Yearly Archives: 2022

When Should You Replace Your Car Battery?

When Should You Replace Your Car Battery?

Battery problems are difficult to escape from. Like the batteries in our TV remote and cell phone, vehicle batteries don’t last forever. They weaken over time from wear and tear and exposure to extreme temperatures. How do you know when to replace it? Here are several key ways to tell: Sign #1: Battery Is Old When batteries are 3+ years old, they tend to have issues. Most vehicle batteries in cars, trucks, and SUVs don’t last longer than 5 years. If you aren’t sure how old your battery is, you can find it by looking up its special code online.  Sign #2: Slow Starts A battery doesn’t just die out of the blue unless it is experiencing a different problem. If your vehicle struggles to start your engine, you should take that as a sign to have your battery tested. Eventually, it will get worse. We recommend having it changed out soon. Sign #3: Clicking Sounds on Start-Up If you hear a clicking noise when you turn the key in the ignition, it indicates a slo ... read more

How to Clean Your Car's Headlights

How to Clean Your Car's Headlights

Are your car headlights on the dirtier side? It's probably time to clean it. It's important to have clean headlights so that you can see clearly at night and especially if the weather is bad! Read on to see how to clean it and why it's important to keep it clean! How to clean the headlights Cleaning your car's headlights is an important part of keeping your vehicle in good working order. If you aren't sure how to do it, here are some easy steps to follow: 1. First, remove the lens cover and any dirt or grime that's built up around the edges of your headlights. 2. Next, wipe down the headlight with a lint-free cloth dampened with warm water and mild soap. 3. Then rinse off any residue left behind by the soap on your headlight with clean water and dry off afterwards with another lint-free cloth. 4. When you're done cleaning both headlights, replace their covers and admire how great they look! You can also use the following materials to clean the headlights ... read more

Why You Should Not Wait to Get Your Windshield Repair

Why You Should Not Wait to Get Your Windshield Repair

Did you know that even the smallest crack or chip on your windshield can spread quickly after impact? After you notice damage on your windshield, you should report the incident to your insurance immediately and seek repairs. Here are 4 reasons why you should not postpone auto glass repairs: Insurance May Cover Some or All of It If your broken or damaged windshield is a result of a collision, your auto insurance may be able to cover it. In some cases, the deductible can be waived. The sooner you file a claim with your insurance, the smoother the overall process will be. Otherwise, you can miss this window if you wait too long. Prevent the Spread of Damage As mentioned earlier, windscreen cracks and chips can spread rapidly. For instance, moisture can seep through the gap and cold weather can cause it to freeze and expand. Before you know it, you may have to replace the entire windshield. You can pay a fraction of that cost if you seek repairs soon after impact.  Safety and Vis ... read more

When Should You Replace Your Clutch?

When Should You Replace Your Clutch?

Automobiles have many moving parts, and the clutch is one of those essential parts that keep your car moving. While most people dread transmission-related repairs, a clutch repair is unavoidable at a certain point in your vehicle’s life.    So, What Does the Clutch Do? The clutch is responsible for the power transfer between your engine to the wheels. Some cars have a clutch pedal, which you’ve probably heard of before. When you press on the pedal, it allows you to change gears in manual transmissions. And when you release your foot off of it, you’re engaged in the gear you’ve selected.    With the clutch keeping your car in gear, you’re able to maintain a certain level of power when driving. Over time, this part goes through a lot of stress which leads to the part wearing off. Below are some of the top signs that indicate your clutch needs repair: Soft Clutch Pedal - The clutch pedal typically feels firm when your press down. If ... read more

What Are the Symptoms of a Head Gasket Leak?

What Are the Symptoms of a Head Gasket Leak?

You recently noticed that your car wasn't running correctly. It has problems starting up, the engine is constantly overheating, and you notice blue smoke from the exhaust. After asking around, someone mentioned that you might have a head gasket leak. However, you don't know what that means. This article will help you understand what a head gasket leak is, including the signs to look out for and what to do in case of a head gasket leak. What Is A Head Gasket Leak? A head gasket is a seal found between the engine block and the cylinder head. The primary purpose of this seal is to prevent engine fluids such as oil, coolant, and compression from escaping. A head gasket leak occurs when this seal breaks and coolant, oil, or combustion gasses start leaking into your cylinders. Symptoms of a Head Gasket Leak Blue Smoke One of the first signs of a gasket leak is that blue smoke starts coming out of the exhaust. This blue smoke usually indicates that excess oil from lubricating ... read more