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3 Causes Of Smoking Car Engines And What Needs To Be Done To Solve Them

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When your car becomes a smoking gun going down the road, the problem likely has something to do with your engine. Sometimes, seals may break and cause fluids to get on the block or your heads may have been damaged due to overheating, or any of a host of other problems that cause smoking. Here are five of the problems that may be the cause of your car becoming a smoke screen on the expressway: Read More»

Why You Shouldn't Put Off Having Your Cracked Windshield Replaced

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If your car windshield has a large cracked area on the passenger side, you may be tempted to put off having it replaced since it doesn’t interfere with your ability to see as you drive. However, when you have a damaged windshield, you need to get it fixed by a company like Coats Auto Body and Paint as soon as you can. If the crack is very big, it may not even be safe to drive your car. Read More»

Similarities Between Commercial And Passenger Truck Repair

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Trucks come in all sizes, but not surprisingly, their engines are not that different. Most passenger and commercial trucks that have an automatic shift utilize the same engines and engine sizes. The same goes for diesel trucks, although their engines might vary slightly in size. There are many other similarities between and among truck engines that make it easy to repair them all. Passenger Trucks and Commercial Trucks Have the Same Mechanics Read More»

Identifying A Troublesome Transmission

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Your vehicle relies on its transmission in order to shift from one gear to the next. A faulty transmission can render your vehicle inoperable, so being able to identify minor transmission problems before they become serious hazards is important. Here are three tips that you can use to help identify a troublesome transmission in the future. 1. Look under your car each morning. One of the easiest ways to gauge the health of your vehicle’s transmission system is by watching for signs of a transmission fluid leak. Read More»

Three Signs It Might Be Time For A New Set Of Glow Plugs In Your Diesel Engine

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Though glow plugs don’t need replaced as often as spark plugs, eventually those in your truck’s diesel engine will wear out. Below is a brief description of glow plugs and how they work compared to spark plugs as well as three signs that may mean your glow plugs may need replaced. What Are Glow Plugs? Glow plugs are small electrically powered heaters that, when at the needed temperature, ignite the diesel fuel to start your truck’s engine. Read More»