Category Archives: Service & Maintenance

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Learn How to Change the Tire on Your Pickup Truck!

Ford F-150 Truck Life: How to Change a Tire Video

Many of us have experienced a flat tire while we are cruising down the road. Unfortunately, more and more drivers do not know how to change a flat tire on a vehicle. We are blaming that on more schools no longer providing automotive or life skills classes. Luckily, you can still learn how to change your tire with the help of this video from Ford and the brand’s F-150 pickup truck. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry >>

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Help! My Car’s A/C Just Conked Out! Where Can I Get it Fixed?

Car Air Conditioning Repairs in Durham, NC

The South is famous for its sweltering summers and while we are used to it, it can be uncomfortable to get in our vehicle after it has been sitting out in the hot sun. Usually, we rely on the air conditioning unit in our vehicle to help keep us cool, but there may come a day when it konks out on you – and it is usually on the hottest day of the year! Read the rest of this entry >>

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Why is My Manual Transmission Vehicle Smelling Like Burnt Rubber?

Common Reasons Your Manual Transmission Can Start to Smell

Manual transmissions have gone to the wayside in favor of the automatic option, but there are many drivers who still prefer the old-school manual. When you shop with us here at Auction Direct USA, you can easily find vehicles that are outfitted with a manual transmission. Like any vehicle component, your manual transmission will need to be maintained so that it may continue to work correctly. However, something can go wrong at some point either due to neglect, improper use, or age. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Is it safe to put a set of used tires on my vehicle? 

Tires get replaced and serviced more often than most other parts of your car. This is because your tires are constantly taking a beating. Every time you drive, you put wear on them. Eventually, you will need to replace all four of your tires. Tires aren’t cheap, so it may be tempting to get used tires instead of brand-new ones. Is that entirely safe? The short answer—no. Keep reading to get the long answer.  Read the rest of this entry >>