Should You Buy a New Car... or Revamp Your Current One?

Flickr The sales of new cars have been on the decrease for some time now. Don’t get me wrong: the car industry is nothing if not a thri...

Monday, December 5, 2016

Car Pull Heavily to One Side While Driving

Car trouble symptoms: While driving the car pulls heavily to one side either to left or to the right.

Car problem diagnosis: When a car pulls heavily to either left or right while you are driving, is an indication of three possible problems, a mismatch front tire pressure, an out of alignment wheels or a dragging front brake.

Start the diagnosis by checking the air pressure on both the front tire, get a tire pressure gauge and check the tire pressure, the tire pressure must be the same as the recommended inflation pressure by the car manufacturer. The recommended inflation pressure can found on the car owners manual or the sticker adhere on the driver side door. The inflation pressure of both the front tire must be the same, if not then this causes car pulling.

If the inflation pressure is the same, the next thing to check is, if one of the car front brakes is dragging.

Drive the car for a minimum period of 15 minutes then park. After parking get out the car and touch the hub of each front wheel, Observe if one hub is hotter than the other, if so then the hotter wheel is the one with dragging brake thus causing the car to pull heavily on one side. However , if there no difference in temperature between the left and right hub wheel then the only remaining possible reason of car pulling is an out of alignment wheel.

Wheel alignment has to do with how straight is the wheel relative to car frame, if the wheel is out of alignment this can cause the car to pull heavily on either left or right.

Car problem diagnose: Uneven front tire inflation pressure, front brake dragging, or out of alignment front wheel

All about auto zone advice: If the problem is uneven front tire inflation pressure, just make sure that the front has the same inflation pressure equal to that of the recommended inflation pressure by the car manufacturer.

If the problem is the front brake dragging, bring your car to a reputable auto repair shop and ask the mechanic to inspect the front brake where the dragging occurs and repair if necessary. Sometimes the cause of brake dragging is just a corroded support bracket and can easily be fixed by just cleaning the support bracket with a wire brush then coat it with a recommended lubricant.

If the problem is an out of alignment front wheel, likewise bring the car to a reputable auto repair shop for alignment to fix the problem and avoid a much worst uneven tire wear.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Making Your Car Cool...And Safe!

We all want to be cool, don’t we? I remember when I was younger, looking up to the seniors with their cool new cars. I wanted to be like them. Now, I’ve graduated from college and have a great new car. Sounds good, right? Without sounding like a totally safety conscious dweeb, car accidents are too common now. For example, in 2010, there were an estimated 5,419,000 crashes (30,296 fatal crashes), killing 32,999 and injuring 2,239,000. That is shocking. Now, if you’re reading this and thinking “get to the cool stuff”, I will. But this is a post about how to be safe while looking cool. They sound like contradictions, but let’s find ways to make it possible.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

The Risks and Dangers Involved in Maintaining Your Car

Any driver who loves their car will do what they can to look after it in the best possible way. That’s just the way it is. If you enjoy driving, and you like your car, you will want to maintain it and keep it in good shape. This is a good thing because cars that are cared for correctly last longer than ones that are not cared for in this way. But, having said that, there are plenty of maintenance mistakes that people make. And some of these mistakes can lead to injuries or dangerous situations.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Looking For A New Hot Hatch? 7 Reasons Why You'll Love The Audi S1

If someone asked you what the world's best hot hatch is, you might tell them it's the VW Golf GTi. After all; it was THE original one and has been since the 1970s! Today, of course, there are scores of hot hatches that you can buy from different marques.

Audi, as you know, is part of the Volkswagen group of companies. The premium car maker wants to get a slice of the hot hatch pie in 2016. What they've come up with is the S1, a high-performance version of their A1 hatchback.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Own A Hybrid Lexus? 6 Strategies For Keeping Your Car 100% Reliable

Lexus is one of the world's most popular luxury car brands. A subsidiary of Toyota, they use their parent company's hybrid technology in their cars. With an emphasis on greener motoring these days, Lexus hybrid vehicles sell like hotcakes!

As you can imagine, owning such a car will mean you'll have to take extra care with its maintenance. The good news is that all hybrid Lexus cars inherit Toyota's high and famed reliability. So, as an owner of a car like the 400h, how can you guarantee that reliability for years to come?