William Alvarez

  • Four Signs You Should Have Your Spark Plugs Replaced

    Your spark plugs are one of the essential parts of your vehicle's ignition system, because as their name indicates, they are the component that literally provides the spark that allows the fuel in the engine to ignite, powering the rest of your car. This means that damaged or malfunctioning spark plugs can negatively affect the performance of your car. Understanding what a few of the signs of bad spark plugs are can help you identify when you should head to an auto repair shop to have them replaced.
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  • 5 Things You Need To Know About Using A Tire Pressure Monitoring System With Your Motorcycle

    The pressure in your tires is extremely important. You need just the right amount of pressure in order for your vehicle to grip the road correctly. This is even more true for motorcycles than other types of vehicles. With a motorcycle, you want to make sure that you have the right tire pressure at all times, which is where a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) comes into play. 1. You Can Add a TPMS to Your Bike
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  • Pre-Summer Automotive Maintenance Tips

    With summer weather rapidly approaching, it's time to think about the hazards that your car will face throughout the upcoming months. If you want to ensure your safety and the longevity of your car before the summer hits, there are a few things that you should do. Here are a few summer preparation considerations to discuss with your mechanic. How Is Your Engine's Cooling System? Warm weather can wreak havoc on your car's engine if the cooling system isn't up to par.
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  • Signs Your Car's Engine May Need Repairs

    The last thing you want to hear is that your car's engine needs repairs. Not all engine repairs are serious and costly, but if you don't have minor repairs done promptly they can escalate into major headaches. Catching problems with your engine is easy if you stay alert to signs of potential trouble. Here are some indications of engine trouble that should be checked out by a mechanic: Unusual Odors And Noises
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  • Older Automatic Truck Not Driving As Well? Signs It May Be The Transmission

    If you have an older truck, anything can go wrong with it, including the transmission. If this happens, it is important that you get it repaired as quickly as you can. If the transmission completely goes out, you won't be able to drive your truck at all. Below are four signs that you are having problems with the transmission. Weird Sounds and Responses If your truck is making sounds or feels different when driving, this is a sign of trouble.
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  • Routine Car Care: 6 Items to Keep in Your Car for Emergency Needs

    There are a lot of things that you should be doing to your car on a routine basis to make sure you are doing your best to prevent issues with it from arising. Some of these things include making sure you check all the fluids, check the tire air pressure and take it in for things like an oil change, a tune up and an AC charging. However, there are also other ways you should be prepared that some people don't always think of.
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  • 4 Auto Repair Tips To Help You Prepare For Hot Weather And Summer Road Trips

    Soon, the weather outside is going to be hot, and this is something that will come just in time for your summer road trips. Therefore, it is a good idea to do the maintenance and repairs needed to prepare your car for warm weather. Here are some auto repair tips to help prepare your car with maintenance and repairs to get ready for the hot weather this summer. 1. Changing The Fluids For Better Auto Performance In Warm Weather
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  • 4 Car Care Areas

    When it comes to keeping your car in the best running order possible, you have many areas of concern. Basically, anytime you find something sounding, smelling, or feeling wrong with it, you should have it looked at. However, there are some things you should be doing proactively to prevent issues from arising to begin with. Here are four main cares you should have about your car in order to keep it in good running shape:
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  • Keeping Your Car Running And Stopping With Timely Service

    Servicing your car on a regular basis is the best way to keep the car running and driving properly for a lot longer than a car that is neglected. The engine, transmission, running gear, and drivetrain all need to be checked regularly so that you don't end up broken down with an unexpected problem. Taking Your Car In For Service How often should your car be serviced? It depends on a lot of different things.
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  • Emissions? What Vehicle Owners Need To Know To Keep Their Cars In Compliance

    If you are like most drivers, chance are you are far more likely to remember to put gas in the tank or make sure the tires are correctly inflated than to consider your car's emission ratings. But the recent exposure of a serious problem with a major car manufacturer's emission compliance standards may serve to help all drivers become more aware of this potential issue. In fact, a majority of states already have some type of emission regulations for either the entire state or for specific areas.
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