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)

bad motor mount symptoms

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

unbalanced tires symptoms

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)

bad A/C condenser

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

6 Symptoms of a Bad Wheel Alignment (and Why You Need to Fix it ASAP)

bad front alignment

Wheels can become misaligned if the vehicle is suddenly jarred, such as by driving over a pothole or an object in the road. Parts in the wheel assembly and suspension can also wear and shift to cause noticeable symptoms that it’s time to realign the wheels.  A properly aligned vehicle will perform better and more … Read more

15 Causes of Bad Gas Mileage (and What to Do About It)

poor gas mileage

Ever visit a gas station, calculate the fuel economy for your vehicle and notice it’s a bit lower than what the EPA said it should be? Wondering why your car is burning gas so fast? As cars age, there are many factors that may lead to high fuel consumption. Read on to learn what they … Read more

4 Causes of a Car Engine That Cranks But Won’t Start

Anyone who owns a vehicle has likely experienced the frustrating problem of a car that cranks but doesn’t start, even after repeatedly turning the key in the ignition. However, don’t let desperation keep you from logically figuring out why your vehicle cranks but won’t start normally.  Reasons a Car Cranks But Won’t Turn Over Cranking … Read more

4 Symptoms of a Bad Rocker Arm (and Repair Cost)

bad rocker arm symptoms

Rocker arms are a lesser-known but crucial part of some types of internal combustion engines. Their deterioration can cause weak engine performance or even failure, so it’s important to know when replacement is necessary and how much the rocker arm repair cost will set you back. What is a Rocker Arm and How Does It … Read more

Why is There Oil in My Air Filter? (4 Common Causes)

Ever go to change your air filter and notice things look a bit oily? Perhaps you’ve recently purchased a used vehicle and are wondering if there’s a problem lurking under the hood? Finding engine oil in your air filter isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but could be pointing to a few potential problems. More than … Read more