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When to Call For Towing Services

When to Call For Towing Services

For some people, deciding to call for a tow is the last thing they want to do. However, some situations may leave you with no other option than towing. Whereas, some other situations may not be as obvious. Depending on your case, towing can be just the assistance you need in troubling times. Here are some of the common cases where you should call for a tow truck: Scenario 1 - Empty Gas Tank Sometimes, you may miscalculate how much further your car can go with the low gas light on. If you are stranded with no fuel left (and can’t get in touch with a friend or family member), feel free to give us a call for some roadside assistance. Scenario 2 - Flat Tire Flat tires happen all the time. If you have no clue how to change on or don’t have a spare kit with you, you’re out of luck. You’ll need a towing company to come to the rescue and move your vehicle to a repair shop. Scenario 3 - Dead Battery If you can’t start your vehicle after countless attempts, t ... read more

How To Tell If Your Car Battery Is Dying

How To Tell If Your Car Battery Is Dying

A battery is a small electrical device that provides electrical power to your vehicle. It is used to charge and recharge the battery of your vehicle. When a battery dies, it can be challenging to start your vehicle or even charge the battery. Therefore, you must know all the signs of a dying battery to avoid any potential problems. A dying car battery is a warning sign that you must get your car serviced or replaced. Signs of a Dying Battery The following are 5 signs of a dying car battery: Battery drains faster than usual - This is because the dying battery starts to lose power significantly. This will mean that a journey that you used to drive 5 hours will be halved to 2.5 hours or even less. Car won't start - This means that the batteries are no longer able to provide power to the engine or other parts of your vehicle. If this happens while you are in the middle of nowhere or on a busy highway, it may take the servicemen a while to get to you. Best be sure to inspect your c ... read more

5 Fall Car Care Items That You Can't Miss!

5 Fall Car Care Items That You Can't Miss!

Now that fall is finally here, we’re putting the heat to rest. Chilly weather, wet roads, and falling leaves will be in Aberdeen before we know it. You’ll want to have your vehicle prepped and primed to handle these conditions, or else unexpected breakdowns and repairs will surprise you later on.    To help you take better care of your vehicle this season, here are our top 5 maintenance tips for fall. Tip #1: Test The Car Battery Your battery probably went through a lot of stress. With the transition to colder weather, it may cause your battery to wear down even more. It is important to check your battery for corrosion and test your battery for a proper charge. The last thing you want is to be stranded because of a dead battery. Tip #2: Change The Windshield Wiper Blades When rain showers or even early snow flurries make an appearance this fall, you have to come prepared with effective wipers. If you want your windshield to be clean and clear, make sure you ... read more

3 Things to Do After Your Check Engine Light Comes On

3 Things to Do After Your Check Engine Light Comes On

One of the most feared warning lights on your dashboard is the check engine light. What makes it so stressful is that it is complex to figure out as they can be caused by more than one issue. That is why Eddie’s Northside Sinclair is here to help. We are here to explain exactly what to do when the pesky check engine symbol makes an appearance. Step One - Check To See If It Is Blinking  A still or solid check engine light generally signifies a less serious problem than a flashing one. It means there’s no life-or-death emergency, so you don’t need to pull over and call for roadside assistance right away. Whereas, a blinking check engine symbol means you should stop driving and get a tow. Typically, you can continue driving for a short period. But, it is imperative that you have your check engine light problem diagnosed and fixed ASAP.  Step Two - Check It Yourself If your check engine light is not flashing, you can do a little investigating on your own. He ... read more

What are signs of low brake fluid?

What are signs of low brake fluid?

Have you been in a car where the brakes weren't working? You may have not even slammed it to "break it" and still wonder why. The cause is most likely very low brake fluid. Let's look at why brake fluid is important and the signs when it's low. Do vehicles need brake fluids? Without brake fluid, the vehicle will not brake properly, if at all. This is because without it, the braking components will not work at all. Hydraulic braking systems need the braking fluid to increase the pressure to help stop the car. When pressure is applied to the brakes, the braking fluid helps the pads and rotors make the vehicle come to a complete stop. All vehicles need braking fluid in order to brake normally. Signs of low brake fluid Brake Pads feels loose When you come to a stop while driving at a higher speed, you should be able to stop your car, and it feels firm on the brakes. However, if it feels loose, it could be low brake fluid. When this happens, you may have a hard t ... read more

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