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WHAT DOES EXCESSIVE EXHAUST SMOKE MEAN?

As your car runs it produces emissions that contains fumes that are very poisonous to people, or any oxygen-breathing being for that matter. The exhaust system in your car prevents these gases from getting into the passenger area and it also helps to improve fuel efficiency by monitoring the makeup of your vehicle’s emissions and calculating the correct air/fuel mixture based on the readings. But you can monitor your exhaust as well and likely determine if engine trouble is occurring! If you see excess smoke being emitted from the tailpipe take note of the color, as it may indicate the problem within your car’s engine. These are the most common colors of exhaust and what they may mean for your vehicle. Black Exhaust If your car is producing thick, black exhaust it often indicates the burning of excess amounts of gas. This is usually caused by a faulty MAF sensor, which measures the amount of incoming air and calculates the proper amount of gasoline to mix w ... read more

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DOES THIS MEAN I NEED BRAKE REPAIR? YES!

DOES THIS MEAN I NEED BRAKE REPAIR? YES!

Seatbelts and airbags are great safety features of modern cars and trucks, but they have one thing in common. This is that they are designed to prevent injury in the event of an accident. It is the brakes, on the other hand, that can prevent that accident from ever occurring. However, this is only the case if the brake system is in healthy condition. To ensure you car remains safe to operate it is important that you pay attention for any of the following 5 signs that your car needs brake repair. Grinding or Squealing Noise One of the most common signs of brake trouble is a grinding, squealing or howling sound that occurs during braking. This noise will be heard when the brake pads have lost nearly all, or all, of the material that makes up the bad. The resulting noise is that of metal coming into contact with metal. This greatly reduces your car’s braking power, so be sure to have it addressed as soon as possible. Pulling While Braking ... read more

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