Yearly Archives: 2022

Is Your Vehicle Having Trouble Starting?

Is Your Vehicle Having Trouble Starting?

Think about getting into your car, turning the key in the ignition, only for it to crank a few times. It's frustrating. 'Vehicle hard to start' problems are very common. To find out why your vehicle has trouble starting, you need to check everything from the fuel system to the starter motor. These problems mainly occur during the winter because the cold temperature affects the operations of an automobile. Some of the causes that cause your car to fail to start include but are not limited to; Low Levels of Fuel During cold seasons, you must keep your oil tank full or at least half full. This way, only a tiny amount of fuel will be condensed. When the oil level gets extremely low, the fuel line freezes, thus preventing the distribution of fuel to the engine. The result of this will be, having trouble when starting your vehicle. Slow Battery Extreme cold can affect the performance of a battery. The battery operates by producing electrons through chemical reactions. Cold t ... read more

What Are the Signs of a Blown Head Gasket?

What Are the Signs of a Blown Head Gasket?

One of the worst things you can do for your vehicle is to drive with a blown head gasket. The head gasket in automobiles is responsible for sealing the engine’s combustion chamber from the rest of the engine so that oil and coolant don't mix together. Since the engine runs at high temperatures and extreme pressures, the gasket can get blown as a result. Keep reading to learn more about the symptoms of a blown head gasket. Low Coolant Levels One way to tell if you have a damaged head gasket is by checking if your coolant is under the hood. When your car is cooled down, you can look at the reservoir to see if there is a sufficient amount. When the gasket cracks, a majority of the coolant will leak into the cylinders.  Overheating Engine When your engine can’t get a proper flow of coolant, it will run hotter than before. Plus, the cracked head gasket allows excess heat into the engine. In severe cases, you may even hear the coolant boil or sizzle. You can also tel ... read more

Best Practices for Using Cruise Control

Best Practices for Using Cruise Control

Cruise control can do you a huge favor in certain circumstances. This feature is widely available on most cars today, and it enables you to drive your car at a set speed without you having to press your foot on the acceleration pedal. Cruise control allows you to maintain a steady speed all while giving your leg some rest. Plus, that means more focus on your driving.    For such a great feature, why isn’t everyone using cruise control at all times? It pretty much makes your car 50% self-driving, right? Not exactly. Cruise control is not suitable to use in certain conditions. In this blog, we will go over when you should and shouldn't employ cruise control.  When To Turn Cruise Control On Long Road Trips - When road trips go on for hours and hours on end, it is nice to give your leg muscles some time to relax. Use this time to switch on to alleviate the strain. Light Traffic - If you’re on an open road with little to no cars, feel free to utilize the ... read more

How to Better Care for Your Car Tires

How to Better Care for Your Car Tires

The car tire is the main contact between the road and your car. That's why you need to have a regular tire routine. Proper car tire care helps you maintain the required handling and traction. Read the below suggestions for tire maintenance to help your tires last as long as possible. Regular Tire Alignment: Most cars don't indicate tire alignment as a maintenance routine. Consider alignment when the suspension part is replaced, uneven tires, or severe tire wear. Tire alignment is done with specialized alignment equipment; don't do it at home. Maintain proper tire pressure: Every car has a standard tire pressure that you should maintain. When you check your tire pressure, look at your tires to see if they have any cracks, objects stuck in them, holes, or uneven tread wear. Always use a gauge to check that your tire pressure is within the recommended tire pressure. Adjust the pressure accordingly to prevent excess wear and tear. Spare tire storage: Spare tires should be k ... read more

What Does a Car’s Catalytic Converter Do?

What Does a Car’s Catalytic Converter Do?

A catalytic converter is an exhaust system component that is very important to your vehicle’s combustion and emission processes. It is often the part that is causing a vehicle to fail an emissions test or the reason behind a lit check engine light. It plays a vital role.   The catalytic converter is a part that manages and changes the pollutants and toxic gasses released by a vehicle’s engine. It goes through chemical processes to change those unsafe pollutants into a less-harmful forms, like water and carbon dioxide.   The catalytic converter itself is made of precious metals such as palladium, rhodium, and platinum that act as catalysts in chemical reactions. Because of its high value, it is often targeted by thieves. When this part gets stolen or damaged, you need to get a replacement right away.   Though you may be able to operate your vehicle without one, it is unsafe to do so for long. The catalytic converter is a part you can't do without. As ... read more

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