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Yearly Archives: 2021

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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