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VACUUM LEAK AND ENGINE DANGER

VACUUM LEAK AND ENGINE DANGER

One of the most common problems to occur in the vacuum system is a leak. A vacuum leak refers to any leak that occurs between the engine and the mass airflow system. A leak can influence a vehicle’s fuel efficiency as well as potentially damage the engine. Upon discovering any symptoms that may indicate a vacuum leak, a certified mechanic must examine the situation to not risk the possibility of severe engine damage. WHY IS A VACUUM LEAK DANGEROUS? When there is a vacuum leak, the air to enter the system is unmetered, which has a domino effect of possible miscalculations. If unmetered air is entering the system, the amount of air becomes higher than it should be. The mass airflow sensor measures the amount of the air and it will be inaccurate, which in turn results in a miscalculation of the amount of fuel injected causing your engine to run on lean, which refers to when the fuel in your ignition is either too little or high, in this case too high.  WHAT IS THE SEVERITY O ... read more

HOW TO KNOW WHEN CLUTCH REPAIR IS NECESSARY

HOW TO KNOW WHEN CLUTCH REPAIR IS NECESSARY

Your car's clutch is the device that connects the rotating shafts, typically two or more. It transports the engine's power to the vehicle's wheels, so put simply it is absolutely essential to have your clutch working properly to power your car. Without a functioning clutch, you cannot shift gears. Upon sensing any issues, clutch repair by a certified mechanic should be performed. HOW DOES A CLUTCH FUNCTION Cars with a manual transmission contain a clutch pedal that can be found next to the brake pedal, typically to the left. When driving, a car needs to be able to fluctuate in speeds, obviously, and to do so the connection between the engine and wheel needs to come to a halt, temporarily. The clutch allows this movement to be smooth and, when used inappropriately, protects the drivetrain. The clutch is structured with the clutch disc and clutch cover. The disc functions so the engine torque can be halted and transmitted by engrossing to and from t ... read more

COMPROMISED CATALYTIC CONVERTER BREEDS ENGINE DAMAGE

COMPROMISED CATALYTIC CONVERTER BREEDS ENGINE DAMAGE

A catalytic converter is a key component in minimizing pollution and vehicle emissions. The catalytic converter works to convert harmful emissions into non-harmful gases. They essentially make engine exhaust gases less harmful and cleaner. It is important to note that a faulty catalytic converter is not only harmful to a vehicle’s performance, but to a driver’s overall health as well. Potential engine damage and reduced performance are a negative effect of a compromised catalytic converter. There are notable indicators a catalytic converter may be inefficient, at which point examination for an auto diagnosis by a certified mechanic is absolutely necessary. HOW DOES A CATALYTIC CONVERTER FUNCTION It is important to understand the pollutive damages vehicles cause to value the operative functions of a catalytic converter. Car exhaust is composed of 3 harmful compounds including the following: Carbon Monoxide Hydrocarbons Nitrogen Oxides Carbo ... read more

DRIVING WITH OFF WHEEL-ALIGNMENT IS RELEASING CAR CONTROL

DRIVING WITH OFF WHEEL-ALIGNMENT IS RELEASING CAR CONTROL

Having your wheel alignment unimpaired and intact goes hand in hand with drivability. A vehicle is not drivable if the wheel alignment is off. A driver should always be controlling the car, and if the wheel alignment is off, you are driving a car that has the possibility of fighting your control and controlling you altogether. As a driver, there is no way to predict what someone else on the road will do, the only controllable factor is yourself. If your car’s wheel alignment is off, you are adding to uncontrolled factors on the road risking the safety of yourself and any one you are in contact with. Misalignment can result from a variety of daily driving occurrences which are important to recognize. COMMON DRIVING SITUATION THAT CAN CAUSE MISALIGNMENT The possible causes that can affect your wheel alignment are very common daily driving occurrences. In fact, the act of driving itself is a cause because wear and tear on your tires can progressively influence your wheel ... read more

CAR ELECTRICAL REPAIR

CAR ELECTRICAL REPAIR

Modern automobiles are more dependent on their electrical systems than ever before. That means the car electrical repair shop you choose is vitally important. With the far more complex electrical systems that are in automobiles today, your car electrical repair must be done by a shop with advanced electrical diagnostic tools and well-trained, experienced, highly-skilled, technicians. Being able to accurately troubleshoot and properly address any problem with the electrical components in your vehicle promptly is vital to ensure your vehicle performs properly for many years to come. A COMPLEX ELECTRICAL SYSTEM If you notice the headlights and dashboard lights in your vehicle are dim, the problem can be caused by more than just a weak battery. It can be an issue anywhere in your vehicle's vast, complex, interconnected, electrical system. Getting good auto repair requires finding a shop with the right car electrical repair equipment and tools to deliver the appropriate electrical sys ... read more

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