William Alvarez

  • What To Know About Diminished Auto Value And Auto Accidents

    Auto accidents and damage to automobiles is common. In fact, the entire auto insurance industry revolves around protecting your car and life. However, even when your car is totally repaired after an accident, it may lose value when it comes time to resell your car. If you are worried about diminished auto value because you've been in one or more accidents with a car you want to sell, check out these three facts you must know.
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  • Changing The Oil In Your Car: Basic Service To Advanced Or Plus Service

    Most people who take their vehicles in for an oil change pay no mind to any other extras they can have completed in and on their vehicle. They are there for the oil change, and that is that. However, there are at least three levels of car oil change service, each one more "premium" than the last. The intermediate and advanced oil change services cost more, but they are usually a very good value.
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  • Four Signs You Need Auto Brake Repair

    Your brakes are the most important safety feature of your vehicle, as they are what actually allows you to moderate your speed on the road. Improperly functioning brakes are thus a huge safety concern, as they greatly increase the risk of a collision occurring - and thus bodily harm by extension as well. Fortunately, brakes will rarely fail completely overnight. There are a handful of early warning signs that you can keep watch for to determine when you should make an appointment with your local mechanic to have your car's brakes inspected and repaired.
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  • Buying Your First Car? Why Smog Testing Is So Important

    Buying a car for the first time is something that many people look forward to. Depending on how prepared you are the event can either be the ticket to the kind of freedom that you've dreamed of or the beginning of a series of events which might make you wish you would have kept walking. The key to making sure you don't fall into the second group is crossing your 'T's' and dotting every 'I' that you can think of.
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  • 3 Reasons Your Car's A/C Compressor Makes Strange Noises

    It only takes a sweltering summer day to make you thankful for your car's air conditioning. When you start hearing strange noises every time you use your A/C system, there's plenty of reason to be worried. These noises could indicate the beginning of compressor failure, which could rob you of your air conditioning and cost you hundreds or even thousands of dollars in repairs. If your car's A/C compressor starts making a racket, it's likely due to the problems listed below.
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  • 4 Truck Maintenance Tips To Prevent Summer Engine Problems And Costly Trips To Repair Shops

    The hot summer weather can be harsh on the diesel engines of trucks. Before you travel long miles, there is maintenance that needs to be done to your truck to prevent engine problems. You want to do the conventional maintenance such as changing the oil coolant and other fluids, as well as prepare your truck for summer weather and potential breakdowns. Here are some summer truck maintenance tips to help prevent and deal with engine problems during hot summer weather:
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  • 3 Causes Of Power Steering Issues

    Your steering system is undeniably one of the most important mechanical systems within your vehicle, as it directly controls the direction of your vehicle. This means that any sort of mechanical issue that affects the effectiveness of your steering can represent a huge safety risk for you and your vehicle, and can greatly increase the risk of an accident or collision occurring. Understanding what some of the warning signs associated with steering issues are, and what underlying mechanical issues that they point to are, can help you identify steering issues early and head to a mechanic as soon as possible to have them addressed before they can potentially grow worse.
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  • Tips For Making A Vehicle More Resilient To The Heat

    As fun as summer is, the heat introduces a new aspect of stress to vehicles. Cars that have been around for a few years are especially prone to breaking down in summer even if they've been performing well enough during winter. These heat-induced stresses are capable of not just disabling your vehicle but doing extensive damage that may be very costly to repair. To prevent this, you should ensure that your car runs as coolly as possible at all times and there are several ways of doing this.
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  • Why Is Your Truck Losing Power?

    Unless you don't have enough fuel in your car, there is no reason for a properly functioning vehicle to lose power when you accelerate. Therefore, if you notice that your vehicle reaches a certain point and doesn't accelerate as it should when you press down on the accelerator, there could be a problem you need to address. There are several reasons why your truck may start to lose power. Clogged Fuel Filters
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  • When You're Getting Auto Glass Replacement, Should You Consider Tinting as Well?

    Any time you take your car to the shop to have a problem looked at, it's always a good idea to have other issues looked at as well. This ensures you don't have to keep making the same trip over and over again to address one issue after the next. Therefore, when you go to the repair shop to have your auto glass replaced, you may want to consider something else that you may have always wanted but may not have had time for — such as tinting.
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