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What Does the ABS Warning Light Mean?

What Does the ABS Warning Light Mean?

It's best never to ignore any warning lights that your vehicle turns on. They are there for a reason. When the ABS light comes on, it is often due to an issue in the anti-lock brake system. It could mean a blown fuse, strange signals from the wheel sensors, or low brake fluid. Whatever the reasoning, it's best to get the vehicle into the auto shop. When you are driving, your vehicle is constantly checking itself for issues. The sensors throughout the vehicle do their best to make sure everything is working as it should. One of the monitoring systems are attached to the ABS, or anti-lock brake system. If that system isn't working right, your vehicle may not operate well in slippery conditions. Computers within your vehicle will send signals to various parts of the vehicle and when something abnormal comes back, the light in the car may come on to warn you that something is up. When the ABS light comes on, find somewhere safe to pull over, stop the vehicle, and turn it off ... read more

Is Your Vehicle Having Trouble Starting?

Is Your Vehicle Having Trouble Starting?

Having trouble getting your car to start? There's nothing more frustrating than jumping into your car, turning the key in the ignition, and the car doesn't start. In this article, we discuss a few common reasons why your car won't start (and how to resolve the problem). Battery Issues The first thing that comes to mind when your car doesn't start is most probably going to be the battery. While the length of battery life can vary, most car and battery manufacturers recommend replacing your car battery every 4-5 years. If it's been more than 4-5 years since you've had your battery replaced or If you have to jumpstart your car to get it started, this is a sign that your battery is completely dead or dying. Other indicators that your battery is dying are an engine that's slow to start, no interior lights turning on when you try to start the car, starting intermittently, or having issues starting up in extreme temperatures. Alternator Issues Because the two ... read more

Is It Time for A Wheel Alignment?

Is It Time for A Wheel Alignment?

A wheel alignment is also referred to as a tire alignment. Before you purchase your vehicle, the manufacturers ensure the wheels are angled optimally. Most roads have imperfections, and as you drive, they naturally affect your wheel alignment. Potholes and speed bumps can shift preset angles and throw the alignment off. An alignment service re-optimizes the angles of your wheels so that they complement each other and the road. Misaligned wheels don’t just affect the way your vehicle drives; it also can increase tire wear, decrease gas mileage, and damage the suspension. Below are a few ways to determine whether it’s time for a wheel alignment.  Your car is pulling to one side. An easy way to identify an alignment issue is your car pulling to one particular. If you’re driving on a smooth flat road, your vehicle shouldn’t veer off to the right or left if you remove your hands. Slight pulling is normal, but extreme pulling indicate ... read more

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Signs Its Time to Change the Cabin Filter

Signs Its Time to Change the Cabin Filter

The cabin filter is a cotton material that is attached to the air-conditioning system. It collects contaminants and prevents them from entering inside the cabin. It ensures you don’t end up breathing in any harmful pollutants. A clogged cabin filter won’t just impact the air conditioning system; it can also affect the engine performance. To prevent an impact on performance, the cabin filter should be changed every 15,000 to 30,000 miles. Below are a few common signs that the cabin filter needs to be replaced.  Decrease Air Flow A clogged cabin filter will limit the amount of air that flows through the vents into the cabin. If you find yourself needing to turn the air conditioner up to the highest setting to feel the airflow, check the cabin filter. Clogged cabin air filters can strain the fans, causing them to overheat and impact performance.  Increase Air Pollutants  Airborne pollutants can enter your car cabin and if the filter is clogged. Dust, pollen ... read more

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Fall Maintenance Tips to Last You Through Winter

Fall Maintenance Tips to Last You Through Winter

Extending the life of your car doesn't have to be difficult when you practice regular vehicle maintenance. Cars are expensive, but if they are well taken care of are well worth the financial investment. A little car care also saves you money by limiting the number of unnecessary repairs due to time and neglect. October is Car Care Month, making fall the perfect opportunity to show your vehicle some extra love. Below are five essential vehicle items to check to give your vehicle an extra boost in performance this fall.  Stay Current with Your Vehicle Fluid Maintenance Your vehicle's owner manual has detailed fluid recommendations from the manufacturer on the best practices to follow to ensure your vehicle lasts a lifetime. Some essential vehicle fluids to have inspected are the brake fluid, engine oil, transmission fluid, and coolant. Don't just check that these fluids are full, but also that they're clean and sludge-free. Regularly inspecting the fluids ... read more

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