The transmission of your vehicle is a critical part because it allows your vehicle to change gears with no problems and it protects your engine. The engine and transmission are two car parts that you need to be mindful of maintaining to the best of your ability, so you need to make sure that you take it upon yourself to get the most of your transmission. With this in mind, follow these three tips in the article in order to keep your transmission up to par.
#1: Periodically Check Out Your Transmission Fluid
When you need to be sure that your transmission runs the way that it should, you will need to keep fluid maintenance as one of the most important factors. To check your fluid levels, let the engine run for a few minutes until it gets warm. From there, you should pull out the dipstick and check the …Read More
When you take your truck off road, it will be your responsibility to perform any repairs and maintenance necessary to keep your truck operational and to get your truck out of difficult situations, such as if your truck becomes stuck. There are several pieces of truck equipment that you should consider bringing with you.
When a tire is stuck, one approach is to place a floor mat under the tire. However, this is a poor substitute for a product that is commonly used for this situation: traction ramps. The ramps should be unfolded and placed under the stuck tire. This provides the tire with the grip needed for it to move under snowy, sandy, or muddy conditions.
Tires will have more traction if they are aired down before traversing through deep sand and rock. A quick deflator makes this much easier. The piece screws to the …Read More
Are your car headlights looking a bit cloudy? If so, this fog can make your headlight’s brightness less effective and in some cases this can limit your visibility on the road. Rather than spend hundreds on headlight restoration services, there are a few options that you can do on your own to help make your headlight lenses clearer. Consider the following:
Clean with Toothpaste:
An easy at-home headlight restoration is to use toothpaste as your cleaning product. What you will need with this option is a bowl of warm water, an old toothbrush, and of course your toothpaste. First you will want to rinse the headlight off with some water and then apply a good amount of toothpaste onto the the brush and begin brushing the surface of your headlight. After covering the entire headlight, rinse and repeat if needed. The grit of the toothpaste will help remove gunk and …Read More
One of the hardest parts about owning a classic car is keeping it running, mostly because the parts that the car requires can often be very difficult to find. These parts are often hard to find due to limited availability and the fact that the cars have been out of production for quite a few years. Listed below are three tips that can help you find replacement parts for your classic car.
One way to find a classic car part is to start visiting local wrecking yards. These wrecking yards will often strip usable parts off of all of the vehicles that are delivered to them in order to resell them. In some cases, the wrecking yard will also allow you to look through the yard in order to find any parts for your classic car that they may have missed or did not think anyone would want. …Read More
Most vehicle owners drive to work, to handle errands, and to enjoy recreational activities. With so much time spent in the car, it makes perfect sense to invest in additions that improve your driving experience. However, you may not want to add something that will substantially change the vehicle. Tinting your windows is ideal as it provides several benefits across the board without any clear disadvantages. Reduced sun glare, privacy, and keeping the car at a cooler temperature are the main perks. It is important to pay attention to ways that you can avoid prematurely damaging the tint to make sure it lasts a long time.
Replace Any Cracked Windows
Before you go ahead with car window tinting, you do not want to have any cracks in your windshield. Depending on the size of the crack, you could be unintentionally breaking the law by driving around with a sizeable …Read More
Most rust prevention methods involve the physical removal of rust by using wire brushes, grinders, or sandpaper. This is usually necessary in order to make it possible for stronger bonds to form between the rust-preventing substance and the metallic car part that is being armed with rust-avoiding capabilities.
However, a problem usually arises when one has to deal with a thin rusted car part. This is because the rigorous scrubbing and brushing that most rust prevention processes require can produce heat, which may then cause the part to warp. There are also cases where the metal is rusted to such an extent that scrubbing can wear it out until it becomes unusable.
The reduced-risk alternative
Instead of having to risk the usability of the panel being treated by removing all the rust, one can always choose to use a rust converter. These are substances that have chemicals that react with …Read More