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  1. 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?
  2. 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.
  3. Killereria

    1998 Civic LX Issues

    Hello everyone! I have a few issues with my car. I’ve had it about 5 years now and am the second owner over all so it means most issues are due to age or myself. I’ll separate as many as I can i’m Only looking for possible easy solutions I can do at home. I understand it’s probably best to take it to a mechanic for most issues but I don’t have the 2k+ for most issues. Just over a year ago I got into an accident which bent my gram slightly on the passenger side hood. Only significant damage is a bent hood slightly bent frame and bumper is cracked but won’t fall off. I’m not too worried about replacing them or fixing them mostly because it is a 90% cosmetic issue. Small rust forming that I can easily repair myself. The main issue stemming from it is that the frame is holding in one of my fluids which could cause and issue if I need to remove parts in that area. next issue (caused by me) ran my oil on low for just over a year. Mostly due to barely making 1k a month not enough for bills the oil change light never came on. Now I know that’s no excuse for not taking care of my only form of transport. But this is my first car gimme a break. I think it may be an issue with my computer as my gas light never came on and my check engine light never comes on when I have major issues. Always when it’s something small and stupid hat I can fix for cheap. So it concerns me a lot as I love my car very much. It took me a few years to realize it’s my most valuable possession. So of course I want to fix it up. And putting in my own work is what will encourage me to keep it in tip top shape. next issue is my paint. I have seen videos online about redoing your own paint I am looking for suggestions on the best way to do it. My clear coat is cracked due to age and Honda using crappy products also no one took care of it before I got it. Like I said if I can do the whole car myself that would be best! last issue timing belt is due for change but I have a rattle in the engine occurring when I accelerate from a slow speed. It goes away when i’m At higher speeds about 50mph and higher. My guess is the timing belt and something is loose which will probably fix the issue the moment the belt is replaced. This one is more of a mystery than the rest. i can give more info on the secs of the car if it helps just let me know! This car is gonna be my super project for the next 5 or so years. Want to repaint it black and interior white and completely blacked out. With racing seats and tear out the back seats to extend the trunk. (Thinking of converting it to manual but not sure due to effort of doing so) i know very little about cars and fixing them but it would be nice to learn how to take care of mine. Especially since my dream car is a ‘73 Ford falcon XB GT coupe. any and all tips and advice are welcome! Thank you in advance! ❤️❤️❤️
  4. Your driving pattern and how you take care of your car can have a huge effect on how much fuel the car is consuming. Here are some top tips that will see you driving past fuel pumps more often. Well-maintained car Make sure the car is services as per the schedule. Regular car check-up - oil change, air-filter change and spark plug replacements , will increase the life of the car and also improve fuel economy and minimize emissions. Proper inflated tyres It is advisable to keep the tyres properly inflated and aligned. This helps in saving fuel. Switch to low rolling resistance tyres is possible. Low rolling resistance tyres are expensive, but according to their makers, the advantages are significant, especially when it comes to fuel efficiency. Read more: How to maximise fuel efficiency?
  5. explainervideocost

    Engine sump drain plug

    Hello, Mechanic told me my engine sump drain plug internal screw thread no good already, thus always have oil drips. I told him to fix it but he said its a big job. Have to get new oil sump, then remove old sump and fix it back. Sounds easy??? There are a few items in way of the sump so its not going to be easy. Also will cost quite a lot to get new oil sump, gasket and drain plug. Anyone got any workshop who can re-tap the screw thread in situ and then machine a new drain plug for it??? I know this can be done, but must find the correct workshop. Any Help will be appreciated!! Thanks in advance About Me: I have worked with multiple firms You can check 2d animation video production , one of my work.
  6. When I was changing my oil last week, I noticed a cable that was unhooked. Can anyone tell me where this needs to be plugged in at? The cable is at the front of my car in front of the condenser. I have no idea where it goes. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
  7. I've been looking into the rx8 for a while now and I've seen on many forums that you have to care for the engine properly so that it doesn't get damaged. So what are the steps to take care of your engine to keep it healthy?
  8. jacktool

    New car maintenance?

    A few days ago bought a BMW x5, in use should I pay attention to what problem, ask for help.thanks
  9. Rednaxela11

    Kia sportage questions

    Hey guys, I new to this so sorry if I'm doing something wrong. But anyway, I am getting a 2008 Kia sportage and I was wondering how much a 3in body lift would be, what size tires would be best for it, and it's a 4cyl which most of you know make the pickup really slow so is there anyway i could speed it up but like in a cheaper way? Thanks!
  10. Hello folks, I had a question about synthetic oil VS conventional. I figured there might have been a sticky here somewhere, but haven't found any. Anyway, my question was, is synthetic really that much better than conventional oil? These are a few advantages I hear about synthetics: They don't leave sludge inside the engine. They last much longer than conventional because it doesn't break down under high heat They cause less wear and tear to the engine itself They're just wayyyyyy better overall? I don't know guys. If synthetics are that much more superior, then why doesn't everybody use it? If conventional is that much worse, then why do so many people use it? My main question is, is my engine going last so much longer in a better working state if I use synthetic oil compared to conventional??? Thank y'all in advance!
  11. My partner and I are trying to develop a new vehicle system that could potentially increase the efficiency of your vehicle up to 10%. We're still in the developmental stages and we really need some feedback from drivers. Please take 5 minutes to take our short survey! Thank you! Survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1V_kovHDHToEqTrodd7I-4RwwyChHGCPy_dX2RTpco8A/viewform
  12. Hello there, so im planning on buying my first car soon and i have a car in my mind that i want to purchase.. it's the Mazda RX8. I have a friend who knew someone who owned an rx-7 and told me that he always had to change the oil and maintain it literaly everyday. But this car i really want to get so i was hoping you's could give me the obvious pointers on how to maintain a car with a rotary engine ? what do i need to do in order to get the most out of this car ? Wether it is changing the oil , what type of oil maybe ? IDK you's are the smart ones , HELP! -Fillip.
  13. If you are running your car with highe enigne and exhaust gas temperature, then I can say that you are intentionally forcing your car to a certain danger and reducing its lifetime. Its so simple taks to fix up the issues. You can also do it yourself. Just follow these procedures and do it yourself and keep your car live for long time. This article may aid you to fix up your high engine and exhaust gas temperature problem. used autoparts online
  14. As a new user may be you are struggling to fix up air mass flow sensor of your car. But, its a quite simple task. No need to be an auto expert to fix it up. You can also do it yourself. You just need to follow some procedures to get it installed in your car safely and accurately. This article enslits all procedures and cares, which you should maintain to install the sensor: used autoparts online.
  15. danielrey693

    Standard Auto Maintenance Procddures

    Most auto users don't have any idea about standard auto maitenance schddule and procedure. They often make it a complex thing due to unconsciousness. However, it turns into a cost of hudreds of dollards year just because of auto maintenance lackings. But, as a new user you should follow up regualr vehicle maintenance procedures. Ohterwise, it would suffer you in the long run. See what this article says for auto mainteance. used autoparts online
  16. Planning to buy a ford escape, can anyone tell me the average cost including changing the engine oil, thanks.
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