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Time For An Oil Change? 4 Tips To Help You Get The Most Out Of Your Service Appointment

If it's time to schedule an oil change, don't forget about the rest of your car. You know that you need to head to the repair shop as soon as your oil change indicator light comes on. However, you might not realize that your oil change is the perfect time to take care of some other important maintenance issues for your car. After all, you're already waiting for the oil change, spend a few extra minutes making sure that the rest of your car is in tiptop shape.

Is Your Clutch Chattering?

Of all the possible symptoms to experience in a vehicle with a manual transmission, clutch chatter may be one of the most frustrating. While many other clutch-related signs point to worn-out friction material on the clutch surface or a damaged flywheel, clutch chatter isn't quite as simple to pin down. Since clutch chatter is less common than slippage, many drivers may not even be aware of what they are experiencing. If you think that your manual transmission vehicle may be suffering from chatter, keep reading to learn more about this condition and its possible causes.

Maintaining Your Car's Resale Value After A Hail Storm

When your car is damaged, getting it fixed up and back on the road is usually your highest priority. Unfortunately, the effects of an accident or storm damage can last long after completing repairs. If your car suffered damaged during a hail storm, then you may be concerned about the long-term effects on its resale value. This loss of value can be especially devastating on new cars, where you have already suffered the impact of depreciation and may still be paying money on your loan.

3 Reasons To Think Twice About Replacing Your Brake Pads Yourself

If you notice that your brakes are beginning to squeak or squeal when you press on the brake pedal, or you feel the brake pedal going a little bit further down than it normally does, it may be time to replace the brake pads on your car. Thanks to the internet, it is easy to find tutorials that can walk you through the process of replacing your brake pads. As such, you may be thinking about doing the work yourself and saving on labor costs.

4 Tips To Prepare Your Truck's Diesel Engine For Winter Weather

As the winter weather gets closer, you want to make sure your truck is prepared for the extreme weather that you may face. The diesel engines of trucks are vulnerable to winter weather problems that can cause problems with starting the engine and reduced power when you are driving in extreme weather conditions. The following tips will help you prepare your truck's diesel engine for driving in colder weather: 1.Perform Cooling System Maintenance and Use Lower-Temperature Antifreeze for Winter