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]

4 Tips to Help Keep Your Vehicle's AC System in Top Shape

If you want the air conditioning in your car to work when you need it to, you need to make sure that you are taking care of your car's air conditioning system throughout the year. Here are a few tips that will help ensure that you air conditioning continues to work well. #1 Run Your AC At Least Once A Week Even if it is not that hot outside, you should turn on your vehicle's air conditioning at least once a week, and keep it running for about fifteen minutes or the length of time it takes you to listen to about three songs on the radio. [Read More]

Two Worst-Case Scenarios For Engines That Won't Start

In most cases, a car that won't start has electrical or fuel problems. For example, your car may fail to start if it isn't getting the right voltage from the battery. However, in the worst case scenarios, your car may also fail to start due to catastrophic engine damages. Here are two prime examples of such serious engine issues: Seized Engine When critical engine components get damaged, and the moving parts of the engine can't work at all, the engine is said to be seized. [Read More]