Yearly Archives: 2020

5 Common Reasons Your Vehicle Is Overheating

5 Common Reasons Your Vehicle Is Overheating

Seeing a thick white smoke flow from the hood of your vehicle is not only frustrating but scary. The engine has overheated. While an overheating engine seems like an uncommon situation, they can and do happen, usually at the most unexpected times. And an engine that’s spewing smoke is signaling a major mechanical problem. If you don’t have this problem inspected, it can lead to permanent damage to the engine and other essential vehicle components. Below are 5 of the most common reasons for an overheated vehicle. 1.    There’s a Problem with the Coolant System  The coolant system regulates the temperature of the engine. It prevents overheating by drawing heat away from it. If there’s damage within the cooling system that’s caused a leak, the engine can overheat.  2.    Engine Oil Engine oil lubricates the moving mechanical components of the engine. If the engine oil is too low or old, it reduces its effectiveness. Significa ... read more

Commonly Overlooked Vehicle Maintenance Services

Commonly Overlooked Vehicle Maintenance Services

While regular oil changes are easy to remember, it’s common to forget other essential vehicle practices that boost performance and longevity. Vehicle maintenance is paramount because a little time and investment now can help avoid costly repairs in the future. Below is a list of vehicle maintenance services to stay consistent with to keep your vehicle safe.  A Coolant Flush: When was the last time your vehicle’s coolant system was inspected? Almost 40% of engine failure could be correlated to an issue within the cooling system. Failing to service your cooling system can lead to various costly mechanical problems such as overheating and a failing engine. The coolant should be somewhat smooth and sweet-smelling. If the coolant hasn’t been changed in a long time, it could turn into an ineffective sludge.   Change the Transmission Fluid  How many miles does your vehicle have? Some newer cars may have a “filled ... read more