Monthly Archives: February 2019

How Often Should I Change My Antifreeze?

How important is your antifreeze or coolant to your vehicle? Like almost all of your vehicle’s parts, it’s vital. In order for your vehicle to run smoothly every part must be installed, and working, properly. When everything works together, you get the best possible performance from your car, truck, crossover, or SUV. That includes your antifreeze. Without this important fluid, your vehicle would overheat in the summer, or freeze in the winter. And in reality, your car can overheat during any time of the year. So it’s very important to change your antifreeze regularly and make sure it’s always topped off. Signs Your Antifreeze Needs to Be Changed So what kinds of things should you be looking for to know it’s time to change your antifreeze? For starters, if your vehicle is running hotter than normal, based on the temperature gauge, then you likely need to change your antifreeze. Another sign of trouble is a car that’s slow to start ... read more

Why Does My Car Shake When I Idle?

Your car should always run smooth, whether you’re driving or sitting idled a stoplight. But sometimes car shake. Cars can shake for a lot of reasons. If you’re driving and you feel shaking, it could be your tires, or your shocks. If you feel shaking when you apply the brakes, you might need to get your brake system checked. It could also be a sign that your wheels need to be aligned, or your tires balanced. The bottom line is your car can shake for many reasons. But what about when your car comes to a stop, or you’re sitting in park, and it won’t stop shaking? Why does that happen? Why does your car shake when you’re not even moving? The Most Common Reasons Your Car Shakes When Its Idled There are several possible reasons your car, truck, crossover, or SUV shakes when you come to a stop. Let’s take a look at some of the most common reasons, and what you should do to resolve the problem. Check the Spark Plugs &ndas ... read more

Why Does My Car Smell Like Gas?

Have you ever wondered why your car smells like gas? It happens even though you’re not filling your car’s tank, or when you’re nowhere near a gas station. But somehow you keep getting a whiff of gas. It’s unmistakable. But why is it happening? What’s causing that smell and what can you do to stop it? Most Common Reasons Your Car Smells Like Gas Before you can fix the problem, the first thing you have to do is identify the cause. There are several possible reasons your car smells like gas. And no matter the cause, you should get the problem diagnosed and fixed as soon as you can. So here are some of the most common reasons your car smells like gas. Gas exposure – this is often the most obvious reason your car smells like gas. Sometimes gas fumes get into your vehicle from gas station pumps, or other vehicles. This is also the easiest cause to fix. Simply try rolling down your window. The air should quickly clear. I ... read more

Why Does My Car Overheat

Why Does My Car Overheat? Have you noticed any steam or smoke coming from under your hood lately? Maybe you’ve seen the needle on the temperature gauge rising higher than normal. If you’ve noticed either of these signs maybe you’ve wondered what’s going on. There’s a good chance that your vehicle’s engine is overheating. If that’s the case, then you don’t want to wait around to get it checked out. An overheated engine could lead to serious problems and expensive repairs. So don’t ignore the warning signs. Problems With the Cooling System But why does your car overheat? What causes your engine to get so hot? The reality is, there are several possible reasons your engine is getting too hot. But they’re all associated with your cooling system. When something isn’t working right with your cooling system, inevitably, your engine will eventually to start overheat. And that’s when you ... read more

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