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ADDRESSING A BAD TRANSMISSION: THE WARNING SIGNS

ADDRESSING A BAD TRANSMISSION: THE WARNING SIGNS

It is important to anticipate the warning signs of a bad transmission so that you can effectively address the situation as soon as possible with a transmission repair. Having a realistic expectation of the pricing helps to prevent any surprises when you get the bill. This transmission repair is usually a fairly steep one, but promptly assessing and addressing the transmission will potentially save you stress and money. Just because your vehicle is having transmission issues, does not mean you will have to replace the entire system. There are some warning signs that can allow you to get the car in before it becomes a catastrophic nightmare issue. A DECLINE IN SHIFT QUALITY AND OVERALL FEEL Pay attention to the feel of your vehicle when switching gears and it will pay dividends by getting it in early. Clunky and strange shift patterns may be indicative of a major problem with the transmission. When speeding up the car should run smoothly, but if it seems like the transmission is strugg ... read more

AUTO REPAIR QUESTIONS: WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON BRAKE MISTAKES?

AUTO REPAIR QUESTIONS: WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON BRAKE MISTAKES?

Driving with bad brakes is not just a bad idea. It is also dangerous. Luckily, most drivers can tell when something is wrong with them. However, they may not know what caused it. So, what are the easiest ways to tell your brakes need to be replaced? Not to mention, how have your driving habits affected them? WHEN SHOULD YOU CONSIDER A BRAKE REPAIR JOB? As long as you pay attention, noticing a pair of bad brakes is not too difficult. If you notice any of the following issues, take your car to a shop ASAP. That way, mechanics can identify the issue. Then, you can fix it. ·      The Brake Pedal Is Too Soft ·      Pressing the Pedal Is Too Hard ·      The Vehicle Shakes or Vibrates When Braking ·      The Brake Light Never Turns Off ·      Burning Smell WHAT CAUSES THESE PROBLEMS? Generally speaking ... read more

PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE PREVENTS CATASTROPHIC FAILURES

PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE PREVENTS CATASTROPHIC FAILURES

No matter what kind of vehicle you may drive, the road from being in perfect condition to being fit for the junkyard is just a little bit of negligence. Let us look at these specific issues in greater detail below. LUBRICANTS All it takes is one leaky gasket to suck the oil and life out of your vehicle. In addition, with the recent reliance on synthetic oils, which do not contain paraffin wax, the incidence of oil leaks is becoming more common. In traditional oil, the paraffin waxes naturally found in it has a self-sealing property that closes up small leaks. Nowadays, the tiny molecules of ultra-refined synthetic oils are seeping right through the tiniest cracks. While oil damage and using the wrong kinds of oil often cause the most serious failures, there are many other issues to look out for every time you have service. FUEL SYSTEM If you do not bring your vehicle to an auto repair shop to perform regular maintenance and inspections of your fuel system, you can wind up on the s ... read more

FUEL LINE REPAIR INDICATORS

FUEL LINE REPAIR INDICATORS

The fuel line brings fuel from from the storage tank to the vehicle. The line is commonly made of reinforcement rubber to prevent splitting and kinking. The fuel system is crucial to the smooth running of the engine. Parts of this critical system can wear out just like any other part in the car. These lines are vulnerable to breakage after years of wear and tear. In most cases, they can become dysfunctional without prior warning, but there are few signs you can watch out for to know whether the line is broken or compromised. In this case, when the line is broken it becomes leaky, producing drips or in more serious cases puddles of fuel underneath the vehicle. Initially, a leaky line will cause a drop in fuel pressure which is capable of compromising the operation of the fuel system. This can cause minor triggers and engine misfires, which may lead to stalling. Driving with a broken fuel system is very dangerous and can potentially result in injuries or even death from fuel leak fires ... read more

DANGERS OF DRIVING WITH BAD PUMP

DANGERS OF DRIVING WITH BAD PUMP

A water pump is a crucial component of every vehicle that supplies liquids from the radiator to the engine. In other words, it maintains the right temperature of the engine. As such, the problems that result from a bad water pump are eminent and can damage your car engine. For this reason, car owners should understand the signs and dangers of driving with a bad water pump. SIGNS OF A BAD WATER PUMP When the coiling system of the car is not working effectively, the car engine will suddenly start overheating. Below are signs of a bad water pump. Engine Overheating When the car engine overheats, the radiator is not working as expected. The water pump is not allowing the engine to cool thus causing the engine to overheat. Steam or smoke coming out of the radiator If you find smoke or steam gushing from the radiator, stop the car. This happens when the damaged engine near the fan of the pump has failed. Call the experts when this occurs. Do not restart the car because this will cause ... read more

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