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Common vehicle sounds that indicate trouble

Common vehicle sounds that indicate trouble

Sometimes cars generate weird sounds that might signify a problem that requires urgent repairs. Ignoring the auditory signals (noise) can lead to numerous preventable damages to your car. Therefore, when you hear unfamiliar sounds from your vehicle, don't hesitate to drive to a car repair shop for prompt repairs. Some of the sounds that are indicators of trouble include: Squealing sounds When starting your car, you might hear a loud screeching or squealing sound as you crank the ignition. It is an indicator that the serpentine belt is probably malfunctioning. The noise might also indicate the belt is coming to the end of its lifespan and requires a quick replacement. Failure to seek immediate repairs, the serpentine belt that connects to numerous components of your car, including the compressor, power steering system, pumps, and alternator, can leave you stranded on the side of the road due to a sudden breakdown resulting from a cracked belt. Squeaking or Whining Noise Car own ... read more

How to Protect Your Vehicle Battery During the Summer

How to Protect Your Vehicle Battery During the Summer

Summer is approaching. It is time to get out and enjoy the fun of riding. But did you know warmer months can be a toll on your car battery? During hot weather conditions, the air temperature created under the bonnet can deter your battery from functioning well. So, before you decide on indulging in the summer adventure, it is crucial to take care of your battery.  Ultimate tips on how to protect your battery during summerKeep it cool First and foremost, keep your battery cool because the heat on the bonnet can drain it. Parking your car in cool or shade garages can increase its lifespan. Even better, the interior of your car can get cool, too. Maintain your battery Keep your battery always clean against grease and dirt, which can trap heat around it. Perform regular maintenance, including battery tests, and changing oils, among others. Check out our auto repair shop for more information about maintenance. Charge yo ... read more

What Kind of Maintenance Do My Tires Need?

What Kind of Maintenance Do My Tires Need?

Tires are a vital part of any vehicle, and you need to treat them with care. The best way to do this is by regularly checking your tires and ensuring they are in good condition. Here are some tips and ideas on how to best maintain and care for your tires. Know Your Tire Size and Type It will help you choose the right type of tire for your vehicle and driving conditions. The type of tire also depends on what you drive, how you drive, or where you drive. There are four main types of tires: passenger car tires, truck/lorry (cargo) tires, off-road tires, and sports cars or race cars. Check Your Tire Pressure Car tire pressure is a critical aspect of your vehicle's performance and safety. Understand the manufacturer's guidelines to maintain proper tire pressure. Most carmakers recommend that you check your tires' pressure and keep it at the correct level according to their guidelines. Inspect Your Tires for Signs of Wear and Tear. If they appear damaged, have them replaced ... read more

5 Car Care Tips for Spring

5 Car Care Tips for Spring

Snowstorms and slippery roads, as well as the buildup of salt and fluids over the winter, take their toll on any vehicle. To survive as long as necessary and safeguard your investment, autos need both external and interior upkeep. If you don't take the necessary procedures each season, the expense of repairs and upkeep may add up quickly. It's important to do your homework after a long winter to ensure that car expenditures don't sneak up on you, even when the weather improves. Here are five important spring car care tips to maintain a steady transition into warmer weather for your vehicles. 1. Change Fluids It's a good idea to refill your car's important fluids in the spring. There are other fluids to consider in addition to changing your oil and keeping your windshield washer fluid full. Check the fluids in your power steering, brakes, and gearbox. When the levels are low, fill them up and flush/replace them according to your owner's manual's instructi ... read more

Signs You Need New Shocks or Struts

Signs You Need New Shocks or Struts

A car's suspension system is indispensable as it provides smooth and comfortable rides. When your car ride feels too bumpy, the chances are that your shocks and struts are going bad. With new suspension parts, you will gain better control and handling of the car. Like any other car component, shocks and struts can decline from normal wear and tear. The first telltale sign of failing shocks is a greasy appearance, which means they are damaged. Driving with poor suspension doesn't just affect your ride quality, but it can prematurely wear down your tires. Furthermore, your other suspension components can also decline along with it.  Below are the signs that indicate you need to replace your shocks or struts: Your vehicle is drifting during turns You experience instability when accelerating The front end of the car rises, and the back end squats Your tires are wearing down unevenly Your vehicle bounces excessively You notice fluid leaks on the surface ... read more

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