29 February 2012
The owner’s manual for your automobile is required to list the manufacturer’s recommended air pressure for your vehicle’s tires. If the inflated pressure has consistently varied from that specific recommendation, it's more than likely that the wear and tear on your tires has been accelerated. You will require a tire repair sooner than expected!
3 major problems will result in a necessary tire repair:Read More »
A sign of a failing brake master cylinder is a soft or squishy feeling when you press down on the brakes. When constant pressure is maintained on the pedal (like at a stop light), it will begin to sink to the floor and go farther down than normal as the brake fluid leaks internally in the master cylinder. This is called "extended travel." When this occurs you will have to "pump" the pedal to regain normal pressure and to keep the car from moving forward as the brakes slowly release. The red warning dash light should come on to indicate low fluid. Be sure to schedule a brake repair to ensure the safety of you and your passengers.
However, here are a few things you can check out yourself before scheduling a brake repair:Read More »
If your vehicle’s transmission is starting to slip, is it time for a transmission service to change the fluid and filter? The answer to this question depends on the age and mileage of your vehicle. It’s a good idea to get some professional advice about transmission repair.
Lower Mileage Cars – Generally, for newer vehicles with less than 80,000 miles, it is recommended to have a regular transmission service every 25,000 miles, including changing the fluid and internal filter. Regular transmission service can provide longer life expectancy, smoother shifting, and increased performance. If you maintain the transmission early on in the life of the vehicle, you can save yourself a lot of trouble and avoid a costly transmission repair. Read More »