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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

Common Vehicle Sounds that Indicate Trouble

Common Vehicle Sounds that Indicate Trouble

It's not an unusual thing for a car to produce sound when it's running. The engine may purr and the brake may screech and these are accounted for in the design. But when new strange noises start emanating from your car, it mostly signifies underlying problems. Here are some of those noises. 1. Grinding Noise Grinding can be caused by a couple of things. If you notice grinding noise when driving or idling, it may signify worn-out bearings. If the noise occurs when you're navigating corners, it may be an indicator of a suspension problem or a faulty CV joint. And when you notice the noise while shifting, this may be a pointer of a worn-out clutch. All in all, when you notice grinding noise get your car inspected. 2. Unexpected Loud Bangs If you start experiencing sudden loud bangs coming from your car, it may signify a case of a backfiring engine. This means that the air-fuel mixture is not properly burnt in the engine's combustion chamber and it's escaping to th ... read more

Memorial Day Weekend Driving Safety Tips

Memorial Day Weekend Driving Safety Tips

Many Americans will be spending the upcoming Memorial Day weekend on the road. Whether you are going to visit friends/family, swim at the beach or pool, or have your first picnic, there are some things you should know about road travel.    Read on to learn about the safety precautions you should take for the holiday driving: With many celebrations going on, it’s safe to assume that many individuals will be consuming alcohol. If you plan on drinking, please designate a sober driver.  Pay attention to the road whenever you are driving, and avoid all distractions Stay well-rested when driving Always use your seat belt Proceed carefully and slowly through construction zones Don’t follow behind other vehicles too closely Don’t let your gas tank get too low Bring a car emergency kit with you – include a first aid kit, jumper cables, flashlight, batteries, water, non-perishable foods, blankets, tire kit, and other items that may save you from r ... read more

How Often Do Windshield Wipers Need To Be Replaced

How Often Do Windshield Wipers Need To Be Replaced

Windshield wipers are a necessary safety component for vehicle operation. Faulty wiper blades that don't properly clean or wipe the windshield can damage the windshield and can potentially lead to dangerous situations during different weather conditions. Windshield wipers do not last for a life time and through average usage, blades can get broken down and in need of replacement. Wiper manufacturers recommend that each driver replace their windshield wipers every six to 12 months. Depending on where you live and how often you use the blades this can extend their lifespan to two or three years, however, it really depends on each situation. When Is The Right Time To Replace Windshield Wipers? If you go to the mechanic to change your oil they might check your windshield wipers as well but in case they don't, it is always better to check or replace your wiper on a routine schedule. By replacing your wipers before the rainy season you are decreasing the risk of potential danger an ... read more

When Is the Right Time to Get a Wheel Alignment?

When Is the Right Time to Get a Wheel Alignment?

Over time, the angle of your wheels will become misaligned, leading to uneven driving. A proper wheel alignment will correct your wheels and have them pointing in the right direction so that you can properly steer your car. Read on to learn more about the importance of wheel alignments and how to tell when you might need one.   No matter what kind of vehicle you possess, it has specific guidance from its automaker. Your automaker may have a specific timeframe where it recommends a wheel alignment. However, you may run into problems, like a collision with another car or a curb, that may make your wheels misaligned sooner. Ignoring unaligned wheels can cause your tires to wear prematurely. Therefore, you will compromise your vehicle handling. Driving may become dangerous as your car can't drive in a straight line. Continuing to operate a car with poor alignment will only make matters worse. When you need a wheel alignment depends on your vehicle type, road conditions, and tir ... read more

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