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how to independently maintain your car

One of the most difficult adjustments I had to make after my divorce was learning how to maintain and repair my own vehicle. That was one thing that my husband had always taken care of for me. Since the divorce, I have learned quite a bit about maintaining a car myself. I have picked up a few tidbits of information that has helped me avoid being overcharged for simple things that I can quickly do myself - like jump-starting my dead battery and changing a flat tire. If you need to learn how to independently maintain your vehicle for the first time, take a moment and visit my site.

Pricing Your Repair: It’s More Than Just Auto Parts

When you are given a quote to repair your car, you might wonder how the pricing is calculated. While you may be able to find an auto part online for much lower than the quote to fix your car, you have to understand that there is more to fixing your car than simply buying the parts. From labor costs, to building overhead, how your repair quote is calculated takes a number of factors into consideration. Read More 

Why You Should Not Wait To Replace A Damaged Windshield

If you have a damaged windshield on your vehicle, you will want to replace it right away. To help you understand why this is so important, you will want to check out the following points. You Are Protecting The Value Of Your Vehicle Just in case you suddenly decide that you need to sell your vehicle or trade it in for something different, you want to do your best to make sure that the value of it is as good as it can be at all times. Read More 

What To Consider Before Installing A Lift Kit

You might think that a lift kit would look awesome on your truck, but before you decide to modify your truck, you need to decide what you hope to get from your lift kit. There are a few reasons to buy a lift kit, and choosing the right lift kit depends on what you hope to gain.  Style One reason why people install a lift kit is that they want their truck to look tough. Read More 

Are Your Windshield Wipers Not Doing Their Job? Something Else May Be To Blame

Just because your wipers aren't doing a good job of keeping the windshield clean, it doesn't mean the wipers are worn out or defective. Granted, worn-out wipers will not keep the windshield clean, but other issues may also lead to a dirty windshield even with good wipers. Here are four examples of such issues:   Worn Windshield A worn windshield that has lost most of its glass-like smoothness is likely to be dirty even if the wipers are working perfectly. Read More 

3 Reasons Your Headlights May Not Be Doing Their Job Efficiently

Headlights are integral to safe driving in poor visibility; anything that interferes with your headlights' illumination interferes with your safety. While cloudiness of headlights is a well-known cause of poor illumination, it isn't the only thing to worry about. Here are three other major things that can interfere with your headlights' illumination: Low Voltage Your headlights will be dim if their bulbs aren't getting the right voltage. A fully charged battery should give a reading of 12. Read More