Monthly Archives: August 2022

Is My Transmission Overheating – Vancouver Auto Repair

Have you ever been driving a long and suddenly noticed steam coming from under the hood? Many times, this is from your vehicle’s coolant system. When an engine overheats, it has tendency to steam, especially from the radiator. However, the coolant system is not the only thing that can get overheated. Your transmission is another possibility. If your transmission is having issues and starts to overheat, you don’t want to take that lightly. You should probably get to a shop right away. In fact, it might be even better to pull over and have your vehicle towed. If you continue to drive with an overheated transmission, you risk doing more damage and even completely blowing it out. Top Reasons Your Transmission is Overheating So, why do transmission overheat? There are several possible reasons. Some are simple fixes and others are more serious, but these are the most common causes of an overheating transmission. Transmission Fluid is Leaking ... read more

Top Signs Your Engine is Leaking Vacuum Pressure – Vancouver Auto Repair

  When it comes to vacuums, you really want them to suck. But not in a bad way. Most people might not be aware that their vehicle’s engine includes a vacuum component. But the reality is this vacuum pressure is very important for the smooth operation of your car, truck, crossover, or SUV. When your car’s engine gets a leak in one of the vacuum hoses, it affects your engine’s performance. So, if you’ve noticed anything out of the ordinary lately, maybe your engine is leaking vacuum pressure. Not sure what to look for? Well, you’re not alone. With that in mind, here are some of the top signs that your engine is leaking vacuum pressure. Most Common Vacuum Pressure IssuesEngine Performance Is Suffering – obviously, if your vacuum pressure is off, your engine will not operate like it should, which means you will notice a difference in its performance. The leaking air fills the combustion chamber, preventing it f ... read more

Vancouver Auto Repair - Fixing a Flat Tire

Have you ever had a flat tire and been stuck on the side of the road? Maybe you’re lucky enough to never have experienced that. But what if you did get a flat tire? Would you know how to change it? Having a flat can be very frustrating, especially if it’s in the middle of nowhere and you don’t have any way to fix it. Unfortunately, if you own a car, flat tires happen. Even the most durable tires are still susceptible to going flat because of punctures. For example, if you run over a nail, your tire is probably going to deflate. At some point, almost every driver is going to have to deal with a flat tire – especially if their vehicle doesn’t include a spare tire. That’s why everyone should know how to fix a flat tire. So, this is what you need to be aware if your car ends up with a flat. How to Use a Tire Plug Kit For starters, you need to purchase a tire plug kit. Without it you can’t fix a flat tire yourself. Step ... read more

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