family auto mechanics - helping you find the problem

family auto mechanics - helping you find the problem

  • 4 Sign's Your Vehicle's Alternator Is Failing And Needs To Be Replaced

    In an automobile, the alternator is responsible for recharging the battery and supplying power for the car's electrical system. When an alternator is bad or failing, you may experience a variety of issues with your vehicle. Some of the top signs of an alternator that needs to be replaced include: Dim Headlights Since the headlights on your vehicle are part of the electrical system, they rely on the alternator to give them the power needed to keep them illuminated.

  • 3 Tips To Help Reduce Clutch Wear

    Driving a vehicle with a manual transmission can be exciting, but it also leaves your vehicle susceptible to damage if you don't take the time to learn how to drive properly. Manual transmissions rely on a clutch to help shift the car from one gear to the next. Wearing out this clutch could result in the need for costly repairs. Here are three tips that you can use to help prevent unnecessary clutch wear when driving a manual vehicle in the future.

  • 5 Things To Know About Windshield Repair

    As a car owner, eventually, you may find yourself in need of windshield repair. To ensure that you are prepared for the repairs and take it seriously, you should know these five things about windshield repair: Your Windshield Really Is Important for Safety: First off, you should know that windshields really are important for safety. Even a small chip in the windshield can compromise your safety. A damaged windshield not only impairs your vision of the road, but if your airbags are deployed in an auto accident, they won't have the backing of the windshield to stop them.

  • Have Frequently Chipped Windshields? What To Know

    If you have a cracked or chipped windshield but it's on the passenger side, you still need to get it repaired. There are many ways that you can save on getting the work completed. Where you live and the type of damage that's done to the windshield will affect what type of repairs are needed. Here are some costs you want to consider when you're debating to fix or  repair the windshield, and what you want to pay.

  • What To Expect From A State Safety Inspection Of Your Vehicle

    While not every state requires a safety inspection of your car or truck, there are many that do. The purpose of this inspection process is to ensure the vehicle is safe for the road and that all the proper equipment is on it. In many states, the inspection may also include a smog or emissions test, but again, that may not always apply depending on where you live. Why Should I Have My Car Inspected?

  • About Me

    family auto mechanics - helping you find the problem

    As the son and grandson of mechanics, I spent much of my child hood under the hood of many cars. I have listened and learned about so many different problems and how to repair them effectively. I created this blog to cover as many car problems as possible without overwhelming readers. You will find tips for troubleshooting, advice for when to take it to a professional and suggestions for when to stop driving the car or truck immediately to prevent further and more costly damage. We hope that you find all of this information helpful and useful, allowing you to have a great running car.