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4 Signs That Mean You Need Transmission Repairs

4 Signs That Mean You Need Transmission Repairs

Out of the thousands of pieces and parts that make up a car, the transmission is one of its most essential components. Without the transmission, you won’t be able to shift gears or transfer engine power to turn your car’s wheels. That means no accelerating, no reversing, and no driving. That is why transmission repairs are a nightmare for drivers. Here are the top 4 signs to spot that indicate you need transmission repairs: #1: Trouble Switching or Staying in Gears This is a telltale sign that your transmission system is acting up. When your transmission is working and properly lubricated, switching gears should feel natural and smooth. If you can’t go from drive to reverse or vice versa, you need to have your transmission checked out.  #2: Grinding Gears Does your car make a grinding or grating sound during acceleration or when you attempt to switch gears? The metallic friction sounds are never good. We recommend that you tak ... read more

Is Your Vehicle Having Trouble Starting?

Is Your Vehicle Having Trouble Starting?

Usually, multiple things could make your car have trouble starting or not start at all. For example, it could be an issue with the starter, a dying or dead battery, or even loose connection cables. While some are more common than others, we found the following reasons to be the top reasons why your automobile won't start. Pay extra attention to them, and your vehicle will stay in its top shape. Defective Ignition Switch The battery might be in its best condition and working correctly, but still, your vehicle could be having trouble starting, especially on the first few tries. The first suspect is the ignition switch. Try turning on your headlights to be sure you are dealing with an ignition switch issue. If the dashboard and headlights turn on, but your engine doesn't start, the ignition switch could be defective. Clogged Fuel Filter A clogged fuel filter means the fuel will have trouble reaching the engine for combustion. Therefore, your automobile will struggle to burn e ... read more

4 Signs That Indicate You Need Shocks or Struts Replacement

4 Signs That Indicate You Need Shocks or Struts Replacement

Your shocks or struts are an underrated part of the vehicle – they play a major role in supporting your vehicle and absorbing the road’s impacts. Without them, your car rides will not feel so smooth. If your car is properly maintained, you can go up to 100,000 miles before needing it these suspension components replaced. But if you put a lot of stress on your vehicle, you might need to replace them in as little time as 50,000 miles.   Here are 4 signs that indicate you need suspension repairs: Car Dips in the Front or Droops in the Back Does your vehicle dip down every time you brake? If so, that is a sign that your front suspension needs attention. On the other hand, if your car’s rear dips lower than usual, it means your rear shocks could be on their way out.  Greasy Appearance Do you notice any fluid leaking down towards the shock or strut? If they have a shiny or greasy appearance, you should have a professional mechanic take a look at where the le ... read more

When Should You Replace Your Muffler?

When Should You Replace Your Muffler?

If you’ve ever heard a car make loud roars as it accelerates, it is because the owner has a cracked or cut out muffler. The muffler is an exhaust system component responsible for canceling out engine sounds to ensure smooth and quiet drives.    In addition to silencing the engine sounds, the muffler also plays a part in protecting you and the environment from the damaging effects of toxic gasses. Your combustion engine spits out byproducts, and the exhaust directs them through a series of pipes and out the back of your vehicle.   Mufflers are intended to last a very long time, but they don’t always last forever. The inside and outside of your car’s muffler can experience significant wear and tear over time. If you have an older vehicle, there’s a good chance you may have to replace the muffler soon. Since mufflers are metal, the common culprit of muffler decay is rust. External Rust - Rust can develop on the outside of the muffler as a result ... read more

Summer Maintenance Checklist for Your Vehicle

Summer Maintenance Checklist for Your Vehicle

The summer season offers an exciting opportunity for road trips and, unfortunately, car problems. Why? A heavy amount of heat can affect your car's crucial components. So, if your summer cheat sheet is filled with trips to the beach, let's help you enjoy the season safely. Go through this checklist before you decide on driving in those harsh weather conditions. Change the Oil Summer weather is harsh and can turn your engine smoking hot. That is why lubrication is vital. Never wait too long to change the oil unless you are attempting fate. Your engine is more likely to wear if the oil level reduces. So, ensure your engine is lubricated on regular basis. Check Your Brake System Inspecting your brakes to ensure they function well is a no-brainer. But checking your braking system is more than just brakes. Inspect brake pads, brake fluid, rotors, etc., to ensure they are all safe to drive even on the steepest slope. Inspect Your A/C  Summer is very hot, so the last thing ... read more