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Yearly Archives: 2021

What To Do If You Have a Transmission Fluid Leak

What To Do If You Have a Transmission Fluid Leak

Just like how your engine oil lubricates the motor engine, transmission fluid serves the same purpose for your car's transmission. That's why some people also call it transmission oil. Your transmission needs this essential fluid to grease up its complex system of gears, valves, and other components. These parts need to work in order to transfer power from the engine to your wheels and control the speed of your car. When (and if) your transmission fails, don't count on taking your car anywhere. A transmission fluid leak is one of the first major signs of transmission troubles. Transmission fluid is almost always bright red in color, so it is one of the easiest fluids to recognize when it comes to your car. Some vehicles have a transmission fluid dipstick so that you can check the level of fluid at home. If this is possible for your vehicle model and the fluid looks too low or dirty, then that's another major sign of transmission problems. Ideally, it's not recommen ... read more

Holiday Travel Tips from Tri Star Automotive

Holiday Travel Tips from Tri Star Automotive

The holidays are a particular time of year for families to travel, far and wide, to spend time together. And nothing should stop you from doing that, not stand-still traffic and definitely not a vehicle breakdown. During this time, it appears like the entire country is getting on the highway all at once. Please follow the following tips to ensure you get to your destination for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any other holiday you celebrate. Tip #1 - Plan your route and departure time  The day before Thanksgiving and the Sunday after are some of the busiest days of travel; if you can, we recommend hitting the road outside of these dates. If you reside in a densely populated area, you should plan for bad traffic, especially during rush hour. Also, back roads that offer an alternative route might get you to your destination faster. It's always best to review your options using navigational apps. Tip #2 - Rest well In addition to all that time behind the wheel, holiday driving ca ... read more

What Does Steering Wheel Vibrations Mean?

What Does Steering Wheel Vibrations Mean?

Whether your vehicle is new or old and adequately maintained, it is meant to drive smooth and steady. However, at one point or another, people can experience steering wheel vibrations. Steering wheel shakiness often indicates that there's a problem and some part needs to be replaced.   Common Causes for Steering Wheel Vibration Your steering wheel is connected to both your car and the road, which is why your steering wheel is the first to show warning signs. The top reasons for an unstable wheel while driving is: Tires – As you may know, the steering wheel is used to direct the wheels. When tires are unbalanced, you will feel it in the steering wheel, especially at higher speeds than lower ones. The inflation of the tires can also affect your drive. For instance, a deflated tire can cause a steering wheel to shake due to the lack of air and can cause a blowout too. Furthermore, misaligned wheels can also produce vibrations. Wheel  – Another common culprit ... read more

How To Prevent Your Vehicle Battery From Draining on Game Day

How To Prevent Your Vehicle Battery From Draining on Game Day

If you're a Georgia resident, you know that we are hard-core football fans. With the season starting, you can expect tailgates to be a regular weekend routine. At Tri-Star Automotive, we love a good tailgating party. However, if you are tailgating with your vehicle, then you should make sure your car (especially its battery) is in good condition to handle game-day situations. One of the most common mistakes we see is people draining their car battery in a tailgating lot. Here are our top tips to avoid dealing with a dead battery on game day! CLEAN YOUR CAR BATTERY TERMINALS. You can maintain your vehicle battery with a super simple DIY. You should clean your car battery the night before game day to ensure a strong connection. Your battery terminals should be free of corrosion to maintain a steady current electrical flow for the entire event. BUY A TRICKLE CHARGER. If your tailgating vehicle of choice needs a battery boost, then you could consider purchasing a charger. Trickle cha ... read more

What Is A Power Window Repair?

What Is A Power Window Repair?

Power windows were merely introduced 81 years ago in 1940, but they quickly became a common accessory in many modern cars, SUVs, and trucks. Unlike more old-fashioned window systems, which required passengers to turn a crank handle to raise or lower windows manually, power windows operate with the simple flip or push of a button. Because this window feature relies on electricity to function, most do not work once a vehicle is turned off. However, some cars have a time delay that allows drivers and passengers to continue operating the windows for a short period after the engine stops. Power windows are made to be very easy to trigger, which is why there is a lock feature that drivers can use to prevent other riders, such as small kids, from spontaneously opening or closing the windows.   Power Window Repair Services in Tyrone, GA If your power windows are acting unusual or entirely unresponsive to their controls, please have it checked out soon. Though it is not necessary to kee ... read more