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  1. 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.
  2. rayan01


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  4. Hello, i intend to change my father ride from 730Li to a 7 seater SUV. x5 Q7 XC90 fortuner GL450 Land Rover Discovery btw, i am talking about the old USED cars to keep costs low. of these, which is the better one with reliability being highest priority. reason is because my father really really really hate a car to breakdown leaving him stranded. Thanks in advance About Me: I'm new in this forum, I am a consultant and have worked with multiple firms You can check mobile promo video, one of my work.
  5. richardwalter

    Car scrap & body value

    Hello, i would like to know if i scrap my car when the COE is up,other than the PARF value do i still get body value(scrap metal)? if yes,can anyone provide estimated body value of BMW 520,Mercedes E200 and Volvo S80? Thanks in advance About Me: I'm new in this forum, I am a consultant and have worked with multiple firms You can check Social Media Monitoring video, one of my work.
  6. In the quest to simplify your car, automakers are probably going to make life more annoying and difficult, at least for a while. At CES in Las Vegas this month, four automakers announced they're inviting speech-activated virtual assistants -- Amazon's Alexa and Microsoft's Cortana -- to become your driving companion. One who might pester you to buy things, tell you you're driving the wrong way or remind you you've left your house unlocked.
  7. http://www.indiegogo...apps-in-one-box Looks Promising if it can do everything it says: Custom dashboards with charting and programable safety alerts Record your track day with our racing overlays Measure your car's performance, track it over time Reduce your car's gas bills, know your car's unique fuel consumption profile Blackbox data recorder, evidence if you get into an accident Your own personal cloud to store your performance data you think? What do you think?
  8. Hello, I recently bought a 2011 Hyundai Sonata GL. The car is currently in perfect condition and I really like it. However, I discovered that the 2011 can have serious engine seizing issues. There has been many complaints at carcomplaints dot com. I am curious if this problem is very common and bound to happen to me? Also, does this affect Sonatas in all countries? I live in Ontario, Canada. The car currently has 55000 km on it. I am trying to decide if I should sell it or keep it. Thank you
  9. We are expanding our laundry business and we will needing another vehicle for business. But, we still have an existing car loan. I wonder if we can get another one? Do you know a financing firm that could meet our financing needs?
  10. Factors important to me in terms of decreasing importance... 1. MPG (40+) 2. Monthly Payment (250 or less) 3. Cruise Control 4. Bluetooth 5. Comfort for long drives 6. Trunk space/folding seats Factors that don't matter to me are.. 1. Brand name, 2. Color availability, 3. Fuel type I'm looking for something under 16k (new or used). Preferably used.
  11. Korean Brands Lead Industry in Initial Quality, While Japanese Brands Struggle to Keep Up with Pace of Improvement Press Releases: June 17, 2015 http://www.jdpower.com/press-releases/2015-us-initial-quality-study-iqs I own a 2004 BMW 540i and I'm in the market for a new luxury sedan. I will most likely buy the 2015 Hyundai Genesis. I test drove one 2 weeks ago and the handling is top-notch, pretty much on par with my 540i. I consider Hyundai a high quality brand (although maybe not "premium" yet), and the 2015 Genesis is a very high quality vehicle. However reliability matters the most to me, hence why I'm going with Hyundai. I've seen way too many Mazda's and Subaru's break down all of a sudden with no explanation other than poor reliability. I don't trust Lexus anymore after the braking scandal and now the Takata airbag scandal which has recently killed 8 people in the US and injured thousands others. What do you guys think? The IQS study may not truly indicate future reliability, but it's the most objective assessment of vehicle quality with no driver/external biases.
  12. Im looking for car to buy, and i want the nicest looking car for under 10000$ I dont care if the motor is big and have a lot of horse powers, it just have to look good. it could also be a car that i could modify, and in that way make it look good. I have been looking on modified Toyota celica (2000), modified Mitsubishi eclipse and Toyota supra. I like the modified Toyota celica (2000) the most. - Sorry for my bad english please recommend some cars to me
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  14. longboarder241

    Just a question

    so um, my mom has a chrystler right now, and she was wondering what the most affordable car that she could get that has bucket seats(7 seats) and maybe around a 2011-2014 model. Does anyone know or can maybe give me a list of cars that meet those requirements? thanks , btw it can be in any price range....she usually buys used.... but if its cheap enough, she may let me have her old car, which would be awesome since i dont own one.
  15. Mrjman

    on the fly build!

    I have a completely stock 2010 corolla le. I am going to replacing parts to make it look cool and SOUND fast. I don't care ab it being fast at all just to sound like it is. I need help as to what parts to start on. I will give recognition and exposure to who ever helps me. Any ideas?
  16. Hey everyone I'm relatively new to the topic of buying cars and I'm trying to do so on a budget, so I'm trying to find a deal buying a used car. My rents had a Toyota so I'm trying to stick with what I know. Anyway from my research I've understood that important things to consider are mileage, clean title, scratches/dents, and numbers of owners as the most important factors. From that I've found two listings that seem to have all the necessities: http://miami.craigsl...4689396152.html and from ebay http://www.ebay.com/...984.m1555.l2649 My questions are Do these listings look good? I mostly just need a nice car that will get me from A to B that is safe. Did I forget anything important to look at? Which looks like the better deal and how much should I be willing to bid on the second listing? BTW, I'll be moving Boston for my new job, so I'd be driving the cars up there.
  17. Riga and classic values goes hand in hand. Beautiful architecture and beautiful girls are very common in Latvia. Classic and beauty are almost synonyms, especially here in Riga – the capital of Latvia. One may ask, where does the secret of beauty lie? What distinguishes classic from just old? Precise work and paying attention to details is the answer. At RIXCAR we love everything that has tires and a motor. Everything that's classic. Everything with story behind Car restoration for us is a hobby that has become a successful business. Our main focus areas are: - car body repairs and painting - classic car restoration Our workshop is a place for real petrolheads and enthusiasts who value excellent craftsmanship. The company has seven year experience in car restoration processes. Each of our 14 employees is a master in his field, specializing in classic cars. Within the restoration process we use the highest quality materials to ensure excellent results. The workshop is equipped with technologies which allows us to carry out custom projects of any difficulty, for example bending from scratch car body panel of any shape. We always give rough idea of the final price, after we see the condition of the car and we do everything we can to manage work processes smarter, to keep within the agreed price or decrease it by doing things differently and to be more innovative so there would be less risks of unplanned expenses. We are able to provide numerous references from our customers from Nordic countries. If you’re a dedicated purist who desires only the best or you have just been searching for restoration company to give your car a fresh new look - you have found the right place. When a classic is restored to this level, it’s primed for show time. Our projects can be seen here: facebook page RIXCAR homepage Contacts: Reinis Jansons Phone: +371 26414411 E-mail: reinis@rixcar.lv
  18. I have a budget of around 140k USD and i can't find the perfect car , i have looked at the Audi RS7 and was really interested in the car the 560 hp and Quattro AWD seems awesome, and oh and it looks a million bucks . please help me find a car with lots of power comfort and luxury, i also took a look at the BMW m5 and it had a similar power figure to the Audi but i don't really think a bimmer is what i want . Thanks,
  19. p0werch0rd

    Car buying help.

    Hi everybody. I need some opinions. I've had my license for about a year, and I'm going to be needing a car before I move off to college. I'm moving from California to Kansas within a year or two. I have no preferences other than: 4wd, decent gas mileage(~20mpg) and reliable. Could settle for a small truck or a jeep-type vehicle. Also, being a soon-to-be college student I have a measly budget of around $10k. Any opinions and explanations are welcome. Thank you all!
  20. I don't know much about vehicles or anything for that matter. I want to know which car is faster between the two. Charger R/T Engine5.7L engine Cylinders8 cylinders Horsepower370 horsepower@5250rpm Torque395 torque@4200rpm Taurus SHO Engine3.5L engine Cylinders6 cylinders Horsepower365 horsepower@5500rpm Torque350 torque@1500rpm
  21. speedfun

    Free car valuation

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    Stanced Cars

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  23. stepheng

    1rst Toyota Sienna

    Hello there, New to this forum and relatively new to the world of cars. I have been trying to get my first car on and off for about a year now. I have decided that I want to get a pre 05 Toyota sienna. My budget is going to be around 5000 im trying to get one for around 3k and then put 2-3k of work into it at a mechanic. That's where this forum comes in! Im in the nyc area so I assume if I search ill be able to find a decent one since there are always plenty listed. Once this happens and after the mechanic inspects it what work would you guys recommend I have preemptively done to it? Obviously ill need to remedy any problems the mechanic and prior owner note. I read somewhere that putting in a new set of sensors and electronics is a good investment. Just putting my thoughts on here. Anyways, just trying to see what others think. Thanks in advance for the help.
  24. ElGringoGamer

    Fun Economic Car

    Hello everyone, I am brand new here and this is my first post so all of your input and consideration is highly appreciated... So I am 16 and have been driving for roughly half a year legally. I drive a 1998 Toyota Corolla LE I got from my parents. Yes I know, the Corolla is not a fun car, and that is the problem. The car is in great shape with only 120k which is nothing at all for a car like that; and I have put tint, rims, new struts, shocks, springs, brakes, and spark plugs into the car to try and make the ride a little more enjoyable. Because the car is a 98 Corolla, I will not waste my time putting legitimate modifications into the 1.8 L 4 Cylinder this car has. MY POINT to all of this is, my dad said he would buy the car back from me and I could use that $ to buy a car I enjoy more. Now I would like to think I do know a decent amount about cars, in fact, cars are probably my greatest hobby; I spend hours upon hours each day reading, watching, and doing anything I can to involve myself with automotives...BUT, I am completely stumped, after looking all over the internet and personally asking car people and mechanics I still cannot decide on a next car... I want this car to be somewhat economic, 25+ mpg, the car does not have to have crazy speed, but I do want it to have a respectable pick up, and I want it to be "fun." A car that gives you more than just A to B; a car the makes you WANT to go to A and B each day; and I would also hope this car is reliable. AND IT MUST BE STICK SHIFT. My price range is roughly $6000-$8000...I know what I am asking is extremely limited and picky, but I have a feeling that that car is out there somewhere; and I hope you fellow car enthusiasts can help me out...Thanks again!
  25. Hi everyone, my name is Kory and I am looking to get some feedback from a range of car owners. Below I have listed 12 questions which would help in the development of some new technology which is looking to extend the life of every vehicle out on the road. If you could please find some time to answer some or all of the questions it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time 1. What is the age of your car? 2. What types of cars are they? (For example: muscle car, hot rod, regular daily use, etc.) 3. How much longer are you planning on keeping the vehicle(s)? 4. Are you concerned about the appearance or durability of your car? a. Scale of 1-7 with 7 being most concerned 5. What appearance or durability factors concern you the most? 6. What, if anything, are you doing to alleviate these concerns? 7. How are you monitoring these concerns? 8. What would you say are the biggest problems or challenges regarding monitoring these concerns? 9. Are you using any computer/phone technology to enhance your cars performance/maintenance experience currently? a. If yes, what? 10. Are you comfortable with using that technology? a. If no, what could be done to help? 11. Do you gather information about car trends? a. If so, what’s your main source of information? 12. Do you belong to any car club type organization? a. If Yes ______________(Name of organization)