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  1. Erwin Magalang

    2011 Hyundai accent. Will not start.

    The possible reason why your check engine light is activated would be a damaged gas cap, your oxygen sensor needs to be replaced or your vehicle needs new spark plugs or plug wires. Situation like this should not be prolonged as this will potentially damage your car as well as it could risk your safety. The best solution for this is to get your engine checked to your trusted car shop for possible repair. Hope this helps!
  2. Erwin Magalang

    Brakes not locking

    This problem is usually caused by an improper rear brake adjustment. Other than what you've mentioned, I think you should check if your rear brake pads are already worn out. However, it's still advisable to have it diagnosed and checked to your trusted car shop to avoid worsening the problem. Hope this helps!
  3. Your car is your baby. Giving your car the service it deserves is one way to show your love for your car. In fact, if you’re looking for a car maintenance guide to keeping your car in tip-top shape and maintaining its overall condition no matter how many drives you take, keep on reading! You’d be surprised at what you can find in this very piece! Car maintenance is the ultimate service your car can get. Not only can you ‘avail’ it in numerous car service establishments, but it can also be done in the comfort of your own home. Plus, when done on a regular basis, this form of car service will be all the more beneficial for the well-being of your beloved vehicle as not only will it feel good for you to cruise down the street, hence, you will also cruise down in relative style and comfort. Looking for some enlightenment on this? This very piece can help shed some light on the concept of car maintenance, which in effect will become the ultimate car maintenance guide to maintaining your car! Here are some things for you to consider for car maintenance on your end and some other things to serve as your guide in the maintenance car service aspect. Read and Download the Car Maintenance Guide here.
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    Car Accidents

    Thanks for sharing this! However, car accidents can be prevented if you take care of your car properly which includes attending to your scheduled car maintenance. Hope this helps!
  5. Erwin Magalang

    Powered driver's seat (slight movement)

    Got the same problem with my car months ago. In my case, the hose clamp fix is the solution. But sometimes it's not the driver's seat mechanism that causes the problem but rather the motion within the leather seat cushioning. However, I suggest you can visit your trusted car shop to have it checked for possible repair. Hope this helps!
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    Slowing down/Speeding up issue

    That must be a frustrating experience. There are many culprits why it happens which includes defective fuel pump, clogged fuel filter, dirty airflow or vacuum leak. You can check it if it solves the issue. However, I suggest you visit your trusted car shop to have it check to prevent any damage it might cause. Hope this helps!
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    How to car service by yourself

    There are several ways you can do by yourself this includes oil and oil filter check and replacement, full brake check, car battery check, and other simple tasks. What you just need to remember is that you should have the right knowledge and skills to perform the tasks to avoid committing mistakes that might ruin it. Hope this helps your concern!
  8. Erwin Magalang

    Need help with my brakes!

    Spongy, squishy or mushy brakes might cause huge trouble if not addressed immediately. It should undergo brake inspection and service. The possible reason for the problem is having air in the brake lines, brake line damage, old or low brake fluid, cylinder wear or damaged disc brake caliper. The best solution would be to visit your trusted car shop to have it further checked. Also, regular maintenance is recommended to prevent problems like this to arise. Hope this helps!
  9. We love the cars we own — because if not, we wouldn’t have bought them to drive around in the first place. When it comes to this, a simple car service should do you a huge favor. Thankfully, there are a lot of auto shops that are able to service your car to your satisfaction! With all that being said, why exactly should you get your car serviced? Well, to help you answer that question, here are some of the best points to consider on your thoughts of having your car serviced. Why should you get your car serviced? Having Car Serviced Regularly will help to Maintains Your Car’s Overall Value One thing to note about cars is that value is almost everything. In fact, since the day you bought the car, the car’s overall purchase value is on an ever decreasing or increasing scale. For the former, the more damage it takes overtime and the more it’s neglected, the more likely that the car’s overall value will decrease. This is where regular car servicing comes in the picture! If you get your car serviced on a regular basis, then your car’s overall value will be maintained to a high price, which can make reselling your car even easier to do when the time comes. Plus, with your car in tip-top shape thanks to having it serviced on a regular basis, there are bound to be some googly eyes being made of the natural, metallic beauty that is your car! Having Car Serviced Regularly will help to Save Money Of course, thanks to the regular servicing of your car, it can definitely help you save money for your car and other things you wish to spend on! Additionally, with the various amounts of damage that can afflict your car, which in turn would need repairs in the end, why not save the money needed for regular servicing for your car? Think of it as a precautionary measure for those emergency moments that can happen anytime! Having Car Serviced Regularly will help to Ensure That Your Car is in Good Working Condition When it comes to having your car serviced on a regular basis, one of the most important things to consider is the overall working condition of your car. Sure, owning a car and getting to drive it around on a regular basis is nothing short of awesome. However, how long can a car really last? For this, simply bring your car to the nearest auto shop and have it serviced. That way, you can truly check if your brakes, lights, tires, and other important things are in good working condition. Having Car Serviced Regularly will help to Ensure Good Fuel Economy for Your Car Since fuel is one of the most important aspects of a car, this is one of the most important tips to consider. Regular servicing of your car can ensure that your fuel capacity remains in optimal condition, as well as ensuring that it is able to burn less fuel when running. Key Takeaway There you have it! Having your car serviced can really do wonders for you! With these reasons to consider, those regular trips to the auto shop can really be worthwhile in the long run!
  10. Erwin Magalang

    Is window tinting suitable for your cars?

    Yes, window tinting is suitable for cars. It will just vary on the reason why window tinting is important to car owners. Having your car tinted will improve its appearance, it provides heat rejection for your comfort while on the road, increase privacy, and increase safety from road accidents. Getting your car tinted can be a risky procedure which is why its' best handled by professionals. Hope this helps!
  11. A few days ago, I took my car to a car shop nearby for an oil change. However, after a week of usage the oil is black. Is it normal for the oil to be dark after oil change? Do I need to visit a car shop to check-up and possible repair?
  12. Erwin Magalang


    Oh, I'm terribly sorry to hear that. Anyways, no need to panic you just need to do an immediate action to avoid further damage. The first you can do is to remove all the water out of your car as much as possible. Next is you can use a fan to clear out moisture and keep your doors open. Another thing you can do after doing the mentioned tasks, you can check the areas and if you feel that it's slightly wet you can dry it off by using a blow dryer. Additionally, you can put some moisture-absorbing products like baking soda or silica gel. However, if you want to secure that your car won't have a problem in the future you can visit your trusted car shop to have it check especially the electricals. Hope this helps!
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    Dark Color Oil after oil change

    Great information! Thanks for sharing your thoughts
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    Video Explains Right Way To Pour Oil

    Thanks for sharing this information especially for car owners who are into DIY car repair and maintenance, as most of us don't want to ruin our car with a mistake like this. Will definitely share this to my friends.
  15. If you’re a car owner, then you probably already know that having a car can be quite a commitment. After all, you can’t just let it hit the road all the time or let it linger in your garage. If you want it to run smoothly and efficiently, then car maintenance and repair are your safest bet, which means that you need to visit an auto shop or a car shop routinely. Avoid these car repair mistakes that will put your car at risk. As much as you want the best for your vehicle, there are still instances when certain car maintenance procedures can go awry, or when you forgo certain repairs — all of these, needless, to say, can be damaging to your car and your safety. In order to avoid these dangerous and costly blunders, it’s advisable that you familiarize yourself with them as early as plausible. Listed below are some of the most common car repair mistakes. What are the common car repair mistakes? Opting for a very low-cost mechanic. Filling the engine with an incorrect type of oil. Skipping the oil change. Not changing dirty filters. Ignoring scheduled maintenance. Overlooking your tattered brake pads. Forgetting to check cars. Neglecting fluids. Opting for a Very Low-Cost Mechanic Sure, you want to save some money on repairs, and your instinct might be to go to an extremely economical auto shop or car shop. Unfortunately, there’s a reason why there are low-cost mechanics and more expensive ones — that is, the disparity in quality. You don’t want to sacrifice the welfare of your car by opting for cheap services (not to mention that doing so might lead to more repairs in the future). This doesn’t mean that you need to select the priciest of the bunch. It’s safe if you veer in the mid-range. Additionally, do your homework and check some online reviews or ask for referrals. Filling the Engine with an Incorrect Type of Oil Albeit using an incorrect type of oil won’t necessarily lead to engine failure, doing so can still harm your engine and sacrifice its performance. At any rate, it’s best to be sure what sort of oil you’re supposed to put in your engine. Skipping the Oil Change In other instances, you might decide to skip the oil change altogether. As with the previous one, this might cause your engine to eventually wear out and run less efficiently. In the end, your engine might finally break down. Not Changing Dirty Filters Not changing dirty filters can lead to serious problems in the future. For one, some of your car’s sensors might fail, which means thousands of pesos of repair. Ignoring Scheduled Maintenance A vehicle’s scheduled visit to an auto shop or car shop is already listed down in the car manual, and yet, some car owners still choose to blatantly ignore it. You shouldn’t! After all, a car manual has all the information you need to know about your car, and this knowledge might spare you from expensive repairs! Additionally, following all the instructions written in it guarantees that your vehicle will always be functioning seamlessly. Overlooking Your Tattered Brake Pads Not changing your brake pads when there’s already a sign of wear and tear can be hazardous to your safety. As you might have guessed, it can lead to some accidents that you easily could have avoided if you replaced your brake pads with new ones. Some of the most common manifestations of frayed brake pads are difficult when you’re turning a corner and a deafening, screeching sound that accompanies your car every time it comes to halt. Forgetting to Check Tires For tires, you’ll need to constantly rotate them and to check air pressure. This will help you avoid the imbalanced tread wear on your tires. Uneven tread wear can lead to myriads of issues, such as vibration when driving, irregular traction, and damage to steering and suspension parts. Most auto shops or car shops will rotate your vehicle for a fee. However, if you have a jack and jack stand, then you can perform it by yourself at the comforts of your home! As for air pressure, you can just have it checked at a nearby gas station. Lastly, air temperature also disturbs tire inflation. So even if your tires don’t have air seeping out of it, you might still need to have your tires checked, just to be sure. Neglecting Fluids These fluids are there for a reason — that is, they ensure that your vehicle will be running smoothly and efficiently. If you want to be sure about the fluids that your car will need, then your car manual is your best friend. Key Takeaway Being a car owner isn’t simple. There are tons of things that you need to know and need to do, and one of them is the necessity of regularly visiting an auto shop or a car shop. After all, you need to ensure that your vehicle is always in its prime condition. Unfortunately, there are times when these repairs aren’t really helping. On the contrary, they can be detrimental to your car. There are also instances when you might deliberately ignore certainly. In order to avoid these car repair mistakes, it’s wise that you familiarize yourself with them.
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    8 Common Car Repair Mistakes You Should Be Avoiding

    Thank you for accepting my post Nate :)
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    Leak in the Cooling System, Coolant Issues, Radiator Problems, and the weather condition are the causes why car engine overheats. The best solution for this is to bring your car to your trusted auto shop right away as ignoring this problem can cause your engine system to fail, which can mean an expensive cost on repair. Hope this helps!
  18. This is some great information about car battery. There are several tasks to do to avoid having problems with your car battery, including it on your regular car maintenance task is really a good practice. I will surely share this post to my friends. Thanks for sharing!
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    Weird car issue, 1987 honda accord

    A bad or clogged fuel filter is a possible failure. It can also be the ignition or injection system, a low idle speed in need of adjustment or vacuum leaks. I suggest you can go to your trusted auto shop to check and diagnose the problem for it to repair immediately to avoid worsening the problem. Hope it helps!
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    Are you ready for winter?

    Great post! When winter is around the corner, it is recommended to visit our trusted shop to have our car checked and maintained for it to be ready for the weather and to prevent experiencing any circumstances on the road. Will be checking out your future post.
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    New battery won't hold charge

    I think the best solution for this is to bring your car to an auto shop so that they can further look into this matter. As you already tried most of the possible action to do. Hope this helps!