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What Are the Signs of Bad Differential/Gear Oil?

What Are the Signs of Bad Differential/Gear Oil?

Differential oil, also referred to as gear oil, is a thicker lubricant that prevents your gears from bumping against each other. In other words, the liquid improves their overall longevity and performance.    Differential oil is a heavy-duty fluid that works under high pressures to ensure that all the gears, bearings, and more are properly lubricated. Without a clean supply of it, your car won’t be working smoothly or safely.   Just like your motor oil, the gear oil can leak, get dirty, or become contaminated over time. If you neglect it, the metal components can end up damaged or worse. To avoid hurting critical systems like your transmissions, you have to be on the lookout for the symptoms of bad gear oil. Sign #1: Burning Smell A burning smell is never a good sign, especially when it is coming from your gearbox. The bad odor is an indication that the gearbox is overheating because there’s not enough gear oil or it is too dirty. As a result of the met ... read more

5 Car Noises You Shouldn't Ignore

5 Car Noises You Shouldn't Ignore

Cars produce many noises, making it difficult to know the normal ones from the bad ones. However, if you constantly use your vehicle, you may know what sound is unusual. Ignoring such sounds may lead to costlier and more serious repairs. Therefore, if you hear any of the following noises, consider bringing your car into our auto repair shop for inspection: High Pitched Screeching High-pitched screeching often comes when you press on the brakes with pressure. This sound is an indication that your brakes are worn out, and it's time to replace them. Failure to replace them may cause the brakes to fail, possibly damaging other components in your vehicle. Hissing Sounds A hissing sound from your engine may indicate that the engine is overheating. It may also indicate that there is a leak from the cooling system. Consider taking your car for inspection if you hear this sound, for it can impact the vehicle's drivability. Knocking Sounds Knocking sounds also come from your engine ... read more

When Should I Change My Transmission Fluid?

When Should I Change My Transmission Fluid?

In case you didn't know, your car or truck is not going to go very far without its transmission. This is why you will want to make sure that you keep it in great working condition. Part of doing this means ensuring that there is enough transmission fluid in the engine at all times and that it is clean. Since you do not typically look under your hood all that often, you will want to know when it is time to change your transmission fluid. Continue reading to learn more about that. Manual or Automatic Transmission? The recommended intervals between fluid changes really depends on the type of transmission that you have in your vehicle. For an automatic transmission, you will want to look at changing the fluid roughly every 50,000-100,000 miles. To be honest, you should never let it go more than 100,000 miles before changing the fluid For those readers who have a manual transmission, the fluid should be changed more often. You should never go more than 90,000 miles without having it ... read more

How Do I Prepare My Car for the Rainy Season

How Do I Prepare My Car for the Rainy Season

It is impossible to complain about how bad weather affects transportation without mentioning rain and its effects. It is easier for vehicles to slide on the road during the rainy season than on regular days. The first drops of fall make the road slippery, and more rain makes it difficult for tires to contact the road. Your tires ride on top of the water like water skis when you drive faster. Rainy season does not require you to make significant modifications to your car. But observing a few precautions during the beginning of the rainy season can make driving an exciting yet safe experience. Here are some of the modifications you need to do for your car before the rainy season arrives; Inspect the Tire Tread to Notice Wear A penny test will help identify wear on the tire. Insert the penny in the tread with Lincoln's head upside down. If you do not see Lincoln's hair, your tread is in the proper condition. Buy new tires if you see Lincoln's head and hair. Check the Brak ... read more

How Often Should You Get a Coolant Flush?

How Often Should You Get a Coolant Flush?

One of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to car maintenance is "how often should I change or flush my coolant" or "do I need to flush my coolant at all". Here's a brief background on coolant fluid and what it does for your car to help you better understand our answer to those questions. What Is Coolant? Coolant is essentially a mixture of water and antifreeze and is used to cool the engine down to prevent it from overheating. Most engine problems happen due to coolant leaks or damages to the cooling system. The coolant draws the heat away from the engine so that it does not overheat. As you can tell, the cooling system and its coolant play a big role in your overall engine operation. Over time, the engine's coolant can deteriorate and become electrically charged. In other words, it can corrode the cooling system components, which will eventually cause leaks. Experts recommend inspecting the coolant fluid at least twice a year. Even if the ... read more

Easy Tips & Tricks to Increase Fuel Efficiency

Easy Tips & Tricks to Increase Fuel Efficiency

Depending on how you handle your vehicle significantly impacts your fuel economy. Whether gas prices are rising or not, you can still save some coin by making minor adjustments to your driving habits. Here is our guide on how to get a bang for your buck when it comes to gas mileage. Tips on How to Get Improve MPG Avoid Heavy Acceleration & Excessive Braking. According to Consumer Reports, speeding on the highway can significantly decrease your car's fuel efficiency. As you can imagine, the more we accelerate, the more fuel is being burned. On the other hand, when we impulsively press on the brakes, we also waste the energy that we initially used to speed up before. To save money in the long run, avoid harsh acceleration and braking whenever possible.  Unload Junk or Heavy Items.  Unless you drive a U-Haul, heavy items are not suited for long-term storage in your car. Do your best to remove any unnecessary junk that has been sitting in your vehicle. Not only will yo ... read more

The Ultimate Gift For Your Car Lovers

The Ultimate Gift For Your Car Lovers

Nowadays, it's easy to go online shopping with the convenient click of a button. While online may be your preferred way to shop for your loved ones for the holiday season, how about getting something a little more thoughtful and practical? Most people tend to neglect their car care and maintenance, which is why gifting your loved ones a certificate for these services is a great idea! Here are four gift ideas for those who put off their car improvement game: An oil change and inspection: Regular oil changes are necessary for almost every car, but some drivers find it an exhausting chore. An oil change may be the perfect gift if this sounds like someone you know.  A car wash and detail: Keeping your car clean and detailed will help protect the exterior, interior, and wheels of your vehicle from the harsh Finksburg winter. A busy motorist in your life will thank you for a professional cleaning and detailing service as they can skip out on doing it themselves.  A vehicle e ... read more

How to Drive Home Safely for Thanksgiving

How to Drive Home Safely for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day is one of the most celebrated holidays in the US. And traditionally, hundreds and thousands of individuals will drive miles and miles to celebrate with their loved ones. As excited as you may be for Thanksgiving and the delicious eats, you need to take extra precautions before leaving for your parents or grandparents. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway and Safety, the day before Thanksgiving is one of the dangerous days of the year to drive. With that being said, here are five driving tips that will ensure your safety this holiday! Tip 1 - Practice safe driving etiquette Carelessness is the number cause of car accidents in the United States, so you should avoid them by practicing safe driving. Safe driving can be as basic as buckling up and checking your mirrors. Furthermore, make sure you have your hands on the steering wheel and your eyes on the road at all times.  Tip 2 - Put away your distractions The most dangerous threat to your driving is ... read more

Can Fall Leaves Hurt My Car?

Can Fall Leaves Hurt My Car?

In most parts of the US, fall's arrival means cooler weather, cozy sweaters, and football. Also, our trees transform into bright colors, and their leaves start to fall. It may cover the roads in your neighborhood and driveway. Unfortunately, an abundance of autumn leaves can cause costly damage to your vehicle in various ways. Affect Paint Finish Some fall leaves contain sap and pollen that can ruin your paint's finish. When leaves get wet, it becomes acidic, making it easy to penetrate your car's finish and leave behind marks or imperfections. Additionally, the damp leaves can even develop rust formation when they get caught behind trim and molding.  Make Your Wheels Slippery Roads covered in slimy leaves can cause your car to slip and slide when you try to brake. If you notice that the street is blanketed in leaves, it's more challenging to detect pavement markings, potholes, speed bumps, and other obstacles on the road. All these road hazards can also increa ... read more

Correcting Popular Tire Misconceptions

Correcting Popular Tire Misconceptions

Your tires are an essential function of your car, which is why it is so important to keep up with tire maintenance. From tire pressure, tire wear patterns to rotations, you have to know it all to keep your tires in good shape. However, there are also a lot of common misconceptions about tires that should be corrected. Here's what you should know:   Just because your car has a Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) does not mean you shouldn't manually measure your tire pressure. A tire-pressure monitoring system tracks your tire pressure using sensors on your tires. Once your tires run low on pressure, your dashboard will exhibit a warning light to tell you that your tires require attention. Though it may sound very reliable on the surface level, there are some flaws. The warning signal is only triggered when tires lose at least 25% of their recommended pressure. A loss in a quarter of your tire pressure is considered very unsafe, and you should avoid letting it get that ... read more

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