Yearly Archives: 2021

What are the Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Throttle Body

What are the Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Throttle Body

The throttle body forms part of the system that controls air intake. Air is necessary for fuel combustion, but it should be allowed in the right proportion. The amount of air that comes in is controlled by the accelerator. The harder you press it, the larger the amount of air allowed. This means, if your throttle body fails, you'll have problems accelerating. The signs that the throttle body has failed or is failing include: 1. Grime Buildup Grime and dirt will build up in the throttle body's casing (this is referred to as coking) and interrupt the fuel-air flow. Air and fuel should mix in the right proportion and smoothly without interruption. Apart from grime and dirt, carbon particles can also build upon the casing's surface, and they'll have a similar effect as dirt and grime. 2. Electrical Problems Electrical components connected to the throttle body can get damaged. This will interrupt the transmission of information to the vehicle's computer. With poor ... read more

Winter Driving Tips

Winter Driving Tips

One of the most important things you can do to prepare for winter driving is to "winterize" your vehicle. This means getting your car ready for braving the elements that can include freezing temperatures, blizzards, sleet, and snow. In this article, we provide a few tips and tricks on winterizing your vehicle and preparing your car to stay safe on the roads this winter. Tip #1. Make sure your heating and defrosting systems are ready to take on colder temperatures. Check the levels for critical fluids like transmission fluid, radiator fluid, antifreeze, to keep your heating system running throughout the winter season. Tip #2. Keep at least a half tank of gas during the winter months. Car repair experts recommend keeping at least a half tank of gas in your car to prevent gas tank-related issues. Tip #3. Reduce your speed limit while driving in the winter months to allow additional stopping time on icy or snow ... read more

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