While most suspension components aren't technically considered wear items, these critical parts of your car tend to suffer substantial abuse from daily use. Driving over bumps, uneven surfaces, and potholes can all cause them to wear down. Although there's no set time when you should replace these items, you will inevitably need to do so if you own your car for long enough. Of course, some things can cause your suspension components to wear down and fail much more quickly.
22 December 2022
When you are cutting your grass, you may be used to having the lawn mower stall when you are going through high areas or when it is almost out of gas. However, you may have been having problems lately starting the mower because it stalls almost immediately after you start it. After making sure that the gas tank is full and the blades are not clogged up with grass clippings, you will need to look for another explanation.
30 November 2022
Your engine oil is vital because it helps grease the engine parts, minimizing excess friction and preventing premature wear and tear. However, you may sometimes forget to change your oil, making it dirty due to normal engine wear. A lack of an oil filter might also make your oil dirty. This might damage your engine parts, leading to an emergency engine breakdown. It might also reduce the fuel efficiency of your vehicle, causing it to consume more fuel and costing you lots of money.
9 November 2022
You probably know about the big components in your car's air conditioning, such as the compressor. These critical components are well-known, and their replacement costs are well-known, too. Fortunately, many air conditioning problems have root causes that are less severe than blown compressors or leaking evaporator coils. However, some problems may initially seem to have more costly underlying problems. Your air conditioner's pressure switches are lesser-known components, but they're just as vital for your system's operation.
7 October 2022
If you're driving along and suddenly hear a loud clanking noise, there might be an issue with your drive shaft. This component is responsible for transmitting power from the transmission to the wheels of your vehicle, so when it breaks down or begins making unusual sounds, it can cause all kinds of problems. If you suspect that something is wrong with your drive shaft, here are some reasons why you should get it checked out by a mechanic right away:
13 September 2022
Do you feel like there is something wrong with your brakes, but you are not sure what the problem could be? One common issue you might be facing is a brake master cylinder that has gone bad. This part has the job of distributing the brake fluid to your wheels when you apply pressure to the brake. The wheel cylinders then compress on the brake material, which stops the wheels from spinning.
15 August 2022
Your calipers have a relatively simple (but critical) role in your car's braking system. These heavy-duty components house the pistons that ultimately push your brake pads into your rotors, allowing your car to stop effectively. Calipers are durable, and their design hasn't changed much, so they typically don't fail or require routine replacement. However, some situations can cause your calipers to fail. Faulty calipers can cause numerous symptoms, from dragging brakes to severe brake fluid leaks.
22 July 2022
Most car owners understand that the transmission is a critical component, but many lack enough understanding of its operation to be able to identify when it's malfunctioning and in need of repair. Here's a look at some of the symptoms that you need to watch out for in your car's transmission. Failure To Retain The Gear If you shift your transmission into gear and it slips, that's often an indication of problems with the gears or the synchros.
24 June 2022
One of the more significant parts of your vehicle's engine bay is the battery, which powers your vehicle and allows you to use important systems. If you ever experience the following problems with this component, make sure you go in for a professional auto repair before long. Battery Reaching Abnormally Hot Temperatures Your car battery should not move beyond its recommended temperature range. If it does, something is likely causing it to overwork itself and you need to find out why before you're left dealing with stressful automotive emergencies.
3 June 2022
Unfortunately, auto repairs are a part of life for all vehicle owners. No matter how good of shape your vehicle may be in right now, you will eventually need to have some of the parts on your vehicle replaced. The good news is, that when the time comes to repair your vehicle, there are a few things you can do to ensure you are not paying more for these repairs than you need to.
4 May 2022