Four Early Warning Signs Your Hydraulic System Is Failing

Hydraulic systems on heavy vehicles are used to control everything from lift gates to braking components to steering mechanisms. Should these systems fail, accidents can occur resulting in injury or costly damage to property. That is why it is important for vehicle operators to know the early warning signs of hydraulic system failure and when it is time to take a vehicle into the shop for inspection and repair. Below are four early warning signs and what may lie behind them:

Tips For Doing Your Car's New Paint Job Yourself

If you’re restoring a car, one of the biggest hurdles to finishing the project is going to be getting the body prepared for paint and finishing the paint job. When you decide to do the work yourself, you might be surprised to find out how easy it really is. With a little bit of preparation and effort, you can create that crisp, flawless finish you’ve been envisioning. Here are some tips to help you get the job done.

How To Use Fiberglass Body Filler To Repair A Rust Hole In The Wheel Well Of Your Vehicle

If you own a car with a rust hole in the wheel well, then you need to take care of the problem as soon as possible. The rusted area will continue to spread, and an opening in your wheel well will also permit rust-causing agents, such as road salt and dirt, to penetrate the interior of the rocker panel. Fortunately, you can successfully repair a rust hole by using fiberglass resin.

4 Things To Look For In An Auto Repair Shop

If you’re angry, tired or frustrated in the aftermath of an automotive collision or breakdown, you could be forgiven for simply handing the troubled vehicle off to the nearest mechanic – but you’ll get better results by employing a little extra care in the selection process. Here are four requirements you should insist on in your search for the right auto repair shop. 1. Certifications Today’s cars are sophisticated machines loaded with advanced technology, so you can’t leave a modern vehicle to the tender mercies of a stereotypical neighborhood mechanic or untrained enthusiast.

3-Step Guide To Repairing Minor Dents On Your Car's Body After A Collision

If your car has recently been in a minor collision, you may find some small dents. In order to save money, you may decide to try to fix them yourself. If so, use the following three-step guide for patching the dents with plastic filler. Step 1:  Prepare The Dent By Sanding It The first step involves preparing the surface as a precursor to patching it with plastic body filler. This is done by using sandpaper to remove as much paint as possible and to provide a slightly rough surface to make the filler stick better.