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05
Apr

Why We Are Moving Forward with Diesel

Written by Free Car Magazine. Posted in 2004 duramax diesel issues, Diesel injectors, Duramax lly injector replacement

Fuel injection system

It was roughly 125 years ago that Rudolf Diesel first obtained the patent on the diesel engine. Since that time, the diesel fuel injection system has seen some upgrading, but things pretty much move along in the same manner prescribed by Rudolf.

Diesel engines perform in a manner that is heavily influenced by their diesel fuel injection system design. The most notable advances achieved in diesel engines, in fact, resulted from designs of diesel fuel injection systems that were far superior. The main purpose of a fuel injection system is to deliver fuel to a diesel engine’s cylinders.

This is commonly kn

16
Mar

You Might Be Putting Yourself At Risk When You Put Off Windshield Repair

Written by Free Car Magazine. Posted in Uncategorized

windshield repairIf you’ve got a cracked windshield, you’re going to want to take it to an automotive glass replacement shop to get it fixed immediately. Windshield repair shouldn’t be taken lightly — your windshield is responsible for 35% of the structural integrity of your vehicle. With the windshield weakened, there could be severe consequences for not getting it repaired. Plus, the longer you wait to get it fixed, the greater your chances of having it become irreparable are, and you’ll have to start looking at windshield replacement options.

Why Are Windshields So Important? 
Not only is a cracked windshield unsightly, it can also pose a serious safety hazard. If you get into an accident, the windshield plays an important role in keeping you safe. In a head on collision, just under half of the cabin’s structural integrity relies on the windshield. This figure goes up to 60% if you’re in a rollover crash. Additionally, a large enough crack (especially if it spiderwebs out) can impair your view of the road and other vehicles, pedestrians, or bikers on the road when driving, which is also dangerous.

You also don’t want to hold off on getting a rock chip removed or a crack fixed, because while the damage could hold steady for ten years, another round of damage could result in a two foot long crack in seconds. The spread of damage isn’t predictable and only makes you more susceptible to accidents. Plus, if you wait on fixing a chip or a crack, you might end up having to replace your whole windshield which will be pricier in the long run.

When Should I Consider Getting My Windshield Repaired? 
A windshield repair shop will often recommend getting your windshield totally replaced if there are repairs within four inches of each other. The Repair of Laminated Automotive Glass Standard also recommends replacing your windshield if the damage’s diameter is over an inch in the driver’s sight line. Generally, they can repair a crack or chip up to three inches long, but any longer than that and you might want to consider replacing the whole thing.

Luckily, if you’re looking at windshield repair service, you can usually get a chip or crack repaired for less than $100. Replacing the windshield itself is going to be a little pricier, but check with your insurance policy to see if they’ll cover any of it.

Tips for Getting Your Windshield Repaired 
If you’re unsure about whether you should get your windshield repaired or replaced entirely, talk to a auto glass repair professional right away. He or she will be able to make the best recommendation.

You want to make sure that you’re hiring a reputable company who is going to repair your windshield correctly and effectively. Shockingly, in a report from 2007, almost 80% of glass replacements were not done properly, which is highly dangerous. You don’t want your windshield falling out in an accident or for there to be the possibility of passenger ejection in a car crash.

Ask family and friends if they’ve gone to see an auto glass repair service and what their experience was like. Be sure to research the service online and make sure that customer reviews are excellent before approaching them. Don’t be afraid to get in touch with multiple services and get quotes from them and learn about their procedures.

Make sure they have the right tools to handle your windshield replacement job and aren’t cutting corners on doing the job properly. The body of the car and the glass itself should be cleaned before installation and everything should be allowed to set and cure before the car is ready to go back out on the road.

Don’t skimp on your safety. If your windshield is somehow compromised, you want to get in to an auto glass repair service immediately to remedy the problem. Don’t let it go and hope for the best. Your safety and the safety of your passengers might be at risk with a damaged windshield.

15
Mar

Why You Should Get An Ignition Interlock Device

Written by Free Car Magazine. Posted in Car breathalyzer prices, Interlock device, Interlock device installation tucson az

Breathalyzer az

Are you in trouble with the law? Had a few two many beers on game day and now you’re paying for it with DUI court cases? Well, here’s a solution to not only make the process a little bit easier, but also make life afterwards just a bit safer. Get an ignition interlock device.

These tools are great for taking back control of your life and getting to know how much you should drink in order to stay within the law. These devices are tools to help you recognize when you’ve drank too much and if you shouldn’t drive. In that sense, think of them as like the car breathalyzers that cops use out on the road. That said, these devices are meant for your everyday life. You put them in your car and if you are over the limit the car won’t start.

One reason

02
Mar

5 Signs that Mean You Need to Call for Brake Repairs

Written by Free Car Magazine. Posted in Uncategorized

brake repairIf you want to have your car for a long time, it’s important that you take good care of it. Beyond filling it with gas and getting oil change services, part of taking care of your car is paying attention to signs of distress.

Many people tend to just forget about their brakes until it’s too late, but there are certain things you should be looking for that will tell you it’s time to call in for brake repair or replacement. Your brake pads, 2 pads per rotor, will press against the rotor and wear down over time, which is why it’s important to pay special attention to them. Here are a few warning signs that mean it’s time to take your car in for brake repair.

Grinding Noises
First of all, any strange noises in your car should alert you to a problem. If you hear grinding noises when you brake specifically though, it’s definitely an issue that has everything to do with your brakes. It could be one of multiple issues, but nonetheless it means you need to get brake repairs done.

Pulling
Pulling involves your car literally “pulling” to one side or the other when you brake. Odds are that one side has brakes that are weaker than the other, and that’s a huge issue, especially if the roads are slippery.

Burning Plastic Smell
When you smell burning rubber, something is definitely wrong. Bad smells in your car should never be ignored, especially if those smells are gasoline or burning plastic.

Flooring the Brakes
Brakes should be pretty touchy, which means your foot shouldn’t have to move that far down to slow your vehicle. Having to floor the brake pedal to slow your vehicle down isn’t normal, and it should be checked out immediately.

Vibrations
Your vehicle should come to a nice, smooth stop when you brake. If your car vibrates or appears to bounce when you brake, there’s something wrong.

Any one of these issues should alert you to brake issues. If you notice any of these things, make sure you take your car into an auto repair shop immediately.

10
Feb

What Is the Tool That You Use Most Often?

Written by Free Car Magazine. Posted in Best clamps for radiator hoses, Hose clamp sizes, Stainless hose clamps

Best clamps for radiator hoses

With 116,543 pictures on your laptop, some people might think that it would be impossible to pick a favorite.
For you, however, picking a favorite is simple.
It is a picture of your youngest daughter. And while you do not see her face, it is a shot of the back of her as she walks into her grandfather’s work shop. Her left hand tightly grips the handle of the toolbox that she just finished building. a pair of work gloves are tucked in her right back pocket, but enough of them show that it is easy to identify that they are more for show than for work. They are too big for her fingers, but her grandpa lets her carry them around none the less. They match grandpa’s, and that is all that matters.
Your youngest daughter has always liked working with your dad. Whether they are hammering nail

11
Jan

Dealers of Pre-Owned Vehicles Can Help You Make Sense of Your Car Hunt

Written by Free Car Magazine. Posted in Car dealership tacoma wa, Used cars for sale in tacoma, Used cars in tacoma washington

Used cars for sale in tacoma

These days, there are many ways to get around. People employ the use of personal vehicles, public transportation, bicycles, or go the way of the pedestrian and get around everywhere on foot. But not everyone has all of those options. Some towns and cities do not have a public transportation system that spreads out to all the places people may need to go, and some distances are too far or not safe enough for bicycles or pedestrians.

So it is no surprise that so many people prefer to have a vehicle of their own. However a vast majority of vehicle owners and potential vehicle owners cannot afford the often exorbitant price tags on brand new vehicles. And this is where dealers of pre-owned vehicles often swoop in to save the day.

How dealers of pre-owned vehicles can he

11
Jan

Is Window Tinting Right For You? Consider the Following Benefits

Written by Free Car Magazine. Posted in Automotive paint protection film, Headlight restoration fort worth, Window tinting in fort worth

Car window tinting

Have you ever considered having window tinting applied to your vehicle?s windows? Window tint is a source of film that is applied over each of your vehicle?s windows. It reduces the amount of sunlight that makes it into the vehicle. You have probably noticed an increase in vehicle?s with some level of auto window tinting, as the existence of it has become more popular. Some manufacturers have even begun producing vehicles with already partially tinting windows. In addition to the sleek look of a car wrap, window tinting provides many surprising benefits.

Less sun exposure

Most people are aware that too much sun can be a bad thing. T

10
Jan

Three Tips to Protect Your Vehicle During the Winter Months

Written by Free Car Magazine. Posted in Grand rapids tire, Tire companies, Tire sales grand rapids mi

Tire shops in grand rapids mi

Our vehicles are essential to our daily lives, offering safety, comfort, and convenience of travel. Although they are made to withstand the elements, in reality winter conditions can take a serious toll on your car with a number of damages that could quickly amount to an expensive or dangerous situation. Vehicle neglect is estimated to cost the U.S. economy over $2 billion each and every year. By taking a progressive, preventative approach to vehicle repair and maintenance, drivers can save hundreds or even thousands of dollars every year by staving off necessary repairs. Here are some of the best vehicle maintenance tips to keep your car going during the winter months.

General Maintenance

The cycles of freezing and thawing are generally not good for a vehicle. Alt

04
Jan

Retreaded Tires are Safe, Economical, and Environmentally-Friendly

Written by Free Car Magazine. Posted in Tire shop grand rapids mi, Truck tires grand rapids, Used tires in grand rapids mi

Used tires in grand rapids mi

While many drivers may choose to put all new tires on their vehicles when they begin wearing down, a budget-friendly alternative is retreaded tires. If you’re not sure when it’s time to replace your tires, experts say that when the tread has worn down to 6/32nds of an inch, you should have them replaced.

When you retread tires at tire retreading companies, they function just as well as old tires. Furthermore, they are just as safe, which may be a concern for individuals that don’t understand the retreading process.


According to TRIB, the Tire Retread and Repair Information Bureau, the safety of retreated tires has been well-established. The pro

18
Dec

Finding Your Next CarConsidering Used Auto Dealers

Written by Free Car Magazine. Posted in Federal way car dealers, Federal way used cars, Used car dealerships

Federal way auto sales

Used car dealerships are springing up in every town and city at the very blink of an eye. The fact is that every year 40 million used cars are bought and sold, either by private party or from one dealer to another. This fact maintains the constant flow of merchandise in the category of used car sales that causes this business to be constantly growing.

When considering the purchase of a new car, many people will decide to go the route of buying a used vehicle. For the best car buying experience, customers will usually choose to go to a local used auto dealer who is well established and has a good reputation. A reputable Continue Reading No Comments