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Why Is My Car Vibrating When I Brake?

Why Is My Car Vibrating When I Brake?

Unless you are a first-time driver, the most experienced understand their cars when something is wrong. However, some issues are glaring, like a brake shudder. This is shaking felt in the pedal or steering wheel when you brake. Causes of Shaking When You Brake Issues with rotors or discs cause a brake shudder. The most common reasons range from minor to major problems. But here are the most frequent causes. Wheel alignment issues If you notice a shudder when you brake at high speeds, it could indicate misaligned wheels. When driving your car and it begins dragging to one side, it's a common indicator of wheel misalignment. Poor brake condition Damaged, worn, and warped brake pads cause shaking and vibrations when you brake. A squeaking sound usually accompanies it. But the brakes could also be dirty from oil, soil, and other debris, causing vibrations when trying to grasp the rotors. Suspension issues Sometimes your car may shake not only when you apply the brakes but also ... read more

Signs It's Time For A Fuel System Cleaning

Signs It's Time For A Fuel System Cleaning

Maintenance is one of the best ways to save yourself from future headaches with your car, and this holds true for maintaining your fuel system. Keeping the fuel system clean will prevent issues from gunk buildup in the system, and will keep the system from degrading the components of your fuel system. If you notice any of the telltale signs of poorly functioning fuel delivery, it might be time to bring your car in for a cleaning: Decreased power when going uphill or towing Shuddering and rough starts and idles Spongy feeling gas pedal Slow acceleration If you bring your car in for a fuel system cleaning with our highly trained technicians, you can expect that your car will be put through the 4-Step Fuel System Cleaning. This process was specifically designed to reach even the most inaccessible spots in your car with specialized tools, which will leave your car's fuel system squeaky clean and functioning at top performance for a long time. The 4-Step Fuel System Cleani ... read more

Why Are My Car Vents Blowing Smelly Air?

Why Are My Car Vents Blowing Smelly Air?

If you've ever driven a car with smelly air coming out of the vents, you know how unpleasant it can be. This problem can be caused by a variety of things, including bacteria, bad smells from the interior of the car, and even mold. In this blog post, we will discuss why your car vents might be blowing smelly air. Bacteria: Bacteria can cause a musty smell in your car. This is because they thrive in moist, dark environments. If you have ever had a wet towel or piece of clothing that sat in your car for too long, you may have noticed a similar smell. The best way to prevent this from happening is to make sure that you keep your car clean and free of any moisture. If there is moisture and mold damage deep in the AC System then you will need to bring it to an Auto Repair Shop for further investigation. Bad smells from the interior of the car: If you don't regularly clean your car, it can start to develop a bad smell. This is because dirt, dust, and other debris will build up on th ... read more

Summer Maintenance Checklist for Your Vehicle

Summer Maintenance Checklist for Your Vehicle

The summer season offers an exciting opportunity for road trips and, unfortunately, car problems. Why? A heavy amount of heat can affect your car's crucial components. So, if your summer cheat sheet is filled with trips to the beach, let's help you enjoy the season safely. Go through this checklist before you decide on driving in those harsh weather conditions. Change the oil Summer weather is harsh and can turn your engine smoking hot. That is why lubrication is vital. Never wait too long to change the oil unless you are attempting fate. Your engine is more likely to wear if the oil level reduces. So, ensure your engine is lubricated on regular basis. Check your brake system Inspecting your brakes to ensure they function well is a no-brainer. But checking your braking system is more than just brakes. Inspect brake pads, brake fluid, rotors, etc., to ensure they are all safe to drive even on the steepest slope. Inspect you're A ... read more

How Long Does It Take To Change a Flat Tire?

How Long Does It Take To Change a Flat Tire?

  A flat tire is a nightmare. It is always advisable to know what you are doing before starting. This is true for changing a tire as well. If you don't know how to change a tire, it might be best to get someone else to do it for you. If you have a flat tire, it's imperative that you change it as soon as possible. Learn how: What Tools Do You Need To Change a Flat Tire? The first tool you should grab for changing a tire is an air compressor. You can use the tool to inflate tires with air or even replace a flat tire with a spare one. A jack and a set of spare tires are essential tools for changing a tire. A lug wrench is also helpful in loosening the lug nuts. Here are some tools that can help you change a tire. Jack. Tire iron. Tire wrench. Rags. What Are the Steps to Changing a Tire? The process starts by locating the spare tire and jack. The next step is to remove the lug nuts, loosen the bolts, and remove the old tire. The next step is to place the new tire on t ... read more

What Are the Most Common Exhaust System Problems?

What Are the Most Common Exhaust System Problems?

The exhaust system must function efficiently for proper overall health and performance of a vehicle. The functioning of any system requires the harmonious interaction of all its parts in order to function well. If one part of a system doesn't function as it should, the whole system will fail. Although we hope that things work as they should, the unexpected sometimes happens. The following is a list of typical exhaust system problems. Loud engine When you have an excessively noisy engine, it could be a sign of exhaust problems. The exhaust system will emit an annoying sound if you have a faulty exhaust manifold gasket. The sound is quite loud when the vehicle is cold or accelerating. Reduced Speed and Power You won't be able to accelerate well or quickly if you have a problem with your exhaust, and you won't obtain the same amount of power when you accelerate. This problem will continue to worsen if the exhaust leak remains unaddressed. Reduced gas efficiency The fuel ... read more

How to Tell If Your Windshield Wipers Have Gone Bad

How to Tell If Your Windshield Wipers Have Gone Bad

One of your car's most essential and inexpensive maintenance items is your windshield wiper blades. They're often overlooked, but they are necessary for preserving visibility, primarily through inclement weather. Knowing when to replace them is vital in protecting you and your vehicle. Here are three key things to look for when checking the condition of your windshield wiper blades! Sound You've probably heard the loud groan/shriek of an old windshield wiper running before. It's loud, annoying, and super distracting. A good set of wipers should run seamlessly without any sounds at all. If your wipers sound incredibly squeaky, it may be time to replace them. Streaks In addition to the irritating sound, you may notice that your windshield wipers aren't working as well as they used to. If your wipers aren't clearing off the rain or snow properly, you may notice streaks that impair your vision instead of helping it. You may try wiping the wipers down with a cle ... read more

How Can I Test My Car's Alignment?

 How Can I Test My Car's Alignment?

Driving with your car's wheels out of alignment can not only affect your ability to properly steer your car, but can also wear down your tires excessively and unevenly. If you're reading this, you're probably wondering how you can tell if your car needs an alignment and what you can do to test it. Let's talk about how to identify bad wheel alignment and the benefits of having it fixed! Getting a wheel alignment performed will realign the angles of your wheels so that your car travels straight and true. Over time, your wheels can fall out of alignment just with normal use of your vehicle. Also, you may find that your wheels are forced out of alignment if, for example, you hit a pothole or a speed bump at a high speed. Typically, your car will need a wheel alignment every 2 years or so. So, how can you tell if you need a wheel alignment performed? Here are some of the symptoms to look out for: First and foremost, to test if you need a wheel alignment, see how your vehi ... read more

How Long Do Brake Rotors Last?

How Long Do Brake Rotors Last?

The brake rotors are a part of the brake system that stops the wheels when you press down on the brake pedal. They spin with the wheels and help slow their motion as the brake pads clamp down on the rotors. You will brake countless times while on the road, which is why the brake rotors and other brake components tend to wear down over time. They are constantly withstanding a lot of heat and pressure. The brake rotors can often become warped over time due to the immense amount of heat they endure. The surface of the brake rotors can become uneven, which can affect your braking system's efficiency and performance. With that information, how long do you think brake rotors last? Brake rotors typically last anywhere between 30,000 to 60,000 miles on average. Warped or damaged rotors can sometimes be resurfaced, which can leave them operating like new again. There are a couple of different ways that the brake rotors can be damaged, so let's take a look at them. Brake rotors can ac ... read more

How Can the Cooler Winter Temperatures Affect My Vehicle?

How Can the Cooler Winter Temperatures Affect My Vehicle?

It is that time when most places record the lowest temperature possible. As you prepare your house for the cold days, remember that your car is affected by the freezing temperatures like any asset you own. Possible Ways Cold Weather Can Affect Your Car It would help if you had proper winter preparation as you enter the colder months to help minimize the effects. Here are the results of cold weather on your car. 1. It may Cause Corrosion The most affected parts of the car include the brakes and the undercarriage. The metallic element of the vehicle, when exposed to salty roads in the winter. As you drive through the roads during this period, you expose your car undercarriage. Besides, the cold temperatures shrink the vehicle's metallic parts. 2. Cold Weather Can Cause Tire Pressure Fluctuation Like the metallic parts of your car, cold temperatures can cause your tire pressure to fluctuate. Low temperature shrinks the air in the tire, leading to a decrease in pressure. However ... read more

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