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How an engine coolant system actually functions

Understanding how the engine coolant system works can enable you to identify any issues. As a running engine builds up heat, the thermostat assesses the temperature and sends coolant and water from the radiator around the system as required. It’s the water pump that carries out the hard work, allowing the coolant to absorb the…
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Three Tools You Need for Car Repair

You don’t need to lug around a massive toolbox to deal with some common Honda repairs. Instead, you can use some common tools and a little know-how to get your vehicle back on the road. Regardless of the problem your car faces. The first tool you need is a car jack, to jack up your…
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Is your vehicle in need of alignment?

There are some signs that are relatively easy to spot, but just as easy to miss. Here are three useful questions to consider… Are there any patterns showing uneven wear across your tire surfaces? These might be especially obvious on the inside or outside of a tire As you move up to higher highway speeds,…
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Mini Cooper transmission issues

The first generation Mini was the most notorious model for transmission issues. The clutch has been known to fail in under 20,000 miles and usually was blamed on rough driving. This model of Mini was the center of a lawsuit, which caused the company to cover transmission costs on vehicles with an 8-year warranty or…
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The vehicle sounds that you should never ignore

A vehicle is often on the verge of experiencing a breakdown when it suddenly makes one or more repetitive noises in spots that never had sounds before or normal sounds become louder. The following three categories of sounds require immediate attention: Rattling Under the hood, rattling often indicates that the water pump might fail at…
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Why Isn’t My A/C Cold?

Driving in a hot car on the first day of summer, wishing you had checked the A/C weeks ago, isn’t fun. One of the main causes of your A/C not working as it should be is a refrigerant leak. The leak may be in the condenser, hose, or the evaporator. Another issue may be a…
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3 Signs You Should Get Your Car AC Serviced by a Professional

The last thing anyone wants to do is drive around in the summer heat with no air conditioning. Most people don’t realize that their AC could be cooling their car much more efficiently than what it is. Here are three signs you need to take your car in to be checked by a professional. 1)…
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Deciding where to get your BMW serviced

When you need someone to repair your BMW in Colorado, you have a few major options to consider: You can use a service center at a dealership. They usually provide satisfactory repairs, but you might need to travel a long distance and pay high prices. You could visit a local general-purpose garage. This decision will…
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Is your car summer road trip ready?

Summer is here and for many people that means going on a road trip. Whether it’s an escape to the beach, crossing another National Park off the bucket list, or visiting far-flung family, none of it’s possible without a reliable vehicle. Here are three things to think about before pulling out of the driveway. Time…
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Most common BMW repairs

BMW cars are renowned for their quality and reliability, but like any vehicle, at some point, they will need repairs. Some of the most common BMW repairs include: – Locks on doors: Whether it’s one or more doors that aren’t locking, BMWs are prone to having issues when it comes to remote locking. – Engine…
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Dealer services versus independent auto services, what’s the big difference?

Many car owners don’t trust independent auto services, which is an alternative to a dealer service. They believe dealers have the best mechanics who provide honest evaluations and can fix any car problem, while independent auto service mechanics lack the necessary skills, rip them off by exaggerating repair issues and can’t fix certain issues. However,…
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Mini Cooper Repair Problems

Mini Coopers are charming and stylish cars, but they do come with some unique repair problems that you might not find in other cars. For example, both the clutch and the electric power steering pump are prone to failure, particularly if you put a lot of wear and tear on them in a short period…
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