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3 Problems With Older Brake Systems That Could Cause Problems With Auto Restorations

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When you are doing a car restoration, there are many different repairs that need to be done. The brake systems in older cars may have problems with wear, as well as design defects that affect performance and overall safety. During the restoration of your classic car, there are some repairs and improvements that need to be done to avoid problems. Here are some of the problems that affect older brake systems and need to be addressed when doing restoration:…

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Windshield Cracking? Don't Make These Mistakes

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Did something crash against your windshield and cause a small crack? If so, you’ll want to avoid making these mistakes. Not Getting The Windshield Repaired Immediately The best time to get a windshield crack repaired is when the damage is at its smallest size. Windshield damage can easily spread as you continue to drive your car, and the bigger the crack, the more likely it will be that you need a windshield replacement.…

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You Depend On Your Truck: 3 Maintenance Issues You Shouldn't Overlook

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If you depend on your truck, you can’t afford to have it break down, especially when it’s your work truck. Having your truck break down can put you out of work; that’s why it’s crucial that you spend time on the maintenance. You know to get the oil changed whenever the dashboard warning light illuminates. However, there are some maintenance issues that don’t have dashboard warning lights. Unfortunately, that makes it difficult to keep on top of all the things that can go wrong with your truck.…

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The Importance Of Replacing Brake Hardware

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If you’ve been having problems with your brakes, but you can see that the pads, shoes, drums and rotors look fine, then you could be having problem with your brake hardware. Many people don’t think about these seemingly unimportant metal and rubber pieces, but they are vital to your car’s safety and functionality. Faulty hardware can not only cause brake problems, but can cause damage to other components as well. Here is more information about brake hardware, what it does, and how you can tell if something is going wrong.…

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The Penny's Depth: Why This Test For Tire Tread Should Not Be The Standard

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From the time you were a teenager, someone in your life taught you that you have enough tire tread if you can insert a penny in the tread and it reaches close to Lincoln’s beard (if the penny is upside-up). Okay, well, that may work great on new tires from tire dealers, but it should not be the standard all the time. Here are some valid reasons why. Not All Tires Wear the Same…

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How To Tell When Your Brakes Are On The Verge Of Going Out

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If you’ve ever been in a car when the brakes gave out you know how scary that experience can be. The driver tries to come to a complete stop but is unable to because the brakes just won’t do their job. This is definitely not something that is planned out, but it’s also an event that can usually be avoided. If you’re aware of the signs, you’ll have a better idea of when the brakes are about to go out.…

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Tips To Help Keep Your Truck's Transmission In Tip Top Shape

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If there’s one part of your truck that you definitely want to keep in working order it is the transmission. It’s hard to make those smooth transitions when your transmission isn’t working the way that it should. If the transmission goes down you won’t be able to make your drops and this can severely impact your income. If you want to make sure that your transmission is always in great shape the following tips should be able to help you get there.…

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The Importance Of Auto Performance Tuning

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You’ve seen them before: bright colors, bright lights, zooming past you on the highway at lightning speed, leaving a lot of noise in their wake. That is your typical performance-tuned car. Performance tuning will make your car stand out, not only in looks but also in performance. It will give your car speed and character. But there is more to auto performance tuning than that. Previously reserved for racing cars, performance tuning is becoming more and more trendy.…

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5 Common Car Paint Issues

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If the paint on your car is not in good shape, you may want to investigate and figure out what is causing the paint damage to your vehicle. There are five common types of paint damage that you need to be aware of. #1 Scratches One of the most common types of paint damage that vehicles sustain is scratching. Scratches can easily happen to vehicles due to a variety of situations.…

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4 Things To Ask About When Taking Your Vehicle In For Repairs

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When you need to take your vehicle in for repairs, you want to make sure that you find an auto body shop that has the right expertise to work on your vehicle at a price point that you can afford. In order to get that, you need to ask the right questions. A.S.E. Certification First, when you call an auto shop, ask and see if their mechanics are certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.…

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