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Top Signs Your Vehicle Needs Brake Service

Top Signs Your Vehicle Needs Brake Service

It's a good idea to get your brakes serviced regularly. Most carmakers recommend brake service every 20,000-60,000 miles or every six months. However, certain signs can indicate you need brake service sooner. This article will discuss the top five signs that your vehicle needs brake service. #1. Loud Grinding and Squealing Noise The first sign that your car needs brake service is the existence of a loud grinding or squealing noise when you brake. This noise is caused by metal-on-metal contact and indicates that your brake pads are worn down and need to be replaced. If you continue to drive with worn brakes, you'll not only damage your braking system but also put yourself and others at risk. #2. Odd Brake Pedal Vibration Another sign that your vehicle needs brake service is odd vibrations from the steering wheel, brake pedal, and the whole vehicle. This is usually caused by warped brake rotors, which results in brake pads not having a smooth surface to contact when stoppi ... read more

My Car Feels Sluggish — What Could Be The Cause?

My Car Feels Sluggish — What Could Be The Cause?

Do you find yourself pressing down on the gas pedal until it's completely floored, yet you don't seem to be gaining speed? Slow acceleration is usual in older cars with a lot of miles on them; but, if your automobile is new, this could indicate a problem. Slow acceleration is not only inconvenient, but it can also be hazardous, particularly when approaching a major state highway where you must accelerate rapidly to avoid being rear-ended. When you're driving uphill and can't get up the hill quickly, acceleration might be a real nuisance. If you're driving down the road and notice your vehicle's acceleration is sluggish, it could be due to one of two things. It's possible that you've run out of gas or that your vehicle isn't powerful enough. There are a number of reasons why your car loses power, especially when you're trying to accelerate it. The following are some of the most common reasons: Mechanical difficulties on the dashboard include a ... read more

Red Flags That Indicate Your Vehicle Needs a Coolant Flush

Red Flags That Indicate Your Vehicle Needs a Coolant Flush

The Georgia summer can do a number on your automobile, especially the engine. The car motor already works under extreme conditions. With your engine and cooling system overworking themselves, people have a higher chance of experiencing auto overheating this time of year.   To prevent engine overheating, you will need a fully reliable cooling system. Like any other vehicle component, the radiator, thermostat, water pump, and coolant can get corrupted over time. One of the most common ways to protect the cooling system is getting a coolant flush. What Red Flags Indicate You Need a Coolant Flush? Temperature Gauge Reading High - If the temperature gauge on your car constantly reads high, it means the engine is too hot. A coolant flush can fix this problem.  Sweet Scent - Coolant or antifreeze fluid has ethylene glycol, which has a sweet smell. You'll catch the scent if your car leaks coolant due to worn parts. It would be best to take it as a signal to get the coolant f ... read more

What are the Signs of Clogged or Dirty Fuel Injectors?

What are the Signs of Clogged or Dirty Fuel Injectors?

When your car doesn't get fuel as it should, you might wonder what's going on. You know it's not your engine that's throwing the gasoline. There should be enough for everyone in your car. But if you're getting poor mileage, or your car gets dirty or clogged fuel injectors, you should visit a mechanic. The following are signs of a dirty or clogged fuel injector; Your car's gas mileage is poor. Poor gas mileage is one of the first signs your car's fuel injectors will fail. You're not getting the recommended amount of gas. Or, you're getting way less than the tank warning amount. Your car's fuel injectors are probably not giving you the required boost. Leaking Fuel One of the signs your car's fuel injectors need cleaning is if you start to smell gas. You should also see insufficient fuel pressure in the engine and a low-manometer reading. The car won't start. If you let your car run without starting it, you'll probably notice that ... read more

4 Spring Car Cleaning Tips

4 Spring Car Cleaning Tips

Spring is often seen as a season of renewal, and along with that notion comes the tradition of spring cleaning. While you do some tidying up around the house, don't forget about the cleanliness of your car. Here are our top 4 spring car cleaning tips: Tip #1: Wash Carpet You probably dragged mud, snow, road salt, and other contaminants on your floor all winter. By scrubbing and vacuuming the carpets and upholstery, you'll get rid of stains and crumbs present. It can significantly improve the look of your car right away. Tip #2: Clean the Windows Your vehicle's glass surfaces are another part of your car that took a beating throughout the colder seasons. Show them some love by spraying glass cleaner on both the inside and out of the surfaces. Be sure to use a clean and soft cloth when wiping. Tip #3: Organize the Trunk Most people have the tendency to use their car as a storage unit for junk. Now is the time to clean and organize your belongings so that your ride can l ... read more

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