Keeping Your Car Clean

I still remember the day that I bought my first car. I thought it was the most perfect vehicle in the world, and I vowed to care for it diligently. Unfortunately, within a few days I had forgotten about my promise, and I started tossing fast food wrappers in the back like everyone else. After awhile I realized that neglecting my car was turning the inside into a garbage pit, and I decided to learn how to take better care of my vehicle. I took a class on auto detailing, and it really helped me to turn things around. I want to teach you what I learned, so you should read this blog.

3 Signs Your Speed Sensor Is Going Bad


Speed sensors are an integral part of your vehicle. They tell the computer how fast your vehicle is going. Without them, you wouldn't have any idea what speed you are going. While they might work great most of the time, there is always the chance that something could go wrong with them and they stop working. If that sensor stops working properly, it could end up causing a number of problems. If you start noticing any of the following symptoms with your vehicle, you need to get it checked out as soon as possible.

Your speedometer is all over the place.

If you start noticing your speedometer jumping all over the place, you might be dealing with a faulty speed sensor. When the sensor starts going out, it doesn't send accurate information to the vehicle. This makes it where the vehicle isn't sure what speed you are going, thus making it difficult to give you an accurate reading on your speedometer. The speedometer should slowly rise and fall along with your acceleration or deceleration. If not, you have something going on that needs to be looked into.

Check engine light keeps coming on sporadically.

Any time the check engine light comes on, you need to have the vehicle looked at. The check engine light could signal any number of different problems with your vehicle. From faulty spark plugs to a bad sensor, engine malfunction and much more, the check engine light could signal a minor problem or a major one. Either way you look at it, you need to have your vehicle inspected and diagnosed to determine what might be going on with your vehicle.

The transmission revs when shifting gears.

Your transmission should go smoothly from one gear to the next. If your vehicle revs before it shifts, that often means that your speed sensor is going bad and needs to be replaced. The whole reason why the vehicle revs is because it doesn't know what speed it is going. This makes it difficult for the transmission to regulate itself. As a result, it constantly revs whenever it comes time to shift into another gear.

If any of the above symptoms sound like something you are dealing with, you need to get your vehicle taken in to a local shop like Arringdale's Engine Rebuilding & Auto Repair and looked at. You don't want to get pulled over for a speeding ticket for something that you could have prevented with simple maintenance work.


12 February 2016