Monthly Archives: February 2018

Why Is My Car Making a Weird Noise?

Why Is My Car Making a Weird Noise?

A well-maintained car runs silently. Once you start hearing strange noises coming from your vehicle, we recommend bringing it to a qualified mechanic for repairs. Here are some of the most common reasons for the weird noise coming from your car: 1. Worn-down brake pads screech worse than fingernails on chalkboard. That screeching noise you hear is probably the pads (which are fairly cheap and easy to replace) chewing into the brake-rotors (which are expensive and more difficult to swap out). Have new brake pads installed so that you can stop screeching - and start stopping - quickly. 2. If you hear clunking while driving over bumpy or damaged roads, chances are your suspension needs to be looked at. When ball joints and control-arm bushings wear out, they make your ride less smooth, shaking everything inside your car - passengers and possessions alike. 3. If your car clickety-clacks while turning at low speed, your front wh ... read more

SOS! I Accidentally Put the Wrong Fuel in My Car

SOS! I Accidentally Put the Wrong Fuel in My Car

If you’re reading this article, I’m going to assume that you’ve accidentally put the wrong fuel into your car, and you’re desperately trying to figure out what to do. Even though all reputable gas stations will clearly mark diesel and petrol nozzles, as well as the different fuel grades, adding the wrong type of fuel can be an easy mistake to make if you’re in a rush or aren’t thinking clearly. Regardless of whether you’ve put petrol in a diesel car, or diesel in a petrol car, here’s a list of steps you should take immediately: 1.Don’t try to start your car, and be sure to take your keys out from the ignition. If you recognize your mistake prior to starting your car, you will be able to minimize the damage and the cost for repairs. 2. Put your car in neutral and ask a friend or a kind stranger to help you push your car to a safe parking area. 3. Call a roadside car assi ... read more

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