7 Common Signs of Transmission Failure

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Cheap Used Auto Parts NYC | 0 comments

Transmission is a mechanical component that is most complicated and less understood in your vehicle. It is built in a combination of advanced hydraulic and computer-programed electronics elements that giving the right amount of power which makes the wheels drive at a given speed.

Now, have you noticed strange whining, grinding or any unusual signs in your transmission? Ignoring problems until it’s too late is a bad practice just like a small repair today could be turned into expensive restoration further down the road. Therefore, learning these 7 common signs of transmission problems is your advantage, so let’s get started.

  1. Clunking, Whining and Humming – there are no specific sounds that a car provides but usually, it is described as clunking, whining and humming that even if you are not a mechanical expert you’ll recognize it. Excessive noise indicates differential or transmission wear, better check it out as soon as possible.
  2. Leaking fluid – one of the visible signs that you may easily recognize is the leak of the fluid. If you found liquid on your garage floor or in your driveway it could be a broken seal or any other transmission issues, failing to fix it will make the problem get worse over time.
  3. Burning Smell – having said that 90% of transmission failure are due to overheat, a 20-degree increase in fluid temperature will start to produce strange odor which indicates that your gearbox is possibly burning.
  4. Lack of Reaction- transmission was designed to response well when shifting gear. If it wouldn’t shift the way it should then it could be the shift cables, clutch linkage, or the computer system but remember, any delayed reaction in acceleration is another sign of transmission troubles.
  5. Engine light – when the sensor picks up abnormalities in the system the “check engine” sign will keep on flashing and it means a lot of issues, some are minor ones but if the transmission seems to be acting erratically better be quick and let the expert check your vehicle.
  6. Grinding or Shaking – a car is supposed to run smoothly but if you feel it shaking or seemed abrasive then it suggests that there is a problem with the transmission do not let it carry on, allow the mechanic to analyze the symptoms.
  7. Gear Slipping – either automatic or manual gear, the transmission is outlined to stay in a designated system. Therefore if it won’t perform the way it should or you are driving in a specific gear yet suddenly change, it manifests a gearbox problem.

Manufacturers always state a fact of preventive measures and maintenance schedules, following these rules will greatly reduce the chance of serious and dangerous damage to your transmission as well as your car.
If you are searching for transmission or any other car parts reach us at 718-297-9797 or look for New York City Auto Salvage and Glass we lend you a hand and keep your vehicle in the right condition.

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Is Your Car Ready for Winter?

Posted by on Jan 15, 2017 in Cheap Used Auto Parts NYC | 0 comments

Since the winter cold wind is in the air, here are some handy winter car tips we provide for you.

The Battery. Have some time to check on your battery, this will save you precious time on starting your car or avoiding a bogged down car. Boost up your battery with distilled water routinely, so the cells don’t dry out. Keep in mind not to use tap water! Corrosion can happen during the winter time, which looks like white or green growth around the terminals; this should be wiped away. If it’s too thick to remove, look into the kitchen for some bicarbonate or soda water. Make a glue of this by including some water, then brush it onto the terminals and wash off with hot water. If that doesn’t work, it may be ideal to buy new terminals. Ensure you don’t do any of this work on the yard or in your carport. The acid in the battery will kill the garden or leave white stains on the driveway.

The Tires. All tires, including the spare, should be inflated to the correct pressure. Look in the car owner’s manual for the manufacturer’s specifications. During the winter time, because of the cold temperature tire pressure tends to be low on reading. The difference in the tire pressure affects the grip of the tires when driving.

The Windshield. Keep your windscreen clean during the cooler weather. Dirt on the windscreen can limit your visibility when driving towards a low sun. For maximum visibility, windows should be cleaned regularly with a dedicated cleaner for the windshield but you can make your own by using dishwashing liquid dissolved in water.

The Windscreen Wipers. Once the winter rains begin, it’s important your wipers are up to the job. If they are perished or cracked they’ll be unable to wipe the glass effectively, causing streaks, smearing, and loss of visibility. They crack because of the cold temperature. Replace the wiper rubbers when the blades fail to wipe clean the windshield or chatter across the glass. When you wash your car, lift the blade from the screen, rinse with clean water and look for evidence of deterioration. Check if the reservoir bottle has a sufficient fluid level.

Put your car in the Garage. Try to park your vehicle under cover at night and try to avoid parking your car on the lawn overnight as damp rising from the lawn condenses on engine and ignition parts leading to current leakage. Condensation forming on the underside of the bonnet can lead to rust development.

Now you know this winter tips, be ready to hit the road and never get left behind. If you happen to find replacement parts for your car, visit us at New York City Auto Salvage and Glass. We will look after you. Just dial 718-297-9797.

 

 

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Will you go for Manual or Automatic?

Posted by on Dec 17, 2016 in Cheap Used Auto Parts NYC | 0 comments

For your car to be able to get from point A to point B without having to stay trudging along in first gear, it needs a working transmission. The transmission allows the vehicle to change gears, thereby transferring power from the engine to the drive axle in the most efficient way possible. It does this by varying the gear ratio. In lower gears, this increases available power while reducing speed. Higher gears, on the other hand, reduce power and increase speed. This enables cars to distribute power and speed in the most efficient way for any given situation.

Now here is the difference between the manual and the automatic transmission.

Automatic Transmission

  • Easier to use. Although there’s nothing inherently difficult about shifting gears and working a clutch, it still takes a bit of practice before most drivers are comfortable learning to use each of their limbs independently to control a manual transmission vehicle. Automatic transmissions, by comparison, are much simpler and take drivers significantly less time to learn.

 

  • Less manually restrictive. Most new drivers are taught that the safest way to drive is to keep both hands firmly on the wheel always. This is possible when driving an automatic transmission vehicle, but is not possible with a manual transmission.

 

  • Better for hilly areas. If you’re a less experienced driver, you may find that navigating steep inclines in a manual transmission are difficult, especially if you’re attempting to do so from a dead stop. Automatic transmissions take care of this issue, enabling your car to operate efficiently no matter how steep the hill might be.

 

  • Greatly reduced the risk of stalling. There are few things more embarrassing and awkward than accidentally stalling your vehicle right when the traffic light changes. This isn’t a common problem for those driving automatic transmission, where stalling will only occur if there’s a mechanical problem in the vehicle.

 

  • Easier to use in heavy traffic. Overall, more work goes into starting, accelerating, decelerating, and stopping manual transmissions. This isn’t normally a problem, but in heavy traffic where a car can get up to speed, drivers may notice that the constant starting and stopping becomes a difficult chore. Automatic transmissions allow the driver to move through heavy traffic without having to do more than push a single pedal.

 

Manual Transmission

  • Less expensive to purchase. If you’re car shopping on a budget, then there’s really no contest between the manual and the automatic. On average, a manual transmission will cost you about a thousand dollars less than an automatic of the same model.

 

  • Cheaper to maintain. With all of the added machinery that goes into the automatic transmission, it can end up costing you more money for its maintenance. Manual transmission cars require very little maintenance, and generally maintenance and repairs end up being significantly less costly.

 

  • Better fuel efficiency. Overall, manual transmission engines are less complex, weigh less, and have more gears than automatics. The simpler it is, the lesser its likely to consume fuel. Manual transmissions have been known to save drivers between 5% and 15% on their fuel costs.

 

  • Less likely to be stolen. Your wannabe car thief should be a car geek at some point. Now with new generations of modern cars running around, stealing a manual car will be enough to deter the car thief. It is hard to steal a manual transmission car.

 

  • Better control. Automatic transmissions are designed to choose the best gear for any situation, but they tend to err on the side of caution, shifting to too high of a gear and wasting engine power. Manual transmissions give drivers greater control over the vehicle.

 

If this one helps you to decide whether to choose a manual or an automatic transmission car, New York City Auto Salvage and Glass can help you. We buy and sell a wide range of manual and automatic cars that might suit your needs. Just give us a call at (718) 297 9797. We will give you a hand!

 

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The Most Hated Engine Problems

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016 in Cheap Used Auto Parts NYC | 0 comments

So you woke up in the morning and once you started your car the engine won’t start. What could be the problem?

As an engine acquires mileage, the likelihood of having engine problem also increases. The basics of common engine problems are overheating engine, an engine that doesn’t start, and service engine lights. Beyond that, minor things can cause major problems. It is important to pay attention to your engine when it needs servicing. It is the heart of your car.

Engine that overheats.

Most of the modern cars that we are using nowadays has temperature gauges that measures the level of how hot the engine is. Coolant level may affect the car’s temperature. A low coolant level can cause the engine to overheat, thus, low water level from the radiator. If you see a warning light indicating increased temperature from your engine, have a stop; check your water or coolant level. But be careful. High pressure may burst and can cause burn injuries. Overheating can cause expensive engine repairs but you see, maintaining the coolant and water level is the simplest way to prevent it. Furthermore, leaking or busted gasket heads may also cause overheating. Another indication of overheating is coolant lose or white cloudy smoke exiting from the hood. When you see these, have a pit stop.

Engine that doesn’t start.

Another problem commonly encountered by drivers is a dead engine; a non-starting engine. It may be caused of two main problems. One is flat battery. This happens when you click your key and nothing happens. On the other hand, if the engine starts but not continuing and eventually dies, the problem is the fuel or the ignition. Furthermore, a dead engine may also be the reason of corroded battery cables, starter motor fuel delay, clogged fuel filter, or ignition switch failure. These problems may be prevented through routine check-up so be sure to check the inside of your car regularly.

Engine that needs servicing.

Our cars now are smarter than we think. Most modern cars detect malfunctions and have sensors that troubleshoot problems. Whether its low fluid levels, emissions, or powertrains it does the job. It alerts the drivers for future repairs. Aside from that, it also may indicate low compression or compressed air levels, faulty electrical issues, or missing gas caps. Just make sure when you see the warning have a thorough look about it.

If you are experiencing any of these and want to fix the problem the cheapest way, why not consider going to New York City Auto Salvage and Glass, we have a wide range of engine parts regardless of the make and model of cars. We sure we got what you need to fix the problem. If you have any questions and inquiry just dial (718) 297 9797.

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Hidden Treasure in Salvage Yards

Posted by on Jul 15, 2016 in Cheap Used Auto Parts NYC | 0 comments

Remember the old days that we use the traditional yellow page directory to look for services and information that we need? Now in the digital era, everything is one click and touch away. Everything can be researched through the internet in our computers and smart phones. It is very convenient and one you may come across are Salvage Yards which we will talk about in this article.

You will never know what you can get from a salvage yard. A salvage yard can offer a wide range of brand, make, and selection of parts that you need. It is called a bag of treasure because you can find valuable parts for such a cheap price. It is also a place for hard to find parts when you are restoring or owning vintage cars. Based from personal experience I have come to a salvage yard and I wasn’t really expecting to find the part that I need but I’m really desperate so I did give it a try. I was looking for a front bumper of a Mitsubishi Sedan and luckily out of nowhere I found one. It is also the same color that I need for my car. I got it for only $30.00 would you believe that? In authorize service centers it may cost around $100-$200 and triple the price from salvage yards. I ask the man who owns the salvage yard and he told me that the part that I purchased comes from a car that recently junk by its owner because it was involve in an accident, luckily the driver was not harmed and the damage part of the car is from the rear the reason why the front bumper has been saved. That is why I have it now. Salvage Yards also work by paying cash for your junk car or you can sell parts in case you have some stock after replacement it’s another way for cash back.

If you think that Salvage Yards are the best alternative way for buying parts, give New York City Auto Salvage and Glass. Here is our contact number (718) 297-9797. You can also find us on Facebook just type our name. Catch ya!

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