Four Tips On Buying A Car Battery


Many people think about buying a battery the moment their car fails to start. You will have to replace your car battery a few times during the life of your car because it wears out because of charging and recharging and exposure to heat. The following tips will help you choose the right auto battery. Battery Specifications When you choose a car battery that has a small capacity, you will have to replace it prematurely.

13 October 2020

Where Can You Source Spare Auto Parts?


Over time, some of your vehicle's parts might become worn-out and require replacement. You might also get into an accident that severely damages some of your vehicle's parts. It is important to know where auto parts are sourced for various reasons; for example, you might want to know where to source genuine parts at the most competitive price. Here are a few different places you can source genuine spare auto parts.

28 May 2020

How Suspension Upgrades Can Make Your Trucking Fleet More Profitable


In the world of distribution, margins can be very thin; thus, every element of an operation needs to be addressed in order to try and maximise productivity. You will already be aware of this if you manage a distribution business with a fleet of trucks and are always looking at ways to improve their performance so that you can add to the bottom line. If you are running these trucks with their standard specifications as configured by the factory, you may be overlooking a particular trick that can help them to handle better and provide a better experience for your drivers.

14 May 2019

How To Confirm Turbocharge Pedestal Issues


Some vehicles with turbochargers may emit an unsual sound when the vehicle is being driven at high rpm (revolutions per minute). The noise may be a sign of a defect in the turbocharger pedestal. This article discusses some things that hobbyists can do to confirm that the turbocharger pedestal has a problem. Check Isolators and Hangers Always inspect the entire exhaust system to confirm that all the isolators and hangers were positioned correctly.

29 January 2018

Quick Tips for Diagnosing Problems With Your Truck or SUV


Passenger trucks and sport utility vehicles may have certain expected mechanical problems, because the added weight of a truck or SUV can put more wear and tear on the engine, transmission, brakes, and other such parts. Since these vehicles are heavier and put greater demands on these parts, it's important that you have needed repairs done as soon as possible. Note a few quick tips for diagnosing problems with your truck or SUV so you know what you might be facing by way of repair bills, and what to discuss with your mechanic when you bring your vehicle into a shop.

24 October 2017

Automotive: Functions of your Filter and Signs of Clogging


The primary function of your vehicle's fuel filter is to ensure that all contaminants are kept out of the vehicle's fuel supply. This is because unfiltered fuel can contain an array of pollutants ranging from dirt to rust particles. If these make their way in the engine, they pose the risk of accelerated wear and tear of various components such as fuel injectors, fuel pumps and more. This is because the pollutants are abrasive to the surfaces of the components.

19 January 2017

Four Trailer Accessories Mobile Home Owners Need


The base of every mobile home is a trailer, and to support, protect and beautify that trailer, you need the right trailer parts and accessories. There are a range of items you should consider if you are investing in a trailer home. Here are some accessories to keep in mind: Piers and Pads Piers and pads are designed to relieve your trailer from having to support all of the weight of your home.

29 September 2016

3 Extra Costs You Should Budget for After Buying a Suspension Lift Kit


Installing a suspension lift kit on your 4x4 truck can dramatically alter its appearance and performance. Those changes necessitate you to spend on more than the cost of buying the lift kit. This article discusses some of the extra costs that you should prepare for when you buy a suspension lift kit. New Suspension Components Installing a suspension lift kit requires the installer to replace several components on the vehicle so that it can accommodate the changes to its structure.

26 August 2016

3 Things that Will Tell You It's Time for an Engine Overhaul


Your car's engine is one of the busiest components. It gets to work the moment you turn on the ignition and only rests after you turn the car off. With this regular use, your engine's components are bound to wear out and adversely affect the performance of your car. This is why you need an engine overhaul. An overhaul is a thorough tune-up of the engine, which involves the removal, disassembly, cleaning, testing and replacement of the worn out engine components.

22 August 2016