Auto Maintenance

What You Need To Know About Changing Your Cabin Air Filter (AC)

STEP 1 Open the glove box. Open the glove box and take out the contents. STEP 2 Remove the limiting stop arm. The limiting stop arm is on the right side of the glove box. Just slide it off the pin. STEP 3 Release the glove box. Grasp the front and back of the glove box, squeezing them toward each other until the side clamps pop free. Now that the sides are free, you can drop down the entire glove ...

How to Fix a Brake Pedal Going to the Floor

WHAT GOES WRONG? The brake system in your car is a sealed hydraulic system and relies on close tolerances between the brake pads and rotors or the brake shoes and drums. Also, if a leak occurs in the system it will be unable to build pressure due to the lack of fluid causing the brake peddle to travel to the floor which can be followed by the brake system warning light turning on. This guide addre...

Car Maintenance Checklist with Photos

You depend on your car to get where you are going and your car depends on you. It starts and runs every day thanks to your efforts to maintain it. As you already know, it’s not too difficult to keep your car in good shape. Here are the basics, read more details below: Fluids: Keep engine oil, coolant and other fluids clean and topped up. Wipers: Change your wipers at least once a year. Light...

10 Things You Should Check After Your Car is Serviced

We like to have a view of life that everything’s hunky-dory and nothing can go wrong, which remains in order only until the time we get betrayed at the hands of someone in whom we trusted blindly. With exactly this kind of attitude we hand over our cars for service. Next time you take your car for service, here is the list of things that you should check to avoid getting duped. 1. Work Order/Job S...

Toyota Corolla 2009-2013: lineup, fuel economy, interior, problems & maintenance tips

Toyota Motor Company started in 1937 as an offspring of the Toyoda Automatic Loom Works, the textile loom maker. Thanks to its famous production system, Toyota grew from a tiny company into the largest car manufacturer in the world. In the early 60’s Japan economy was booming and Toyota recognized the need for a family car for people living in suburbs to get around. That’s when the Cor...

Seven Symptoms of a Bad Fuel Injector

The fuel system inside most vehicles has something called a fuel injector. The function of the fuel injector is to supply the engine with fuel. The injector basically sprays fuel into the cylinder of the engine through a nozzle so that the internal combustion process can begin. The computer which manages the engine (called the Engine Control Unit – ECU) also manages its vital components, suc...

Toyota Camry Common Problems

    2012-2016 Camry – Common Problems Musty Smell Coming from the AC/Heat Vents: An overpowering moldy smell coming from the vents is not Camry specific and can occur in any vehicle. This problem occurs because people leave their A/C systems on when they turn off their cars. If the A/C system isn’t turned off and allowed to dry out for a couple of minutes before the car is parked, ...

How to Check the Car Engine When Buying a Used Car

When shopping for a used car, the condition of the engine, transmission and the car body are the most important. The fact that the car looks ‘clean’ and drives well doesn’t mean much if its engine has a hidden problem or was poorly maintained by previous owners. Engine repairs are very expensive. Of course, it’s difficult to evaluate the mechanical condition of the engine d...

How to Diagnose Car Problems If You Don’t Know Much About Cars

If something goes wrong with your car and you don’t know much about car repair, then it’s time to go to the shop and find out what’s wrong. However, lots of people are understandably worried about getting ripped off—mechanics are pretty good at detecting when a customer doesn’t know anything about cars. To avoid this, it’s a good idea to narrow down the possibilities ...

Ten Common Problems You Should Know About the Honda Accord

Ordinarily, it is believed that the Honda car is one of the most beloved cars ever. As a matter of fact, it is ranked amongst the coolest. Excellent engineering and comfort are the two major reasons Honda owners often go for the same model over again. However, it is true that every other vehicles develop mechanical problems at some point in time. But based on reported complains, Honda now seems to...

Top 6 Reasons Your Check Engine Light is On

Having the “check engine” light turn on can be an unsettling experience. It could indicate a major problem that requires stopping the vehicle immediately to avoid a costly engine repair. However, the “check engine” light can also be triggered by a number of minor issues. It is this generic function of the “check engine” light that can frustrate drivers when it lights up. It is not that uncommon fo...

12 Car Maintenance Tips You Can do at Home

Performing regular car maintenance is an effective way to ensure that your car runs at optimal capacity and helps you avoid costly repairs in the future. There are several things that you can do at home. Before you perform any of the maintenance on the checklist below, review the owner’s manual for your vehicle and keep in mind that this doesn’t excuse you from professional regular checkups and ma...

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