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Yearly Archives: 2021

What Problems Can Make You Steering Wheel Feel Stiff?

What Problems Can Make You Steering Wheel Feel Stiff?

There's no point in driving a car if you can't steer it! Over time, your vehicle's steering wheel may become stiff and show signs of wear and tear. A rigid steering wheel should never be overlooked and should always be inspected by an automotive professional as soon as possible. Here are some of the potential issues that can be causing your steering wheel to harden up:   Damaged Steering Rack If your steering wheel feels heavy in addition to the stiffness, it's most likely a problem with the steering rack. The hot summer temperatures or excessive road debris can cause your rack to malfunction.   Cracked Serpentine Belt If you feel a lot of strain in the steering wheel when turning it, this can imply that you've got damage on your serpentine belt. Wear and tear on this rubbery belt is normal. It may just need a simple replacement. Low on Power Steering Fluid The steering wheel is a hydraulic system which means it relies on a solution to function ... read more

How Often Should You Replace Your Cabin Air Filter?

How Often Should You Replace Your Cabin Air Filter?

There are many systems and parts to maintain on a vehicle, so it is no surprise that many may be forgotten. However, that doesn't make them any less important. The cabin air filter is a vital part of your vehicle's ventilation system. Its job is to remove pollutants from the air which circulates through your car. Clean air within the cabin is essential for the health and safety of all passengers. Without a proper air filter, you could be at risk of harmful engine gasses entering the cabin. Not only do you need to worry about your vehicle's gases, but also the trucks and other vehicles which leave gasses behind as they drive in front of you. If you struggle with allergies, a good cabin filter is critical as it helps remove the pollen from the air as you drive. Another benefit of clean cabin air filters is lower maintenance costs. Dirty and polluted air will cause your vehicle's ventilation system to work harder, and in turn, reduce its efficiency. If ignored for to ... read more

Sending Your Child En Route to College!

Sending Your Child En Route to College!

Back to school time is creeping upon us once again. And some of us are on our way in sending a child off to college with their car. It is time to consider whether the vehicle can meet the riding challenges en route to university. Whether it's a new or old vehicle, we want our children to arrive at their destination safely. As a parent, some questions to consider regarding the trip are: How many miles away is the school?  What type of roads will the vehicle be driven on? Highway? Busy city streets? Will the student be using the car while on campus? If so, are there any fees associated with that? Once there, will the vehicle be kept in a garage or be subject to a parking lot? A new environment can create new challenges for any driver of any age group. It is essential to have that last talk with your child about car safety before sending them off.   Tips for Parents Consider a Pre-College Inspection. As mentioned before, you have to anticipate and plan for the new env ... read more

Warning Signs of a Failing Oil Pressure Sensor

Warning Signs of a Failing Oil Pressure Sensor

Your vehicle's motor relies on the engine oil to function efficiently. That means that there must be a controlled level of oil pressure. Vehicles feature oil pressure sensors that monitor oil levels and pressure in the engine. Therefore, it is critical to understand what the oil sensor is, how it works, and its signs of failure. Having that knowledge is crucial because you can detect issues early enough for timely repairs. How an Oil Pressure Sensor Works As mentioned earlier, the primary function of the oil pressure sensor is to track the pressure of oil in the engine and transmit the resulting data to the oil pressure gauge. The oil pressure system has an electronic control unit that collects data from the sensor and sends it to the gauge. If there is a significantly low oil pressure level, the system will trigger the oil pressure warning light. Signs and Symptoms of a Bad Oil Pressure Sensor Like the engine speed sensor or the manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensor, the oil ... read more

What Is a Catalytic Converter?

What Is a Catalytic Converter?

Catalytic converters have a rich history that's spanned a period of nearly a century. They were patented by Eugene Houdry, whose original intent was to use precious metals banded together in an effort to reduce automobile smog in major cities across France. Little did he know that his invention would have practical applications in the modern era where concerns of global warming would soon dominate the landscape. Catalytic converters have been a huge part of American car culture for over 40 years, as they've been doing their part to greatly reduce greenhouse gas emissions for that long. In fact, they were mandated by law as far back as the 1970s for these very reasons. Our environment and health have greatly benefited from catalytic converters. Unfortunately, so have car thieves. Their vast combination of precious metals has made them a target for those looking to make extra money by converting them into scrap metals. Catalytic converters do their job very well. In fact, their ... read more

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