Yearly Archives: 2022

What Does The Power Steering Warning Light Mean?

What Does The Power Steering Warning Light Mean?

The power steering light located on the dashboard is immediately identifiable since it looks like an orange, red or yellow steering wheel with an exclamation mark. A lighted EPS communicates the same message in electric power steering setups. Where Is The Power Steering System Warning Light? The light shows something is wrong with the power steering system and that you must look into the problem. The reason for this varies depending on your vehicle's type of power steering system. Why Does The Power Steering Light Come On? The most typical cause of this problem with hydraulic power steering systems is a leak resulting in a low fluid level. A lit EPS light may show if you have an electronic power steering (EPS) system. There are no fluid levels to monitor since EPS systems do not require fluid to offer steering help. Instead, suppose you've recently removed or reconnected the battery of your vehicle or recently had to jump start it, you may now have a battery problem. What ... read more

Why Drivers Should Read Their Owner’s Manual

Why Drivers Should Read Their Owner’s Manual

The car manual is a handbook with all the information you need to maintain your car. It includes details on regular check-ups, warning signs, and how to avoid potential problems. Take time to read your owner's manual to know what to do when things go awry. If people read their car's owner's manual, they would discover useful tips to keep their vehicle running smoothly. If you have a question about your car, your owner's manual is the place to find the answer. Learn more below. Importance of Reading Your Car's Owner's Manual Your vehicle's owner manual contains vital information about your car. From basic maintenance to troubleshooting, it provides detailed instructions on how to get the most from your vehicle. You should always read your owner's manual before using your vehicle. This way, you'll be able to take advantage of its features and avoid potential problems. In addition to providing basic instructions on how to operate the vehicle, it als ... read more

Why Does My Car Keep Stalling?

Why Does My Car Keep Stalling?

When your vehicle stalls, you may experience it when you start it, when you come to a stop, or when it is idling. In rare instances, your vehicle may also stall when traveling at cruising speeds, which can be particularly problematic. It's important to note that there is no one cause for vehicle stalling. Below are a few reasons why your car is stalling. BATTERY PROBLEM It's no secret that your battery aids your engine is turning over, but its work doesn't end once it's running. It's possible for your vehicle to stall while driving if your battery is starting to wear out, even if your car starts. The battery may not be defective, but its terminals can be corroded or need replacement, causing your car to stall. Corrosion of the terminals on your battery can prevent your automobile from getting enough power because it relies on the battery for its electrical system. SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH YOUR FUEL SYSTEM When a fuel pump stops working well, your engine might be ... read more

How Do I Know If I Need New Shocks or Struts?

How Do I Know If I Need New Shocks or Struts?

A vehicle's suspension system is essential for maintaining a smooth and comfortable ride. When you start experiencing body aches and discomfort when driving on a bumpy road or rugged off-road trail, the chances are that the shocks and struts have issues and need replacement. The shocks and struts are responsible for absorbing shock from the road, preventing your vehicle from moving erratically while on the road. You won't feel every single bump or unevenness in the pavement this way, and you are able to better control your vehicle overall. Over time, shocks and struts can wear just with regular use of your vehicle. The first telltale sign of back shocks is a leaky or oily looking shock, which means they could be damaged. Driving with bad shocks and struts doesn't just affect your ride quality - it can also start to cause damage to your tires, wearing them down unevenly. Other suspension components can also be affected. That is why it is important to pay attention to how yo ... read more

How to Defog and Defrost Your Windshield in the Winter

How to Defog and Defrost Your Windshield in the Winter

It's easy to run behind in the mornings to only rush out to a frosty windshield. Not only is a blurry windshield a nuisance, but it is very dangerous to drive when your view of the road is obstructed. Whether your windshield freezes or forms droplets, both are potential hazards and require a little more work and time before you can start driving.  How to Defog Windows Step 1: Turn on the Heat  The first thing you should do to combat foggy windshields this winter is by turning on the defrosters. This feature is a must-have this time of the year, so please ensure it works at the start of the cold season. Start by cranking the heat and defrosters up high. Doing this will eliminate any moisture from the air inside your car.  Step 2: Turn on the A/C Button It might seem counterintuitive, but the cold air will help dry the air inside the car. As the air gets drawn into the HVAC system, it will trap some of the moisture. Step 3: Turn off the recirculation feature A ... read more

How To Drive Safely In The Snow

How To Drive Safely In The Snow

There can be a lot of anxiety when it comes to driving in the snow. While some snowstorms are anticipated, some can be unforeseen. The best thing you can do is stay prepared at all times. Here are some of our top tips on how to take on the tread through the snow with ease. Reduce Speed During inclement weather, the roads will be slippier. As a result, you should always lower your speed in poor weather conditions to help maintain a better grip. If you drive too fast, you may lose control of your vehicle, hurt others and yourself, or even get pulled over. Inspect Your Tires Your tires are especially important when it comes to driving in the winter. An experienced technician can ensure that your tire specifications are correct, test your tire pressure, and more to ensure they get the proper traction. Headlight Maintenance With the sun setting a lot earlier now than it did in the summer, you will need your lights to work this winter. Low beams may be a better choice during heavy snow ... read more

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