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A Great Auto Mechanic Is Like LeBron James

A Great Auto Mechanic Is Like LeBron James

A Great Auto Mechanic Is Like LeBron James Posted January 05, 2015 by Bobby GagliniinShare0 Okay, so maybe making a buzzer-beating 3-point shot is different than reassembling a reverse idler gear, but when you think about it, a good auto mechanic is like superstar LeBron James in many ways. 1. They're the best in the game. This one goes out to all the people who think they’re mechanics. Maybe they got lucky when trying to fix something, just like a below-average NBA player can have one really great game. But try fixing every problem you come across? No chance. LeBron James can figure out how to beat almost every defender, just like a great mechanic can overcome almost every problem. Why? Because both have mastered their “game” inside and out. 2. The “How did you do that?” factor. Sometimes LeBron makes a play, and regardless of which team you’re rooting for, you can’t help but say, &ldquo ... read more

Your Check Engine Light Is On...Now What?

Your Check Engine Light Is On...Now What?

Your Check Engine Light Is On...Now What? Posted April 27, 2015 by Bobby GagliniinShare0 Over 8% of drivers on the road today have a check engine light on. Unfortunately, the vast majority of those drivers won’t get it checked out for months. But hey, can you blame them? If everything seems fine, why waste a costly diagnostic to get it checked out? Or, perhaps there’s that desire to avoid the possibility of paying a lot of money to get it fixed? Well, it’s not always so easy to decide what to do. Let’s go through a common example. You’re on the highway, driving home from work and everything with your vehicle is ship shape. Then, your car beeps loudly, and your check engine light is on. Your first thought is probably, “oh no”, and your second is to look for or feel anything different in your car. This is a pretty good idea. See if your engine is overheating, feel if your car is driving strangely, or listen to an ... read more

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The Best Way To Keep Your Uber or Lyft Vehicle Healthy

The Best Way To Keep Your Uber or Lyft Vehicle Healthy

The Best Way To Keep Your Uber or Lyft Vehicle Healthy Posted May 21, 2015 by Bobby GagliniinShare10 Disillusionment within the taxi industry in tandem with Smartphone convenience has helped the ridesharing industry boom within the last few years. With Uber, Lyft, Sidecar, Gett and other companies expanding into new cities and gaining new users every week, being a driver for one of these groups is becoming a pretty common job. But, all of that constant driving can take its toll on your vehicle, and passing theannual ridesharing inspection that most of these companies require can be a challenge after so much use. So how can you give your car the best chance of passing the inspection? As simple as it sounds, being vigilant with ro ... read more

How Brakes Work by Karim Nice Part 4

How Brakes Work by Karim Nice Part 4

How Brakes Work Karim Nice Page 2345 A Simple Brake System Before we get into all the parts of an actual car brake system, let's look at a simplified system: You can see that the distance from the pedal to the pivot is four times the distance from the cylinder to the ... read more

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How Brakes Work by Karim Nice Part 3

How Brakes Work by Karim Nice Part 3

How Brakes Work Karim Nice Page 1234 Friction force versus weight Friction Friction is a measure of how hard it is to slide one object over another. Take a look at the figure below. Both of the blocks are made from the same material, but one is heavier. I think we all know w ... read more

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How Brakes Work Part 2

How Brakes Work Part 2

How Brakes Work Karim Nice Page 1234 The pedal is designed in such a way that it can multiply the force from your leg several times before any force is even transmitted to the brake fluid. Leverage and Hydraulics In the fi­gure below, a force F is being applied to the le ... read more

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How Brakes Work

How Brakes Work

How Brakes Work Karim Nice Page 1234 The layout of a typical brake system. See more pictures of brakes. NEXT UP Braking Guide ... read more

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Auto Airbag Repair

Auto Airbag Repair

If you are looking for airbag repair information then you have found your source. This safety equipment can be very expensive to fix so it is important that you do it right. If you don't have the right info you can literally end up with broken bones. Below you will find a great article that will tell you how to safely get your airbags working again. I can remember very clearly the first time I had to deal with fixing an airbag. I was removing the steering wheel from a vehicle and I had followed the procedure to the letter, but there was still this lingering fear. I kept thinking "what if it explodes?", "Did I wait long enough?", "What if I touch the wrong wires together?". Needless to say, I was a little nervous because of everything I had heard about airbags. While many of the things I had heard were true, I learned that day tha ... read more

What to Do When Your Car Won't Start

What to Do When Your Car Won't Start

What to Do When Your Car Won't Start So...your car won't start. Now what? If this has never happened to you then it is likely only a matter of time before it will. You need to know what to do when it happens and the likely causes. I deal with this type of problem all the time and there are usually only a couple of things that cause it. Let's take a look. What Does It Mean When Your Car Won't Start If your vehicle won't start then there is a chance that you would just need a jump start, but before you try that you should verify that your "security" light is not flashing. If it is then your problem probably does not have anything to do with the battery or starter, it is most likely because your security system is not letting it start. If this is the case then you need to read your owners manual to see how to fix this or contact your d ... read more

5 Ways You Can Get Out of Paying For Auto Repair

5 Ways You Can Get Out of Paying For Auto Repair

5 Ways You Can Get Out of Paying For Auto Repair Posted August 26, 2014 by Ken KupchikinShare0 Every dollar counts these days, and finding new ways to save money can go a long way. Auto repair is an unpleasant, and typically unexpected expense, so getting out of having to pay for it is very appealing. While most people will gladly pay to make sure their car is safe on the road, some will try anything to avoid the repair bill. Here are some ways you can get out of paying. 1) Do it yourself - If you can perform repairs yourself, you will never have to part with your hard-earned money and pay a mechanic. However, unless you are very handy or have some sort of experience, you will be very limited in the repairs that you will be able to perform. Mechanics are trained in the intricacies of modern vehicles and have all of the tools to perform complicated repairs. But you can get out of paying if you just work on your car yourself. 2) Don't repair it ... read more

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