The alignment of your vehicle's tires is an often-overlooked aspect of your car's general mechanical state of well-being, but is nonetheless an important one. Poor alignment can reduce the amount of control that you have over your vehicle, while also reducing its handling capabilities and increasing the amount of wear that the suspension, axles, and tires experience. Fortunately, there are a few warning signs that you can look out for to determine when you need to have your vehicle realigned to prevent such problems from developing. [Read More]
What Is A Transmission Cooler? Do You Need One?
A transmission cooler, just like the name suggests, is something that cools the transmission fluid, but why would you need it? The Problem Traditionally, the radiator is the only thing you needed to keep your vehicle cool. The radiator houses the water and coolant that circulates through the heated parts of the car so that it can absorb their heat, thereby cooling the car and keeping it running efficiently. [Read More]
How To Replace A Front Crankshaft Oil Seal
If you notice oil leaks under your vehicle engine the front crankshaft seal could be the culprit. The crankshaft seal, located in front of the engine, circulates oil back into the oil pan to keep it form leaking as the crankshaft rotates. You should be able to replace the crankshaft seal yourself by following these steps. Prepare to Replace the Crankshaft Seal To replace the crankshaft seal, gather: work gloves jack stands wheel chocks rags assorted screwdrivers assorted wrenches breaker bar (optional) socket set torque wrench strap wrench socket set soft hammer gear puller seal puller (optional) panel remover motor oil new crankshaft seal Turn off the engine, and park the vehicle on a flat area that has plenty of light. [Read More]
Summertime Car Care
When summer approaches, there are things you want to do around your house to get it ready for that hotter weather. However, you should also put that same effort toward doing things to protect your car from that hotter weather as well. If you aren't sure where to start with regards to preparing your car for those summer months, then reading the information in this article can help get you started: [Read More]