Yearly Archives: 2021

Why Is My Car Vibrating When I Brake?

Why Is My Car Vibrating When I Brake?

There are a few major reasons that would cause your car to vibrate when the braking system is applied. Most likely, this would have to do with one or a few parts of the braking system itself. That could include the brake pads, brake rotors, brake calipers, or perhaps even simply worn tires. Your vehicle's brake pads are responsible for applying force and friction to the brake rotors in order to slow down and eventually fully stop the spinning of the vehicle's wheels. If your brake pads are worn down, they may squeak, squeal, and eventually cause your vehicle to vibrate as they try to do their job of slowing down your car. Make sure to have your brake pads replaced at the first sign of trouble to keep yourself and your passengers safe. As stated earlier, your vehicle's braking rotors get pressed down by the brake pads to slow down the vehicle. If your braking rotors are either out of balance or have been worn down due to grinding on metal caused by extremely worn down brak ... read more

How to Prepare Your Vehicle for the Spring Season

How to Prepare Your Vehicle for the Spring Season

The spring season is here and presents excellent weather to enjoy and explore the outdoors. As you plan that road trip you've waited so much to embark on or simply want to drive more often, you need to prepare your vehicle for the spring. That said, take the car to a professional auto care shop for inspections (and repairs) so that it serves you well when driving in the spring weather. Wash Your Car If you haven't driven your car over winter, the chances are that dirt, mineral salts, and winter elements have built upon the body and undercarriage. You need first to take it to a professional car wash to clean the surface and the undercarriage. That prevents corrosion ad dirt build-up. Have the Tires Inspected and Aligned Winter driving harms the wheels and tires. Having them inspected and aligned ensures driving safety. It also prevents uneven wear on tires, extending their functional lifespan. Tire-tread inspection is also critical. They must have enough depth to offer high ... read more

Factory Recommended Services - How Important Are They?

Factory Recommended Services - How Important Are They?

Buying a car is fun, exciting, and a big responsibility, all in one. With cars come much freedom and independence as well as a healthy dose of hassle. You must carry liability insurance coverage, keep up with tags and registration, and the high cost of gas. Plus, you are expected to have routine maintenance performed at regular intervals, along with factory-recommended maintenance. Every factory has a list of specific guidelines for recommended maintenance and when it should be performed. Oil changes are recommended every 3,000 miles, or once every three months, along with having your filter replaced. At 30,000 miles, it is highly suggested that you go for an engine air filter change, along with getting your tires rotated to prevent too much wear and tear on their tread. There are three good reasons to keep up with factory-recommended maintenance. One is that it can help improve your mileage. This is especially true for oil changes and tire rotations, as both are equally helpful in m ... read more

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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