Auto Troubleshooting: Understanding The Common Problem Signs

When Is A Check Engine Light Urgent?

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You’re driving along and that dreaded check engine light pops up. What does it mean, and how urgent is it? Read on to find out more: You Never Know Until You Investigate Check engine lights are a catch-all warning signal that something’s wrong with your engine. A word of caution: don’t assume there’s something minor (or major) wrong with the engine until you have a professional check it out. It could be something very inexpensive, like a spark plug or a blown fuse that’s easy to fix, or something major. Read More»

3 Signs That Your Transmission Needs Some Maintenance

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Given that driving itself is often accompanied by the noise of your passengers, your vehicle and the other drivers around you, it is easy to overlook new, often subtle, signs and symptoms originating from under the hood. However, those new sounds and changes to the driving experience, are often the only way your car has to remind you of the need for the transmission fluids to be flushed, changed or otherwise maintained. Therefore, if it has been a while since your transmission was examined by a professional or if you don’t know when the last time it happened, it is a good idea to be aware of the following signs that it’s time to schedule that work: Read More»

3 Tips For Maintaining Your Commercial Trucks

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Having access to a fleet of commercial trucks that run properly is critical for companies that rely on these trucks to transport products to consumers. If you want your commercial fleet to remain in good condition, investing in routine maintenance is essential. Here are three tips that you can use to ensure the trucks in your commercial fleet run as efficiently as possible in the future. 1. Get regular alignments. Read More»

3 Signs Your Car's Water Pump Is Starting To Fail

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If you find yourself constantly filling your car with coolant, you may have already ruled out a leak in your radiator, leading you to suspect that your vehicle’s water pump is to blame. If so, look for the following three signs that your car’s water pump is starting to fail: Loud Screeching Noise When You Speed Up One of the tell-tale signs that your water pump is failing is a loud screeching noise coming from under your hood. Read More»

Three Steps To Avoid Transmission Problems

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Automobile transmissions are essential for allowing the car to travel at a wide range of both fast and slow speeds. Not surprisingly, a vehicle transmission can be one of the most complicated parts of the car. Protecting the transmission against routine problems will require you to have a basic understanding of the maintenance tasks that this part of the vehicle will need.   Flush The Transmission According To The Manufacturer’s Recommendations Read More»