Most everyone has a car or drives one and the newer the car, the more idiot lights they have all over the place. They used to be called “idiot lights” meaning an idiot can understand what it is telling you but today there are so many, it makes you feel like an idiot because you can’t read them.
Every car needs to come with a booklet off all these new things that have been added, removed or changed. I got in a brand new car the other day and wasn’t for sure I could drive it and I am a mechanic. So I hope I can help with my “Dashboard Warning Lights Explained” definitions to help you better understand what your car might be telling you. Continue reading
What is the difference between primer and sealer in the automotive paint industry? This is a great question and could lead into a forever explanation but I will make it as short as I can.
Primer is basically a material to make something ready for the next stage. Sealer is pretty much the word, it seals something but in this instance, we are not just sealing something in but also sealing something out.
Summer is here and the peak of motorcycle riding is among us, so is your bike ready? Riding your bike can be dangerous enough as it is with all the people on the road that do not pay attention but to get out on your bike not knowing if it is in tip top shape, that is just asking for it. So do you know how to maintain your motorcycle?
Summer is practically here and along with summer are those hot temperatures. Millions plan family vacations every summer and many of those are road trips to one degree or another.
There is nothing that ruins a great road trip more than anything than having car troubles, especially while out in the middle of nowhere. Not to mention how unsafe being broke down on the side of the road is these days. So the first thing you need to do before you do anything else this summer is to get your car ready for a road trip.
Seeing a vehicle today with peeling clear coat is not too uncommon or some single stage paints flaking right off the primer. Is it because the vehicle wasn’t washed or waxed regularly, or was it washed and waxed way too much? Did the sun and weather start this delamination or is it just a bad paint job? If so, how do you fix peeling clear coat? Continue reading
Automobiles certainly have come a long way from when they were first invented. Remember back when you used to have to keep up with your own oil changes, now we have a maintenance indicator on our dash. And then things like that lead to searching for Resetting The Change Oil Light or clearing the “Service Engine Soon” light or clearing the “Check Eng” light, “how do you do that?” Continue reading
Why You Should Change Your Oil and Never Use Old Motor Oil? You should keep your oil changed frequently and never use old motor oil. You may have people make fun of you because you are one of those people that like to change your oil in your car every 3000 to 5000 miles.
Well in time you can make fun of those that rarely to never change their oil or even worse use already used motor oil when they start having oils leaks, blow by and blown engines. Continue reading
A lot of us car enthusiast are a bit sentimental and the thought of “Donating Your Car”, getting rid of that project car that has set outside rusting away for the last two decades is down right depressing.
But when you think about what is left of it and how much of it will really be the same car if you ever could get the time and money to restore it, the point seems kind of moot. There comes a point when you must decide, fix it or turn it into something that can do some good. Continue reading
You are coming up to a stop and you feel a roughness in the car or steering wheel or you are hear a grinding or squealing. You have been noticing all this black dust around your wheels lately.
Your car just doesn’t seem to be stopping as well as it did and you are smelling a burning smell when you get out of the car. You are thinking, “When should I change my brakes?” Well it may be time and again it might not. A lot of shops will tell you “yes, put brakes on it” sometime when they don’t need it. Would you like a little insight?
How often should you change your windshield wiper blades? Well where do you live, what kind of conditions is your car enduring, is your car house broken or forced to stay outside?
Don’t always go by what the manufacturer says because your environment is the biggest factor on the life of your blades.