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Erwin Magalang

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  1. We all know that Christmas and New Year Holiday Season is one of the busiest and longest holiday seasons, especially in the Philippines. We would experience long rides on the road especially within the vicinity of the mall as they have huge sales and events. With this, as a car owner, there are things I need to prepare like ensuring my car is in tip-top shape so it won't breakdown easily. There are also stuff I consider in this season which is having contact details of my roadside assistance provider. And if I have a busy day, I would rather book a driver on demand service to fully enjoy my day without risking my safety. As a car owner, are there any things you do during this season especially in your car? Feel free to share your thoughts below.
  2. White smoke from the exhaust is surely a sign that there is a problem with your car. It could mean a big problem or not, which will depend on the thickness of the smoke. Thin smoke is something you don't need to worry about. However, thicker smoke is a pretty big issue. This could mean a broken fuel pumping injection, leaking coolant, or other parts are damaged like cylinder head, head gasket, fuel filter or the engine is clogged or cracked. What you can do is examine or inspect those areas and have them fixed. However, it's still best to have it diagnosed on your trusted car shop for possible repair to prevent misdiagnosed areas that might ruin your car. Hope this helps!
  3. Considering the benefits of purchasing a car, a lot of people are thinking of purchasing one. However, there's a lot of things to consider before buying a car. For me, some things to consider would be the budget, lifestyle, needs, car's fuel efficiency and the car's usage cost. Knowing this basis well help me determine what vehicle to buy. What do you think of this? Feel free to comment on your thoughts and if there are other things you are considering. Your comments are highly appreciated.
  4. One possible reason why its continuously blinking is due to other parts being affected. After draining the water from the battery, it doesn't automatically resolve the problem as some parts might affect its functionality. However, you can wait for a few days as your mechanic suggest. After a few days, if the Eco idle battery light is still continuously blinking , you can bring it to your trusted car shop to have it properly diagnosed for possible repair or replacement. Hope this helps!
  5. BLOWBAG also known as the car's Battery, Light, Oil, Water, Brakes, Air, and Gas are the most important parts of the car to ensure safety on the road. A lot of articles states that checking the car's BLOWBAG helps car owners enjoy their trip without worrying that their car might breakdown. I think the acronym BLOWBAG is also beneficial to car owners as it helps car owner do simple car maintenance task by ensuring that these parts are in tip-top shape. Do you find BLOWBAG helpful when you have a planned trip and car maintenance in general? Your thoughts would be highly appreciated.
  6. Fuel injectors are used for injecting fuel into the combustion chamber. Its purpose is to atomize the fuel for easy combustion. Purchasing fuel injectors online is good as it saves you some expenses but you need to purchase to a reliable shop or you can check the product if it has a good review and feedback. However, I still suggest consulting your trusted car shop regarding this matter as they might give you a better option. Doing this will prevent any problems as to which purchasing bad fuel injectors can lessen the functionality of your car on the road. Also, there is a possibility of damaging other parts which can cost you more expense and worst it can also risk your safety. Hope this helps!
  7. Every nozzle is equipped with a sensor to prevent overflow. When you face a situation where it overflows, it can mean a lot of things. Either you did not insert the nozzle properly which didn't allow the sensor to sense the tank's pressure or the sensor is damaged and had gone bad inside the nozzle. Other cases would be a clog in the venting side of the tank or a blockage in the fuel fill hose. What you can do is to check those areas and have it fixed or replaced. However, I think it's best to visit your trusted car shop to have it diagnosed to avoid further problems from arising. Hope this helps!
  8. Engine coolant or antifreeze varies in different colors depending on the brand, type of chemicals used to prevent corrosion and when is the usual time to change. The best thing to do is to follow the recommendation of your trusted mechanic and to monitor it. If you notice some difference, inform your mechanic right away. However, if your still hesitant you can just ask your dealer to provide you a coolant/antifreeze with the same as the one you are currently using. Hope this helps!
  9. I think the price will depend on the coverage of the service they will provide. What you can do is to check other trusted car shop within your location about the price range and their service coverage. With regards to the car service recommendation for your mileage. You can check your car's timing belt/ balancer, water pump, suspension, drive belts, hose pipes, air filter, and clutch plate. However, It's still best to follow the recommendation of your trusted mechanic to avoid any problems that could ruin your car or risk your life. Hope this helps!
  10. If you have power steering like most cars nowadays, this could indicate the problem on the system. What you can do is to check the fluid reservoir is full, If not, try to fill it up. If you experience it again, check your car if there's fluid leakage. However, it's still recommended visiting your trusted car shop for possible repair. I usually do this to avoid any problems. Hope this helps!
  11. The most common reason why your engine is creating a ticking noise is due to bad reciprocating components, low amount of engine oil, rod knocking, fuel injectors firing, or the valves are not adjusted properly. I think its best to have it diagnosed for possible repair as you wouldn't want to experience car breakdown during your trip. It's always best to travel when your car is in its best condition. Hope this helps!
  12. Vibration on the steering wheel is caused by several things. The first thing you can check is your tires and wheels as to which unbalanced wheels can cause intense vibration. Uneven tire wears is also one of the reason. I suggest you visit your trusted car shop to have it diagnosed for possible repair. Hope this helps!
  13. This is great and very helpful to car owners as this will lessen their car expenses. However, I think its still best to only trust a mechanic or professionals who are more familiar with the process to avoid any problems. Thanks for sharing this and will surely share this to my colleague!
  14. Rainy Season is already starting which makes us car owners anxious on the road. I've been reading a lot of articles providing car tips during the rainy season that I find very helpful. One of which is the importance of car maintenance during heavy rain. As a car owner, I think car maintenance is important in any season. However, I think there's additional car maintenance we can do during the rainy season to ensure that our car is in top condition. Such car maintenance include checking of tires, brakes and lights. Is there any car maintenance you do during rainy seasons? It would be great if you could share your thoughts!
  15. This is a very interesting innovation. Nowadays, most of us are busy with a lot of tasks. Having this will surely help a lot of people from finishing an important task especially now that we take a lot of time on the road due to the heavy traffic conditions. We won't need to drive which will allow us to do other tasks while on the road. Thanks for sharing this!
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