Understand Why Your Car's Manual Transmission Needs These Preventive-Maintenance Jobs Done

The transmission system is one of the most important parts of the car, since it ensures that the power generated by the engine reaches the car's tires. Some people think that an automatic transmission is more fragile than a manual transmission, but this doesn't mean that the manual transmission doesn't require maintenance. Here are two forms of preventive maintenance that every manual car should undergo. Adjusting the Clutch Pedal In manual-transmission cars, the clutch transfers power from the engine to the gearbox. [Read More]

Curbs And Parking Barriers: How They Hurt Your Car

Everyone does it: You turn too sharply or forget that a particular parking lot has barriers instead of just painted lines. Your car shakes, and you hear a grinding noise. Most people simply grimace and write off the experience as carelessness. However, a simple curb bump can cause more damage than you might think. When you miscalculate in this way, you need to check for damage and also learn prevention techniques. [Read More]

If Your Car Is Over Five Years Old, It's Time To Check The Radiator Hoses

Radiator hoses take a beating over time, and it's not as easy to tell when they are going bad anymore. Back in the old days, radiator hoses would develop bumps or exterior cracks that you could easily see before they sprang a leak. Nowadays, radiator hoses wear from the inside out and the potential for spotting an imminent failure is not as easy to do. If your car is five years old or older or has close to 100,000 miles on it, you should inspect and replace deteriorating radiator hoses before they break and leave you stranded. [Read More]

Here's What You Can Do If You Used The Wrong Transmission Fluid In Your Vehicle

It's easy to make mistakes when you're in a rush or if you don't know as much as you should about your vehicle. Grabbing a bottle of the wrong transmission fluid is a mistake can have costly consequences for your car or truck's transmission. Fortunately, there's a good chance you can undo this mistake if it's caught early on. Stop What You're Doing If you've realized you're using the wrong type of transmission fluid, stop what you're doing immediately. [Read More]