Do It Yourself: Inspecting A Used Car

Do It Yourself: Inspecting A Used Car

Do It Yourself: Inspecting A Used Car

Do It Yourself: Inspecting A Used Car
New vehicles can be quite costly not to mention their fast depreciation rates, as such, used vehicles are the perfect way to go for anyone with a limited budget. While investing in a used car is a sensible option, you however need to ensure that the used vehicle is in good condition as it can become quite costly if it has any hidden damage. Here are some do it yourself inspection steps to ensure that the interior and exterior of the vehicle are of premium quality: EXTERIOR

Body condition. Check each body panel and the roof, looking for scratches, dents, and rust. Examine the lines of the fenders and doors. Misaligned panels or large gaps can indicate either sloppy assembly at the factory or shoddy repair. The paint color and finish should be the same on every body panel.
Glass. Look carefully at the vehicle glass to make sure [...]

Maintaining Your Used BMW

Maintaining Your Used BMW

Proper maintenance of a Used BMW can prove to be a valuable to preserving the life of the vehicle. BMWs can run smoothly for well over one hundred thousand miles if properly maintained. BMW owners are often cautious when selecting a garage and typically obtain service of their vehicle through the BMW dealership directly, or through a well trusted mechanic.

Maintenance can be pricey, but for many owners, the price of maintaining their used vehicle is well worth it especially after the vehicle is fully paid for. So what service will a used BMW need? Typically tire rotation at least each season. BMWs are widely known as the ultimate driving machine,As such, having good tires is imperative to good performance on the road. Having the proper type and size tires for the vehicle can give the driver confidence and reassurance especially in poor driving conditions, such as rain or snow.

Though some models need less [...]

Knowing When You Should Replace Your Engine.

Knowing When You Should Replace Your Engine.
There are times when replacing your car’s engine is exactly the right thing to do, and times when it’s definitely a false economy. The question is, how do you know which is which?
If the engine goes on your car, or looks like it’s about to soon, you’ve got a big question to answer. Do you replace it, or do you cut your losses and start looking for a new car? You should be able to buy a second-hand or reconditioned engine relatively cheaply from a breakers, but the cost of the engine alone isn’t the only factor to consider.
What went wrong?
Most engines should manage a good 150,000 miles nowadays, but that distance brings with it a lot of wear and tear to the car as a whole, not just the engine. As far as your engine itself is concerned, some of the major faults that are likely to make [...]

Do It Yourself: Used Car Inspection

Do It Yourself: Inspecting A Used Car

New vehicles can be quite costly not to mention their fast depreciation rates, as such, used vehicles are the perfect way to go for anyone with a limited budget. While investing in a used car is a sensible option, you however need to ensure that the used vehicle is in good condition as it can become quite costly if it has any hidden damage. Here are some do it yourself inspection steps to ensure that the interior and exterior of the vehicle are of premium quality:

EXTERIOR

Body condition. Check each body panel and the roof, looking for scratches, dents, and rust. Examine the lines of the fenders and doors. Misaligned panels or large gaps can indicate either sloppy assembly at the factory or shoddy repair. The paint color and finish should be the same on [...]

5 Car Repairs You Can Do Yourself

5 Car Repairs You Can Do Yourself
1. Oil and oil filters

Tools: ratchet, oil filter, wrench, funnel, new oil, oil container, and oil filter.

Before you change the oil please ensure that your engine has been cooled for several hours.

  1. Get under your car and locate the vehicle’s oil pan and unscrew the drain plug and drain all of the old oil into your oil pan.
  2. Go back to your engine and remove the old oil filter with your oil filter wrench.
  3. Lubricate the rubber gasket on the new oil filter with some new motor oil.
  4. Fill the new oil filter about two-thirds of the way with new oil.
  5. Screw in the new oil filter. Hand-tighten it only.
  6. Fill the engine with new oil, using your funnel.
  7. With a dip-stick, double check your oil level to be sure you’ve added enough.
2. Spark Plugs

Tools: Ratchet or socket wrench, 12″ socket extension, spark plug [...]

Learn How Your Car Works.

Learn How Your Car Works.

Where should you start with learning more about your car? At the beginning, the end, or anywhere in between. If you are facing a specific issue, then by all means start on that section. We won’t smack your fingers for going out of order. Each section stands on it’s own, so feel free to go it your own way.Here are the main things to consider as you proceed;

  • Body – Learn how your car’s body is built, cared for, and repaired after an accident.
  • Brakes – This is critical system which can never be neglected.
  • Cooling System – Your car’s engine produces a lot of heat, the cooling system removes that heat and keeps the engine in a peak operating temperature range.
  • Drivetrain – From the clutch to axle, learn how your engines power reaches the ground.
  • Electrical – Many systems in your car rely on electric power which starts at you battery and [...]
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