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Symptoms of Misaligned Wheels

Multiple systems within your vehicle work together to keep it driving straight. Sometimes, your wheels will become misaligned. And as a result, your car may become challenging to maneuver. If you recently went flying over a speed bump or hit a pothole, the wheels could get knocked out of line. If you choose to ignore the misalignment, you may notice a significant hit to your car's performance, followed by a drop in gas mileage.    What Are the Signs That You Need a Wheel Alignment? Stiff Steering Wheel. An off-center steering wheel is a typical sign that your wheels need adjustments. If you have to grasp the steering wheel full-on to keep your car moving straight, then you need to contact a mechanic ASAP. Vibrating Vehicle. Misaligned wheels will result in heavy strained tires. As a result, they will cause your vehicle to vibrate. Uneven Tire Wear. The condition of your wheels can be a telling sign of whether you need a wheel alignment. We highly suggest that you get ... read more

Why Is My Car Bouncing Up and Down?

  A bouncy car ride may sound funny at first, but it is very concerning. Additionally, no one wants to draw attention to themselves when this is happening. If you notice that your car is bouncing uncontrollably, please take it to a professional mechanic to get it diagnosed and fixed immediately. Recognizing the issue is the first step; next, you need to find out what is causing this bouncing motion. There are a few things that may cause your car to bounce while you're driving, braking, or going over a bumpy road.   Tires Your tires are a crucial part of your vehicle - without your wheels, you'd go nowhere. Unfortunately, they can also be the big reason as to why your car is springing. A few things could cause your tires to make your car bounce: not being adequately secured, having them overinflated, or generally misaligned.   Steering The steering system is what enables the car to be turned and controlled. In other words, Your steering system ensures your ... read more

Signs It is Time for a Fuel System Cleaning

Most car owners do not often understand the need for a fuel system cleaning until they start experiencing decreased power, especially when driving uphill, rough starts, and sluggish accelerations. Fortunately, you can save yourself from such headaches by visiting your mechanic for regular fuel system cleaning. Reasons for Fuel System Cleaning Remember, the buildup of carbonized gunk and dirt deposits on various engine system parts may lead to faulty sensors and inefficient fuel delivery. Fuel system components that require cleaning include the following: Engine valves Fuel injectors Throttle body Six Indicators Depicting That Your Vehicles Fuel System Needs Cleaning Getting a fuel system cleaning can save you from various fuel system failures or expensive repairs. As a preventive measure, you should take your vehicle to a mechanic for fuel system cleaning. Schedule an engine cleaning services once you notice the following indicators: Decreasing Fuel Economy A clogged engine sys ... read more

How Long Do Shock Absorbers Last?

Shock absorbers are those tiny little springs that work in conjunction with your brakes to ensure that you can come to a full, complete stop without the fuss. They absorb the shock that your vehicle gets during a normal drive. This protects you and your passengers from the side effects of a bumpy ride and makes any road trip a smooth one. This keeps your suspension in check when hitting speed bumps and other quirks while driving. Shock absorbers rely on kinetic energy to help your vehicle run smoothly. In fact, when you step on the brake, this energy suddenly converts to heat through a hydraulic system. This is the reason you are able to come to a full, smooth stop that has no sudden impact on you or your passengers. However, just like any other car part, shock absorbers are subject to wear and tear over time. Although there are no actual time limits on how long your shock absorbers will last, it is recommended that you have them replaced every 50,000 miles. One of the first si ... read more

When Should I Change My Transmission Fluid?

Your transmission is the heart of your vehicle, and much like this vital organ, it needs good, quality care and upkeep. It is the primary lubricant that keeps your motor running smoothly and efficiently. Driving with transmission fluid that's dirty or polluted can cause wear and tear on all other parts of your transmission and will lead to a much shorter lifespan for your car if something isn't done right away. The question of when you should change your transmission fluid relies heavily on your driving habits. If you do a lot of driving, as in with deliveries, then getting your transmission fluid checked for residue is something that should be done right away. Those who have automatic transmissions should consider having their fluid changed within the 50,000 to 100,000 mileage range, while those who drive a manual transmission need to think about getting a flush done anywhere within the 50,000 to 90,000 mileage range. Since most newer models don't have a way to check you ... read more

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