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Ensuring an Awesome Summer with Good Car Maintenance

Posted on: February 22, 2015 by in Automotive
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Ensuring an Awesome Summer with Good Car Maintenance There’s no doubt about it—most Americans do more driving during the summer than any other time of the year, so it pays to make sure your car is properly maintained. The last thing you want on a summer trip is to have major repairs throw a wrench into your vacation plans! In order to make sure this doesn’t happen to you, we’ve provided a basic checklist to know what to check on your car before heading out to hit the open Continue Reading ...

Ford F-350 Repair

Posted on: January 21, 2014 by in Automotive
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The only way to the job right, is to have the right equipment. With the Ford F350 to properly gain access to the engine compartment you need to have a body lifter that specifically can lift the Ford F-350 body so the technicians can have easy access to make sure every part is replaces properly. Without this access many mechanics cannot get proper angles to verify nuts, bolts and other engine parts a properly and securely Continue Reading ...

3 Tips for Handling an Auto Breakdown Emergency

Posted on: May 16, 2013 by in Automotive
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Even with the high levels of automotive technology today, vehicle breakdowns are still inevitable. No one knows when their vehicle will break down or where they will be when it happens. When it does happen, it is unexpected and most people are not prepared to handle it properly. Many become confused because they do not know what to do next. Therefore, here are 3 tips that will assist you in making the right moves when your car breaks down on the road: 1.   Move your vehicle to safety Continue Reading ...

Ford 6.0 New EGR Engine Oil Cooler

Posted on: March 3, 2013 by in Automotive, DIY
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It's no secret that 6.0L Ford/Navistar Power Stroke engines have been notable for warranty issues. These included EGR valve sticking due to carbon deposits, which can be remedied by installing a new-design stainless EGR cooler. There are not many mechanics who like to work on the 6.0, but we at Matt's Caddy Shop are ready to keep your 6.0L Ford/Navistar Power Stroke engines running smooth and in great working order.     Continue Reading ...

Tire Cupping – A Clue to Car Suspension Trouble

Posted on: December 10, 2011 by in Automotive
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Scalloped dips that appear around the edge of the tire tread are almost always an indicator that you have worn out suspension parts. Any worn component like a ball joint, wheel bearing, shock, springs or bushings can cause this condition. Replace the worn components and move (& balance) the cupped tire to a new position on your car.       Continue Reading ...

The Life of Automatic Transmission Fluid vs Temp

Posted on: February 13, 2011 by in Automotive
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Tranismission Fluid Oxidation   Automatic transmission fluid will provide 100,000 miles of service before oxidation occurs under normal operating temperatures or about 175 degree F. Above normal operating temperatures, the oxidation rate doubles with each 20 degree increase in temperature. Car engine overheating will decrease the life of transmission fluid.   Example: At 275 degrees F, the fluid has a life of only 3,000 miles!   Continue Reading ...