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TOP 7 CHECK ENGINE LIGHT REASONS

TOP 7 CHECK ENGINE LIGHT REASONS

When the check engine light comes on, it is not the end of the world but it is a sign that there is an immediate problem with vehicle and it cannot be ignored. What does it mean when this light appears? Whether it be blinking or consistent, when the check engine light comes on your vehicle's computer believes there is a problem that is damaging your car's emissions control system. Now this damage and cause of the issue could be a variety of issues and severity. Regardless, this uncertainty of damage needs to be dealt with by an auto repair shop professional because regardless of the issue any problem with your engine will not get better and only get worse. Below we go into detail about the difference between a consistent check engine light to a flashing check engine light and then talk about the 5 most common reasons of why it may appear. WHAT DO THE DIFFERENT LIGHTS MEAN? ·     Consistent Light - If you are seeing a consist ... read more

AUTO REPAIR WARNINGS INDICATED BY UNUSUAL SOUNDS

AUTO REPAIR WARNINGS INDICATED BY UNUSUAL SOUNDS

Unusual and unwanted car noises can be concerning, the thought of having to take your car in for an auto repair service can seem financially daunting especially during these times when budgeting is paramount. However, maybe it does not have to be. Here are some ways to identify car noises and the potential problems causing them. Once you have a better idea of what the issue might be that is causing the unwanted noise you may be relieved to find out that it can either easily be repaired without breaking the bank or you could plan accordingly to resolve the issue at hand in an affordable manner. Here is a short list of noises and probable causes. Squealing-often metal-on-metal in nature, possibly exacerbated brakes, pads or rotors Clicking -from under the bonnet might mean your engine is low on oil, problem with the valve train, or possibly a worn out engine for older vehicles ... read more

WHAT CAUSES FLAT TIRES AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

WHAT CAUSES FLAT TIRES AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

At a certain point in life, every car owner experiences a flat tire. This scenario is even more stressing when you experience it during inclement weather or late at night. To make the matter worse, a flat tire may jeopardize a driver's life if it happens in an unsafe location. While there is no sure way of mitigating this kind of a problem, regular maintenance and tire repair may help to point some underlying issue and help to reduce the probability of the occurrence. Read on to learn more about what causes flat tires and how you can avoid them. 1. SHARP OBJECTS ON THE ROAD Sharp objects such as nails, shrapnel, and glass are the common causes of punctures that result in flat tires. Some of these objects are too small to see with the naked eye on the road. Prevention While it can be complicated to perceive some of the sharp objects on the road, it is imperative to take the necessary measures on what we can prevent. For instance, you should always avoid puncture and blowouts b ... read more

SIGNS YOU HAVE A BAD ALTERNATOR

SIGNS YOU HAVE A BAD ALTERNATOR

The alternator plays a critical role in converting the energy from the crankshaft into the car's electrical system. In simple, the alternator converts mechanical energy to electrical energy to power up your car's systems. Most importantly, it helps recharge your car battery. However, most alternators fail due to time, mileage, and use. Other issues like leaking fluid may contribute to the premature failure of the car's alternator system. For instance, water damage to the alternator shaft bearings may occur when you drive through it. Alternator failure sets a chain of events such as dim or flickering headlights, strange noises from the engine, or other electrical failures. Even worse, finding a reliable mechanic who can perform alternator repair can be a daunting task. According to statistics, the average lifespan of an alternator is seven years or about 150,000 miles. The quality of the part and the overall condition of your vehicle also determines its lifespan. With t ... read more

BRAKE REPAIR: TOP / COMMON CAUSES FOR BRAKE DAMAGE

BRAKE REPAIR: TOP / COMMON CAUSES FOR BRAKE DAMAGE

One of the most critical components of your vehicle is its brakes. Without brakes, your vehicle can only do half of its purpose. Therefore, brake repair and maintenance should be one of your top priorities as an automotive owner. It is critical to ensure your brakes are running smoothly to avoid injury to you, your vehicle, or someone else. Fortunately, there are many indicators to give you a heads up about any possible hazards in your braking system. Below are the top signs to let you know if you need to schedule brake repair with an auto service technician expert. If you are experiencing these problems with your braking system, it is important to contact a professional right away in order to replace or adjust the pads to prevent further damage. SQUEALING OR SCREECHING NOISE This is often the first indicator that your vehicle needs brake repair or has a problem with the braking system. This noise is made by the metal shim when you depress the brakes. If this is a one-time occurrence ... read more

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