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What Damage Can Speed Bumps Do To Your Vehicle?

What Damage Can Speed Bumps Do To Your Vehicle?

What are you supposed to do when you drive up to a speed bump? If you said speed, that is incorrect! Speeding over a speed bump can do quite a lot of damage to your car. The thud of the car coming down hard after going a bit too fast over a speed bump is only the beginning. It can do damage to several parts of your car. Shocks Your shocks are there to absorb imperfections in the road and give you a smooth ride. They aren't made to withstand the energy that comes from your car going over a speed bump. This can cause them to bend out of shape or leak hydraulic fluid. It can also make them less effective which means you end up with a bumpier ride and less control over your car. Steering If your car doesn't have the protection it's supposed to get from the shocks, the shakiness while driving will cause leaks in your power steering system and misalign your wheels. Speeding over a speed bump is a mistake that affects your whole car. Wheels The sidewalls of your wheels shoul ... read more

Why is There Smoke Coming From Underneath My Car’s Hood?

Why is There Smoke Coming From Underneath My Car’s Hood?

Smoke billowing from underneath your car's hood is a clear indicator that your car is at stake. What could be the cause, to start with? A proper check on your car at our repair shop is an ideal alternative in ascertaining the root cause of the dense smoke. Here are some of the reasons smoke might be coming from underneath your car's hood. Burnt Electrical Wires It's hard not to be hit by the pungent smell that burnt electrical wires and the insulation material give off. It occurs when there's an electrical failure, especially during an electrical short circuit. The wires have a casing of plastic or rubber, which rapidly melts when subjected to heat, thereby producing the odor as well the cloud of smoke. Oil Spillage Oil spilling from your car is a huge loss and an added expense on your budget. Nonetheless, a spill on the engine is catastrophic as it could be a source of fire. The leak of oil is mostly caused by worn-down cylinder walls, leaking valve seals, or worn ... read more

What are the Signs of a Failing AC Evaporator?

What are the Signs of a Failing AC Evaporator?

It's a hot summer day and you have errands to run. You really don't feel like leaving the house, but your saving grace is you have a great A/C system in your vehicle. There are many parts and components that make up the A/C system in your vehicle. One important aspect of your system would be the A/C evaporator. When your car is new, this is an aspect of the system you may not have to worry about. Over time there may be issues that develop and can cause problems with no warning at all. While there may be things that can happen with no warning, there are some signs that you can look for when your A/C evaporator is failing. The work the A/C evaporator does is harness the cold refrigerant of your vehicle in its liquid state. When it begins to malfunction, there may be a leak. There are some signs that you can look for when this may be happening. Cool Air Is Weak/No Cold Air Is Blowing When you have a leak in either your A/C evaporator coil or core has a leak you'll be able t ... read more

Ways to Properly Sanitize Your Vehicle

Ways to Properly Sanitize Your Vehicle

With the prevalence of COVID-19, protecting ourselves and our loved ones has become a top priority. While government action and testing have played a massive role in combating this pandemic, we also have a role to play in preventing the further spread of COVID-19 in our community. With the help of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we now know which household cleaners effectively destroy coronavirus and the proper technique for washing hands. But what about our vehicles? Our vehicles are the first things we touch after leaving any public place or space, making it a hub of germs and infections such as coronavirus. Therefore, it is crucial to keep the interior of your vehicle clean and germ-free, as it will play a vital role in preventing transmission to others, especially your loved ones at home. How can I sanitize my vehicle to combat the spread of COVID -19? A great way to clean your vehicle to avoid the spread of germs and infection is by thoroughly ... read more

New Year's Resolutions For Your Vehicle

New Year's Resolutions For Your Vehicle

2020 has been tumultuous. We have overcome difficult moments. Now it's time to set resolutions, let go of life burdens, and endeavor to become a better person. As you plan your projects, do not forget your car. You have shared family moments in the car. From school drop-offs, grocery shopping, work drives, vacation drives, parent's visits, and other endless trips, your car has been a great pillar in your family. It has helped you get through the year. It would only be fair if your car were part of your new year's resolutions. As you set your personal New Year resolutions, here are some great resolves for your car to maintain the relationship and enjoy great drives in 2021: Budget for Car Maintenance Your first appointment of 2021 should be seeking the mechanic's services for your vehicle. Get proper oil changes for the vehicle, exhaustive tire diagnosis, repairs, brakes maintenance, and other essential servicing. Get computerized diagnostic tests for all car componen ... read more