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Top Signs Your Vehicle Needs Brake Service

Top Signs Your Vehicle Needs Brake Service

Some people are prone to postponing auto repairs, despite the clear presence of a problem. Visiting the auto shop is essential if there is a problem with the vehicle's fitness to be driven, particularly with the brakes. The brakes of your car are its most important safety element, so be careful to maintain them so that they can protect you. If you observe any of these frequent indicators of brake failure, visit the shop immediately. Grinding Noises Strange sounds emanating from the brakes as you slow down usually indicate that the brake pads have worn thin and that metal is grinding against metal. The noise may be characterized as a howl, a grind, or a whine, but regardless of how it sounds to you, it always indicates problems. Soft Brake Pedal A mushy brake pedal usually indicates that the brake pads are low and need replacement. However, this condition might be the result of far larger and more dangerous problems. If your brake pedal is mushy or sits closer to the floor, this ... read more

Stay tuned on when your car needs a tune-up!

Stay tuned on when your car needs a tune-up!

What Is An Engine Tune-up? To preserve your engine's performance, it's imperative to go for routine tune-ups. Tune-ups are a vital requirement of preventative maintenance that can help you avoid car-tastrophes as well as keep expensive repairs to a minimum. Additionally, tune-ups can help you pick up potential problems that the onboard diagnostics system isn't able to detect. An engine tune-up is the process of refreshing your car's engine by going through a few key areas to ensure everything is clean and in the correct working order. It's important to note that this may mean taking different steps for different engine types, but usually these steps entail inspecting: The condition of the fluid levels and performing an oil change if necessary. The serpentine belt and hoses for any signs of age such as damage or cracking and replacing if necessary. The engine's fuel-system components to ensure the fuel filter has not clogged up and no damage ... read more

The Check Engine Light Has Switched Itself On and I'm Worried That Further Driving Will Damage My Engine

The Check Engine Light Has Switched Itself On and I'm Worried That Further Driving Will Damage My Engine

The last thing you want is to damage your car while driving. But if you're in the middle of a highway and the check engine light comes on, what should you do? Will you damage the engine if you drive a few miles further to the next gas station? The answer to this question can be tricky. It's useful to know what kind of check engine light your car has. Is it just an orange light or is there a red one as well? Does the light flash when the situation is dire? Does the light stay constant when the issue does not require your immediate attention? Knowing how the check engine light functions in your car can help you understand what the car's diagnostic system communicates whenever it flashes or lights up. Check your car's manual to make sure you're familiar with its language. When the frightful check engine light does comes on, stay calm. Reduce your speed and inspect how your vehicle is performing. Use all your senses to reassess if there is something strange or dist ... read more

5 Signs of a Dying Car Battery

5 Signs of a Dying Car Battery

Your car battery manages the electricity your car needs to function. So when it starts going bad, quite a few can go haywire in your car. So how do you notice before it's completely dead? #1 — Weak Headlights When your vehicle's battery is working, your headlights provide plenty of light to illuminate the road. But with a dying battery, your headlights won't get enough electricity to keep them bright. #2 — Physical Signs of a Bad Battery Take a look under the hood. Are there signs of corrosion? This could mean its leaking acid. This could lead to a costly repair, and you should have it checked out as soon as possible. #3 — Engine Backfires If your engine backfires, it could be caused by a dying battery which causes a weak spark leading to your cylinders becoming backed up with fuel, backfiring when it's finally ignited. It's also possible this is caused by a different issue, so it's best to take it to a mechanic for a check-up. #4 &mdash ... read more

How to Improve Your Gas Mileage

How to Improve Your Gas Mileage

Refilling your car with gas is now becoming an expensive chore that most people dread. Unfortunately, we all depend on our vehicles to get us to work, school, and more. Therefore, we have to buy gas no matter how much it costs. But how can we do it and save money in 2022?  Below are some of our trusted fuel-saving tips and tricks: Avoid Harsh Braking and Accelerating - Nothing drains your fuel tank more than the way you drive your car. Excessive braking and acceleration can decrease your MPG by 20 percent or more. If you want to save money at the pump, drive more steadily and give yourself time to brake.  Know When to Have Your Windows Down and When to Use A/C - Saving money on fuel doesn't mean you should neglect your air conditioning altogether. Experts suggest driving with the windows down in the city or at low speeds. On the other hand, it's best to have your windows up driving on the highway as the wind resistance can up your expense. Avoid Idling - Don't ... read more

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