Auto Basics: Troubleshooting and Mechanical Tips

  • Useful Tips to Help You Sell Your Junk Car

    10 August 2020

    While some people purchase a new car every few years, there are many who pay off their auto loans and then drive their vehicle until it no longer runs. Driving a vehicle until it dies can save you a lot of money, but once your car stops working completely, you will have to figure out what to do with it. Luckily, there are many local services that offer money for junk cars.

  • Tire Beads And Balancing: What You Need To Know

    20 July 2019

    The tires that are installed on your vehicle can have a direct impact on the quality of your ride. Tires are responsible for absorbing some of the vibration and movement generated by contact with roadways. A tire that isn't balanced properly could increase the amount of vibration that you feel through your steering wheel when driving each day. With balance being an important part of tire performance, you should utilize all the resources available to you to balance your tires properly.

  • Adjustments You Must Make To Your Car For Drag And Road Course Racing

    24 May 2019

    If you will be engaged in competitive racing with your car, you will want to choose suspension parts based on the type of racing you will be engaging in. For example, you may be engaging in drag racing or you may be engaging in road races. You will need the right suspension parts so that you're sure that your car is ready. Buy the Right Control Arms The normal control arms for a car are not designed to handle racing.

  • Things To Consider When Upgrading To A Coil Over Performance Suspension System

    8 March 2019

    Upgrading the suspension system on your car to make it perform better or handle differently opens up a lot of options. Most cars, even sporty ones, have a suspension designed for ride comfort, but if you want something different, you need to consider aftermarket suspension systems.  Selecting a Suspension System The suspension system on your car will dictate the ride, the handling, and the performance of the vehicle. Performance systems open up a lot of options for them, but the systems are not all the same.

  • Auto Part Replacement Notions

    3 August 2018

    When a part of your car suffers a malfunction, it will often need to be replaced to restore the functionality of the car. Individuals that need to make these repairs may be misled by common notions concerning replacement parts for automobiles. Myth: You Will Always Have To Buy New Replacement Parts It is often assumed that only new parts can be used to repair your vehicle. Yet, used parts can be an economical alternative.

  • 3 Things To Bring When Buying Used Parts At A Salvage Yard

    14 March 2018

    If you are like many people, you might be hoping that you can find a good deal on used parts for your vehicle. After all, this can be a good way to save money when making necessary repairs to your car. There are various places that you can go when shopping for used parts, but one good option is a local salvage yard. These are a few things that you can bring along with you if you want to make buying used parts at a salvage yard as easy as possible.

  • Guidelines For Buying And Using Tractor Parts

    30 August 2017

    By looking to get the most out of your tractor, the best thing you can do for yourself is purchase the right parts and maintain them. Maintaining and repairing your tractor will allow you to get great performance and conduct all of your farm work on your terms. To look out for yourself in this regard, think about the tips below and use them to buy the right tractor parts from a retailer like Bub's Tractor Parts.

  • 3 Tips For Staying Safe When Practicing On A Car Racetrack

    2 June 2017

    If you are involved in car racing or if you would like to give it a try in the future, you may want to spend some time on a local racetrack so that you can practice. Along with sharpening your skills, you probably also want to make sure that you stay safe. By its very nature, car racing can be dangerous. However, following these tips can help keep you safe.

  • 3 Warning Signs That Your Car's Catalytic Converter Is Failing

    29 May 2017

    If you have noticed that your car has started strangely while starting or driving it, you may wonder if your catalytic converter has become clogged. If so, look for the following three warning signs that your vehicle's catalytic converter is about to fail. Gas Mileage Has Dropped Dramatically If you have noticed that you are having to stop to fill up your gas tank more often, the problem could be a clogged catalytic converter.

  • Finding Parts For A Discontinued Make, Model, Or Brand Of Automobile

    4 May 2017

    When a manufacturer stops making a certain type of car, parts can become slightly more difficult to come by. When manufacturers go completely out of business, the problem only becomes worse. However, there's still hope if you're the owner of a discontinued make, model, or brand. Time May or May Not Be On Your Side The level of difficulty that comes with finding used car parts grows with time. If only a few years have gone by, then there's likely tons of parts for your car out there.