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Yearly Archives: 2023

What Is Electrolysis And Is It Dangerous?

If your vehicle has unusual problems with the radiator and cooling system, it might be because of a process called electrolysis. Simply put, electrolysis corrodes the thin metal that the radiator is made of and causes it to leak and malfunction. As its name implies, electric current goes through parts where it isn't supposed to be, and over time it starts to damage them.  Electrolysis Explained The most common problem that causes damage to the radiator is electrolysis. Energy from ungrounded parts or bad wiring travels to the thin metal pipes, which contain and cool the coolant fluid. Because of that, a process called corrosion starts, deteriorating the pipes and causing further problems.  Another reason can be the difference in electrical resistance of the different parts in your vehicle's cooling system. Different metals and alloys withstand only a certain amount of electric current before they start to get damaged. How Can It Occur Simply put, the most common ... read more

What An Engine Rebuild Can Do For You

Nothing is scarier than hearing the words “engine repairs/rebuild” at the auto service shop. If your engine is on its last leg and you are not financially ready to trade or sell your car, then an engine rebuild can be a great alternative for you. It is overall more economical than buying a new car. Especially with the automobile market today, purchasing a car can be difficult.  What Is an Engine Rebuild An engine rebuild is a major repair that involves removing the engine block entirely and disassembling it to give each engine part the attention it needs. The tech will work with the rings, valves, and cylinder walls. Depending on the engine damage, it can involve replacing the head, worn pistons, bearings, and timing belt. Overall, only the worn and damaged parts are tended to and swapped out.  Before we perform an engine rebuild at Apple Auto, our auto technicians will perform a thorough inspection of the engine to distinguish its pain points. We will only re ... read more