The History of the Automobile Braking System

It’s been over one-hundred years since the automobile burst upon the transportation scene and pushed the horse aside.  Since that time the advancements have really be astounding.  In less than a century we have gone from one horsepower to several hundred in the average vehicle to five-or-six hundred in the serious performance engines. 

Whenever someone buys a vehicle, one of the first questions they ask is how many horses does the engine have? Speed and power are always first considerations, but with that power and speed comes another serious consideration….what about the stopping power?  What about the brakes?

Winterize Your SUV Sooner Rather than Later

None of us wants to talk about winter when it’s still summertime.  Understandable for sure.  Those in the automobile industry, however, are always thinking one season ahead of the rest of us.  They know that advanced thinking just might be the difference between a smooth-running vehicle and one that is broken down on the side of the road waiting for a tow truck.

If you are the owner of an SUV, now is the time to think about winter and not when it arrives with the first biting, blinding, paralyzing snowfall.  Now is the time to get that SUV of yours ready to do battle with Mother Nature.  Here are a few things that absolutely should be done in the next couple months.

The Average Cost of a Car Transmission Replacement

What does the average transmission replacement job cost in the United States?

Just asking that question is painful, right?  Two phrases have the ability to strike paralyzing fear in most car-owners, and those are transmission replacement and engine replacement.  Most car-owners figure they can pay for most replacement jobs, or they can do them themselves, but the transmission and the engine are huge jobs calling for specialized knowledge, and that means paying through the nose to have the job done by a certified mechanic.

Learning DIY Car Repair on Engines

To fix or not to fix? That is the question for many DIY car repair wannabees?  Is it nobler to take a chance, do it and risk making a mistake, or caving in and paying a car mechanic to do the work for you at exorbitant prices?

An automobile engine is a complicated machine. There is no doubt about it, but it is not so complicated that it is impossible to repair.  In fact, in most repair situations, the average car owner can do the repair or replacement work.  All that’s lacking, in most cases, is a little confidence and a little bit of knowledge.