If you have a modern car, chances are that you have disc brakes at least in the front. Many models have disc brakes on all four wheels. Disc brakes work to slow or stop the car by pressing a set of brake pads against the disc (also commonly known as a rotor). When there's a problem, it's important that rotors be repaired or replaced to keep the brakes in good working order.
13 April 2016
If you own a car with a manual transmission then it is likely that you'll need to provide routine maintenance to your vehicle's transmission system as it can be prone to failing with manually shifting. Unlike an automatic car where the transmission switches gear based off of a computer, you may not always shift properly and this can lead to transmission issues. So, if your transmission is failing but you don't know what signs to look for, be sure to obtain routine maintenance and repairs when you notice the following:
24 February 2016
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.
12 February 2016
Knowing a reputable automotive shop in your city gives you peace of mind as a driver. While it's ideal to be able to get a good deal on new tires and have them installed by a professional, it's also beneficial to employ some tactics with your current tires to extend their life. The manner in which you drive plays a key role in determining how long your tires will last and in what condition.
4 February 2016
Giving your car better performance may be something that you want to do. Adding custom parts and mechanical improvements can be costly. You may want to start with simple upgrades that you can do yourself in a short period of time. Things like adding air intake and exhaust improvements can be completed quickly and easily by any DIY enthusiast. Here are some of the best improvements for you to do:
21 January 2016
When it comes to worn rotors, the signs of a problem aren't quite as loud and blaring as worn pads. However, as one of the most vital components of a braking system, worn rotors can cause your stopping power to decline significantly and put you at an increased risk for an accident. Make sure you know how to recognize the signs your rotors might need to be replaced. Ridges A quick touch of your rotors might also alert you of a problem.
22 December 2015
Four small patches of rubber touching the road keep you safe while you drive your car. When your tires fail, you're at risk of having an accident. Here is how your tires work to keep you safe and how to monitor them for problems. Tire Construction and Safety Your tire is made up of layers of rubber, fiberglass and metal. These layers allow the tire to keep its shape while holding onto the road.
23 November 2015