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Why Do My Tires Look Like They Need Air, Often?

Why Do My Tires Look Like They Need Air, Often?

Why Do My Tires Look Like They Need Air, Often?   Your car’s tire pressure is very important and can be hazardous if not properly maintained. Did you know that your tires can actually lose air pressure over time and in different temperature conditions? Yes, the air molecules can actually leak through the rubber membranes, very, very slowly. Especially if your car sits without driving it over long periods of time or you have drastic changes in ambient temperature. Or you could have a slow leak from a small puncture, broken valve stem or your tire is not sealed on the rim very well. Also check to see if your tires are showing excessive or uneven wear. Make sure you inspect your tires and tire pressure at least on a monthly basis. If they seem low or your car feels like it’s riding hard or soft the air pressure can be under or over inflated ... read more

Why Is My Car Overheating?

Why Is My Car Overheating?

Why Is My Car Overheating? Is that little red arrow in your “Temp” gauge moving up into the red area? Or are you seeing steam coming out from under the hood of your car?  If so, STOP and turn off your engine. Your car could be overheating. This could severely damage your engine! It’s always a good practice to check your engine fluids. The fluids tend to thin out or even evaporate in higher temperatures. Transmission fluid, power steering fluid, coolant and windshield wiper fluids should all be checked. Especially your coolant fluid. This keeps your car from running hot and overheating. But be very careful, the coolant fluid can explode out of the coolant reservoir and cause extreme burns if the car hasn&rsquo ... read more

Why Are My Brakes Squeaking?

Why Are My Brakes Squeaking?

Why Are My Brakes Squeaking? What is that awful squeaking, grinding noise from the front of my car? Well, it could be something wrong with your braking system  From brake pads, rotors, brake lines to brake fluid, your brakes are essential for driving safely. Most cars have a brake pad wear alarm and or light on the instrument cluster to alert you of any problems. The majority of the time it’s usually normal brake pad wear and the pads just need to be changed. But sometimes brakes will fail due to caliper, rotor malfunction or even a broken brake line or brake booster failure. Anytime you suspect any of these signs you ... read more

Hard To Afford Your Car Repairs?

Hard To Afford Your Car Repairs?

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Why Is My Car Air Conditioning Blowing Hot?

Why Is My Car Air Conditioning Blowing Hot?

Why Is My Car Air Conditioning Blowing Hot? Summer heat can wreak havoc on your car’s interior cooling system. Your AC system needs to blow hard and cold at the push of the button. If it doesn’t, you should have it checked by an honest, reputable and professional service and repair center. There could be various problems with your AC system. Anything from leaks of refrigerant to a faulty fan, condenser, compressor or other electrical issues. Please do not try and recharge your AC system with a store-bought kit. It could do more harm than good to your system. So when it’s 90 plus degrees outside, you’ll love the cool inside of your car when your ... read more