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Can I Drive With Engine Misfires?

Can I Drive With Engine Misfires?

Most vehicle owners have heard of the term, “engine misfire”, but don’t exactly understand what it means. Read on to understand how your motor can misfire, what causes it, and what to do when it does misfire.   Your engine uses combustion to create power, meaning it relies on fire, fuel, and air. When your engine misfires, it can mean that any of these three elements are lacking or incorrectly timed. The ignition process is very precise. If there are any deficiencies, like too much fuel or too little air, your car will experience performance and efficiency problems. One of these issues can of course be engine misfires.   When an engine misfires, it is quite audible. You might hear a popping or explosive sound and smell fuel or gasoline. More evidently, you will notice a drop in engine power. Here are some of the things that can go wrong to cause engine misfires: Bad Spark Plugs: Spark plugs are the components responsible for providing the spark or fire ... read more

How Often Should You Rotate Tires?

How Often Should You Rotate Tires?

Tires are some of the most important components of your car, and they are necessary for keeping your safety. After all, they are the only part that touches the road, making good traction a huge priority. If you want to properly steer and control your car, while receiving high efficiency and good performance, make sure you rotate your tires.   What is a tire rotation service? A tire rotation is the process of switching your tires to different positions. For instance, the front tires might be moved to the back, and the back tires are moved to the front. Usually, they are rotated left and right too.    The reason why tire rotations are a part of necessary maintenance is due to the fact certain tires can wear down quicker than others. Therefore, you need to switch their positioning to ensure they all wear evenly. Consequently, you will replace them all at the same time instead of changing just one or two.   What are the benefits of tire rotations? Even tire wear ... read more

What Causes Low Brake Fluid?

What Causes Low Brake Fluid?

Whether your car has traditional or hydraulic brakes, keeping proper levels of brake fluid is an important form of maintenance that will keep you safe on the road. Proper levels of brake fluid are essential to braking efficiently, and without this efficiency you may not be able to stop your car in time. Causes Of Low Brake Fluid There are several reasons that your car might signal low brake fluid. When you notice a brake fluid issue, it is worth checking to see if your car is suffering any of these problems. Worn Brake Pads If your car's brake pads are worn out, your low brake fluid light may light up. This is because they aren't able to receive adequate fluid, and the pressure of the fluid will lower until it eventually causes the low brake fluid signal to light up. Leaking If there's a leak from your car's internal components, you will need to address it by finding the leak and correcting it. You can identify a leak by checking for puddles under your car. Dama ... read more

Types Of Car Fluid Leaks

Types Of Car Fluid Leaks

  Something leaking out of your vehicle might signify a severe issue that requires immediate treatment. If the fluid is coming from your automobile, you'll need to figure out what color it is. You can do this by putting a piece of white cardboard or plywood below your vehicle and letting the drips land on it. This will reveal the color and give you an excellent idea of where the fluid is seeping from. The six most likely fluids that leak from an automobile are: Water A car's air conditioner extracts moisture from the air and exits through a rubber hose, which drains the water onto the ground beneath the automobile. This hose is usually in the front right corner of the cabin where the passenger rests their feet. Engine oil Engine oil can range in color from light amber to dark brown. In addition, oil leaks can occur from various places, including a crankshaft seal under the timing cover or a visible gasket. Coolant Because of all the coolant pipes ... read more

Factory Recommended Services - How Important Are They?

Factory Recommended Services - How Important Are They?

If you own a car or have ever taken one in to get checked out by the mechanics, you've probably heard this phrase thrown around: factory recommended services. Unfortunately, not all auto shops are equal and there are some who would happily take your money without giving you the quality of service that you deserve. Before getting work done on your vehicle, make sure that you know what factory recommended services are and why they're important. What is Factory Recommended Services? Factory recommended services, as they're called, are those that your manufacturer recommends based on their knowledge and expertise of the vehicle that they built. These services ensure that you get optimum performance from your car or truck by keeping it running at its best. The factory knows what it takes to build a quality product, so when they recommend certain services to you, they know exactly what they're talking about. There is no reason not to trust them when it comes to maintaining ... read more

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