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Yearly Archives: 2021

What does it mean if my "check engine" or "service engine soon" light comes on?

What does it mean if my "check engine" or "service engine soon" light comes on?

On a car's dashboard, there are a variety of buttons and (warning) lights that control the vehicle's functions. Some signals require immediate action, so knowing what all of these lights mean and what to do when they alert you is important before driving a car. These alerts are meant to avoid serious harm to the vehicle as well as a potentially dangerous situation. There's also the check engine indicator, which means that something is wrong with the engine and that it should be repaired soon. What Does The Check Engine Light Mean? When your car's check engine light comes on, it means that a problem with the engine management system has been discovered. This signal indicates that something is wrong and that immediate action is needed. When the light comes on, you don't have to stop right away; however, you can take your car to the dealer as soon as possible to have the engine management read. You can, however, quickly read this for yourself. Driving with a light on ... read more

What are the Top Seasonal Vehicle Repairs?

What are the Top Seasonal Vehicle Repairs?

As the name suggests, seasonal vehicle maintenance is designed for different seasons; although, maintenance can also be designed to meet your specific needs during off-season periods. Each of the four seasons has different reasons why vehicles break down or need repair, so it is best to have a regular maintenance schedule. To be more practical, this maintenance schedule should be spread out to make each season manageable, not all at once. Depending on your vehicle's make, model, and local climate, your car will definitely need its own special set of regular repairs throughout the year. During the spring and summer months, your vehicle will most likely need some easy, quick repairs; while, in the fall and winter more complex issues will need more detailed attention. First, you will want to look into your car's timing chain. This is the chain that drives your car's clutch, and if it becomes loose or completely broken, it will be very unproductive to you. Take note of where ... read more

Does an Idle Vehicle Still Need an Oil Change?

Does an Idle Vehicle Still Need an Oil Change?

If your car is sitting idle especially during these times when there is a pandemic and most people are working from home, you must be asking yourself the above question often. Experts recommend that you start your car at least once in a week and let it run for about five minutes and continue doing the routine vehicle care to avoid creating maintenance problems. If you are starting your car inside a garage, ensure that there is ample ventilation by opening the garage door. Check the manual and prevent oil degradation Most of us are aware that car manufacturers advice that we change the oil at certain intervals and do so using oil of a high quality. Other manuals recommend that you change the oil after completing a certain number of kilometers or miles. Some manuals go further and recommend that you change the oil more often if you have driven through a place with too much cold or dust. But most people do not know that the more you stay without changing the oil, the m ... read more

What Can Cause Brake Pad Wear On One Side and Not The Other?

What Can Cause Brake Pad Wear On One Side and Not The Other?

Brake pads are a very important part to the way your vehicle operates. The brakes are the most important safety aspect of any vehicle and you use them every time you drive. The brake pads are going to wear down, no matter how well you drive your vehicle. But if one set of pads wears down on one side of the vehicle before they wear on the other side, it can be a maintenance annoyance. It can also be a danger that could compromise the way your vehicle is able to stop. So what causes those brake pads to wear on one side more than on the other side? Here are a few causes: Brake Caliper Issues The caliper pushes the brake pads against the rotors and stops the vehicle. When they get stuck, the brake pad can stay against the rotors longer and wear down faster on that side. Rotor Surfaces Sometimes, the brake rotors can have uneven wear to them, which can be caused by a lot of different things. When those rotors have varied surfaces, they can wear down th ... read more

How Often Should I Change My Engine Air Filter?

How Often Should I Change My Engine Air Filter?

Your car's owner manual will give you the manufacturer's recommendation on how often to change the air filter. The most recommended frequency is every 12,000 to 15,000 miles. However, certain factors can affect the life of the air filter. If you drive often on dirt roads or in areas of heavy traffic, the filter will not last as long. In addition, if the motor is supercharged, you should change the filter more often. SIGNS THAT YOUR AIR FILTER MAY NEED TO BE CHANGED There are several clues to look for that would indicate you need a new air filter. Acceleration may be slower. This usually happens slowly, so you may not notice it right away. The car may be sluggish when starting. This is probably due to the air filter being clogged and allowing buildup on the spark plugs. You may notice black smoke coming from the exhaust pipe. You may notice the smell of gas when you start the vehicle. On inspection, the filter will be gray instead of the white or off-white of a new filte ... read more

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