Yearly Archives: 2021

What Can Wear Down Tires Prematurely?

What Can Wear Down Tires Prematurely?

Vehicle tires are expensive and we want to get the most life out of our tires that we can. It may seem that tires wear out too quickly, but there are several reasons why tires need replacement more often than necessary. Following are some potential causes of premature tire wear. Incorrect Tire Alignment Properly aligned tires make the car travel straight down the road. Many drivers have experienced the feeling that the vehicle is pulling to the right or left. When this happens, the tires are misaligned. Because the tire angle is wrong, the tires wear incorrectly either on the inside or outside of the tire. Sometimes bumps, potholes, and poor road conditions lead to tire misalignment. Drivers can reduce the effects that poor road conditions have on tires with careful driving habits. Tire Inflation Problems Manufactures recommended certain tire inflation levels for several reasons. These reasons include making sure the vehicle weight is distributed properly and helping the vehicle co ... read more

Is Your Vehicle Showing Signs of a Leak?

Is Your Vehicle Showing Signs of a Leak?

Fluid leaks are quite common, especially in relatively older car models. Fortunately, most drivers and car owners can easily identify an oil leak, particularly when they see a rainbow gloss on the ground. Even so, other possible leaks might prove difficult (or impossible) to identify. While car leaks are not certainly a cause of concern, they all point to one thing you need to pay more attention to your car's maintenance needs. Here are some of the most common car leaks and how you can diagnose them: Engine Oil Leaks If the engine oil leak is happening at a very low rate, it might not pose an instant danger to your driving safety. However, it can lead to unnecessary motor friction, which can potentially harm your car's engine. Engine oil leaks are mostly black or brown and usually form rainbow sheen when the oil comes to contact with water. Transmission Fluid Leaks Unlike most other leaks, a leaking transmission fluid poses serious safety concerns and can lead to expensive ... read more

Types of Unusual Vehicle Smells

Types of Unusual Vehicle Smells

If you want to keep your car performing optimally, you need to pay attention to the kind of smell it is producing. Some smells should tell you that something is wrong, and therefore, when you notice that your car is producing a peculiar smell, you should not ignore it. Below is a rundown of some unusual vehicle smells and what they mean. Rotten Eggs The smell of rotten eggs indicates that there is an issue with the catalytic converter. The catalytic converter is responsible for converting the hydrogen sulfide in the exhaust into sulfur dioxide. Therefore, when it is not working properly, hydrogen sulfide will not be converted into hydrogen dioxide, and hence the smell of rotten eggs. If the issue is not fixed promptly, it may lead to a catalytic meltdown, and consequently, cost you more in repairs. Burnt Carpet The smell of burnt carpet usually indicates issues with the brakes. Therefore, if it happens under normal driving conditions, you should get your brakes checked right away ... read more

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