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What Is A Transfer Case In A Car?

A transfer case is the part of your car's drivetrain that makes sure that power gets to where it needs to go. A transfer case is what lets you shift gears. It's connected to your transmission and driveshaft, and it has differentials that allow you to switch between low-range, where you want more torque, and high-range, where you want more speed.

The transfer case also has a center differential, which helps distribute power evenly between the front and rear wheels. If something goes wrong with your transfer case, several things can happen:


 

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Here’s What You Should Do When Your Car Breaks Down

No one wants to be stranded on the side of the road, but roadside emergencies are a fact of life. Whether you have a flat tire or a dead battery, being prepared can make all the difference. Here are some tips to help you handle a roadside emergency like a pro:

• Stay calm. Roadside emergencies can be stressful, but it's important to stay calm and focused. Take a deep breath and assess the situation before taking any action.

• Move to safety. If possible, move your vehicle to the shoulder or a nearby parking lot. This will help keep you…

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Towing Guide

If you're in need of a tow, you're not alone. Every year, millions of drivers are forced to call for a tow truck due to a breakdown or accident. If you've never had to towed before, the process can be confusing and overwhelming. This guide will teach you everything you need to know about towing, from what type of tow truck is right for your car, to how much it will cost.

When you call for a tow truck, the first thing you'll need to do is give the dispatcher your location. Once the tow truck…

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What Kind of Fluids Most Commonly Leak from Cars?

Cars are a boon to us all, but sometimes they can be quite a lot to handle. If your vehicle is leaking fluid, then it might mean that major repairs are in order. Taking care of a fluid leak should be one of your top priorities as a vehicle owner.

If you're leaking water, then don't worry. Unless it's a substantial amount, it's a usual symptom of using your air conditioning system. Excess moisture drips out of your vehicle, so don't worry. If your car is leaking oil while parked, then you should be a…

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How to Test Your Car's Battery

Your car battery can die without warning. That is why it is important for you to test the car battery on a regular basis. You can use a multimeter to read the voltage of your battery. If the voltage is below 12.4 volts, then it is time for you to charge your battery. You also need to perform a crank test. You need to turn off the vehicle. You also need to disable the ignition and fuel. Hook the multimeter up to the battery terminal. You should have this hooked up to multimeter for 15 seconds.

You likely have…

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The Importance of Correct Tire Pressure

We all know that having good tires on our car can offer various benefits, including long lifespan on tires, better gas mileage, better performance, and a safer ride in general. In addition to having good tires, your tires also need to be correctly inflated.

A tire that’s over-inflated can cause these problems:

  • Inability to control your vehicle
  • More likely to result in a flat tire
  • Better chance of a blowout
  • Tire is more at risk of damage


A tire that’s under-inflated can cause these problems:

  • Reduced lifespan of tire
  • Decreased fuel efficiency
  • Unnecessary pressure on the engine
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Signs Your Tires Need to Be Replaced

Your tires are one of the most important parts of your vehicle. They carry the load of your vehicle and absorb the shock of the road. That is why it is important for you to maintain your tires. Your tires will need to be replaced after six to 10 years. However, you should constantly inspect your tires in order to ensure that they are in good shape.

You should look out for physical signs of damage. This includes bulges in the tires, irregular wear, cuts and punctures.

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Mufflers & Exhausts For Better Fuel Efficiency and Noise Control

While it is the last stage of the vehicle’s system, the exhaust plays an important role in the entire system. A malfunctioning exhaust system will cause toxic gases to be released to the atmosphere. Also, since the combustion process is very noisy, a poorly designed exhaust system means you will have a very noisy vehicle.

An efficient engine will have little to no pollination from its exhaust system. The final form of the fuel from your engine is smoke, which is let out of the tail pipe through the exhaust.

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