December 21, 2017

Issues with the Engine

    If a warning light illuminates on the dashboard of your vehicle, make sure to take note of which one it is. It is important to bring your vehicle in as soon as possible so we can inspect it for where the issue is. If the light starts blinking, it will indicate a much more serious problem. These lights are connected to sensors that monitor all that your vehicle does. If something is wearing or has become damaged, the computer will use these lights to alert you to what the issue might be. Common lights could be low oil pressure or the check engine light. The check engine light could mean one of several things wrong with it, so it is important to bring the vehicle in as soon as you can. The issues could range from the gas cap not being on tight, all the way to a severe issue with the engine.     Driving the vehicle should be a smooth and pleasant experience. It should be free of any jerking, surging, or pulling. If you notice the vehicle pulling or surging, it could indicate an issue with the spark plugs. Another reason for the poor driving could be clogged fuel lines or a clogged fuel filter. It is always best to bring the vehicle in at the first sign of any of these issues. Preventive maintenance can help to reduce the chance of this happening. Also, regular oil changes and belt replacements are needed at the correct intervals to help provide your vehicle with the best driving experience.     A way to notice if there is an issue with the engine is if you hear a tapping or clinking noise. This could mean that there is an issue with the cylinders of the vehicle. Another noise to notice is a grinding noise. If you hear the grinding noise when you attempt to start the vehicle, the motor might need to be inspected. If the grinding happens when the vehicle is shifting between gears, it could indicate an issue with the transmission.   A well maintained vehicle will help it to be efficient and safe when you drive. If you notice any issue, make sure to contact us as soon as possible so we can inspect the vehicle for you to ensure it is operating correctly.
August 11, 2017

Maintaining the Engine of your Vehicle

  Maintaining your vehicle is easy to do as long as you are making sure that you are using all of the right things. Among the different things that you will need for your engine are the coolants, which will help in maintaining the temperature of the engine. This will require not only making sure that you have the right amount of coolants in the engine, but the right kind as well. The important thing to make sure of is that you are always getting the fluids checked on a regular schedule. It is also important to make sure that your engine is using the right kind of antifreeze for the weather. The right kind of service will help to protect your engine in any weather from all different kinds of abuse.     Because of the importance of the antifreeze to your car, it is important that it is checked every time that you get your oil changed at least. If you are experiencing problems with your car like a leak, you will need to make sure that you are having it checked more often than that. If you do not want to rely on your mechanic to check it each time, you will be able to check it yourself whenever you fill up with gas. This is possible by locating the cap for the coolants. Most will have a gauge, which will allow you to see how much is in the car while others will rely on a stick to read it.     The same cap you will open to check the coolant will allow you to refill the fluid. Simply pour in as much as is needed so that you will be able to see the fluid in the cap. Make sure that you do not overfill it as you might flood the engine or cause a spill whenever you put the cap back on. Try to use the gauge in your engine so that you will be able to see how much you will need to add.     Whenever you are maintaining the right levels of coolants, it will help in making sure that the engine will operate properly. The cylinders will be able to operate without any risk of getting stuck due to overheating. The coolant that you are using will allow your engine to have a lower temperature by redistributing the heat from certain parts of the engine to others. Making sure that the right levels are in the engine as well as making sure that the pump is working properly will help to make sure that your engine stays cool in the summer and will not freeze in the winter.