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Tips on auto repair bargaining for the best prices

Tips on auto repair bargaining for the best prices

Automobiles
The majority of people that are in need of auto repairs don’t have a clue what’s wrong with the vehicle. Most of the time, it’s difficult to know what’s wrong with a vehicle until the auto technician has a chance to diagnose the problem. There are two steps to be taken to get the best prices for auto repairs. The first step is done before the vehicle is taken to the auto repair shop. The second step is performed after the diagnosis is made to the vehicle. Step One – Before the Vehicle’s Taken to the Auto Repair Shop When taking a car to an auto repair shop, the service advisor will usually advise the customer that there will be a diagnosis charge. The diagnosis charge can very widely from one auto repair shop to another. Call a few local shops and find out what they charge to ...
Complete car care – Routine vehicle transmission inspection and car checklist

Complete car care – Routine vehicle transmission inspection and car checklist

General
Complete car care - Performing routine transmission inspection is important to keep a vehicle in top running condition. Operating a vehicle with low fluid levels can cause serious damage to vehicle components. Driving a car will low tire pressure or damaged tires can cause an unsafe driving condition with an increased chance of a blowout. To help prevent costly repairs as well as unsafe driving conditions, routine comprehensive vehicle inspection or complete car care should be performed. Under the Hood Vehicle Checks The majority of complete car care is performed under the hood. Checking fluid levels and visual checks of engine components are all done under the hood of the vehicle. One of the best methods of complete car care checks is when the car is filled with fuel. The following ...
Why You Should Pay in Full for a Vehicle and Avoid Auto Financing

Why You Should Pay in Full for a Vehicle and Avoid Auto Financing

Automobiles
You won’t make the cardealer happy, but you’ll be happier and wealthier if you forgo the auto loan and the extended warranty dealers are always pushing. Maybe you won’t be able to afford the shiny new car of your dreams. But if you buy a used vehicle with the money you’ve saved, you’ll be able to afford much more down the road. You won’t have a payment coupon book to worry about, or the debt that goes along with it. Tips on Buying a Car with Cash Car dealers will try and entice you to finance "See how much more car you can buy! The payments are so low!" Sure the payments are low. Just figure how many years you’ll be paying interest plus principal on that vehicle. Comparison shop before you enter the dealership First, determine the make, model and year of the car you’re i...
How to Clean Foggy or Yellow Auto Lights

How to Clean Foggy or Yellow Auto Lights

Automobiles
Night driving can be made more dangerous if the headlights are dirty or cloudy. Hazy or dirty headlights may have as little as one half the brightness of clear lights. This not only makes it difficult for the driver to see the road ahead, but it also makes it difficult for other drivers to see the oncoming vehicle as well. Things Needed to Clean and Restore Cloudy Headlights -A soft cloth -Window cleaner -Baking soda -Water Various Options for Cleaning Faded Auto Lights There are special cleaners that are designed for cleaning hazy and faded headlights, such as plastic headlight lens cleaners. Some persons have even used Pam cooking spray, with varying degrees of success, to clean their car’s oxidized lights. If Pam is safe enough to eat, it is safe for car lights; try s...
The Top Methods for Owning a Car.

The Top Methods for Owning a Car.

Automobiles
People dream of owning automobiles. With a car, moving from one place to another becomes easy. Public transport is quite uncomfortable and if you want to travel in peace, owning a car is the way to go. Vehicles are also status symbols and if you want a little bit of respect in your neighborhood, you’d have to go and get the biggest and fanciest car in the yard. Vehicles, however, are not handed out for free in car dealerships and prospective car owners will have to pay or make a commitment to be able to acquire the vehicles that they need. This article takes a look at the top methods that individuals turn to when they need to acquire cars.      Paying cash. This is one of the top methods for car acquisition all over the world. All you have to do is walk to a dealership, identi...
5 Best Tire Maintenance Tips

5 Best Tire Maintenance Tips

Automobiles
Tires are the only part of a vehicle that are in physical contact with the road’s surface. Hence, they wear out quicker than other car parts. Irrespective of the season, be it summer or winter, they require proper maintenance and attention. Below are 5 best tire maintenance tips that could prolong your tire’s life and make you safe on the road: Check the Tire Pressure Proper tire pressure, ideally between 32 psi to 35 psi, is important to evenly distribute the weight of the car across the tire’s tread pattern. Over-inflation and under-inflation both pose issues in driving. To check pressure: Use a tire pressure gauge Park your car for three hours or more Find out the PSI for the front and rear tires of the vehicle Remove the valve cap from one of the tires Inse...