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Jumpstarting a Battery with Another Car

Posted by on Jan 2, 2018 in Car Maintenance, Safety Tips | Comments Off on Jumpstarting a Battery with Another Car

There are fewer things more inconvenient for car owners than a vehicle refusing to turn on. What makes this situation even worse is the fact that it only seems to happen when you have somewhere to be and you’re running late. If you’re fortunate enough to have another car available that does work, you have the opportunity to jumpstart your car using the other car’s functioning battery. In case you ever find yourself stranded by a dead battery and need a jumpstart via another car, then be sure to follow the steps below, and you’ll be on your way. Steps for Jumpstarting a Car Battery If you can, position the cars nose to nose, with roughly 18 inches between them. Make sure you’ve parked far enough from moving traffic and that both vehicles have parking brakes activated. Both vehicles...

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Signs Your Vehicle Needs a Clutch Replacement

Posted by on Dec 25, 2017 in Car Maintenance, Driving Tips, Safety Tips | Comments Off on Signs Your Vehicle Needs a Clutch Replacement

As the first stage in transmission, the clutch is essential to a vehicle’s gearbox. Once the engine starts, the clutch allows drivers to switch gears in order to get the vehicle moving. While moving, an active clutch allows the pressure plate to provide the friction and force that is necessary for connecting the flywheel with the engine as well as the transmission with the clutch plate. There are types of clutches used in all sorts of vehicles, but recognizing when a clutch must be replaced is hard to know without the proper knowledge. With that, here are a few tell-tale indications that a clutch has worn out, providing you with both the time and the confidence to know what’s best for your vehicle. Spongy Feeling Since most of us drive every day, being able to identify clutch failure early...

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