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What Does the ABS Warning Light Mean

What Does the ABS Warning Light Mean

While you're driving, sensors throughout the vehicle are constantly monitored to verify that everything is functioning properly. The ABS, which stands for anti-lock braking system, is one of the systems that is being checked. The ABS keeps track of the wheels to ensure that they are all running at about the same speed. During slippery situations, the system might apply the brakes to keep the car under control. What does the ABS light indicate? The ABS system monitors the rotational speed of each wheel using sensors. To ensure the car is steady and under control, a computer checks the signals from all four wheels as well as the location of the brake pedal. If the computer detects any aberrant signals or the absence of a signals from some of the sensors, the ABS warning light will illuminate to inform the driver. The computer can turn on the ABS light for a variety of reasons, including low braking fluid levels or a blown fuse, in addition to monitoring the wheel speed sensors. S ... read more

Symptoms That Indicate You May Need a Tune-Up

Symptoms That Indicate You May Need a Tune-Up

If your car is giving you problems, it may be time for a tune-up. A tune-up can help improve your car's performance and fix any issues that are causing it to run poorly. In this blog post, we will discuss the most common symptoms that indicate you need a tune-up. Engine Light Turns On One of the most common symptoms that indicate you need a tune-up is when your engine light turns on. If this happens, take your car to a mechanic and have them check it out. Issues With Your Brake System Another symptom that indicates you need a tune-up is if you're having issues with your brake system. If your brakes are making noise or not working correctly, you should head to your mechanic as soon as possible as this is a serious safety issue. Car Vibrating If your car is vibrating, it may be a sign that you need a tune-up. This can be caused by many different things, but some issues can severe. It's an indication that something may not be functioning properly. Fuel Efficiency Dropp ... read more

How to Tell If You Need a New Car Battery

How to Tell If You Need a New Car Battery

Many of us forget that our vehicles start due to the power provided by the car battery. As modern cars become more heavily reliant on technology-driven accessories, your battery has to supply more energy. On average, a car battery can last anyone between 3 to 5 years. Below are some of the signs that indicate your battery may be ready for a replacement: Problem with car starts - If you find that your battery constantly has to recharge and jump start your car, it may be time for a new battery. You can't depend on the cables forever as it could leave you completely stranded. Flickering/dimming lights - A common sign of a weakened battery is that the lights inside and outside of your vehicle appear dim.  Electrical dashboard light on - Some cars have a special dashboard indicator that will signal you when there is something wrong with one or more of your electrical components. Whenever you see it come on, you should have your battery tested. Corrosion - Physical signs of dete ... read more

Helpful Ways to Prep Your Car for the Winter

Helpful Ways to Prep Your Car for the Winter

The transition into the cold winter season is here, and (if you haven't already), you should start making changes to your car to ensure it remains safe and reliable throughout the winter. As you may know, maintenance and auto repairs need to be performed throughout the year, especially in the colder months. Winter brings about many challenges including, unbearably low temperatures, snowy/icy conditions, weak car batteries, and poor tire traction. To help combat these obstacles, you should follow the steps below to prepare your car for the season:  Check Your Tires: Before you head out on the cold, open road, you should check your tire tread to ensure they can give you proper traction. If they're running low, it's best to have your tires replaced. Furthermore, you should check tire air pressure frequently, as the air in your tires usually contracts due to the cold. Running on low tire pressure can wear down your tires prematurely. Test Your Battery: The frigid tempera ... read more

Why Does My Car Keep Stalling

Why Does My Car Keep Stalling

If your car stalls, it means that your engine has died due to several possible reasons. Unfortunately, your car may stall in any situation, either shortly after starting it up or when driving. Even though stalling can happen any time, it is most alarming if it happens when you are driving as it exposes every road user around in danger. Therefore, it is important to know what causes cars to stall, what to do when your car stalls, and how to resolve the problem in time. Common Causes of Engine Stalling There are several factors that can lead to engine stalling. Below are some of the most common causes of engine stalling Empty Fuel Tank If your low fuel warning light was on for a while before your car stalled, this could be the most likely reason it stalled. Inadequate Fuel Mixture Inadequate fuel mixture may make your car stall when it is cold or stalling intermittently, especially when the air-fuel mixture is not rich enough. Bad Fuel Pump If your fuel pump fails or does not wor ... read more

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