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3 Signs Your Transmission Is Failing

3 Signs Your Transmission Is Failing

Learning that your car needs a new transmission can be devastating, especially if you weren’t expecting it. A given vehicle’s transmission is one of the most integral and complicated components. It is composed of hundreds of various hydraulics and computerized parts that all work together in order to help the engine change gears and bring power to the wheels. In a nutshell, the transmission is what keeps your vehicle moving. Whether your vehicle is a few decades old or a newer model, it’s important the transmission is well-maintained and in tip-top shape. In order to avoid a costly transmission replacement, be sure you are aware of the various signs of transmission failure. Over time, things can happen that may lead to your transmission needing a little TLC. This is especially the case with automatic cars. By staying on top of your car’s regu ... read more

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Don’t ignore the crack in your windshield!

Don’t ignore the crack in your windshield!

Unfortunately, getting a small crack in your windshield is a pretty common thing, and it is typically out of your control. Instances with flying rocks from behind other vehicles, etc., occur in where just the wrong timing can leave you with a crack in your windshield. Many people have a tendency to dismiss these small cracks, believing that it is not worth the time or money to have it repaired. We are here today to tell you that it is actually quite important that you have these cracks repaired as soon as they happen, or otherwise it could end up costing you much more time and money in the future. So, let’s talk about what to do, and what not to do, when you discover a crack in your windshield. What To Do#1 You should first analyze the crack and check how bad it is. Measure the crack or chip and go from there. If the crack is less than 12 inches in length ... read more

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Why you should always wear a seatbelt!

Why you should always wear a seatbelt!

Most people have grown up continuously hearing that you should always wear your seatbelt. A lot of times, many of us brush it off, we have the mindset that it is just a quick drive or that as a good driver nothing will happen to us. But, having that mindset puts you at a high risk. It is important to realize that something can happen to you in your car in an instant, and without your seatbelt on, and even when you are driving slow, you can be seriously injured. Accidents are just that, accidents. They are unexpected and unintentional, this is why we have safety features like seatbelts that prepare us and keep us safer in the case of said accidents. Let’s talk about a few of the most important reasons that you and your friends and family should always wear your seatbelt. Reason #1 The job of the seatbelt The seatbelt’s job is to keep you in place. When riding in a vehicle, if you are not wearing a seatbelt when the car is impacted in an accident, it is highly likely ... read more

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What to look for when buying a used car

What to look for when buying a used car

Buying a car can be a very overwhelming experience, whether it is your first time or your fifth time, it is important to do your research beforehand in order to be prepared when you are making your decision. You must be especially careful if you are buying the used car privately and not through an authorized dealer. There are several things that you will want to do and to check for in the used car you are considering purchasing, and we will discuss them with you now. Check for documents You will need a V5C registration document in order to tax the car Check that the person selling the car is the one whose name is on the V5C registration document Check that there is a watermark on the registration document Check for any spelling or grammar mistakes on the registration document to ensure it is not a fake Check that the VIN (vehicle identification number), the engine number, the number plate, and the color of the vehicle match the V5C form If you look at the glass or ... read more

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How to jump start a car battery

How to jump start a car battery

If your car won’t start, the most common reason is that the battery is dead. You will want to get your car running again as a first step, in order to take it to your nearest McKinney car shop to have the battery health checked out. Knowing how to jump-start a car battery is one of the basic and very important pieces of knowledge to have. You will find that it can really save you in a situation to know what you’re doing if your car’s battery won’t start. It’s also important to acquire this basic skill in order to keep yourself safe while traveling on the road. Not to worry, jump-starting a car isn’t too difficult. It only takes about five minutes, and all that is required is a set of jumper cables and another vehicle [and a friendly person to help assist you doesn’t hurt either!]. First things first… The connection Whenever you are handling your jumper cables, ensure that the red and black clamps do not touch each ... read more

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