Signs That Your Spark Plug Needs To Be Replaced

Spark plugs are an essential part of your vehicle, and provide the literal spark that allows your engine to burn the fuel that moves your car. Without a properly functioning spark plug, your car won’t operate like it should, and like all car parts, general wear and tear causes spark plugs to wear down over time. Understanding the warning signs of a failing spark plug can help you replace it before it becomes an issue, allowing you to maintain your fuel efficiency. Issues Starting If you have trouble starting your car in the mornings, particularly when it’s cold outside, your spark plug may be burnt out. It should be noted that sometimes an engine won’t start if it’s extremely cold out regardless of the state of the spark plug, but such...

Do Your Part For The Environment By Going Green With Your Vehicle

Today, more and more people are rightfully concerned about their personal footprint on the environment. One way some people choose to help out is by participating in a carpool in order to cut down on the amount of fumes they put into the air. But if that’s not realistic for you, there are still other ways you can “go green” while continuing to drive your own car. Here are three ways you can help limit your environmental footprint while driving, and you just might improve the life of your car as well. Follow a Regular Maintenance Schedule Everyone has heard that a car needs regular maintenance, but did you know that sticking to a set schedule can also be good for the environment in addition to your car? Maintaining engine performance, replacing...

What Does An Auto Diagnostic Check Do?

If you’re driving along and your “check engine” light comes on, it is time to get an auto diagnostic check. An auto diagnostic check can show a number of issues going on with your oil tank, transmission, exhaust system, engine, and more. Modern cars have numerous computer chips and sensors that communicate with the diagnostics system and allow mechanics to narrow down exactly where an issue is happening with your car. Certified mechanics are able to perform the check quickly and professionally and recommend service in order to correct the problems using a hand-held device that performs the scan. Here’s what a diagnostic test can do: It can tell you if you have ignition timing problems, if there is buildup inside your engine (due to gunky...

4 Tips For Saving Money When Restoring An RV

Whether you have an older RV that you want to use, or if you are interested in saving money by buying an older RV and fixing it up, then you could be concerned about the cost of RV restoration. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be as expensive as you think. If you follow these four tips, you can save money when restoring an old RV. 1. Buy Mechanical Parts Yourself Taking your RV to an RV repair shop to have the mechanical work done is smart. However, you may be able to save some money by buying the parts yourself and giving them to the mechanic. You can look for them at junk yards, or you can shop around online and at local auto parts stores to find the lowest price. Ask the RV repair professional to give you a list of the cost of necessary parts so that you can...

What Are Your Car Brakes Saying? How to Identify Different Issues By Sound

You brakes were not designed to make noises on purpose. If you are hearing noises when you brake, there’s a problem. There are a few brake issues that can be diagnosed easily simply by how the brakes sound when you try to use them. Since you may not be able to let your mechanic drive your car around to hear it for themselves, it can be helpful if you can give a mechanic, like Buettner Tire & Auto, some idea of what might be going wrong based on what you heard.  Scraping This will sound like you’re slowly running over an angry cat. That scraping, gurgling, or mewling noise is often a sign that your brakes are dirty. As you drive, it is possible for dust, dirt, and other debris to get lodged under the brake discs. This means that when...

3 Useful Objects that Are Worth Bolting Down on a Mobile Office Trailer

When you first buy a mobile office trailer, it’s important to pick a wide variety of decorative and functional accessories to go with it. Otherwise, your office trailer will lack character and style, leading to low morale all across your company. You should start your selection process by going over these three useful objects that you can also bolt down for easy moving. Waiting Room Espresso Machine If you ever have guests or clients come into your mobile office trailer, it’ll do wonders to improve their mood if they have something to drink before seeing you. Rather than having to move a bulky coffee or espresso machine separately every time you want to move your trailer, why not get a portable model that can also be bolted down? An espresso machine...

Three Symptoms Of A Problematic Clutch System

How do you know when your clutch is damaged? When it exhibits the following symptoms: Noise Clutch noises are difficult to diagnose because they can stem from numerous sources, both internal and external. Internally, clutch noises may be due to a damaged disc (that dampens engine vibrations and provides smooth engagement), a damaged input shaft bearing, inadequate lubrication/dryness of the release fork, defective bearings and may other problems. Externally, the noises may be caused by worn transmission mounts, worn pedals, or improperly lubricated pedals. Slipping A clutch is said to be slipping if it if doesn’t stay firmly in place after you have fully released it. So why is this bad? Well, for one, it usually indicates that the clutch plates are damaged...