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Why Harsh Braking Is Bad for Your Car

Why Harsh Braking Is Bad for Your Car

The car's braking system undergoes constant pressure when you drive around. You need them in order to decelerate or come to a complete stop when you need to. Therefore, a brake problem can be terrifying to deal with.  One thing that can significantly wear down your brakes is pressing down on them too hard. The extra pressure heats your brakes, making them more susceptible to wear and tear. But can it damage your car? You might have to brake abruptly in certain situations, such as trying to avoid hitting another vehicle (or bicyclist or pedestrian). Understandably, you have to do it from time to time. But the answer is that braking too hard can damage your braking system. Firstly, it can dramatically wear down your brake pads. We recommend keeping a safe distance between you and other cars to prevent hard brakes. Secondly, you should be cautious of your surroundings and practice safe driving. As mentioned before, braking harshly will cause your brakes to heat up, makin ... read more

4 Bad Fuel Filter Symptoms to Watch Out For

4 Bad Fuel Filter Symptoms to Watch Out For

Your car almost entirely runs of fuel, which means that any issue with the fuel system will potentially affect the car functioning. For instance, the fuel filter can cause a lot of challenges. So if you suspect a faulty fuel filter, here are some symptoms you might notice; Stalling If your engine frequently stops out while you're on the road, your fuel filter may be unclean. Again, depending on how bad the obstruction was, your automobile could just start up again with no apparent loss of power. Stalls increase in frequency or get worse when accelerating as the obstruction gets worse and fuel supply is more erratic. It's probably time to change the filter because it is becoming entirely blocked. Increased Fuel Consumption You might want to check your gas filter if your vehicle's fuel usage starts to seem unpleasantly high. Your engine may run tight when your gas filter is blocked, squandering oil as it works harder to maintain your car. You can decrease the burden and g ... read more

Main Differences Between Diesel Engines Vs. Gas-Powered Engines

Main Differences Between Diesel Engines Vs. Gas-Powered Engines

When buying a car or truck, one must consider whether needs. And one of the questions that may arise is: do you want a diesel or the standard engine? To find out which one is right for you, you must determine your needs. Read on to learn more about how these two engine types work and the major differences between the two.  Engine Processes Fortunately, both engines operate using internal combustion. In other words, fuel and air are ignited in the engine to convert the fuel into mechanical energy. The ignition process does look slightly different. In diesel engines, the air enters the engine chambers to get compressed and generate heat. Gas-powered engines use spark-fired combustion, meaning it requires spark plugs to kick off the ignition process. Fuel Injection This is a major difference between the two types of engines. In the standard gasoline engine, fuel is released into the engine by a carburetor or electronic fuel injectors. For carburetors, the air and fuel are combine ... read more

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

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