Feel Confident Behind the Wheel: Maintain Your Own Car

Feel Confident Behind the Wheel: Maintain Your Own Car

  • Why Buy Name-Brand Auto Parts?

    Making repairs to your vehicle can be expensive, especially if you'll need to replace several parts under the car's hood. You can save money on your needed vehicle repair by buying off-brand or generic parts, and these parts can sometimes be sufficient for your needs, but name-brand parts are typically recommended instead. Note a few reasons why name-brand parts are often considered a better investment for your vehicle, so you can make the best decision about the parts you need for your next repair job.

  • Braking Problems? Why the Master Cylinder May Be to Blame

    Your car's braking system has many individual components, but in essence it works by pushing hydraulic pressure against a set of friction pads, to force the road wheels to decelerate. This entire process only works if the hydraulic system is operating at maximum efficiency and in large part, this is controlled by the brake master cylinder. This should really be one of the first places to look if you encounter any issues with your braking system, but what should you be looking for?

  • 3 Things to Consider Before Buying Reconditioned Car Batteries

    When you need a car battery in an emergency situation, you likely will go for what fits your budget at the moment. Though new batteries may fit into the budget, the reconditioned options can look very appealing as well. Before you reach for the reconditioned batteries to save a little money, there are a few things you need to know about them. Here are three things to consider before buying reconditioned car batteries.

  • The Long Haul: Choosing The Best Used Car For Your Long-Distance Work Commute

    As inner-city areas become ever more crowded and more individuals and families move to the suburbs, long commutes to and from work are becoming a reality for more people every year. While driving for an hour or more every morning and evening can be trying at the best of times, your journeys will be a lot more pleasant and comfortable if you own a car well-suited to long driving sessions.

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Feel Confident Behind the Wheel: Maintain Your Own Car

If, like me, you like to drive and are something of a petrol-head, then feeling confident is part of what it is all about when motoring. Knowing what to do if you face a hazard on the road or how to deal with a blowout is all part of the driving experience, to me. Having said that, few motorists really know what checks they should be making to ensure their car is properly roadworthy. I've spent the last few years upgrading my car maintenance skills and - although I'm no qualified mechanic - I now undertake all sorts of jobs needed to keep my car running properly and safely. Read my blog and pick up some car maintenance tips that anyone can do.