Auto Basics: Troubleshooting and Mechanical Tips

  • 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.

  • Aluminum Garage Doors: Pros And Cons

    25 April 2017

    If you're in the market for a new garage door, then you have several options when it comes to choosing its material. Garage doors come in steel, wood and aluminum, and there is a variety of patterns to enhance the look of your home. Aluminum is a popular choice when it comes to garage doors for a number of reasons. Here are some pros and cons of aluminum doors so you can see if they're right for you.

  • Check Your Hoses

    18 April 2017

    There are a few parts of your car that are out of sight and therefore out of mind. However, many of the parts that you do not think about are the ones that need to be checked regularly. Some of the most vital parts of your car are actually the hoses and lines that allow fluids to flow. If you have a hole in any of the hoses or lines it can cause a problem for you and your car.

  • Get Your Land Rover Ready For Your Death Valley Drive Through

    10 April 2017

    If you're planning a drive through Death Valley this Spring, before it gets too hot, then you need to make sure that your vehicle is ready for the task. The trip through the desert is a fantastic, once-in-a-lifetime experience, and your Land Rover is the perfect vehicle for the journey, but you still need to make sure it is properly outfitted and ready for action. So, if you're car has been in the garage for a while, make sure it's ready to go by going over the list below.

  • Selling Your Car For Junk? Here Are A Few Things You Will Want To Know

    9 April 2017

    That old car of yours has served its purpose, but now it is just taking up room in your driveway. With no one interested in buying the thing, there really are few options you have to get rid of it. One of the easiest ways to get rid of a car that is no longer functional and no longer of any use to you is to sell the car to a junkyard.