making simple car repairs on your own

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making simple car repairs on your own

My husband was nice enough to teach me how to do a lot of things to keep my car running well without having to rely so much on him or our mechanic. This all started when I couldn't get him to change the oil on my car after buying the filter and oil to do it. Weeks had passed and he still hadn't changed my oil, so I went online, looked up a video about how to do it, and got busy doing it myself. An hour later, my oil was changed and he didn't have to do a thing. If you are interested in learning how to do things to your car on your own, my blog is the place to start.

Why You Should Buy Third-Party Roadside Coverage

Many car owners take advantage of the convenience of adding roadside assistance coverage to their auto insurance policy. It's usually a pretty affordable addition, and it's a good thing to have. However, buying roadside assistance coverage through your insurer isn't always the best idea. You should actually purchase roadside assistance service through an independent party instead. Here are a few reasons why it's best to opt for third-party instead of insurance company roadside assistance. Read More 

Setting Up Your Truck Or SUV For Off Road Travel

Whether you use your truck or SUV for hunting, fishing, camping, or everyday commuting, if you are considering using it to travel off road there are things you can do to help it perform better and ensure you get where you are going and back. Off road or off-highway travel is different than driving on the paved roads. The demands of the vehicle are much higher and if the vehicle is not properly equipped, you may damage the truck or breakdown in the middle of nowhere. Read More 

Involved In An Accident? 4 Tips To Get The Most Out Of Your Auto Body Repair

No one asks to be involved in an accident, but it is an unfortunate thing that happens to be the best of people at some point in their lives. After all, there are millions of people driving on the road every single day, and the majority of them are distracted by one thing or another, making a crash here or there inevitable. Some accidents are minor, while others are more severe. Read More 

Four Habits That Will Prolong The Life Of Your Brakes

Solid brakes that you can rely on are critical to your safety on the roads. That's why it's important to have your brakes serviced regularly and serviced when required. However, a trained mechanic can charge you an average of $349 or more per axle when you have your brakes done. It makes sense, then, to try and get the most life out of your new brakes. The good news is that a few changed habits can make a significant difference in the wear and tear that your brakes experience every day. Read More 

Hidden Mechanical Damage: Why You Shouldn’t Do Your Own Auto Body Repairs After An Accident

If you plan to do your own auto body repairs after your vehicle receives damages from an auto accident, you may want to think twice before you do. Your DIY repairs may actually make your vehicle unsafe to drive on the road because you may not spot the mechanical damages hiding beneath the exterior. Driving your car with mechanical problems may lead to another road accident. If this happens, the insurance company may not be willing to pay for the damages. Read More