Articles about Car Maintenance

Time to tidy up
From the top of your head, name all the parts of your car your hands come into contact with every time you drive out.You probably have a few in mind already: the steering wheel, A/C controls, and door handles. "A
All Bimmers bought brand-new in 2019 (plus some from 2018) are also covered
Part of what makes or breaks a deal when potential car buyers go out shopping is the maintenance-even if said buyer is browsing through the catalog of more luxurious brands like BMW.If you're currently on the lookout for a
In case your car needs servicing
A few days ago, Toyota Motor Philippines extended assistance to car owners affected by Taal Volcano's ashfall by offering a parts and labor cost discount. Now, Ford Philippines has followed suit.The American car manufacturer has just announced that it will
Good to know
Here's some good news for Toyota owners: If your ride was affected by last week's Taal Volcano ashfall, the Japanese car manufacturer is offering a 20% discount on select parts and labor cost.Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) announced its 'special
The online secondhand-vehicle scene can be tricky to navigate
It has been many years since I last bought a brand-new vehicle. Ever since discovering the wonders of secondhand vehicle shopping (both cars and bikes) and the joys of depreciation (as in you let someone else bear the brunt of it),
Don’t underestimate the effects of highly abrasive volcanic dust and particles
I'm sure many of us have already cleaned off the thick layer of volcanic ash that has settled on our cars following the recent eruption of the Taal Volcano. You probably already know, however, that simply cleaning the vehicle's exterior
Is your car still covered in ash?
Did you wake up this morning to find your beloved ride covered in volcanic ash? Don't worry, you're not alone.The ashfall from yesterday afternoon's Taal Volcano phreatic eruption made its way to areas well outside the crater's
Here’s an easy-to-follow guide
It's a fact of car ownership that your vehicle's tires will sustain wear and tear-how bad and how quickly this happens depends on how you use them, and how often.Tires can be rather expensive and we tend to
Maintenance and repair services aren’t far away
Petron Corporation has been providing Filipino motorists not just world-class products through its lineup of fuels and lubricants, but also 'casa-like' automotive services through its Petron Car Care Center (CCC).According to Petron, CCC offers affordable packages for a complete
In case you’re up to the task
Have you ever had your car battery die on you prematurely? Before replacing it, it may be a good idea to give the car's electrical system a once over. The alternator charges the battery and supplies electrical energy to all powered
In three easy steps
Sometimes, your car may have the following symptoms: an irregular idle, poor fuel economy, lack of power, stalling, or a high-pitched hissing sound from the engine. These symptoms may happen one at a time, all at the same time, or in
Forget about midnight food trips—it’s time for some late night casa runs
One of the most important aspects of car ownership is maintenance. It's considered a burden more than anything because it comes at a heavy cost-namely, money and time.Then again, you can always save up the money to prepare for
In our climate, a car without a working A/C is a torture chamber
The air-conditioning (A/C) system of a vehicle is a closed system for exchanging heat from the inside of the cabin to the outside. This is accomplished by circulating refrigerant gas though a circuit of tubes into two large surface areas
Through six easy steps
Rearview mirrors on modern cars are attached to the windshield using special adhesives that create a chemical bond. The attachment is through a base plate that is glued directly on the glass, where the rearview mirror's stalk is clip-locked into
For when you need to accomplish a DIY fix
A torque wrench is an invaluable tool for the do-it-yourself mechanic. Fastening nuts and bolts can be done with any set of spanners or with a ratcheting handle and a set of sockets. The value that a torque wrench adds
It’s a matter of push or pull
In densely populated environments like ours, car dents are a fact of life. We can take the utmost care of our cars, but there will be instances-whether it's out on the road or in a parking lot-when we'll
Ready your stomachs
Who hasn't spilled something inside their car? Very few car owners, we're assuming-which is fine, because hey, it happens to everybody at some point.A cup of coffee, a bottle of water, some fries, maybe...nothing too extreme. Every
In case you want to do it yourself
Universal joints-or U-joints-are located on both ends of a driveshaft on rear-wheel-drive (RWD) vehicles, or they could be used on both ends of the half-shafts. As the suspension travels up and down, they allow height misalignment
Wheel bearings in top shape are important to the smooth operation of your car
The subject of wheel bearings is already rather deep in the subject of car maintenance. Ordinarily, we just cover simple topics like tuneups and oil changes. But if you intend to keep your car for a decade or more-or drive it
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