Yearly Archives: 2021

Shocks & Struts 101

Shocks & Struts 101

  Shocker! Your technician says your vehicle needs new shocks or struts. You’ve heard it before. What are these things, anyway? And do you absolutely need them?   What are Shocks & Struts? All vehicles come equipped with shocks, struts, or both. Shocks, or a shock absorber, do precisely what you’d think: they absorb unevenness or bumps in the road, allowing the vehicle to maneuver steadily. Struts, on the other hand, serve a similar purpose and are designed differently. Both are affixed to your vehicle’s suspension system and are an integral part of steering, handling and control, comfort, and safety.   What’s Their Purpose? Typically when people think of shocks and struts, they envision the vehicle’s movement and the comfortability of the ride. However, shocks and struts are crucial for your safety. When struts and shocks wear, it allows your wheels to spring back, making them less able to grip the road. Therefore, worn-out shock ... read more

When Do You Need a Brake Rotor Replacement?

When Do You Need a Brake Rotor Replacement?

Brake rotors are a vital component of your vehicle's braking system. When the brake pads wear down, they no longer work as effectively and need to be replaced. At this point, you may also want to have your brake rotor inspected for any signs of damage or corrosion. This is important because if there are any issues with the rotor, it will not perform well in stopping your car and could cause sudden and unexpected failure while driving. In our post today, we will discuss when you should replace your brake rotors so that you can avoid these kinds of problems. Brakes Pulsating The brakes should be silent and smooth as long as the rotors are less than a few thousandths of an inch out-of-round. Brake pedal pulsation is not always indicative that replacement to brake rotors may be needed, but it can still mean something isn't right with your car's braking system. Brakes Overheating Riding your brakes or braking downhill can easily warp the brake rotors due to overheating. In m ... read more

Benefits of Transmission Flush

Benefits of Transmission Flush

It is time to consider transmission flush if you are experiencing transmission troubles. While scheduling your regular auto repair, remember to ask your mechanic about transmission flush. Most car owners often overlook checking the transmission fluid, not knowing its importance in promoting seamless engine power transfer to the wheels. For the transmission system to work efficiently, you need a profound understanding of transmission flush. What is a Transmission Fluid Flush? The car transmission flush is a straight forward process that involves pumping out old transmission fluid while adding new fluid at a relatively equivalent rate. Professional mechanics typically own equipment with cooler lines for a transmission flush. Benefits of a Transmission Flush It is not surprising to know that most drivers know little about transmission flush. Below are the benefits of getting a transmission flush you should know. Here we go! Prevents Transmission Problems andCar Malfunctions often, t ... read more

How to Prolong the Life of Your Car

How to Prolong the Life of Your Car

Do you love your car and want to prolong its life? If so, you are in the right place. Proper maintenance is important for extending the life of your car. In fact, everything in life demands care and maintenance. If you neglect taking care of your vehicle, you can decrease its overall lifespan and will end up spending more money on repairs over the years. Tips To Prolong The Life of Your Car In order to prolong the life of your car, you should keep the following tips in mind: If you are taking your car out in the pollution, it would be wise to get it washed on a regular basis.   If you have kids or pets, it would be important to keep the interior of your car clean. It's possible to keep it clean by investing in a suitable portable vacuum cleaner for the vehicles.   Change the car oil on a regular basis. Your car service provider can suggest to you when the car is due for an oil change based on the kilometers.   If you have a garage or underground parking, it ... read more

What To Do When Your Check Engine Light Comes On

What To Do When Your Check Engine Light Comes On

My Check Engine Light Just Came On – Now What? If you've been a driver for many years, you must have at least experienced the check engine light shining on your dashboard at one time. This is a friendly light that's supposed to alert you that there's a problem with your vehicle. Your onboard computer is connected to many sensors to form a monitoring system. If any sensor detects an issue with your car, the lights will come on. It means the light may indicate a variety of problems. For example, the problem could be a misfiring engine or the gas cap may be loose. For this reason, it is a daunting task to deal with the check engine light. This is because it will be upon you to determine where the problem is. Acting as fast as possible will not only save you money and time but will also arrest the problem before it becomes bigger. If a motor vehicle problem is left unattended, the vehicle may eventually fail to function, and the repair costs will be un ... read more

Why Is My Car Vibrating When I Brake?

Why Is My Car Vibrating When I Brake?

When you're pulling up to a stoplight and your car begins to shudder and it feels like your brakes are not operating as smoothly as before it can be rather nerve-wracking and leave you wondering what the problem could be and how serious it is. Would you have to pull over to the side of the road and get to the service center as quickly as possible? The answer would be yes, as faulty brakes could lead to accidents. The most likely cause of your car vibrating and shuddering like a jelly in an earthquake could be due to one of several factors. Perhaps your wheels are unbalanced or your car's alignment could be out of sync, or the most logical explanation is that the brake 'shoes' (brake discs) are worn down. There are obviously other potential causes that could be more serious issues, such as your steering itself having a loose control arm for some reason or a damaged axle shaft, or even loosened nuts in the wheel drums that could cause the wheel to wobble as you slo ... read more

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