from many that they simply just aren’t s ... read more

Can My Regular Tires Withstand Winter in West Palm Beach?

Can My Regular Tires Withstand Winter in West Palm Beach?

If you live in an area with extremely harsh winters, things like intense rainstorms or snow likely have you thinking of warmer weather for months. One area with a winter that is not so severe is Florida, often known for its’ almost year-round ideal weather conditions that make it such a popular destination for residents and vacationers alike. Whether you’re living there or vacationing, there’s a good chance that you will need your car to get around everywhere that you want to go and during the winter months you may hear about winter specific tires for your car. Before purchasing these for your car however, take these things into consideration to help determine if your car is able to handle the West Palm Beach, Florida winters with the tires that you have already. Consider the Weather Conditions ... read more

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Are Side Air Bags in a Car Important?

Are Side Air Bags in a Car Important?

Unfortunately, something important to consider when purchasing a car is how safe you’ll be in the event of an accident. When driving you want to know that you’ll be kept safe and that not only will the structure of the vehicle protect you, but also that the airbags can help prevent or minimize any injuries sustained. While not mandatory or required, side air bags are known to provide extra safety and security in the event that you are in a car accident, while also helping to minimize any injuries that are sustained when the front airbags are deployed. Protect the Paint Since they are optional, it’s up to you to decide if side airbags are something that you want from your vehicle. Here are some facts about side airbags to help you determine if side airbags are important to you. Side airbags are typically designed for one of three areas of added ... read more

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Protect Your Car from Sun Radiation

Protect Your Car from Sun Radiation

Parking your car in the sunlight is an inevitability, there’s no way around leaving your car in the sun on a hot summer day but it’s important that you know the adverse effects that prolonged exposure to the sun can have on your vehicle. Constant exposure to the sun can cause oxidation and premature fading to the paint while the effects on the interior can include fading the color of your seats and interior and cracking to the dashboard or leather seats. We know the effects that sun radiation can have on our skin and know the importance of applying sunscreen regularly when going into the sun, think of the following steps as applying sunscreen to your vehicle to avoid damages to the interior and exterior of your car. Protect the Paint Wash your vehicle – washing your car regularly will clean it of pollution and grime. It’s also important to rememb ... read more

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Common Catalytic Converter Problems and Symptoms

Common Catalytic Converter Problems and Symptoms

Under the hood of your car, everything is there with a specific purpose to help your vehicle perform properly. In your exhaust system and helping turn pollutant gas emissions into safer, less harmful emissions is your catalytic converter. It can substantially reduce or even completely eliminate pollutants and is a vital part of your vehicle’s exhaust system, a properly working catalytic converter will mean the difference between whether or not your vehicle can pass a smog check and stay street legal to drive. Over time your catalytic converter may become worn or faulty and will be in need of service, though there are usually key symptoms to look for to alert you that you may want to seek service for your catalytic converter. Rattling Noise – Once your catalytic converter becomes older or damaged from fuel mixtures, the honeycombs on the inside can begin to collapse ... read more

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Guide to Car Dashboard for New Driver

Guide to Car Dashboard for New Driver

Learning to drive is one of the most exciting times in a person’s life, it can also be one of the most overwhelming, especially if they’re not too familiar with the layout of a vehicle. In most brands and models of car, the dashboard is pretty similar with a few various design and style choices depending on the make of the vehicle. Familiarizing yourself with the dashboard and all of the various indicators and lights before driving is a great way to make it feel a little less overwhelming and more manageable. Here are some of the standard displays and indicator lights and what they mean to you and your vehicle. This is a chart that shows 64 of the most common lights that may appear on your dashboard. The dial on the left shows the RPM gauge, which is the Revolutions Per Minute, which is how many times a minute that the crankshaft is spinning. I ... read more

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Do I Need High Performance Tires For My Car?

Do I Need High Performance Tires For My Car?

You will see the advertisements on television and hear them on the radio. Tire centers are pushing high-performance tires on consumers. All the qualities of the high-performance tire are explained, the features that can help a driver magnified, and discount sales prices are all over the place. This is all very well and good, but a major question arises. Do you really need high performance tires? There is a very obvious herd mentality that is encouraged by advertising, and everybody wants to have the best tires. What is more important, however, is that you have the tires that you need. Anything more than that is money poured down the drain. You have to be cost-efficient. Advantages of high performance tires To be sure, there are some advantages to having platforms times these include the following: Better Handling. Soft rubber high ... read more

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Is Your Car Winter Ready?

Is Your Car Winter Ready?

Many parts of USA have recently faced severe cold & snow fall that blocked the normal life for few days. Pollution or whatever the cause behind this; one thing for sure that winter with its cold blow will continue for rest of the season. And we may expect to get some rough weather. Is your car ready for the season? Here are some things you should consider to get the automobile ready for the rest of the cold weeks. Check the Pressure in Your Tires. You’ll be glad, you did this as you go out onto icy roads. Pressure in the tires goes down in cold weather and you need to maintain the proper amount of air pressure in tires. It is not just to keep things safe because properly inflated tires can save money on gasoline. You may also want to think of using snow tires if you happen to live in areas with a lot of hills. Check All the Fluids in Your Car. Winter is ... read more

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