Test Driving A New Car

Written by Kevin Schappell


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ĚDrive a variety of roads. Mix it up with some city driving followed by highway if you can. You should make sure to try every gear and reach highway speeds to fully testrepparttar car. ĚTestrepparttar 102752 brakes. The steering wheel should not shake while applyingrepparttar 102753 brakes. Also, check to see ifrepparttar 102754 car pulls to one side while braking. Squeaks and rattles could also indicate worn pads. ĚNotice howrepparttar 102755 car tracks. When you take your hands off ofrepparttar 102756 wheel, which way doesrepparttar 102757 car go? Ifrepparttar 102758 car consistently tracks to one side, be concerned aboutrepparttar 102759 alignment. The last thing you should check is how you feel aboutrepparttar 102760 car. Did you enjoy driving it? Was there enough power to get your blood pumping? Is this a car you can live with every day? Most important don't get caught up inrepparttar 102761 moment, don't buyrepparttar 102762 first car you see, and never ever letrepparttar 102763 dealer think you are interested.

Kevin Schappell maintains http://www.carbuyersclub.com where he gives advice on buying, selling, insurance, and financing. A mechanical engineer and car guy, Kevin has decided to spend his online time helping others learn about automobiles. To learn more about how your car works, Kevin has createdhttp://www.mycarwizard.com


Auto Tools For The DIY'er

Written by Kevin Schappell


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Disc brakes: You will need some special hex or torx sockets to getrepparttar caliper loose. Do not try usingrepparttar 102751 wrong tool like a vise-grips or filed down bit.... you will damagerepparttar 102752 bolts. You will also need to retractrepparttar 102753 brake pistons once you haverepparttar 102754 old pads out. Using a C-clamp does work, but you have to be careful not to damagerepparttar 102755 pistons. Drum brakes: There are special tools, which allow you to removerepparttar 102756 clips, which holdrepparttar 102757 shoes torepparttar 102758 backing plate. Also you will need an adjuster to adjustrepparttar 102759 shoes once you have everything back together. Bleedingrepparttar 102760 brakes: Get a good kit, which includes a sealed container to collectrepparttar 102761 expelled brake fluid. General tools: A good Quality Tool Set: Make sure you have metric wrenches as all import cars have metric fasteners and most if not all-new domestic cars do also. If you plan on doing advanced work, or plan on eventually working as a professional mechanic consider buying a set of Craftsman tools. I have found them to berepparttar 102762 best value and you cannot beatrepparttar 102763 lifetime guarantee. Plus wherever you are, there is a Sears store to take your broken tools in for replacement. Auto Repair Manual: You wouldn't bake a cake without a recipe.... would you?? Make sure you have a manual by your side before you start working on your car. I can only give you general guidelines, butrepparttar 102764 manual will give you all ofrepparttar 102765 specifics for your car, truck or SUV.

Kevin Schappell maintains http://www.carbuyersclub.com where he gives advice on buying, selling, insurance, and financing. A mechanical engineer and car guy, Kevin has decided to spend his online time helping others learn about automobiles. To learn more about how your car works, Kevin has createdhttp://www.mycarwizard.com


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