Automotive red flags that require immediate attention

Drivers often ignore early signs of vehicle problems. Although their reasons vary by person, most people commonly fail to act quickly enough because: They think they’re imagining the warning sign. They don’t feel they have the time to deal with the problem. They fear the cost associated with any repairs. Yet, when a driver waits…

The history of catalytic converters

While the first production catalytic converter was developed in the early 1970s at the Englehard Corporation in New Jersey, the actual history of the device stretches way back in time from then. Amazingly, the first prototypes were designed in France back in the late 1800s! Then, Eugene Houdry, after serving France during the First World…

Are your tires correctly aligned?

Making sure they are is one of those things that can so easily be overlooked. But there are key benefits to be gained… Your vehicle will be more fuel-efficient, not needing to work harder to get you where you want to be. The need for suspension and other repairs can be reduced; this is especially…

How do I find an oil change near me?

Increased exhaust fumes, plummeting oil levels, a shaky vehicle, and unusually loud engine noise are all telltale signs that your automobile needs an oil change. If you find yourself experiencing any of these issues or your check engine light refuses to go away, you should visit a mechanic as soon as possible to avoid engine…

Are your tires correctly inflated?

It’s important to check your tires on a regular basis, and yet it’s one that is so often inadvertently neglected. Under-inflated tires can lead to handling problems when on the road, such as under-steering, and make it more likely that your car will suffer a puncture. Over-inflated tires can lead to the structure of the…

Important reasons to have a blown fuse checked by a professional

Every driver eventually faces a moment when a part of their vehicle’s electrical system commonly associated with fuses stops working, such as interior lights, a turn signal or the radio. Typically, you can fix these problems quickly by replacing one or more blown fuses. That said, any fuse-related electrical incident can indicate a more serious…

How to tell if your car’s battery is failing

Have you ever been stranded with a dead battery in an unfamiliar place? If so, it can be frustrating and inconvenient. Fortunately, there are warning signs that tell you when your battery is about to go bad and needs replacement or repair. These include: Dim headlights Dashboard warning lights Your vehicle’s battery is old (more…

Overheating in your vehicle?

If your air conditioning isn’t in tip-top shape, then driving during the height of summer can be a very unpleasant experience. Tempers can often be as high as the temperature! There are many areas of an AC system that can malfunction. Professional diagnosis and repair can consider condensers, evaporators, and compressors problems. There might be…

Engine repair signs

You need to be on high alert for the following signs in order to ensure that your vehicle gets the service it needs. This will also save you money on auto repair costs in the long run. A top sign is too much exhaust smoke coming out of the muffler area. The color of the…
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