Category Archives: Car&Truck Repairs

How to Fix Car Scratches

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Getting your car scratched is certainly annoying, considering the expenses and repair work to be done. There are many people who, even with a small scratch on their car, go to the repair shop and get the scratch fixed. Such people need to understand that if the scratch is minor, they can do the repair task themselves. If you decide to mend car scratches yourself, you can surely save on professional repair costs. However, if the car scratches are pretty severe, you then need to go to the garage to get them fixed.

What to Do if Your Car Stalls

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Today, we have this huge number of cars in the market coming from all sorts of brands. With each brand comes each unique design and consequently a new thing to worry about. There are many reasons to a car stalling. The best solution to prevent this from happening would be to service your vehicle regularly. It would also be a wise move to carry a good tool kit and a jack with you in the car. After that, it’s just a matter of knowing what to do when your car stalls and how to fix the problem. A good thing to remember is that if you’re trying to fix a car that stalled on the road, the car will be hot, which means you should wear gloves when you try to check the underside of the car.

Oil Pump Replacement Cost

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Oil pump is one of the most vital devices that keep your car running. Often, its maintenance is ignored, as a result of which, replacement becomes an emergency. If not replaced in time, it can cause major damage to your car engine.

The whole engine assembly system consists of a host of parts moving at very high speeds, which includes the pistons, rocker arms, valves and flywheel. The amount of heat generated is phenomenal and could easily melt everything, if it wasn’t for the lubrication mechanism, provided by a combination of oil pan, oil pump, oil delivery channels in the engine and of course oil itself.

How to Open a Stuck Car Hood

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Jammed Hood
At times, the hood itself can get jammed. This could happen for a number of reasons, the most common of them being the rusting or aging of the lock of the hood.

» You will need a helping hand as you go about fixing this problem. You would need to release the lever to open the hood, while someone else could try to prop open the hood when you do. If this doesn’t seem to help, try pushing down on the hood, and then try to pull it open manually.

Tips to Make Your Old Car Feel New

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Are you a car owner who doesn’t feel good and excited looking at your car because it has become old? It can happen to the best of us, especially if you are just starting out in life. I remember the first car I bought was a used ’99 Chevy Cavalier. It was in fairly good condition, but being fresh out of college meant maintaining the car wasn’t one of my top priorities. Subsequently, my old car became an embarrassment whenever I took my girl out on a date.

Myths About Car Maintenance

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Everyone wants a car that runs smoothly, performs well, is well-maintained, and looks good. And in pursuit of all four, some car owners become so obsessed with maintaining their car, that they actually end up hampering the performance of their vehicle. They also end up spending more on their car, when it’s absolutely not needed.

17 Essential DIY Car Repair and Maintenance Tools

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Did You Know?
According to fueleconomy.gov, keeping the tires inflated to their recommended pressure can increase the gas mileage of a car by up to 3.3 percent.
There is always that sense of heavy discomfort when we have to leave our vehicles at the hands of professional mechanics. After all, for them, it’s just another client and no attachment to the vehicle in question; however, for us, our cars are one of our prized possessions. Anyone who concurs with this statement will understand how important it is to set aside a day in a week/month for cleaning, fixing, and revving up our dear ol’ cars. This Buzzle article discusses some essential tools every car owner must have.

Fuel Pump Replacement Cost

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If you have proper knowledge of all the parts of a vehicle and know how to replace a fuel pump, then you just need to invest a bit of time and the money on buying a new pump. However, if you are not confident about the procedure, then you should take your vehicle to a mechanic and get the problem sorted out.

4 Methods to Siphon Gas from a Vehicle

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Certain situations may call for siphoning gas from a vehicle. Whether you decide to use a lawnmower, a generator, or simply replace the fuel pump of your car, the first step is to extract fuel from it. Gas tanks filled with ethanol gas frequently need siphoning, as such fuel is known to quickly go bad.

Siphoning gas from a car involves simple principles of physics. In most cases, air is sucked out of a pipe dipped in the tank, creating a vacuum. The gas then flows into the pipe to fill up the vacuum.

What is a Car Tune-up and What Does it Include?

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Before the emergence of electronic systems in cars, a tune-up would normally include repairs of the ignition, engine controls, and fuel injection, which are nowadays undertaken by electronic adjustments.

A modern car tune-up should include processes of preventive maintenance, analysis of performance and minor adjustments, which might be causing driving problems. If conducted properly, a car tune-up usually helps in making the drive smoother, increasing mileage, and preventing any minor problems and symptoms such as poor fuel economy, low power, stalling engine, and ignition problems of the vehicle from getting serious.