Preparing Your Car for a Long Trip

3 Important Tips for Assessing, Maintaining and Replacing Your Car’s Alternator

Your car's alternator is a part of the engine, and its purpose is to continuously charge your car battery and its electrical components while the engine runs. Because of this, the alternator is considered a hard-working part and lasts between 40,000-100,000 miles depending on the number of electronics it charges, quality of the part and the driving conditions. This article discusses three essential aspects of alternator care. 1. Signs of imminent alternator failure Read More 

A Look at Some Likely Sources of a Slipping Auto Transmission

A slipping transmission is a common problem with many automatic cars. Knowing what usually causes the problem is critical to ensuring that you take proper care of your auto transmission and also seek repair service when the need arises. Here is a look at some of the most common causes of a slipping auto transmission and how to deal with each: Burnt or ineffective transmission fluid. If you can smell your transmission fluid burning, you should know that all is not well with your transmission. Read More 

You’ll Run These Risks If You Don’t Change Your Car’s Engine Oil in Good Time

Virtually every car owner knows that they are supposed to go in for car servicing and change their engine oil at some point. Yet many car owners fail to perform this critical car maintenance service on time simply because they are oblivious to the reasons why changing the oil is so important. If you've just got yourself a new car, you shouldn't skip changing the engine oil on a timely basis. Read More 

Understanding When Differential Repairs Are Needed

Some motorists may hardly think about the differentials in their cars until a malfunction occurs. Such car owners often incur costly diff repairs that would have been minimised if they had taken action as soon as indications of a problem manifested. However, not many car owners can tell that the diff is developing a problem. This article discusses some of the signs that should prompt you to take your vehicle for diff repair. Read More 

5 Factors to Consider When Buying Gasket Sets

Are you restoring a vintage car that you recently bought? Read on and discover some of the key considerations that you should have in mind when selecting replacement cylinder head gaskets for the engine of that car. Re-Torque Requirements Some gasket sets need to be re-torqued after installation while others don't need to be re-torqued once they are installed. The process of re-torqueing gaskets is time and labour-intensive because one has to disassemble the engine in order to access the gaskets after the initial installation. Read More