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Intake Manifold Leak Issues Can Kill Your Engine

We spend a lot of time on this blog discussing the importance of various auto parts but sometimes we forget to acknowledge the vitality of what holds these parts together. Intake manifold gaskets are the perfect example. On the one hand, they’re easy to overlook. On the other hand, they can really throw a wrench in the gears if they fail, as anyone who’s suffered an intake manifold leak can attest. The whole purpose of the intake manifold gaskets is to make sure the intake manifold remains bonded to the cylinder head(s) with a strong seal. If that seal breaks, we get the raging headache that is an intake manifold leak. Fortunately, these breaches are rare.READ MORE


Oil Cooler Taken for Granted Until There’s a Problem

It can be easy to take your car’s oil cooler for granted. This is by design since, assuming you’re taking good care of your car, the cooling system should last as long as the engine itself without any extra work. However, overall negligence of maintenance can be the slippery slope that eventually leads to problems with your car’s oil cooler. Today, we’ll look at the warning signs of a faulty cooler as well as get an understanding of this important part to which you’ve maybe never given a second thought.READ MORE


LED Headlight Conversion Offers Just One Way to Up Your Headlight Game

With the LED headlight conversion jobs we see here, it almost feels like the days of halogen headlights are numbered. Almost. Currently, halogen bulbs are still the most popular option for headlights, but the flashiness of xenon headlights and the immense quality of LED headlight bulbs are definitely giving them a run for their money. The truth is that all three options have their selling points so it pays to know your options if you’re considering any headlight work.READ MORE


Car Battery Issues Can Be Easily Prevented if You Look for These Warning Signs

Chances are you’ve had the unwelcome experience of scouring a parking lot looking for some kind soul to jump start your car after the battery unceremoniously quits on you. It may often seem that our batteries fail us without warning. But sometimes, we’re actually lucky or astute enough to recognize the telltale signs from our battery, giving us enough time to get to the nearest auto shop to get a replacement car battery. Here are just a few symptoms that your battery may be due for a replacement.READ MORE


Car Suspension Maintenance Promises a Smoother Ride

We’ve mentioned the importance of tires before; they’re your car’s only real contact with the road. But it’s your suspension that’s taking a lot of the beating with them. Whereas you can easily replace a tire, car suspension is a full system that requires careful analysis if anything should go awry. Most of us have a bond with our cars allowing us to literally feel if something’s going off with the suspension in many circumstances. But suspecting a problem is just the beginning so here a few signs that you may need to have your car suspension evaluated by a professional.READ MORE


Color Matching Paint Jobs Requires Precise Attention to Detail

It comes as a surprise to those motorists who have not been in an accident that one of the most challenging tasks for an auto collision repair shop can be color matching a damaged paint job. However, many drivers that have endured sub-par paint work following an accident can tell you about it in graphic detail. Color matching requires skill on the part of the technician; it’s not as simple as plugging a color into a computer and waiting for results. But even with that understanding, the painstaking process of color matching is still often a mystery to those without firsthand experience.READ MORE


Auto Restoration Challenges to Consider Before Buying That Muscle Car

Muscle cars are a hallmark of the all-American experience. Sure, people like to sing the praises of baseball and apple pie but pastries rarely turn heads like a ’69 Chevy Camaro or a ’65 Mustang. While a lot of car models are doomed to fade in time, the great American muscle car has found second life in the popularity of auto restoration. But if restoring a classic car was easy, everyone you know would be rolling in GTOs and Hemicudas. The truth is that there are a few common problems that snag auto enthusiasts when they set out to make their historic dream cars into tangible realities. Depending on how you look at it, these problems can be a real pain or an experience-building challenge for an amateur mechanic.READ MORE


Used Car Inspection Benefits from You Using Your Own Mechanic

It’s said that buying a new car is a terrible investment but buying a used car has its own set of potential assaults to the wallet. What’s strange is that so many consumers in the market for a used car tend to simply take a seller’s word on the car’s condition or feel like a simple trip up the street and back will tell the full tale of the car. A used car of any quality will set you back at least a few thousand dollars so it pays to know exactly what you’re purchasing. There’s no shame in asking the seller for a used car inspection by a mechanic of your choosing. In fact, it’s expected of a savvy shopper.READ MORE


Transmission Problems Can Be Kept at Bay Through Regular Maintenance

Here it is, the blog post you’d never want to read unless you absolutely had to, the one that you always knew was coming…the one about transmission problems. Yes, transmission issues are the bogeymen of auto repair, the invisible threat that we hope will never appear if we simply pretend it doesn’t exist. The trouble is that this refusal to meet the problem head on is what so often wins our cars an extended vacation in the auto garage. Many of us are pretty good about servicing our car when it’s an oil change but very few of us even consider transmission maintenance. In some cases, the dealers are at fault, claiming transmission fluid is for lifetime use. The trouble is, some of these dealers consider 120,000 miles a lifetime. Liberally, transmission fluid should be changed approximately every 40,000 miles. You can shrug off that recommendation but that’s where these genuine problems can come into play.READ MORE


Having Problems Staying on the Road? Could Be Your Steering

One of the most common car complaints consists of your car not going in a straight line.  While the factors that cause this varies on a case to case basis, it is more than likely than something mechanical in nature is the source.  Before you take your car into your local autobody shop, consider this possibility.READ MORE