Yearly Archives: 2021

What Is My Vehicle's Temperature Gauge Trying to Tell Me?

What Is My Vehicle's Temperature Gauge Trying to Tell Me?

The temperature gauge in your vehicle is intended to estimate the temperature of your engine's coolant. This scale will give you insight into whether your engine's coolant is cold, regular, or hot (overheating). It is a small dial located on the dashboard of your vehicle, and you should probably start paying more attention to it.   Reasons The Temperature Gauge Reads Hot If the temperature gauge is approaching high, this may mean your vehicle is overheating. Another cause of an "H" reading is if you have a coolant leak somewhere in your car. A small puncture or evaporation may cause your vehicle to lose a significant amount of coolant. It can also be a broken water pump or gasket leak. Nevertheless, there is always a possible chance that the thermometer is broken and giving you an inaccurate reading. If this is the scenario, you may require a tech to replace your coolant temperature switch. Regardless of the issue, it would be best if you had a professional ac ... read more

What Are the 6 Essential Vehicle Fluids?

What Are the 6 Essential Vehicle Fluids?

If you aren't aware of the importance of fluid maintenance, then you might want to start learning. Similar to the water we consume, your vehicle needs various fluids to stay active and driving. If these six fluids aren't regularly inspected and topped off, your automobile will be at risk of lower performance, gas mileage, and value, as well as a higher risk of a breakdown or collision.    What are the 6 Essential Fluids? The six essential fluids that every car needs are engine oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, coolant, power steering fluid, and windshield washer fluid.   Engine Oil Engine oil, also referred to as motor oil, is the most vital fluid of all. As you may know, its primary job is to lubricate and protect your engine's components from overheating. As a responsible vehicle owner, you should know which type of oil your vehicle takes. You can find the oil specifications for your car in the owner's manual if you are unsure. There are 3 mai ... read more

Don’t Do These Things to Your Car!

Don’t Do These Things to Your Car!

Safety should be every car owner's priority before stepping into their cars. We all understand the importance of maintenance services: oil changes, tire rotations, spark plugs, windshield wipers, and brake pad replacements. However, there are also some things you should NEVER do to your vehicle. Some of them might be an existing habit that you do now and should stop doing immediately.   Please Avoid Doing the Following to Your Car: Drive with Flashing Check Engine Light If your check engine light starts flashing on your dashboard, this is a sign of a severe engine problem. To be safe, please pull over and stop your engine. We highly advise that you get a tow to take your vehicle into a repair shop immediately.    Use Dishwashing Soap to Clean Your Car Dishwashing liquid is chemically designed to remove grease and sludge off your dishes, not your car! Applying dish soap to your car can strip off the wax and take the shine off your car paint. Do not take the cha ... read more

Should I Get a Pre-Purchase Inspection Before Buying?

Should I Get a Pre-Purchase Inspection Before Buying?

Purchasing a vehicle is a significant milestone in anyone's life, whether it is your first or not. But before you can even think about financing and buying the car, you should consider a pre-purchase inspection. Though a vehicle's physical appearance might look remarkable, the average individual can't easily detect the internal condition on the spot. Furthermore, some makes and models of cars have specific years that professional auto technicians would advise against because they have a reputation for costly breakdowns.   Pros of Getting a Pre-Purchase Inspection A thorough pre-purchase inspection usually includes a detailed road test on top of a typical vehicle inspection. A pre-purchase inspection is always a good idea because of the following reasons:   There could be problems with the car that you might not be aware of, and only a mechanic would be able to diagnose the vehicle. The mechanic can also conclude if the vehicle had ever been involved in any c ... read more

Why Does My Brake Pedal Feel Spongy?

Why Does My Brake Pedal Feel Spongy?

If you have a spongy feeling brake pedal, it can be very concerning. You're probably wondering if the brakes are going to work when you need them most. The good news is that there's something you can do about this problem before your next drive! This blog post will explore what causes the brake pedal to feel spongy and how to fix it so that your pedals feel firm again. Low Brake Fluid Level One of the most common culprits for spongy brakes is low brake fluid. You know, it's really easy to forget when you're supposed to do something as routine as checking your fluids. Brake fluid is just one of the many liquids in a car that should be checked regularly because leaving this liquid too low can cause spongy brakes or no braking power at all! The best way to fix this is to check your brake fluid regularly. Air in the Brake Lines Another potential cause of spongy brakes is air in the brake lines. Air can get into your car's braking system, especially when you're d ... read more

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