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How to know when to replace automatic transmission fluid (ATF)

How to know when to replace automatic transmission fluid (ATF)

Automatic transmission of a car is very delicate and should be taken care of. It is very important to carry out oil change preventive maintenance on a car's transmission to ensure its longevity. 
Often, car users don't know when the transmission oil is due for change. This happens especially when the car was acquired as a used car and the mileage at which previous oil change was done is unknown. Furthermore, some manufacturers do not give any service mileage for transmission oil but state that there is "lifetime" fluid which does not require maintenance in the transmission. Users reviews have shown that some people have had troubles with their transmissions because they followed this recommendation and didn't change the ATF (Automatic transmission fluid).&..

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Dangers of overused engine air filter that has become flaky

Dangers of overused engine air filter that has become flaky

I have seen cars with very old and overused air filters. These air filters are so bad that they are not only blocked but have become flaky. The air filter begins to disintegrate on its own and the particles find their way into the combustion chamber.
The photo that is attached is a photo of an engine air filter that has been left unchanged, blocked, has become flaky and has started disintegrating.
Apart from parts of the air filter posing a risk to the engine, it can also allow other foreign materials to gain access to the engine.
A good preventive maintenance practice is to change the engine's air filter regularly.
Other benefits of changing the engine's are filter periodically are;

Reduced contamination of the engine oil as less dust particles will find their way into ..

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Effects of cooling system thermostat removal in hot climate

Effects of cooling system thermostat removal in hot climate

There is a myth that is quite popular in some countries with hot climate, even among mechanics; "cooling system's thermostat is not needed in the car".
This believe is not necessarily true even though the importance of the thermostat is not as much as it is in a car in a cold climate.
Some of the effects of thermostat delete;
The engine does not warm up on time. One function of the thermostat is preventing the coolant from circulation until the engine has attained a particular temperature. When the thermostat is not in place, the coolant begins to circulate right from the moment the engine is started. This extends the time the engine takes to attain operating temperature. The cooler the ambient temperature, the more time it will take to attain operating temperature.
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Automatic transmission fluid turns chocolate brown

Automatic transmission fluid turns chocolate brown

Automatic transmissions are very delicate part of automobiles. They ought to be handled with care and owner or users ought to have a good level of maintenance culture.
One of the practices that kill automatic transmissions is the use of incompatible automatic transmission fluid in the transmission of a hybrid car.
Automatic transmission fluids transform in different ways depending on the cause, ranging from age, overuse, water intrusion into the transmission, transmission overheat, clutch wear, incorrect fluid and so on. ..
The one we shall discuss here is quite uncommon and that is automatic transmission fluid looking like chocolate or mud.
We are going to be using a case study; a 2010 model Toyota camry hybrid.
Before we assessed this vehicle, the code that the vehicle was..

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