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Yearly Archives: 2021

Is the Condition of Brake Fluid Important to Brake Performance?

Is the Condition of Brake Fluid Important to Brake Performance?

When you're driving a vehicle, an important thing to always pay attention to is the state of your brakes. We all know how important brakes are to a vehicle, after all, they're the thing that ultimately keeps drivers safe from accidents by allowing their vehicles to slow down and stop. Having unresponsive brakes is a disastrous scenario that no driver would want to deal with. What many might not know, however, is that brake fluids are a key component in the braking system of any vehicle. If a vehicle's brake fluid is in poor condition, that can prove to be very problematic for you when you need to hit the brakes.   To highlight the importance of the brake fluid, it may be important to understand what exactly this fluid is, and how it functions. To put it simply, the brake fluid is a type of hydraulic fluid that is triggered when force is applied to the brakes of a vehicle. The fluids then transfer this force into pressure, which is then used to stop the vehicle. &nbs ... read more

How Do I Know If I Need Power Steering Service?

How Do I Know If I Need Power Steering Service?

Most drivers know when it's time to get their oil changed, but they are left with uncertainty regarding their power steering fluid. Swapping out the power steering fluid is essential to preserving the health of a vehicle. It doesn't burn off with time like motor oil does, but it can get very filthy. With usage, pollutants and contaminants accumulate and build up in the reservoir. When the power steering fluid becomes corrupted, it immediately puts extra pressure and strain on the steering wheel. In severe cases, significant damage can occur to your steering system.   Here are several ways to determine whether you need power steering service on your vehicle: Check Your Vehicle's Owner's Manual Don't disregard your vehicle's owner manual, as it offers extensive information. Check the manual for advice on when to replace your powering steering fluid and the best liquid to use for your vehicle.    Inspect the Power Steering Fluid After running ... read more

Tire Buying Tips - What You Need To Know

Tire Buying Tips - What You Need To Know

Even with proper wheel alignment, balancing, and rotation, there comes a time when the tires become too worn for use on the road. The tread depth must measure above 2/32" to guarantee road safety, and anything lower than that means the tire is out of the manufacturer's specifications. If it's your first time going tire shopping, the following are practical tire buying tips to ensure you match the product with your vehicle model. Does Your Car Need New Tires? It is crucial first to inspect the tires to ensure that your car needs new tires. If you notice excessive discolorations, cracking on sidewalls, bulging, or tread wear, then it's your cue to buy new tires. Vehicle tires have a lifespan of about ten years. Your tires might appear in pristine condition even after a decade, but rubber deteriorates with extended exposure to oxygen. Hence, replace them to avoid costly tire issues. Read the Manufacturer's Manual Vehicle manufacturers usually indicate the type and ... read more

Is Your Vehicle Showing Signs of a Leak?

Is Your Vehicle Showing Signs of a Leak?

Knowing Your Vehicle: Are There Signs of Leaks? Did you know that fluid leaks are a common issue for many people? Fluid leaks can happen for many reasons. However, it mostly happens in older vehicles. it is a good idea to get your car checked out if you have signs of a leak. All leaks are not the same, and there are several fluids that keep your car in top shape. Commonly, there are eight types of fluids that keep your car going. The following are examples of the type of fluids that may be in your vehicle. Vehicle Fluid Types • Automatic-Transmission Fluids • Coolant Fluid • Oil for The Engine or Engine Oil • Transmission fluid • Brake-Fluid • Power-Steering Fluid • AC or Coolant fluid Professional Leak Identification There are several signs that your vehicle will show if it has a leak. It is particularly important to seek professional help from our auto repair shop if you do notice a leak. This is bec ... read more

Vehicle Air Conditioner Not Working?

Vehicle Air Conditioner Not Working?

5 Most Common Problems with Car A/C Units   There’s perhaps no more disheartening feeling to discover that your car’s air conditioning isn’t working properly, especially on a hot day stuck in traffic. Overheating in the car can be frustrating, and can even lead to problems like road rage.  Especially when you’re on the beltline in Madison, WI. What’s going on with the a/c unit when it’s acting like this? Below are 5 of the most common things that go wrong with the air conditioning in your car. 1. Blocked or Broken Condenser The condenser’s job is to use air intake from the front of the car as you’re driving along to re-cool refrigerant after compression. The condenser can get blocked by various buildup and debris, after which it won’t be able to do its job. Clearing it out should fix this problem. Alternatively, the condenser might actually be broken. If the condenser is impacted particularly hard by ... read more

Why Is My Car Vibrating When I Brake?

Why Is My Car Vibrating When I Brake?

So you're running a quick errand, driving along a busy road, when you decide to take a left at the intersection. You press on the brakes to slow the car down and suddenly experience vibration on the wheel. You know it's not right, and so you continue driving, to test the car. Again, there's a vibration when pressing on the brakes, but it only occurs while braking. So what could it be? Well, there is a list of possibilities, depending on the last time you had your car serviced: You may have a loose lower control arm or a damaged knuckle in your steering system. It may be due to bad wheel alignment, your tires may be out of round. The wheel may wobble as a result of loose lug nuts, which might be more noticeable when you slow your car down. There may be an unbalanced wheel that has lost its counterweight. A damaged axle shaft may be acting up. Your front alignment could be out. Bearing this in mind, the most likely cause of vibration on the car/wheel when braking could ... read more

Why do I need an Oil Change

Why do I need an Oil Change

Why Do I Need an Oil Change?   One of the most common bits of maintenance that every car with an internal combustion engine needs- is an oil change. Synthetic oils are more advanced than ever, and the time between oil changes has been greatly extended. Nonetheless, we can’t do without engine oil completely. That’s why in today’s blog we’re offering a helping hand to explain just why it is you need to change your car’s oil, in Madison, WI. What Does Engine Oil Do? Engine Oil is often described as the “lifeblood” of your car’s engine. This is no exaggeration. Its main function is to provide lubrication to the many moving parts that make up your engine. It circulates the engine, lubricating and helping to keep everything cool and balanced. If you were to put a fresh batch of engine oil into your car, but then leave it continuously unchanged, then many bad things would start to happen. One of the things that your oil does is pick up ... read more

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