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What Can Happen If You Let Your Car Sit Too Long?

What Can Happen If You Let Your Car Sit Too Long?

What Can Happen If You Let Your Car Sit Too Long? You may be faced with a situation that causes you to drive less or stop the use of your automobile altogether. Sickness, injury, the move to a healthier lifestyle, or change of work to online freelancing may lead you to keep the vehicle parked for long. Unfortunately, the car is made for the road, and different parts will deteriorate if they do not start for a period. It is essential that you give your car a short drive after sitting for some time to prevent the issues discussed below. Here is a look at some problems. The Battery May Die When you drive your car, the battery gets charged via the alternator. If it is left to sit for long without a recharge, it discharges slowly and eventually dies. The battery can indeed hold the charge for some time. However, the alternator is vital for keeping it at optimum capacity. A battery that stays dead for long may eventually get permanently damaged, making it ... read more

What to Do After a Car Recall

What to Do After a Car Recall

Car recalls are common, and your car recall should not get you worried. It is a resolution of the vehicle manufacturer if they discover any deficiency in your vehicle. When the recall happens, the vehicle manufacturer is obligated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Authority (NHTSA) to notify you within a reasonable time. Why Recalls Happen The manufacture or the NHTSA might recall your vehicle if they observe different malfunctions in the car. Some of them include; Troubles in wiring systems Sticking gas pedals Defective wheels Frequent equipment wears Excessive oil intake Get Information On the Car Recall If your car has been recalled, check the NHTSA recall database. This is especially important if you bought the car from someone because that means the manufacturer did not list you as the car's contact person. Also, do the same if you have changed addresses, even if you are the vehicle's first owner. Ensure to read the recall letter and get a complete grasp of th ... read more

When Should I Change My Transmission Fluid?

When Should I Change My Transmission Fluid?

Having your car break down due to insufficient or dirty transmission fluid can be alarming if you are not prepared. To help save you save from any future disasters, here is a list of warning signs that your fluid needs to be changed. Transmission Grinding or Strange Noises A car transmission that is polluted with grime and muck can show signs which are related to insufficient amounts of transmission liquid. While you are driving your car, if you observe your transmission screeching or making weird sounds, you have to stop the car and then examine the transmission liquid level whilst the motor is still running. Make sure that the color of the transmission fluid is light red and is not brownish or blackish due to dirt or muck. If the level of the transmission fluid is normal and adequate, your car possibly requires a transmission cleanse. Issues with Shifting Gears Irrespective of whether you are driving an auto or manual, your vehicle needs to have good quality transmission fluid t ... read more

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