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Is Your Car Shaking? 3 Common Problems That Cause Cars to Vibrate
Have you ever been driving your car and it shook so much you felt like you were on an amusement park ride? Well, here are three common problems that can cause a car to shake.
The most common reason for a car to shake is related to tires. If the tires are out of balance then the steering wheel can shake. This shaking starts at around 50-55 miles per hour (mph). It gets worse around 60 mph but starts to get better at high speeds.
Sometimes brake rotors can be the cause of shaking. If your steering wheel shakes while you are braking then the problem could be caused by "out of round" brake rotors. This vibration can also be felt through your brake pedal.
Another common problem that can cause shaking is when a brake caliper sticks on. When this happens you will experience a vibration through the steering wheel starting at 45 to 50 miles per hour. It will get very bad the faster you go, and you will also smell a burning odor when you stop.
The good news is that these problems are easily avoided or corrected.
The tire problem can be avoided by purchasing good quality tires and by having all of the tires carefully inspected when your car goes in for preventative maintenance service.
The brake problem can be avoided by including brake caliper service when your brakes are due for maintenance. This is particularly important for vehicles that have over 75,000 miles on them. And, like your tires, have all of your brake pads inspected as part of a regularly scheduled preventive maintenance program.
In fact, by sticking to your manufacturer’s scheduled maintenance program, you can avoid or predict these problems. Normally, the brake and tire inspections are performed when you have an oil change. In the case of customers who put very little mileage on their cars, this will be performed at the six month vehicle check-up.
Tires wearing in a strange way or having a wheel that's out of round can both be signs of what's causing a vibration issue. If one of the front or rear brake pads (out of four) is seen wearing more than the other, this is a sign that the brake caliper is sticking.
Need to stop your car from shaking? Make an appointment on our website www.automedicsafrica.com and we'll check it out.

WHY YOUR ENGINE WON'T CRANK OR START (READ AND SHARE)
What To Do When Your Car Won’t Start
Every engine requires four basic ingredients to start: sufficient cranking speed, good compression, adequate ignition voltage (with correct timing) and fuel (a relatively rich air/fuel mixture initially). So if your car fails to start, you can assume it lacks one of these four essential ingredients. But which one?
To find out, you need to analyze the situation. If the engine won’t crank, you are probably dealing with a........http://goo.gl/A5Vdt5
Diagnosing no start engine
What happens when you attempt to start the engine? If nothing happens when you turn the key, check the battery to determine its state of charge. Many starters won’t do a thing unless there is at least 10 volts available from the battery. The battery may have been run down by prolonged cranking while trying to start the engine. Or, the battery’s low state of charge may be the result of a charging system problem. Either way, the battery needs to be recharged and tested.
If the battery is low, the next logical step might be to try.....http://goo.gl/A5Vdt5
Engine cranking problem
If your car won’t start because the engine won’t crank or cranks slowly (and the battery is fully charged), you can focus your attention on the starter circuit. A quick way to diagnose cranking problems is to switch on the headlights and watch what happens when you attempt to start the engine. If the headlights go out......http://goo.gl/A5Vdt5
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#CarTip.....The air conditioning system should be operated for about ten minutes at least once a month. This helps prevent damage to the system due to lack of lubrication.

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WHAT YOU SHOULD DO WHEN TEMPERATURE WARNING LIGHT COMES ON
When the temperature light comes on, it indicates that your engine is overheating-running too hot. An engine should not overheat if the cooling system is in good condition; a faulty cooling system triggers the temperature light to come on.

….AND THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD DO

Stop the engine immediately! "PUT ON" your pointer and then pull over to the side of the road as soon as it is safe to do so, then shut off your engine and wait for things to cool down
We have said this times without number-Do not

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Car maintenance you should do weekly
1.Tyres – check your tyre pressure each time you refuel. Your manual will tell you how many PSI to put into each tyre. Keeping your tyres inflated assists in fuel economy, handling in poor conditions and makes them stronger against damage.

2.Wash windows – inside and out for better visibility. You’ll be surprised how dirty they get.

3.Keep interior clean – remove or secure any loose, heavy items because in a crash, they could cause fatal injury. Keeping your car free of unnecessary objects can also help with fuel economy.

#Cartip....please note that the automatic transmission fluid (ATF) is poisonous and should be stored carefully in marked containers out of the reach of children.

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HOW TO CHANGE A TYRE

1.Find a safe spot to pull over: Don’t park in the middle of a curve where approaching cars can’t see you. Also, choose a flat spot; jacking up your car on a hill can be a disaster. If you have a manual transmission, leave your car in gear. Be sure to set your parking brake!

2.Turn on your hazard lights: Get the jack, wrench, and spare tire from the trunk of the car and bring them over to the tire that is flat. Use other tools or supplies, if needed.

3.Use the wrench to loosen the lug nuts: You may need to remove the hubcap. Don’t remove the lug nuts at this point; simply loosen them by turning the wrench to the left (counter-clockwise). If the lug nuts are really tight, try placing the wrench on the nut and standing on the wrench arm to use your full weight on it. You can also try hitting the wrench arm with a rock.
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Engine running "rich" or "lean" means too much or insufficient fuel supply
Most  vehicles today run on gasoline or diesel fuel. To make the vehicle move and work properly , an exact amount of air must be mixed with the proper amount of fuel burned in an engine.

The “perfect” fuel air mix is called a “stoichiometric fuel ratio.” This is 14.7:1, 14.7 parts air to1 part fuel. In reality most engines rarely achieve this ratio: they run a bit richer most of the time. An engine runs especially rich when accelerating, when cold, or when under a load.

If there is too much fuel and not enough air, the engine is said to .....http://automedicsafrica.com/car-running-rich-lean-means-much-insufficient-fuel-supply/

IMPORTANT CAR MAINTENANCE YOU SHOULD AND DO YOURSELF

In this post we will talk about car maintenance as regards coolant, power steering fluid, brake fluid, windshield washer fluid and filter maintenance
COOLANT MAINTENANCE
Check the coolant level, strength and condition. The coolant reservoir should be maintained at the full level, otherwise air pockets may form inside the radiator, which can cause cooling problems and overheating. If the level is low, the system should be inspected for possible leaks (hoses, radiator, freeze plugs, etc.). If there are no visible leaks, do a pressure test to check for internal leaks (leaky head gasket, cracked head or block)......http://automedicsafrica.com/car-maintenance-2/
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