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Are Vehicle Pre-purchase Inspections Worth the Cost?

Are Vehicle Pre-purchase Inspections Worth the Cost?

If a person brings a used car that they are considering buying into the auto repair shop for an inspection then it's a pre-purchase inspection. The mechanic will let them know if there are any underlying issues. In case, if you are wondering if it's worth the cost then you are in the right place. Let's dig in for more information. Why Pre-Purchase Inspection Is A Good Idea Yes, you heard that right! A pre-purchase inspection is a good idea because of the following reasons: There could be an issue with the car that you might not be aware of and only a mechanic would be able to tell you what's wrong with the car.   You can find out the hidden problems of the car. There could be an issue with the brake system of the car or maybe more.   A thorough pre-purchase inspection would include a detailed road test that can help a mechanic understand any underlying issues with the vehicle. Not many people are aware of the option of a pre-purchase inspection and th ... read more

Is it Safe to Drive With a Tire Bulge?

Is it Safe to Drive With a Tire Bulge?

How Did I Get A Bulge In My Tire A bulge in the tire can happen due to: Buying cheap tires Older tires (out of date) Damage from potholes and nails Rough road abuse Repaired tires Improper tire installation Bulges are created by broken belts inside the tire plies, and/or by air that's forced under the different plies (From things like running over nails) which no longer lets the tire keep its form, (rubber stretches, steel doesn't) Which causes the tire to form a bulge. The bead of the tire (which seals the tire around the rim) can get torn or damaged during your tire's installation process which can also create a bulge in the tire.   As shown in this diagram. Can I Drive With A Bulge In My Tire? No, to do so, would put your life and anyone else's riding with you, at risk of death or injury. A bulge in your tire is a clear warning sign that your tire is about to have a blowout. Blowouts are the cause of many accidents resulting in death and injury. Drivin ... read more

Why Does My Car Squeal When I Reverse?

Why Does My Car Squeal When I Reverse?

There's nothing worse than your car making a noise you're not used to, as it generally signifies a new problem that could cost hundreds to fix. At least, that's the initial fear of most car owners when they hear an unfamiliar noise - but don't panic yet. If it's only just started, then that new noise could be the warning sign you need to take action before the need ever generates for any expensive repairs. There are a few reasons why your car might be squealing when you put it in/drive in reverse. Below, we'll talk about a few of these possibilities, and talk about what actions you should take. 1. Engine Belt Problem Over time, parts in a car can begin to deteriorate. This it to be expected, and usually isn't due to any fault of the driver - it's just time at work! When this happens to your car's engine belts, they become loose and worn. When you go from idle to moving, the change in movement can cause your worn belts to squeak and squeal. The noi ... read more

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