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Yearly Archives: 2022

What are the Symptoms of Dirty Fuel Injectors?

What are the Symptoms of Dirty Fuel Injectors?

Modern cars have enhanced electronic systems and fuel injection engines for smooth and clean running. A critical part of the system is the fuel injector. For new drivers, it may be your first time hearing about it, and like every other vehicle component, they need maintenance. What are Fuel Injectors? Starting your car needs the correct mixture of air and fuel. Your Fuel injectors play a critical role in this process. During the power stroke, fuel injectors control the time and the amount of fuel that goes into the combustion chamber for optimized efficiency. However, with regular driving and poor maintenance, they get dirty, clogged, and eventually fail. Signs of Dirty Fuel Injectors Unless you are an expert, spotting the signs of dirty fuel injectors is tricky. Still, with regular maintenance, you will identify dirty injectors. Stay alert for the following symptoms of dirty or bad injectors. Your Vehicle Won't Start Generally, fuel injectors send gas to the ... read more

Vehicle Checklist for Your Holiday Road Trip

Vehicle Checklist for Your Holiday Road Trip

With the holidays near, many of you will be hitting the roads to see friends and family. If a road trip is on your agenda soon, keep reading to learn of ways to prepare your vehicle for the journey. There are a few maintenance items that you should take care of before your leave, You might not be able to stop the traffic or prevent a flat tire, but checking your vehicle’s fluids and important systems before you head out on the road will minimize the chances of a major breakdown. Here is what you should check: Battery Make sure your battery connections are tightened, tucked, and corrosion-free. It would help if you took it one step further to test your battery’s charge. This can be done with a multimeter. If you don’t have this tool, please stop by our auto repair shop for a test. Car batteries tend to weaken after a couple of years and last no longer than 5 years. Belts and Hoses Belts and hoses keep your car’s electrical, power steering, cooling systems, e ... read more

What is a Head Gasket Leak?

What is a Head Gasket Leak?

A head gasket is a significant part of the vehicle. It can be found between a vehicle's cylinder head and engine block. It plays a significant role in sealing the internal combustion process. This then allows for the vehicle's cooling system to function efficiently. So, if the head gasket is blown, there will be a few obvious signs. One of these signs is a head gasket leak! This leak means the head gasket is not performing well as a sealant. Symptoms of a Blown Head Gasket Leaking Fluids If you notice any fluids leaking from your vehicle, your vehicle is in trouble. If the head gasket is malfunctioning, a leak is one of the first signs you'll notice. If your head gasket is the problem, you'll notice oil or coolant leaking from your vehicle. White Exhaust Smoke White exhaust smoke is a sign that your vehicle's cooling system is not functioning efficiently. It's a sign that your car's cylinders need cooling. This could mean that the cause of the trouble ... read more

When Should You Call for a Tow?

When Should You Call for a Tow?

Towing is a service to move a disabled vehicle to a safe place for repairs. It is a popular service used by drivers in distress. Besides having to have the right vehicle, towing requires equipment, knowledge, and experience to safely transport one vehicle from one place to another. This is why choosing a trusted and reputable auto shop or towing company to perform the service is incredibly important.  Common Car Problems That Require a Tow Truck Flat Tire Loose Wheels Dead Battery Engine Overheating  Excess Exhaust Smoke Brake Failure Power Steering Failure Flashing Check Engine Light, Oil Pressure Warning Light, or Coolant Temperature Light Stuck in Snow or Dirt Car Accident When it is time for you to call for a tow, it is important that you come prepared to give as much information about the situation as you can. You will need to know your location, the type of vehicle you have, the condition of your vehicle, and the symptoms that your vehicle is showing.  ... read more

What Are the Symptoms of a Bad Oxygen Sensor?

What Are the Symptoms of a Bad Oxygen Sensor?

An oxygen sensor is a key part of a vehicle's emissions control system. It monitors the amount of oxygen in the exhaust gases and adjusts the fuel mixture to ensure the engine is running at peak efficiency. Over time, the sensor can become fouled by deposits and start sending false signals to the powertrain control module (PCM). When this starts happening, the oxygen sensor might need to be replaced. If your car's oxygen sensor is bad, there are a few symptoms you may notice. Keep an eye out for the following symptoms that may signal a bad oxygen sensor. If you notice any of them, it's important to have your car's oxygen sensor checked by a mechanic to ensure that it is functioning properly. Symptoms of a Bad Oxygen Sensor Decreased Engine Efficiency and Fuel Economy A bad oxygen sensor can cause decreased engine efficiency and bad fuel economy. The oxygen sensor is responsible for monitoring the air-fuel mixture in the engine. If the sensor is not working properly ... read more

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