Modern vehicles are designed to be durable and run for many years if they are properly maintained. However, few auto parts will last for as long as the life of an automobile. Thus, if you own a car, you will need to be prepared to have repairs made and parts replaced. One auto part that may need to be replaced when you own a car is the alternator. An alternator is responsible for providing energy to a vehicle's electrical system, as well as continually keeping the battery charged.
28 October 2020
Having an enclosed cargo trailer can come in handy whether you plan to use it for the occasional move or to transport work-related supplies on a regular basis. You can often save a few thousand dollars by buying a cargo trailer used rather than new. However, you do need to be careful when looking at use cargo trailers so you don't end up buying one that needs a lot of work or that breaks down a few months later.
19 April 2019
Engine problems can be enough to make car owners very nervous. The cost of replacing or repairing an engine can be expensive, depending on the problem. However, there are a few problems you can fix on your own. Here are a few reasons your engine won't start. Battery Problems One reason an engine might not start is due to battery problems. You can generally tell if this is the case by listening as you attempt to make the engine turn over.
9 May 2018
While they're capable of producing plenty of horsepower, the factory engines in classic muscle cars leave a lot to be desired. Since they use carburetors and other old-school technology, they generally cannot offer the fuel efficiency, smoothness, or reliability of modern V8 engines with fuel injection and other electronic technology. That's why a lot of enthusiasts swap modern engines into their classic cars. You get the best of both worlds: the look and charm of an old-school muscle car with the efficiency and performance of a modern-day sports car.
6 October 2017
If you have a commercial fleet and have chosen to hire a mobile fleet maintenance service to help with taking care of it, you have probably made the right decision. To make sure that things go smoothly when your maintenance service arrives, however, you'll want to be prepared. These are three tips that can help you prepare for a mobile fleet maintenance service to come to your place of business:
7 July 2017
When you're outfitting your all-terrain vehicle (ATV) for off-road trips you want to take, there are a variety of upgrades and accessories you can choose to enhance your experience. A light bar is vital if you plan to travel at night or in rainy conditions. Not only will a high-quality LED light bar help you to see better, but it will also help other travelers to see you clearly. Here are some things about light bars you should consider before buying one.
29 May 2017
If you're planning on taking your car out for a off-roading weekend excursion, it's important to make sure your ride is in good shape. You don't want to hit the trails only to find that your truck is not fit for rough riding. So, before you spend the time getting out to the woods, make sure the following issues are all taken care of. Don't Ignore That Squeak One of the big problems that off-roaders face is a bad suspension.
9 March 2017
If you have a daughter that is moving out on her own, or that is just getting her license, and you worry about her car breaking down on the side of the road, there are some things that you can get for her. There are some things you can get that are going to help her be safer when she is in a bad situation with a broke down car, and so she isn't in the situation for very long.
13 February 2017
It's up to the vehicle manufacturer to design a quality transmission, but it is up to the vehicle owner to maintain it. Make sure you are doing your part. How well you take care of your transmission will directly impact the overall function and longevity of the system. Here are a handful of tips to keep you on the right track. Drive With Care If you want to protect your transmission, you need to drive with care.
10 February 2017
No one said that buying a used semi-truck was a walk in the park. In addition to the usual signs of wear and tear, there's also mileage to consider. The number of miles spent on the open road can help tell the tale of a prospective purchase. But while some shoppers go by the number of miles driven, others make their choices based on the number of hours the engine has spent running.
31 January 2017