Monthly Archives: March 2015

Car Noises That Should Raise The Red Flag

Car Noises That Should Raise The Red Flag

Below are five car noises that should raise the red flag because they signal a more serious problem. #1. A Car Noise that Sounds Like the blade of a snowplow on pavement or a Spinning Squeak This car noise is likely due to brake pads that have worn completely through, causing them to press directly against the rotors. Worn brake pads could make it difficult to stop your car, and might even lead to rotor damage. If you hear this noise it’s time to consider break repair. #2.Whining or Groaning When Turning the Steering Wheel Whining or groaning when turning can indicate that your power-steering pump is failing. Problems like these are serious because your steering could fail. If you notice this car noise, stop driving immediately and have your power-steering pump checked. Schedule an appointment with us, we can help you. #3.Tapping ... read more

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The Top Car Emergency Kit Items

The Top Car Emergency Kit Items

Having an car emergency kit is often one of those details that people don’t think about– until the moment when they need them. Additionally, being enrolled in a roadside assistance program might give drivers a sense of security that results in the false belief that they don’t need a car emergency kit. The truth is, emergencies can happen anywhere– and that includes remote areas without cell phone reception. When that situation occurs, a car emergency kit can be a lifesaver. Below we will discuss some tips regarding the best items for your car emergency kit: Cell Phone Fully charged cell phone. Of course, this likely won’t be in your actual kit but should be with you in the car at all times– especially on a long road trip. Consider investing in a car charger. Did you know that you can charge your phone from your car battery without draining it? Your phone is too small to have much of an impact the batterie ... read more

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Nitrogen Filled Tires – The Benefits

Nitrogen Filled Tires – The Benefits

Many questions were submitted to Popular Mechanics recently about using nitrogen filled tires. The questions ranged from possible increased fuel mileage to improving the life of the tires. Read on to find out more! A Nitrogen Filled Tire Provides Pure Gas And No WaterRegular old compressed air contains around 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, and lingering bits of water vapor and noble gasses at any given time. To fill a tire with pure nitrogen, a machine must filter out the rest first. This 100% gas fill results in no water vapor or other bits, just pure dry nitrogen. How Is That Relevant? It’s relevant to the other question of if nitrogen has any effect on the life of a tire. And the answer is, yes. By filling a tire with pure nitrogen, you prevent any form of moisture such as water vapo ... read more

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