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What Noise Does a Failing Transmission Make?

What Noise Does a Failing Transmission Make?

What Noise Does A Failing Transmission Make? Your car should not be making funny sounds as you drive. It is good to know what different sounds mean about the health of your vehicle. Some of the noises are an indication that the transmission is failing. When the transmission makes noises, it indicates a severe problem that the car requires the attention of an experienced mechanic. Here are some of the noises that come from a failing transmission system. Whining You may notice a whining sound coming from the engines as you drive the vehicle. Unfortunately, whining does not point to a particular problem with the transmission as different issues may produce the sound. However, you may narrow down to the exact cause by doing the following: • Try to engage the reverse gear. If the whining gets higher with the revere, it means that the fluid line of the transmission has been clogged. In most cases, a clogged fluid line points to a more significant is ... read more

Why Are My Car Vents Blowing Smelly Air?

Why Are My Car Vents Blowing Smelly Air?

It's a hot day outside and you must get out of the house. You're eager to get out in the car and get the air conditioner (A/C) blowing so you don't melt in the sun. You jump in, and you feel the cold air; you quickly notice an unpleasant smell along with the cold air and have no clue what's happening! Unbeknown to some, there are smells that can creep in your cars A/C. Here's what you need to know and what it can mean for your car. There's a chance that you're smelling something that's in the air around your car that's just filtering through you're A/C. In this case, driving away will resolve the problem. If you happen to smell gas, mold/mildew, vinegar, or burning you should be concerned. Gasoline Smell: Your car has a cabin air filter… it will do a good job filtering out a lot of harmful materials, but stronger smells like gas it may not get. If your car is leaking gas, there is a chance that gas will get sucked into y ... read more

What Causes Brake Rotors to Warp?

What Causes Brake Rotors to Warp?

When you press your brake pedal, what happens? Either your car glides to a nice, smooth stop, or you jitter, vibrate, and squeak along to a halt, accompanied by the acrid smell of burning rubber. It can feel pretty catastrophic but is actually a fairly common scenario and usually indicates warped brake rotors. So what exactly is a brake rotor, and how does it become warped? Using the word "warped" is a bit misleading since uneven wear on the rotor is the actual culprit behind these problems. The rotor is an iron disc connected to the hub of your car's tire. When you press the brake pedal, brake pads clamp down onto the large surface area of the rotor and create friction, which resists the spin of the wheel and enables your car to slow down or stop. As you can imagine, this braking process creates a large amount of heat. This heat causes uneven wearing in two different ways. In one situation, the brake pads overheat. The grippy material comprising the pads becomes too so ... read more

5 Car Care Tips for Winter Weather

 5 Car Care Tips for Winter Weather

Winter Presents the most challenging months for drivers. It is a season that takes a toll on vehicles and drivers, from salt damages, low tire pressures, frozen fuel lines, among others. It is a season that tests vehicle endurance in harsh conditions. Most drivers choose their car models on their ability to maintain functionality during winter. Today, we outline essential car care tips that will empower your vehicle to survive winter drives. Get Winter Tires Winter tires are recommended in icy and snowy places. They provide better traction when turning or stopping on cold pavements. If you are taking along winter drive, consider changing your regular tires to winter tires to enhance vehicle endurance on the road. Check Tire Pressure Regularly During winter, tires can wear down prematurely due to low pressure. With every 10-degree drop, the car tires lose pressure, which affects traction on the road. Before heading out, always check for any underinflated tires on the road. Inspect ... read more

4 Huge Benefits of Getting a Radiator Flush

4 Huge Benefits of Getting a Radiator Flush

Regular vehicle maintenance is essential if your goal is to prevent unwanted costly repairs and boost engine performance. Most drivers may be well aware that alignments and oil changes are mandatory for cars to run efficiently. Simultaneously, the radiator and coolant flushes may fly under the radar of one’s consciousness. Coolant or antifreeze regulates the water inside the radiator. It prevents this water from freezing over in cold temperatures and from boiling in hot temperatures. Coolant also works to provide an essential lubricant in the water pump and other significant components. Newer, modern-day vehicle’s typically have cooling systems that are designed to last up to 100,000 miles. However, depending on your driving habits, you may find yourself needing more maintenance than expected. During a radiator flush, a technician pumps up to 5 gallons of antifreeze through the cooling system. During the service, all of the old antifreeze is flushed out, including any conta ... read more

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