OEM, Aftermarket, And Used Parts Oh My: How To Know Which Parts Are Right For Your Truck Repairs


The task of picking up some replacement parts for your truck from a company like Hawaii Spring Supply Inc can seem incredibly simple until you arrive at the auto supply store and learn just how many different options are available to you. Suddenly you find yourself trying to choose between OEM, aftermarket, and used parts. If you don't understand the difference between each of these options, this once seemingly simple task can become far more complicated.

26 January 2015

How To Tell If Your Truck Needs Transmission Services


If your truck is the workhorse of your life, it's important to keep it in tip top shape at all times. If you've been noticing some changes such as slipping gears or trouble when shifting, it could be a transmission issue. Having a routine transmission check is essential in keeping your truck running at top-notch condition. Here are some warning signs not to ignore that may indicate your transmission needs attention. Noises When Shifting

21 January 2015

Replacing Your Broken Auto Glass: 3 Facts You Should Know


Are you planning to have your broken auto glass replaced? If so, there are a few facts that you should know before beginning this repair process. Taking the time to review these facts below will help to ensure you enjoy a long lasting repair, as well as minimal out-of-pocket expenses. Fact 1: You Should Never Drive Your Vehicle With Damaged Auto Glass While the short trip to a nearby auto glass repair shop may seem like no big deal, driving your vehicle even a short distance with broken auto glass can be incredibly dangerous.

19 January 2015

Tips For Paying Your Collision Deductible


If you have recently been in an accident, your insurance company is going to want you to fix your vehicle right away. However, when you take your vehicle in for repair, you need to be prepared to pay your deductible. Paying Your Deductible To Your Insurance Company Some insurance policies require that you pay the deductible directly to the insurance company. In that case, talk with your insurance agent and verify how much you owe.

8 January 2015

Top Questions About Taking A Long-Distance Trip On Your Motorcycle


If you really want to take advantage of everything the open road has to offer, any biker will tell you that a motorcycle is the best way to go. As you travel through every new location, you get to take full advantage of your surroundings. You have the chance to take in all an atmosphere has to offer, catch narrow side roads when you get the chance, and pull off pretty near anywhere to grab a picture or take in the view.

29 December 2014

3 Common OBDII Error Codes, What They Mean, And Their Solutions


When check engine lights first appeared on cars, the solution was simple — take the car into a shop. Now that cars are equipped with on-board diagnostic systems (OBD, OBDII), the idea is that by plugging a reader into the OBD or OBDII port, the problem can be diagnosed and fixed immediately. It's not that simple. Codes simply refer to one of the sensors within the vehicle, many of which can be tripped by various problems.

22 December 2014