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5 Signs It's Time for a Wheel Alignment

5 Signs It's Time for a Wheel Alignment

For all of the advances in vehicle technology and performance, keeping track of all necessary maintenance and repair work can be difficult. One of the most critical conditions for driving your car safely and happily is proper wheel alignment. Regrettably, it is perhaps one of the most underappreciated. Many people suffer from the signs and symptoms of wheel misalignment, oblivious to the fact that it is a simple remedy. Here are five common indicators that your vehicle needs to be aligned. 1. The Steering Wheel Is Skewed To One Side. Your handlebars should be almost perfectly straight if you're going straight down a smooth, level lane. Depending on the crest of the lane, a small amount of variance is normally permitted, but the wheel should be balanced and straight, and the vehicle's emblem in the center of the steering level should resemble you. It's time for an alignment if the wheel is more than a few degrees off-center in either direction. This will return the steerin ... read more

My Car is Bouncing Up and Down, What Does it Mean?

My Car is Bouncing Up and Down, What Does it Mean?

It is important to know how your car 'feels'. A lot of damage and many engine problems can be avoided if you are 'in tune' with your vehicle. A bumpy feeling when you are driving could be attributed to many different things from suspension problems to worn-out tires and even problems with your steering column. Worn shocks are one of the chief reasons for a 'bumpy' feeling when you are driving. They can also cause the car to shake while driving, which could be an indication that the shocks or the struts are worn out. This causes tires to form bubbles or pockets where there should be tread and to wear the tread down considerably, in turn causing the vehicle to drive unevenly on the road. Further problems related to tires and a bumpy ride would be if the tires are either overinflated or underinflated and when wheels are misaligned or not secured correctly. Due to any of these problems, over a period of time, it will be noticeable when you are driving your car, an ... read more

What are the Symptoms of a Blown Head Gasket?

What are the Symptoms of a Blown Head Gasket?

A head gasket is a ringed panel that comes between the engine block and cylinder head. It works by acting as a barrier to prevent engine fluid from leaking into its cylinders. It also blocks off water and oil conduits from getting mixed with the fuel. Unfortunately, the gasket head is located next to a hot section of the engine. If either the cylinder head or engine block expands from overheating, it causes the head gasket to fail. The engine may also experience detonation, damaging the fire rings or armors in the process. This event causes the cylinder pressure to leak past the fire rings and damage the head gasket. Symptoms of a Blown Head Gasket: 1. Overheating: Overheating happens when oil leaks into the coolant system, lowering its ability to cool off the car's engine. Most engines experience elevated temperatures, especially when driving at low speeds. 2. A mix-up of coolant and oil: The engine oil helps lubricate the moving parts. However, it leaks into ... read more

What are the Symptoms of a Bad Timing Chain?

What are the Symptoms of a Bad Timing Chain?

A timing chain is one of the integral components of an internal combustion engine, without which efficient vehicle operations are impossible. Its failure can result in extensive engine damage costing the owner a fortune in repairs. What is a Timing Chain? Composed of metal links, a timing chain runs along a set of gears to rotate the crankshaft and camshaft and regulates the opening and closing of the engine valves in coordination with the firing pistons. Since the timing chain is housed inside the engine, it receives its lubrication from the engine oil, which is essential for its smooth functions. Despite having a metallic composition, timing chains can wear off, get loose, or break due to stress. Signs of a Faulty Timing Chain A worn timing chain exhibits some symptoms that signify that the timing chain is not functioning properly. These signs include: Rattling Sound on Starting the Engine or Idling A common finding in a vehicle with a bad timing chain is unusual rattling noise ... read more

What Happens When I Don't Change My Engine Oil?

What Happens When I Don't Change My Engine Oil?

Engine oil is critical to the overall operation of your vehicle, and skipping oil changes can lead to engine damage, a decrease in performance, and more.  Below is what can happen as a result of not changing your engine oil on time and regularly:  Your engine oil becomes dirty The color of new, clean engine oil is amber, however, this changes as it becomes dirty. Engine oil collects dust and other particles from the engine. While this keeps the engine free of this debris, they darken the color of the oil and change its texture and thickness. Engine oil reduces friction inside the engine and protects against wear. With dirty, clogged oil, this friction increases due to its roughness, inciting the erosion of the engine's components. Your engine becomes less efficient The continuous metal-on-metal contact can be damaging to an engine, which is why engine oil is important. It reduces this damage by acting like a protective layer that coa ... read more