Introduction: The Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) is filtered of external and wear debris by the transmission filter. Although the owners manual for this model does not list replacement as a maintenance item, replacing this is more of a preventive step. The filter is external i.e. not within the transmission itself.
Do you hear a thumping sound (dim-dim-dim-dim) from the wheels while driving and does your steering wheel vibrate as well? Has this progressively gotten worse? If so, you may well have a broken tire belt. Broken tire belts occur when the reinforcing steel cords within the rubber of tires break. This often leads to an uneven tire surface.
Batteries are perishable products and the ones for cars are no exception. Whilst the brand of the battery may matter, the greatest concern for the car owner who needs a new battery, should be the production date. You need a battery as fresh as possible!
Car DIY fixes would require that you have certain tools and there’s nothing more annoying than starting off a DIY fix only to discover that you cannot proceed due to the lack of a tool >:(. However, as I grow in the number of repairs I take on DIY, I’ve found that tools are endless and yet available funds finite.
Introduction: The Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) valve serves to vent the blow-by gases that make it to the crankcase from the combustion chamber via the piston rings. Increased crankcase pressure can lead to oil leaks e.g. from the valve cover gasket. Leaks due to a clogged PCV valve would often occur via multiple channels due to the raised crankcase pressure.