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Monthly Archives: December 2016

WHAT IS LEAKING FROM MY CAR?

Cars and trucks rely heavily on multiple fluids in order to properly operate their numerous systems. The hydraulic mechanisms of your vehicle allow it to run, drive and stop safely and reliably. These fluids are vital to the operation of your vehicle, so anytime you think your vehicle may have a leak be sure to get the issue checked out right away by a professional mechanic. To help describe the problem you’re having to the mechanic use this guide to try and identify what the fluid may be. These are the most common fluids that leak from cars, trucks and SUVs. Engine Oil The most simple fluid to identify is also the most common one that leaks. Oil is generally black or light brown and it will leave a nasty stain in the driveway. As Oil runs through the motor it may be able to seep from many different places where there are gaskets and seals. Some leaks don’t need immediate repair, while others are crucial. Ask your mechanic for honest advice. Brak ... read more

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5 SIGNS IT IS TIME FOR AUTO REPAIR

5 SIGNS IT IS TIME FOR AUTO REPAIR

Family Broken Down On Country Road When it comes to car trouble there are many ways you may figure out something is wrong. While your car itself is quite smart, what with all its computers and all, it is often up to you as the regular driver to pay attention to signs of a problem. There are a few common types of symptoms that can occur for all makes and models that will represent an issue. If you notice any of these signs of car trouble get to the auto shop as soon as possible. Strange Noises Noises are a common sign of trouble. Some of the ones you are likely to encounter is a howling or squealing noise when braking, representing worn brake pads, or a grinding noise that occurs as your vehicle’s transmission shifts. The latter likely indicates your car is running low on transmission fluid. Odd Vibrations Should you ever feel your car shaking or vibrating, from one location or another, a trip to the mechanic will be needed ... read more

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WHY IS THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ILLUMINATED?

WHY IS THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ILLUMINATED?

When the check engine light comes on too many drivers ignore it, because they can’t tell there is a problem with how their car is performing. However, by putting off diagnostics and repairs the issue will only get worse, meaning the repair bill will grow right along with it. If your vehicle’s check engine light has come on do not hesitate to get it checked out. The following are a few of the most common reasons that little orange glow will come about. Loose Gas Cap If you fail to tighten the gas cap after filling up, or if the cap is cracked or otherwise broken, it may allow fuel vapors to evaporate up and out of the filler hose, meaning you’re wasting gas the engine didn’t even get a chance to try and burn. Misfiring Misfiring can occur for a number of reasons but it is important to resolve this issue quick as it will drastically reduce your fuel efficiency and engine power. Common reasons for misfiring includes worn spark plugs or b ... read more

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