Do you want your car to be running in top-notch condition? Below are given a few car maintenance tips which you can perform yourself. Follow these suggestions diligently if you want your car to run smoothly and not give you any problems. 1. Engine oil – Oil is a lubricant which reduces friction between parts of the engine. It also assists in heat dispersion. Engine oil absorbs heat that is produced in the engine combustion chambers, thus preventing overheating. Oil also prevents rusting, corrosion and damage of essential engine parts.
There are a number of things that you should consider before you dive headfirst into classic car restoration. If you plan the project correctly you will get exactly the outcome you are looking for. There is always a reason to restore a car. For some people it’s as simple as nostalgia, it reminds them of better times. For others, it’s a business, and their goal is to make money restoring classic cars. And then there are those who do it for an investment, and classic cars are a good investment
There is nowhere else quite like the 4-mile long gem that is called the “Barefoot” island. Known by travelers around the world as the party capital of the BVI, Jost Van Dyke is equally appreciated for its protected anchorages, breathtaking beaches, unspoiled beauty, and calm, casual, laidback lifestyle. Named after the 17th-century Dutch pirate who made it his hideaway. The tiny mountainous island of Jost Van Dyke lies 3 miles off the northwest coast of Tortola. Little has changed since a Quaker colony settled here in the 1700s to farm
Car trouble. The very phrase can make you cringe. While no car problem is a good car problem, these struggles get easier if you have an auto mechanic that you trust to be fair and thorough. Let’s look at seven common problems that may send you and your vehicle to an auto body shop. 1. Electrical Repairs Every car has a complex electrical system that keeps its features operating. Electric problems include small things like blown fuses and faulty bulbs, as well as larger issues that affect the battery, alternator,
I know this is a bit different of an article, but if you read my articles then you know that if a reader of my articles asks a question I usually try to answer it if I can. Today I had a reader ask how to do the bodywork after the rust patches, or replacement panels are in place. In this article, I will try to answer his question. I don’t know if this is exactly what he was looking for but I will wing it. The question is how
Look at any selection of caravans or motor caravans and you’ll find a mixture of sheet GRP (glass reinforced) panels, aluminum panels, GRP moldings, acrylic-capped moldings, glass windows, acrylic windows, rubber surrounds, cast metal side skirts, alloy awning rails, vinyl decals, tires and so on. Unfortunately, apart from good old soap and water and elbow grease there just isn’t one ‘magic bullet’ cleaner that can handle all those combinations. That means most owners understand they’ll have to buy several different cleaners for the job in hand – especially as some
Fixing auto parts on your car probably isn’t your favorite item on your to-do list. While car maintenance can be a pain to get done, there are some ways you can save a few bucks by doing some of the repairs yourself. While some auto parts require the attention of a professional, here are some you can easily work on in the comfort of your own garage. Replace a Battery Changing an old car battery is one of the easiest auto parts to fix yourself. Once you determine that you
If you are looking for a way to improve the performance of your car or reduce fuel consumption, you may want to consider booking your car in for a professional remapping. ECU remaps are specialist methods of fine-tuning a car engine’s computer to make the car run at optimum levels that suit the driving conditions, and the driver style. If you have a large and powerful car its engine may need some fine-tuning so that you get the best performance possible. This is especially important for cars with turbocharged engines.
With the introduction of a new segment of car, an i.e. minivan with revolutionary features like sliding doors, and safety features like airbags, the Dodge Caravan brought a revolution in the car world. It offered the buyers an extraordinary amount of space in the car and an ‘easy-to-drive’ package, which in turn, made it the most favorite family car. During the Dodge caravan used to be considered as the most versed and sought-after car which is why the Dodge remained constantly the top-selling car of that time. However, today with