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How To Properly Jump Start Your Vehicle

March 13, 2023

How To Properly Jump Start Your Vehicle Jump starting your vehicle can be a life saver in emergency situations, but it’s important to know how to do it properly so you don’t damage the batteries of both cars. Step 1: Connect The Positive Cable First, find the negative terminal of your vehicle’s battery. It should have a black plastic cover or a negative sign on it. Next, locate the positive terminal of your vehicle’s battery, which should be marked with a positive symbol. The positive cable will have a nut or bolt attached to it that connects to the positive terminal... View Article

5 Signs Your Brakes Are In Need Of Attention

February 16, 2023

• The Brake Light Is On  When your brake light comes on, it’s a warning that something is wrong with the system. Most cars have a brake light that looks like a circle with an exclamation mark or a letter “P.” It’s located somewhere on the dashboard and can vary from car to car, but it typically indicates something may be wrong with your brakes. In any case, if your brake light comes on it’s time to call a mechanic and get it fixed. The longer you wait, the more expensive repairs can be.  • The Brake Pedal Feels Mushy ... View Article

5 Truck Transmission Problems You Shouldn’t Ignore

February 16, 2023

A transmission is the heart of your truck’s drivetrain and it’s important to keep yours in tip-top shape. Even minor problems can become much bigger and more expensive if you ignore them. That’s why it’s crucial to pay attention to your transmission and its symptoms as soon as possible. Below are 5 truck transmission problems that you shouldn’t ignore:  • Slippage  If your transmission slips, it can pose a serious safety risk for you and other drivers on the road. A slipping transmission may also cause problems with the engine, such as low engine performance or a lack of power.... View Article

6 Benefits of Maintaining Your Car

January 1, 2023

Since the introduction of cars in our lives, transportation or movement from one place to another has been made easy. Despite making our lives easy, there are risks associated with operating cars. Through car maintenance, you ensure that all systems within the vehicle are properly functioning.  Some of the routine car maintenance activities include: Components tightening Frequent fluid checks and changing Cleaning and replacing damaged parts This article will look at six benefits of maintaining your vehicle. 1. Improves Safety As we know, safety begins with you, which is not an exception when driving a car. With a well-maintained vehicle,... View Article

5 Signs Your Car May Need a Transmission Repair

December 15, 2022

Your vehicle’s transmission does more for your vehicle than you might realize. It allows you to speed up, slow down, and adjust speed as needed. To make sure that you are keeping your transmission in good shape, there are a few things you should look out for. Signs You Need a Transmission Repair Your transmission is a huge part of your vehicle, and here are some signs that you might need to have it worked on: Noticeable Fluid leaks – The transmission is a closed system that should not leak if it is working properly and if it is not... View Article