The auto parts industry is a profitable business with the sales of aftermarket parts expected to exceed $148 billion in 2016. Heavy duty parts amount to about $23 billion of that total. Obviously, the need for parts for heavy duty vehicles is constant, but unlike finding parts for smaller vehicles, it can be difficult to have access to the necessary parts as quickly as most people would like. Auto retailers generally focus their attention on light duty personal vehicles and keep only the basic commercial parts in stock.
24 May 2016
If you have recently just purchased your used first high end foreign vehicle, but you have leased it in the past and you think that the vehicle is in need of some auto work, it's important to take your vehicle to the right place. Since the vehicle is no longer under warranty, it's up to you to pay for all the work. Not only do you have to find the right shop, but you have to know what is going into your vehicle.
23 May 2016
You know it can happen, but you may not have taken the proper precautions. What would you do if your car broke down and stranded you in a remote location? You could easily end up at the side of a nearly deserted road or in a parking lot at night, so you need to have an action plan in place. Booster Kit Battery problems can easily cause you to be stranded, often without much warning.
21 May 2016
As summer approaches, more families are considering caravanning for their vacation. Before hooking a trailer to your vehicle, you need to ensure your vehicle is up to the challenge of towing to your planned destinations. Here are some tips to prepare your vehicle for the road ahead. Know the Towing Limits Before you can take any other steps to prepare your vehicle for its summer trek, you need to ensure that it has the capabilities needed to carry a trailer.
20 May 2016
A bumpy ride in your pickup truck can be a lot worse if your front struts are going bad. The struts work to absorb the impact of the truck hitting bumps, potholes, and other obstructions in the road to ensure you have a smooth ride. However, when the struts go bad, your truck will start bouncing a couple of times as you drive over bumps and pot holes. Your steering will also be harder to control, and it will usually take longer than normal to stop the truck.
19 May 2016
Your car's heating and cooling system is what keeps you comfortable, no matter the season. However, over time due to general wear and tear, it can begin to malfunction, which can make driving much less enjoyable. Thankfully, there are a number of warning signs that you can look out for to ensure that you can repair your heating and cooling system before it begins to fail. Fluid Leaks If you notice an excessive amount of fluid underneath your vehicle after it has been parked, you may have a coolant leak.
18 May 2016
A vehicle's heating system usually helps to prevent significant drops in engine efficiency by preventing overheating. This, in addition to the fact that it also helps prevent the frying of electronic parts, makes it necessary for you to switch into detective mode as soon as you notice any signs of a coolant leak. It may be that you notice a coolant puddle underneath your vehicle, that the vehicle's reservoir tank levels are not where they should be, or that your engine overheats after a short drive.
18 April 2016
If you're like most people, you get several estimates from various local auto body shops before making an appointment to get body work done on your car. While most people and insurance companies prefer the lowest estimate, low estimates are not always what they seem. Auto body estimates to fix the same problem on the same car vary widely because auto body shops take different approaches to making the repair.
21 July 2015
If you live in a region with freezing temperatures that can lead to icy roads, you want to determine whether or not you should purchase a set of studded tires for your car. Studded tires have metal studs coming out of the tread. These studs will provide your car with a better grip on those icy roads to help prevent the car from sliding. However, you may not always need studded tires, depending on the type of car you have or the type of winter tires you currently have on the car.
6 July 2015