Why You Might Not Be Allowed To Make Modifications To Your Car's Computer

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It may become impossible for you to work on your own car in the future or perform modifications. Given the computing power of many modern cars, tinkering with a car might be a modification of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The modifications that DIY car enthusiasts can make to on-board computers can create problems that might outweigh the benefits. The Risk Of Making Modifications To A Car Amateurs can make modifications to the coding.

24 February 2016

Troubleshooting And Repairing Your Own Automotive Lighting Problems

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Most automotive lighting problems are due to either a bad fuse or burned out bulb. In many cases, you can find the problem and repair it yourself. Here are the steps to perform your own troubleshooting of lighting problems in your car. Your Car's Lighting System All of the lights in the car run off of the battery and are connected to a fuse. The fuse protects the car from fire and you from a shock should the bulb short out.

19 January 2016

Save Money On Car Repairs

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Keeping a car in good condition can become a money drain if you don't have a great repair plan. Here are some tips on saving money while keeping your car in working order.   Know Your Maintenance Schedule You can waste money by following a generally prescribed maintenance routine if your car needs slightly less care. At the same time, many of the more expensive repairs can be avoided if you stick to the right maintenance schedule and don't wait too long.

30 December 2015

Simple DIY Auto Body Repair Tips

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Even the most cautious driver will probably have to deal with dents, scratches, or other damage to their vehicle at some point. Depending on the size and type of damage, auto body repairs can be expensive. Fortunately, you can often repair minor damage yourself if you have the tools and know-how. Here are some simple DIY repair instructions that you can use to repair vehicle scratches and dents on your own.

14 December 2015

Should You Get a Generic Part to Fix Your Car?

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When your car breaks down and needs to be repaired, you will have to decide what kind of part you want to use to fix it. You can pick from a genuine part that is made by your car's manufacturer or a generic part that is usually much cheaper. It's comparable to buying store brand groceries at times: There are some foods that are indistinguishable from their name brand counterpart, while others just seem a bit off.

20 November 2015

Benefits Of Engine Chip Tuning

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Engine chips are electronically programmed parts of your engine that work to limit the performance of your vehicle for safety and consistency reasons. Tuning, or reprogramming, the chip involves changing those limits for a variety of different reasons. While tuning your engine chip can cause your vehicle to become more sensitive to low quality fuels or demand more maintenance, there are a number of benefits that come with it as well.

3 November 2015

Starting Your Own Towing Business: Tips For Success

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If you live in an area where tow trucks are scarce, starting your own towing company can certainly be a profitable venture. Whether it's shopping centers or apartment complexes who need help removing unwelcome cars, or every day drivers in need of roadside assistance, a towing service is an important part of the driving landscape. If you've considered starting your own company (like R & R Towing) , read on to find out what you can do to begin your business.

19 October 2015

5 Reasons To Call A Towing Company

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Running into issues while driving is a common issue. However, you don't always have to call a towing company. Sometimes you will be able to fix the problem yourself, but sometimes you will have to call a towing company. Determining when you actually need to call a tow truck is important to know. Here are five reasons to make the call: If You Have a Rental Car: Most of the time, car rental companies are going to want you to have the rental towed to a specific location in the case of an accident.

17 September 2015

Tips for Finding a Deal on a Semi-Trailer Truck

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If you would like to start a truck driving career, purchasing a semi-trailer truck may be at the top of your list of priorities. Consider purchasing a used truck to save yourself a considerable amount of money and quickly get started as an owner-operator. The following tips will help you find a good deal. Attend an Auction Attend an auction that features big rigs that are used for hauling freight. Research different types of trucks before attending an auction.

10 September 2015

How To Tell When Your Car's Suspension Needs To Be Checked

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While your car owner's manual may recommend you have your suspension checked after a set number of miles, if you drive under certain conditions, you'll need to have it checked sooner. Your car's suspension consists of shocks and springs that keep your car from jarring and bouncing when you hit a bump in the road. If you haul heavy loads in your car or do a lot of driving over bumpy roads, then your suspension will wear down quicker.

19 August 2015