Yearly Archives: 2020

Being Car Aware & Defensive Driving

Being Car Aware & Defensive Driving

Why Defensive Driving Matters Car safety begins and ends with you. You can't control any of the other drivers on the road with you. However, you can control how you react to them. Whether you're speeding or driving recklessly, you're going to put a lot of wear and tear on your car. You'll need to see a mechanic a lot faster by the continuous use of the brakes than you would if you were driving safely. You're also more likely to need auto repair because of an accident due to your reckless driving. Here are a few tips on how you can be more car aware and how to drive defensively. 1. Always Check Lanes One way that you can start using car safety is to check your lanes. While a lot of cars have lane assistance and lane detection systems, some still don't. Even those that do have this sophisticated technology can sometimes be wrong. Checking the lanes yourself is a good practice to use. Whether you're changing lines, merging o ... read more

Drive Axle Repair Causes and Processes

Drive Axle Repair Causes and Processes

Drive Axle Repair: Reasons for Need and What is it Comprised Of   Drive axles are axles on engine powered vehicles that transfer energy from the engine and torque from the transmission on to the front, rear or all the wheels. Drive axles respond to the input they receive from the steering wheel to determine how power will be distributed to the wheels. Drive axels run from the differential into the wheels and are an essential for any automobile to be able it to move. Several other systems interface and interconnect with drive axles to power them and control their movement. A Complex Piece Of Equipment To many, drive axles seem like a simple, solid object. In actuality, it's a complex piece of equipment that's made up of two half axles connected to the differential and universal joints. Drive axles have several important parts. Those parts include: Axle Constant Velocity (CV) Joints Drive Shaft Differential Universal Joint Axle Housing What These Drive Axle Parts D ... read more

Nine Signs You Have A Failing Car Starter in Your Vehicle and What to Do About It

Nine Signs You Have A Failing Car Starter in Your Vehicle and What to Do About It

Nine Signs You Have A Failing Starter in Your Vehicle and What to Do About It Car starters are powerful electric motors that crank your engine when you switch the key to the on position to start your car. This system features the motor with an attached solenoid. The solenoid's job is to take the battery's power and make sure it gets to the starter motor. Additionally, it pushes the starter gear forward, and this makes the gear mesh with the flywheel's gear teeth in the engine. Starters do wear out or fail over time. However, they usually have several warning signs that they're on the way out, and mechanics may ask you about them if you take your vehicle into an auto repair shop. Your answers will help them diagnose the problem. We're going to explain the biggest red flags that your starter is going bad below. Nine Signs of a Failing Starter Usually, there are a few warning signs that your starter is going to fail before it actually does. The better understandi ... read more

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