8 Symptoms of a Bad Voltage Regulator (and Replacement Cost)

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With a vehicle, there’s a lot of power under the hood. We’re not talking strictly about horsepower, but rather energy output in general. The energy that the car needs is supplied by the fuel and by the battery. You need plenty of power to keep the engine running. For smaller systems in the vehicle, you … Read more

5 Symptoms of a Bad Serpentine Belt (and Replacement Cost)

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Your car is made up of several moving parts, such as the alternator, water pump, power steering pump, and AC compressor. For your vehicle to function correctly, these parts all need to work in unison. The serpentine or accessory drive belt connects to your power steering pump, alternator, air conditioning, and sometimes, the water pump. … Read more

5 Reasons Why Brake Pads Wear Unevenly

Every disc braking system relies on brake pads to create the necessary friction needed to slow down the vehicle. The brake pads are positioned within your brake calipers. Whenever you step on the brake pedal to slow the vehicle down, the brake pads will press against the spinning disc brake rotors and create friction. The … Read more

5 Symptoms of a Bad Control Arm Bushing (and Replacement Cost)

bad lower control arm bushing symptoms

Just as every skeletal system has cartilage to cushion and align bones at a joint, every vehicle has control arm bushings at the joints between the upper and lower control arms and the vehicle’s frame. These bushings are comprised of a cylinder of rubber or polyurethane bonded to a larger and a smaller cylinder of … Read more

5 Symptoms of a Bad Motor Mount (and Replacement Cost)

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A vehicle’s engine produces a lot of vibration when running. Without a specific component, the vibration would transmit to the entire car and make it very uncomfortable to the passengers inside the car. This very important component is called the motor mount (or engine mount). Below, we’ll go over how an engine mount works, what … Read more

5 Symptoms of Unbalanced Tires on Your Car

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It may seem like all tires, especially new ones, are perfectly symmetrical with with no faults and should lead to an ultra comfortable ride. The truth is that no tire is perfect and when rolling at driving speeds, even tiny imperfections can feel like major defects. This is why having your tires balanced is so … Read more

Brake Caliper Sticking (Symptoms and Causes)

stuck brake caliper

Obviously, your vehicle’s brakes are one of the most important systems in a car and play a critical role in safety of the driver, passengers, and anyone else out on the road. A car or truck wouldn’t be able to slow down or stop if the brake calipers weren’t working. If you’re facing problems with … Read more

5 Symptoms of a Bad Car A/C Condenser (and Replacement Cost)

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Decades ago, having an air conditioning system in your car was considered a luxury. Today, it’s a basic feature that we often take for granted. You want the air conditioner to work efficiently and effectively every time you use it. If any one of the parts in the A/C system fails, the air conditioning won’t … Read more