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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.

The Transmission Problems That Seem Small And Lead To Serious Damage That Is Costly To Repair

If you are having problems with your transmission that seem small now, neglecting them will cause them to get worse and costlier to repair. Some of these problems include slipping and noises when shifting gears, and they are often accompanied by warning lights on the dash. The following tips will help you with finding the cause of the transmission problems and getting the repairs that you need: Dashboard Warning Lights and Checking the Transmission for Problems When They Come On Read More 

Three Things An Oil Change Technician Can Spot During A Routine Oil Change

In terms of car repairs, you might be surprised at how a simple maintenance procedure quickly uncovers some more serious things wrong with your vehicle. If you take your vehicle to a quick lube shop just for an oil change, the technician can spot other things wrong with your vehicle. They will alert you to these things so that you can take your vehicle to your regular (i.e., full service) mechanic to have these things checked out. Read More 

Important Tips To Keep In Mind After A Windshield Replacement

Your windshield was badly damaged and you needed to get a brand-new one installed. Now, the job is done, but you are concerned about making sure that this replacement will last you for a long time to come. Your windshield replacement company will likely give you a list of best practices to follow, but you'll also want to take extra-special care of your windshield during the first 48 to 72 hours after the replacement is put into place. Read More 

Where Is My Transmission Leak Coming From?

One of the last things you want to see is transmission fluid leaking underneath your car. However, you might be wondering where the transmission fluids are coming from. While there are many places out of which your transmission fluid might leak, there are some areas that are more commonly a source of transmission fluid leaks than others. Cooling Line Leaks  The cooler lines might experience a transmission fluid leak. The cooler line carries transmission fluid from the transmission to the transmission cooler. Read More 

Tips For Buying Your Pre-Owned Vehicle

Buying a car, truck, or any vehicle can be a fun but also challenging experience. This is true whether you're buying a new vehicle or a pre-owned one. However, with pre-owned vehicles especially, it's important to be prepared in order to get a great deal and an even greater vehicle. To ensure you achieve both goals, just follow a few simple tips. Research Before You Go Before you pay a visit to a pre-owned dealer, do your research about what vehicles that dealer has available. Read More