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)

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

5 Symptoms of a Bad Timing Belt Tensioner and Pulley

The internal combustion engine contains an important part called the timing belt on most vehicles (some have a timing chain). This is responsible for ensuring that the camshaft and crankshaft are rotating at the same time. That way, the valves of the engine will open and close when they are supposed to. The functioning of … Read more

3 Common Symptoms of Low Engine Oil in Your Car

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A car engine is lubricated by its oil. As time goes on, much of that oil will burn away or possibly leak out. This means you’ll have to put additional oil into the engine and repair any leaky areas. Changing the oil is one of the most basic forms of car maintenance that people perform. … Read more

4 Reasons Why Water is Coming From Your Car Exhaust

The internal combustion engine of a vehicle emits exhaust gases during its combustion process. It would be bad if those gases were to stay in the engine which is why cars are built with an exhaust system. This is basically piping that allows the exhaust gases to flow out from the engine. The piping leads … Read more

3 Causes of Idler Pulley Noise (and Replacement Cost)

A car engine consists of drive belts or serpentine belt which runs various accessories that are connected to it, such as the power steering pump, AC compressor, water pump and the alternator. However, it is important that the belts don’t interfere with other components and belts nearby. To guide the drive belts, an idler pulley … Read more

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

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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)

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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

10 Best Carburetor Cleaners

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Up until the late 1980s, most internal combustion engines relied upon a carburetor for properly mixing its fuel and air. Now cars use fuel injection. The carburetor ensures that the right amount of fuel gets into the engine so that the combustion process can be successful. However, carburetors tend to build up dirt in them … Read more