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What Causes Brake Rotors to Warp?

What Causes Brake Rotors to Warp?

Brake rotors are components in a vehicle that help the wheels brake properly when the brake pads push on them. Brake rotors can last a long time, but eventually, they can wear out. If a brake rotor warps, it's time to replace them. Let's look at what can cause brake rotors to warp. Jittering While driving, you are expecting a smooth ride. That also means when you brake, you do not want to feel you are on an uncontrollable massage chair. If the brake rotor is wearing out or completely done, you will experience jittering as you slow down and brake. Wear and Tear This is the most common reason brake rotors end up warping. No matter how gentle you are on the brakes, the rotors will eventually wear down. If you are extra heavy on the brakes, the rotors will end up warping faster. Glazed with Material Highway driving or driving at higher speeds often means generating a lot of heat between the tires and the brakes. With slowing ... read more

What Are The Signs of a Dirty Fuel Filter?

What Are The Signs of a Dirty Fuel Filter?

Most drivers are unfamiliar with their vehicle's filters, such as the cabin filter and the engine filter. Most don't even know about the fuel filter. You might be thinking, "why does gasoline need to be filtered anyway". In simple terms, it's to protect the engine from harmful dirt, debris, and pollutants that may have collected in your fuel system over time. If these contaminants get into your fuel, they can cause destruction and accelerate wear and tear on your engine parts. If you don't remember the last time you had your fuel filter checked out, here are five warning signs that your fuel filter needs a change: Bad Gas Mileage Check Engine Light On Engine Misfires Hard to Start Vehicle Decrease in Engine Power You should have your fuel filter inspected and changed to keep your car, SUV, or truck running at peak performance. You should have the fuel filter swapped out approximately every 30,000 miles for most automobiles. If you're unsure when you s ... read more

Don't Let Potholes Ruin Your Day

Don't Let Potholes Ruin Your Day

It seems like potholes are inescapable and can sneak up on you at any moment. When you hit one, it might shock you and feel like your car is dipping down. During this time of year, hidden potholes are scattered along the road and hide under rain puddles. Pothole damage may not be discoverable right away but can wreak havoc on your vehicle if it's not repaired. Here are some of the consequences of pothole damage and what repairs you may need: The steering wheel feels "off"  If your steering wheel is vibrating after you've hit a pothole, you may have thrown your alignment off.  Noises erupting from your exhaust Damages to the exhaust system are sometimes very hidden, but you can hear them. If your exhaust produces a loud noise you've never heard before, you should bring it to a professional for an inspection. Visible damage to your rims or tires A punctured tire or dent in your rim can be caused by a pothole you ran over. Sometimes it may not be as n ... read more

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