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Tips to keep Your Vehicle at Top in Summer

April 08, 2009 / by / 0 Comment

Periodic maintenance can be very effective to reduce the chances of mechanical failure and it can also increase some years in life of your vehicle as well as you get a good price when you want to sell it out. You vehicle have to pay the price of scorching heat, dust and stop and go traffic especially in summer. The following tips can be very effective to keep you vehicle at top during the unfavorable condition in the months of summer. 1 ) If the engine has not cooled down completely, you must not remove your vehicle’s radiator cap. You must seek some expert’s services to check the condition of clamps, drive belts and hoses. 2 ) You must change your vehicle’s oil and filter to the given time limits described in your vehicle’s manual.  It is better to change oil after every 3000miles especially if you have to make regular short jaunts as well as extended trips of loads of luggage. 3 ) You must also replace other filters like fuel, air and PCV according to the recommendation especially in dusty situations. 4 ) Windshield wipers should be kept in best condition, as dirt windshield can not only be […]

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Tips for Jump-starting a Car

April 06, 2009 / by / 0 Comment

If your car is not willing to start after getting battery flat, it may begin to run again with jump start. But you need two things for this purpose including some friend’s vehicle car jump leads and booster cables. You can use jump leads in a simple and safer by just following these instructions. Keep the two cars quite nearer to each other, as it will help jump leads to reach both batteries. Your next step is to connect battery booster cables in their right order. Now you can start the engine of working car and it is better to turn off all the electrical equipment like heater, radio, lights of the working car, as all the battery power can be utilized to jump start the dead one. Now you need to start the engine of the vehicle with dead battery after turning the ignition. You need to rev the working vehicle for a bit more time when it sound that its ready to go, but not in actual. If dead battery has started and is on run, now you can remove the jumps leads with right order.

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Careful Driving to Maintain Healthy Life of Your Car

March 31, 2009 / by / 0 Comment

It is not only the time during the break-in period that you should care about. Driving with utmost care everyday is very much important. A careful driving will give you reward as you do not have to go for a repair more often. Especially to the young generation, please do not race the engine of your car at the time of start-up. This is a great way to add few more years to your engine, particularly if there is cold outside. Slow acceleration is good when you just start your driving. It has been found that most of the wear and tear of the engine and the drive train takes place during the first 10-20 minutes of the activity or operation. If you are thinking that warming up of the car’s engine on the driveway by keeping it idle is a good idea. Sorry, you are wrong. The engine of any car does not function at its maximum temperature and this result in unfinished fuel combustion, deposition of soot on the walls of cylinder, contamination of oil, and eventually it will result in damaging various components. Do not create strain on the engine and for the automatic transmission by moving […]

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Tips for the Break-in Period of Your Automobile

March 30, 2009 / by / 0 Comment

Here are few car care tips in order to keep your car in excellent condition and also extend the life of your car. Always remember these important points: Break-in periods require some strict driving style and a fixed number of miles. However, there are few engines that have no break-in at all. Always refer to the information provided in your owner’s manual. Generally in the break-in period, the first 1000 miles (or 1600 km), you should keep your speed below 55 mph or 88 kpm unless otherwise as specified by the manufacturer of your car. You should avert any bulky loads over the drive train, for example the towing trailers, or any trunk with a very heavy materials in it. Don’t let your brand new car to go idle for longer periods of time. It is beneficial for longer life of your car and particularly during the time of the break-in.

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Change Filters at Right Time to Add Life in Your Car Engine

March 28, 2009 / by / 0 Comment

Some main filters in your car include fuel, oil, air and transmission filters. They play an important role to preserve the powerhouse of your car. You must change these filters at right time as given your owner’s manual and if it’s missing, you need to follow these given lines. It is better to change oil filter with every oil change, but if you are not willing to do so, you can do it with every other oil change. In the old oil filter almost a quart of dirty oil remains and it also contaminates the clean, new oil. You must check air filter of your car at least once in every two months and if you find them dirty, it must be replaced. Many makers and dealers seem to claim that their new fuel filters are forever and no need to change them, but it’s better to change such filters once in a year.

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Some Handy Tips for Safe Long-term Storage of Your Car

March 25, 2009 / by / 0 Comment

If you are going aboard or in some other part of the country where you are not likely to use your vehicle, you must store it in careful way so that you may avoid unnecessary damage or repairs when on your return. Here are some tips that can be very useful in this connection. To avoid compression from mounting up in the gas tank, your car gas tank must be filled. After adding a fuel stabilizer you need to drive your vehicle a bit as it proves quite effective to disseminate the stabilizer in different parts of the engine. You can better protect your car finish if you thoroughly wash and wax your car. You must keep a vapor barrier on the floor of your garage and it is better if you use polythene drop cloth for this purpose. If you want to protect your vehicle from brake corrosion, it is better to unfasten the parking brakes. If you want to take off the weight from your car wheels, you need to put it on jack stands.

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Wax to Make Your Car Really Comely and Fresh

March 24, 2009 / by / 0 Comment

Everyone wants their cars to look new, comely and fresh, and it’s your car paint that really plays an important role in maintaining all what you want to maintain for a real long, long time. If you want to protect your car paint against saps, bird droppings and other deposit formation on its paint, car wax definitely serves as a barrier against all that and help to keep you car shiny and glowing almost forever. Here are some ways that you must utilize to offer maximum protection to your car paint: Spray and other liquid waxes are quite easier to use than the traditional paste wax that you have to rub, but when it comes to long lasting and hard finish, paste wax is still incomparable in this connection. Use a damp sponge to apply a thin wax coat on the surface of your car and do not apply too much of it, as it’s quite hard to remove such heavy applying of these waxes. If you want to get rid of fine scratches, you must use a soft, clean piece of cloth of cotton to remove dried wax on the surface of your car. Usually hood and nose of […]

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