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Yearly Archives: 2021

How Often Does Your Radiator Need to be Flushed?

How Often Does Your Radiator Need to be Flushed?

The cooling system of your vehicle plays an important role in ensuring that vital components of your car's engine do not overheat and the vehicle runs smoothly. It is crucial to top up the coolant to ensure adequate levels to cool the engine effectively. However, you need to flush the radiator and top it up with a new coolant from time to time. Coolants work by absorbing heat from the engine. They also contain chemicals that prevent sedimentation and corrosion. These properties wane with regular use. At some point, you need to remove the entire coolant as it becomes ineffective. There is no standard timeline within which you should flush your radiator. However, the owner's manual provides details of when to flush it. It also explains the procedure to replace the coolant. We recommend flushing the radiator with each coolant change. If you do not have the manual, we recommend flushing the radiator every three to years or 80,000 miles, whichever comes first. Newer models may wo ... read more

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

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