Articles about Car Maintenance

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
Catch the issue before it’s too late
There's a red warning light on the gauge cluster of many cars that looks somewhat like a teapot with a drop near the spout. Obviously, it's not a teapot-it's an old-fashioned oil can. This particular warning light
For starters, don’t open the radiator cap immediately
An overheating car is something that can occur if you're a bit careless with maintenance. This can be a potentially dangerous situation, so if you find this happening to your vehicle, you need to take the necessary steps to cool it
A simple DIY task
A vehicle's cooling system is essential in keeping an internal combustion engine in operating temperature. When the engine gets too hot, the system cools it down; when it's starting from cold, the system is designed to get it up to
So you can remove that pesky dilapidated tint yourself
Window tints are some of the most common car accessories here in the Philippines. For the most part, window tint films are used to repel heat and UV rays from the sun. You can even consider it a necessity given how hot
A useful thing to know
Drum brakes, often only found on the rear wheels, are designed to adjust themselves every time you reverse and apply the brakes. A ratcheting mechanism does this automatically and moves the brake shoes a fixed distance closer to the drums as friction
Because a dead battery isn’t always what it seems
It takes a while for an alternator to develop problems-ordinarily, they're good for about 10 years or so, barring any other issues. If this is of interest to you or you suspect you're having problems with your alternator, you
Watch out for these
While doing a routine close inspection under my car, I found chunks of grease on the inner barrel of my passenger-side front wheel and brake calipers-a telltale sign of a constant velocity (CV) joint with a leaking boot.The driven
Because it might be the reason why your car won’t start
It's another mundane workday. You settle into the driver's seat, turn on the ignition, and start the car. The starter motor cranks, but the engine won't fire up. Uh oh. There might be a dozen reasons for this annoying
A lot of times a replacement isn't necessary
Keeping what's under the hood clean is just as vital, if not more so, as maintaining what's outside. As such, you need to keep an eye out for dirty parts-what they look like, and more important, how to get
It’s an easy DIY procedure
I can remember when keys were keys-flat pieces of metal with notches cut into it. You stick it in a keyhole and turn it, and it unlocks a lock. Nowadays, most car keys come in the form of key fobs-basically,
Some tips if you’re planning on doing it yourself
If you are meticulous about maintaining your car to make it a reliable commuter, you check under the hood and under the chassis, and do a 360-degree visual inspection with a flashlight at regular intervals. If you do these things every
Yes, it’s a possible DIY thing
Brake pads are one of the many parts that ordinarily wear out in a car. They're a regular maintenance item. If you hear metal-to-metal contact when you apply the brakes, that's probably the brake-pad wear indicator. It'
Because they just look terrible
Hazy, cloudy, oxidized, yellowing headlights bother me. They make a car look so bad and uncared for. They can even affect the resale value of your entire car. In this article, I'll give you information on how to restore headlights, and
It’s a relatively simple task
When it comes to safety, a car's tires are arguably one of its most important components. These pieces of rubber are, after all, are a big part of what's keeping you and your speeding 1,000kg subcompact sedan firmly planted
It’s a good alternative to Banawe
Car owners understand the difficulty of looking for parts for and having repairs done on their rides, even in Banawe. A lot of us at some point in our lives have gone on almost day-long trips to this car guy's
A one-stop app for after-sales services and inquiries
Smartphones make our lives easier, and only a few people would argue against that. These days, we have at our disposal an endless selection of free applications that brings convenience to a lot of aspects in our daily lives-food, public transport,
All you need to know about this model, plus how to keep it running strong
For the past few years, Honda's rash of crossovers and MPVs is bringing new customers through the doors in droves. The Asian-market BR-V, in particular, presents a unique attack on the subcompact-crossover market.At first blush, the BR-
All you need to know about this model, plus how to keep it running strong
The Honda Civic is an interesting study in model evolution. From its student-car beginnings, it slowly shed its street-racer roots and morphed into a plush sedan for the general populace. The 9th generation of the Civic, the car that gave
This is kind of important
Grab a pen and open a notebook, because this is kind of important.If you own a car, you know its tires are a pretty big deal. It's what's keeping you and your ride firmly planted on the asphalt, whether
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