Yearly Archives: 2022

What is a Cooling System Flush?

What is a Cooling System Flush?

A cooling system flush or a coolant flush preserves a vehicle's health and can restore function to the engine's tempering agents. The process involves removing dirt rust and sludge from the vehicle's cooling system. It also involves inspecting various parts for deterioration are the symptoms of deterioration of the system. A coolant flush empties out all used coolant material from the radiator and replaces it with a new coolant. This is a cheaper alternative to an engine repair or an engine replacement which could cost you thousands. Do you Need a Coolant Flush? Vehicles performance is often a good indicator of the need for a coolant flush. There are a few things to look at. Here are some indicators that it may be time for a coolant flush. Overheating -overheating overheating is a sign of the excess heat within the car's engine full stop this means that the engine is lacking access to the heat balance provided by Maple syrup car smell- if the smell of your car's ... read more

Do I Have A Failing Alternator or Dead Battery?

Do I Have A Failing Alternator or Dead Battery?

When you experience starting problems with your car, the first place you should look for is the electrical system. To be specific, we’re referring to the alternator and battery. Both these parts play a crucial role in starting your engine and powering all your electrical accessories. To understand whether your starting problem stems from the battery or alternator, let’s discuss how they operate together.   We are all aware of our vehicle’s battery – it stores chemical energy and converts it to electrical energy. The alternator helps charge the car battery whenever your engine is on. They work hand-in-hand to keep electricity flowing throughout the vehicle.   To know whether you have a dead alternator or battery, pay attention to how your engine reacts upon start-up. If you can’t get your car to start at all, there’s a high chance that it is the battery. If you can get your motor to start, but then it immediately turns off, it is likely ... read more

How Often Should I Have My Brake Pads Replaced?

How Often Should I Have My Brake Pads Replaced?

Have you recently noticed a loud grinding, squealing, or scraping noise coming from underneath your car when you step on the brakes? This is one clear sign your brake pads need to be replaced. Wondering how often you should replace your brake pads? Here are a few common factors to pay close attention to. Getting regular brake maintenance is the best way to help extend the life of your brake pads. Automotive experts say most drivers can go between 30,000 and 70,000 miles before replacing brake pads. In most cases, brake rotors outlast the lifespan of brake pads. Following manufacturer recommended brake service and driving the speed limit can extend the time between brake pad changes. Driving Habits - How hard are you pushing your brakes? Drivers who live in crowded metropolitan cities with long commutes are more likely to need brake pads sooner than someone who lives in a small rural town with only one traffic light. Road Conditions - Using gradual braking techniques and coasting to ... read more

What are the Symptoms of Bad or Failing Spark Plugs?

What are the Symptoms of Bad or Failing Spark Plugs?

Spark plugs play a critical role in igniting the air-fuel mixture that triggers your engine's internal combustion process. Running your car is impossible without this inexpensive yet unsung hero in your vehicle's ignition system. Like other vehicle parts, spark plugs need routine servicing and maintenance. While they are responsible for starting your car engine and driving, sometimes they fail and will need replacing. Symptoms of a Failing Spark Plug Experts agree that spark plugs must be clean without damaged electrodes for optimized performance. Driving with a foul or failing spark plug can lead to many problems. But first, you must know the symptoms of a faulty or failing spark plug. Hard to Start Your Car When starting your car becomes challenging, the spark plug could be faulty. This is primarily the main symptom of a failing spark plug. The problem occurs when the spark plug fails to produce sustained ignition for the combustion process. It is recommended to replace it ... read more

Common Mistakes Drivers Make

Common Mistakes Drivers Make

Driving requires your full attention and concentration. However, you may be prone to mistakes that could lead to road accidents and property or car damage. Below are some errors that drivers usually make. Lack of Attention When Driving A driver's attention relies on the eyes, hands, and the mind. It's best to keep your eyes on the road, your hands on the steering wheel, and your mind or concentration on the drive. Lacking any of those awareness essentials could cost you your ability to respond promptly to a potentially dangerous situation. You could cause an accident or fail to evade one. Driving With Fatigue It's dangerous to get behind the wheel when tired or sleep-deprived. Fatigue often comes with a lack of control over the body muscles, the inability to think clearly, and a drop in the level of alertness and attentiveness. If you drive when tired, you might fail to respond to a dangerous situation when needed. You could also fall asleep and lose total control of ... read more

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