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Yearly Archives: 2017

WHAT IS THAT STRANGE SOUND COMING FROM MY CAR?

Your vehicle is equipped with many, many sensors and microprocessors that are routinely monitoring your car’s operational capabilities. This includes sensors that would trigger dashboard indicator lights such as the check engine light if a problem is detected. However, these sensors aren’t foolproof and there are issues that are more easily diagnosed using your own senses, particularly your hearing. Weird noises coming from your car are a clear indicator that there is trouble onboard. The following are just a few of the common sounds of trouble that may be produced by your car if it is having trouble operating. Rumbling engine Does your car’s engine sound much louder than it used to? Is it particularly loud during rapid acceleration? This if often a sign of an exhaust leak. This noise may be accompanied by heavily decreased fuel efficiency or a vibrating gas pedal or steering wheel, if the leak is bad enough. Screeching when braking D ... read more

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DOES MY CAR HAVE AN EXHAUST LEAK?

Despite having almost no moving parts the exhaust system is one of the hardest worked systems in your car, truck or SUV. It removes harmful fumes from the engine in order to increase performance,reduce engine noise and convert hazardous gases into less harmful emissions.. Exhaust problems cause your engine to work harder than necessary which will reduce your vehicle’s fuel efficiency and could put you at risk of breathing of toxic fumes. If you experience any of these signs of exhaust problems contact your auto mechanic right away to have the issued properly diagnosed and repaired. Decreased Fuel Efficiency One of the signs of a potential exhaust leak is a reduction in fuel efficiency. An exhaust leak means can alter the readings of the oxygen sensor, which is located in the exhaust system. A leak prior to the sensor will cause high O2 readings, which will result in the vehicle burning additional gasoline than is necessary. A leak could cause a reduction i ... read more

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4 COMMON BRAKE PROBLEMS

4 COMMON BRAKE PROBLEMS

Isn’t it amazing that you can be traveling at 60 miles per hour and then slam on the brakes, which instantly apply and begin to slow you, bringing you to a stop in about 100 feet or so? Well that is the ideal situation. Unfortunately brakes that are not properly maintained may develop common braking problems that could result in car wrecks and bodily harm. Keeping an eye and ear out for these issues will ensure you have plenty of time to get the brakes repaired by a professional auto mechanic, should a problem arise. Squealing or Howling Brakes The brakes should never make any noise. If you hear squealing, howling or grinding when you apply the brake pedal it is a sign of low brake pads. The noise could either be caused by a small warning mechanism built into the pads or it could mean you have no brake pads left and metal is grinding on metal. Car Pulls to the Side when Braking If your vehicle tries to swerve left or right when you hi ... read more

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