19. June 2014
The transmission is one of the most essential parts of your car. However, it is one of the most expensive parts to replace. If you have your car for a long time, it is possible that you will eventually need to replace the car’s transmission. Here are some signs that your transmission needs to be replaced:
The first sign is if your car is leaking transmission fluid. Check under your parked car for fluid pools that are red in color. Then look to see if there is any metal in the fluid. If there is metal, it is essential that you replace your transmission since broken metal indicates a worn down transmission.
Also, check the fluid levels in your car’s transmission. If the levels are low, this may be a sign that your transmission is overheating or burning too much fluid.
Another sign that you need to replace your transmission is if there is a rough transition between gears when you drive. Your gears may slip and take longer to switch between gears. This will cause your car to accelerate much slower.
Transmission replacements can be very expensive so it is wise to look into an aftermarket auto warranty company where you can purchase an extended auto warranty to lower the costs of any repair bills that you receive. Lastly, be certain that you purchase an auto warranty that provides the right amount of coverage for your car.
11. June 2014
Motorists have a tendency to obsess over their cars. They constantly wash and wax them to help them look shiny and new all of the time. Though we care so much for our cars, it is important not to pay for unnecessary car expenses. The following may include things that you are wasting money on:
1. Premium gasoline is not always necessary for every car. Regular gasoline is cheaper than premium and as long as it doesn’t cause engine knock, than you can use it in your tank. Octane grades serve the sole purpose of avoiding engine knock.
2. Car manufacturers generally suggest performing an oil change on your car every 5,000 to 7,000 miles, however, some motorists believe that you need to get one done every 3,000 miles. This really only is necessary if you are excessively hard on your car.
3. Motorists have a tendency to waste money on getting car repairs performed at a dealership. Independent shops will do a fine job and for a lower price. Having an auto warranty will help you keep your wallet in tact when bringing your car to the shop for repairs and maintenance.
It is important to be knowledgeable about where you can save money when it comes to your car. Don’t let others convince you to pay for unnecessary car expenses that are easily avoidable.
3. June 2014
Usually motorists buy an aftermarket auto warranty or an extended auto warranty for their cars when their factory warranty is terminated. When you buy an aftermarket auto warranty, your car warranty provider will cover the cost or replacement and repair on certain parts of your car. There are things to keep in mind when you consider buying and aftermarket or extended auto warranty:
An aftermarket auto warranty generally does not cover the cost of replacement or repair of wear and tear parts. An aftermarket bumper to bumper warranty covers almost all parts of your car, but will generally exclude parts such as brakes and tires the break down as a result of wear and tear. However, there are companies out there that will cover wear and tear parts in addition to the other parts. It is smart to buy a warranty that covers wear and tear, even if it is a bit more expensive to do so because 80% of the problems that arise in your car are a result of wear and tear. An auto warranty that covers wear and tear problems will save you a lot of money in the long run, particularly if your car is an older one.