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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»

Understanding What Needs To Be Serviced On Your Diesel Powered Car Or Truck

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When you own a diesel-powered car or truck, you need to have it serviced just like you would a gas-powered car and while there are some common parts that they both share, the service procedure for the diesel is different. Understanding the differences is important so you know that your vehicle is being serviced properly. Servicing and maintaining your engine and chassis can greatly increase the lifespan of that car or truck by many years. Read More»

Tint Those Home Windows

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There are many different ways that you can really add value and utility to your home. Many people spend a lot of money renovating their home, and most of the time it is money well spent. While there are many big projects that you can undertake, there are also little things that you can do to your home that will add a great deal of value. If you have not considered tinting your home windows, you really should take another look at the benefits of tinting. Read More»

Tips To Help With Maintaining Your Commercial Vehicles

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Commercial fleet maintenance is something that many business owners will find themselves needing to manage. However, this can be a part of your business that you may not feel confident with managing. To help you avoid potentially costly errors when caring for your commercial vehicle fleet, you should incorporate some basic tips into your overall strategy. Take A Proactive Approach To Maintaining Your Vehicles Many business owners will fall into the poor habit of waiting to perform maintenance on their vehicles until problems arise. Read More»

Three Reasons Why It's Better To Tow Your Car When Your Windshield Is Broken

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If your vehicle’s windshield just smashed and/or cracked all the way across, you may be tempted to save some money and drive your vehicle into the shop for your auto safety glass replacement work. Before you do that, you should understand some of the dangers and some of the reasons why it is better to tow your car to a place like Harr’s  Auto Glass when your windshield is broken. It may just save your car and your life. Read More»

Protecting Your Brakes: What To Do

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Your car’s brakes are used every day and if they should ever fail unexpectedly, that could lead to accidents and injuries. Ensuring that the rotors and brake pads are intact and functioning properly is important for all drivers on the road. You should also be doing the following to protect the brakes you’ve got. Stop Riding Brake Pedal As part of the way you drive on a normal day, you may let your foot linger on the brake pedal, particularly on a day when traffic is awful and you anticipating stopping a lot. Read More»

3 Ways To Take Care Of Your Vehicle's AC System

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With spring on the way, it is time to make sure that your vehicle’s air conditioning system is ready to kick into gear. Here are three ways to take care of your vehicle’s air conditioning system. #1 Change Out The Air Filter One of the most important things you can do is change out the air filter in your vehicle before the spring starts. A clean air filter is crucial to keeping your system running smooth. Read More»