Steering Systems

If you feel like your best workout in the morning is moving your steering wheel, then you absolutely need to bring your car into a dealership and/or auto repair shop as soon as possible. A steering wheel that moves sluggishly—especially at lower speeds—is usually the first sign of a faulty steering system, which is a driving hazard that increases chances of a serious, conceivably deadly accident.

These are other symptoms or a failing steering and suspension system:

  • Loose steering wheel that turns more than regular
  • Vibrating steering wheel, particularly at higher speed
  • Porpoising (continuing to bounce after going over a bump)
  • Vehicle pulling to one side while with no input from driver
  • Wheels wiggling back and forth (Wheel shimmy)
  • Parking accompanied and screaming and/or screeching
  • Steering feels it still moving, even as you hold it still
  • Knocking over bumps

Even if you only notice one of these indicators you need to locate an auto mechanic right away. Never delay a possible issue with your steering; if you are not sure, bring to someone who can repair it.

The gear box(transmission) is part of your steering system; a gear box transfers power from one device to another allowing the second device to move. A faulty gear box can have deadly consequences, without which your vehicle becomes a 3000 pound missile. If your gear box fails while driving at highspeed—any speed really—your wheels could lock up and you will have no control of your vehicle.

Do not ignore these indications of a faulty gearbox:

  • If you hear your engine sound whining or suddenly change in pitch while you a driving at a constant speed, it could mean your gear has changed.
  • If you notice any leaks from vehicle components, that is normally the first sign of an issue.
  • A rough shift indicates a difficulty in changing gears, usually accompanied by a loud knock of thud when attempting to change gears.
  • If a standard transmission if your vehicle does not change gear immediately when you change gears or in automatic if there is a longer than usual pause when you shift from “P” to “D” you have a problem.

Now, these are signs and indicators of a problem and for the most part, by the time people notice them, there is a good chance that these conditions have existed for quite some time. Be proactive; regularly check for issues with your vehicle at least once a week. Try these out for starters:

  • Turn off your radio and listen for strange and unusual sounds.
  • Check for tire wear that is uneven.
  • Check underneath your vehicle for leaks (reddish fluid is trouble for certain).
  • Take note of anything that does not seem right and inform your mechanic if you need to bring your vehicle in.

Bottom line, you have to pay attention to your vehicle. Do not take for granted that if your vehicle starts and moves you are ok. Please do not neglect your vehicle’s safety; you take care of it and by extension you and your loved ones.

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Washing Your Car

Keeping your vehicle clean on the outside is more than just making your vehicle looking brand new. Allowing your car to remain dirty can cause major exterior damage which leads to costly repair bills. Hazards like bird droppings and bug remains—during the winter you would also have to contend with salt from deicing trucks— can eat away at the clear coat if you do not remove them promptly; this also causes discoloration and leaves your vehicle susceptible to rust and corrosion.

Washing your vehicle on a weekly basis is the best way to prevent these contaminants from doing any real damage. During the winter washing your vehicle outside may not be feasible, so taking your vehicle to a car wash is reasonable, but during the warmer months washing your vehicle as part of your weekend routine can be therapeutic.

Your car wash tools need to be gentle on car paint, yet still effective enough to remove contaminates. Products required for washing your vehicle include:

  • 2-3 Sponges and/or wash mitts
  • 2 five gallon buckets
  • Several microfiber towels
  • Dedicated car wash soap
  • Dedicated wheel cleaner

Wash mitts and sponges should be plush and have deep nap. Sponges with deep sections are able to accumulate debris, dirt, and other contaminants, while keeping them away from the surface, keeping the paint free of scratches. Ensure that you are always using the softer side of the sponge when washing. New sponges should always be rinsed thoroughly before use to ensure that sand and shells are removed.

Before washing your vehicle, park it in a shady area and ensure the body is no longer hot; do not wash immediately after driving, give it a chance to cool down. Washing is more difficult when hot because it speeds the drying process, increasing the chance for water and soap spots to form.

To begin, rinse all your vehicle’s surfaces with water to remove loose debris and other contaminates to prevent scratching the paint on your vehicle. Secondly, wash your wheels and tires, using a dedicated wheel cleaner—preferably a water-based and corrosive chemical-free—and sponge. The wheels and tires maybe covered with brake dust, sand, and other dirt and debris that will deface the vehicle’s paint so make sure that the sponge you use of the wheels and tires is exclusively used for the wheels and tires. Dry them with microfiber tire.

Once done washing the tires, start washing from the top of the vehicle to the bottom, reason being the bottom panels of your vehicle will be filthiest and you would not want to relocate that dirt to the windows. Fill one bucket with car soap and another with water, and then load your sponge. Do not move the sponge in circular motions, instead move it lengthwise along the panels of your vehicle. Otherwise, you will generate swirl marks—ugly scratches— on your car. Also, you should be contiually rinsing and reload your sponge to remove dirt and debris. Be sure to wash and dry (with a microfiber cloth) in sections because you do not want the vehicle air dry especially if using hard water. The minerals they leave behind will leave nasty water marks. Once you have washed the entire vehicles, give your vehicle a final rinse, drying immediately for the previously mentioned reasons.

Washing your vehicle on a regular basis benefits both you and your vehicle. Countless people find washing their therapeutic and your vehicle continues to look as it did when you drove it off the lot for the first time. Keep your vehicle looking its best is not just about pride, it supports the lifeline of your vehicle.

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How Can You Improve Your Relationship With Men?

You can use few tips mentioned below to improve the status of your relationship and increase affection. You want your partner to be more respectful towards you and be passionate for you so here are the things that you must be looking for:

· Make the right eye contact – is important to communicate through the eyes when you are in a relationship as eyes speak more than the words. Try to look into your partner’s eyes before leaving for work in the morning or when you are sitting casually on the couch watching television.

· Take help – you can take help of this expert relationship program produced by James Bauer popular as What Men Secretly Want James Bauer

· Always give time to your partner. Take some time out of your busy schedule and just walk into a coffee shop or get some lunch together even on working days if possible.

· Cuddle frequently – it is proven through research that cuddling brings you closer site is a good idea to just lie down and get some hogs from your partner and these things surely improve the relationship in a long run.

Men and women both struggle in relationship on account of their different psychology. It may be difficult for a woman to understand why her partner is behaving in such a way and why things changed after marriage or after a long term relationship. There are a few principles that are explained in this program by James Bauer and you can make full use of it as all of these techniques are mind maps of the male psychology and once you understand how men think you will be able to win the heart of your beloved in no time.

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