When Your Car Doesn’t Feel RightWritten by TheCarSites.com Staff
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And of course, no brainer – You need to get your car to a repair shop if "brake" light on instrument panel is lit.
Engine trouble is on menu if you find that your car is hard to start. Other indicators include check engine light coming on, your car using more than one quart of oil between changes, car engine running after you remove key, if car stalls or idles roughly, and if there’s poor acceleration. Also, getting fewer miles to gallon is nothing to pooh-pooh. That could mean an engine problem, too.
Say word “transmission problems” and your wallet being drained of all that’s in it comes to mind. You might have a problem of this nature if there’s a delayed response when shifting from neutral to drive or reverse, if your car doesn’t shift during regular acceleration, or if engine speeds up, but car doesn’t respond. If shifting is hard – there could be a problem with transmission, too.
Just for your peace of mind, make sure mechanic checks to see if it’s just a disconnected hose problem or if maybe filter is plugged. These repairs are much simpler and cheaper than having your transmission replaced.
When it comes right down to it, you know your car and how it’s supposed to feel when all is well. If something doesn’t quite feel right, get it checked out. You may end up saving money and someone’s life!
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Ford F-150: The Top-Selling Vehicle of All Time Hits the Road Anew; Best Quality Ford Parts offered by Parts TrainWritten by Jenny Mc Lane
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Ford improves its design in 2005. It offers widest variety of body trims: three cab choices, three box lengths two box styles, and five unique series: entry level F-150 XL, F-150 STX, all-purpose F-150 XLT, though F-150 FX4, and stylish F-150 Lariat. The F-150 King Ranch is new for 2005 series. All feature four doors for easy entry and exit.
The 2005 F150 is equipped with 4-pin trailer tow connector wiring, power 4-wheel vented disc with Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), cargo bed tie-downs, 4.2L EFI V6 with 5-speed manual transmission (Regular Cab 4x2 XL, STX, XLT). Meanwhile 4.6L EFI V8 has 4-speed automatic transmission (Regular Cab 4x4; SuperCab XL, STX, XLT, SuperCrew XLT), Mechanical shift-on-the-fly, and more as standard features.
It night be an overstatement when we say that best-handling, quietest, most car-like full-size pick-up truck ever existed in industry but it pays to prove for yourself what Ford F-150 can offer.
Simply click on http://www.partstrain.com/ShopByVehicle/FORD/F150 and choose from its extensive stock of Ford body parts like fuel tanks, spoiler, radiator, electrical parts, engine parts, hood, hubcaps, condenser, bumper, catalytic converter, exhaust, fender, and grille. All are available to you in great discounts and wholesale deals at Partstrain.
Jenny McLane is a 36 year old native of Iowa and has a knack for research on cars and anything and everything about it. She works full time as a Market Analyst for one of the leading car parts suppliers in the country today.