With so many people choosing to retain older models and styles of cars, it’s important to know how to keep old faithful running smoothly in the years to come. Whether it’s a classic vehicle you’ve kept around for nostalgic reasons, or your teenaged kid’s clunker, proper maintenance and quality workmanship can make it last into the foreseeable future. Listed below are four tips to get you started on the road to preserving your aging car:
Protect Your Cooling System
Coolant hoses can take a lot of pr... [More]
Throwing caution to the wind where your stopping power is concerned is immensely dangerous; not just for you but for others on the road around you. There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing the proper brake pads for your car, and below are 3 tips to get you started.
Getting to Know the Basics
Knowing what to ask for when you enter a store is the first step to choosing ideal brakes for your car. For day to day use, the average buyer wants little to no wear as friction increases, som... [More]
When you take a turn, regardless of the direction, you shouldn’t notice any kind of wobbling in your car, nor see a wobbling image in the review mirror or sense it in the wheels. However, if you do, there are a few reasons why this might happen. Determining what the problem is will allow you to make the proper decision on how to handle it. Always drive safely, and if you notice wobbling around turns, then either stop and inspect your vehicle or take it to a shop immediately.
Problems with the Wheels
Changing the brakes on your vehicle isn't as complicated as you may think. Disk brakes are basically heat-resistant cast iron or composite material pads which tighten around the spinning brake rotor, slowing down and ultimately halting your wheel. Most modern cars have disk brakes on each individual wheel, though older cars might only have them on the front wheels, while the back wheels have drum brakes. As with any material subjected to friction, in time, brake pads will get worn out and need replaci... [More]
Changing or fixing things in your car seems like a job you should let your mechanic handle, but in some cases, you might find yourself at the wrong time and wrong place when something goes wrong. It’s always best to have a little know-how in order to fix standard stuff in your car, without having to walk or drive unsafely for miles until you reach a gas station.
Even though this might sound like a simple task, it’s often something people screw up easily, due to t... [More]
The braking system of your vehicle is one of the most delicate and complex of all parts. It is made up of a lot of components and parts that even a single failure could lead to the collapse of the whole braking system. Since you’re going to be using the brakes every single time you drive, you need to ensure that the braking system is in good condition. Keeping the brake parts healthy will be a good sign for your car, as you will feel confident knowing that everything is well with your car. There have been many instances where people feel nervous because their brakes don’t work too ... [More]