Things You Will Not Learn In Automotive Tech School

Oil changes may be more expensive with the required 0W-20 weight oil compared to oil, but only having to service the car once or twice a year keeps annual costs to nearly a wash. Manufacturers generally recommend replacement of shocks- struts at around 50,000 miles. However, on this vehicle we noted significant leaking of oil around the strut.

Does my car have a cooling system?

What Causes a Car to Overheat? Several problems can make your car overheat. A leaky cooling system, blocked radiator, bad thermostat, or failed water pump are common causes. It’s the worst feeling you can have as a driver: the indisputable fact that something is wrong. Steam spews from under the hood while warning bells chime and lights flash from your dashboard. Your engine is too hot, and you’ve got to pull over to the nearest parking lot or onto the road shoulder to let the engine cool down. There’s a knot in your stomach – this could be expensive. Heat...