Yearly Archives: 2021

What Are Some Symptoms of Water Pump Damage?

What Are Some Symptoms of Water Pump Damage?

Your vehicle's internal system is made up of so many components that are constantly in motion. The process that all these parts go through can endure an incredible amount of friction and heat. One of these pieces is the water pump, which plays an essential function in your vehicle's cooling system by transferring coolant from the radiator and supplying it throughout the engine system to keep everything at a stable temperature. You can find your water pump under your hood.   When you have a malfunctioning water pump, your engine will be at risk of overheating. An overheating engine can spread damage to the cylinder heads, gaskets, and pistons. If the damage to the water pump goes unnoticed, it could lead to a catastrophic breakdown. Be on the watch for the common indications of a faulty water pump:    Coolant Leak Your car's water pump is responsible for regulating the constant flow of coolant from the radiator to the engine block. Wear and tear on these ... read more

Do I Need My Car Detailed If I Wash it Regularly?

Do I Need My Car Detailed If I Wash it Regularly?

It can be pretty challenging to keep our cars looking as new as when we first bought them. Most people do not have the time, knowledge, and tools necessary to keep their vehicles clean. You achieve the "new car smell" and look if you considered getting the service of car detailing. Not only will it help you maintain the value of your car, but you will also feel confident riding around the town.    Differences Between Car Detailing and Car Wash The simple answer is to the blog title: ABSOLUTELY. There is a noticeable difference between a car wash and car detailing. The two services may sound similar, but they are immensely different. The first factor is cost - it is significantly less expensive for a car wash than a car detail. This is because a car detail, as the name suggests, involves more processes and is more tedious. An average car wash will only include exterior cleaning, exterior washing, drying, and tire cleaning. However, a car detail service usually in ... read more

Tips for Road Tripping with Pets

Tips for Road Tripping with Pets

More than half of Americans are expected to travel at least once this summer, which is significantly more than summer 2020. If you plan to take a trip with your family this season, consider letting your furry friends tag along. We can guarantee they want in on all the fun too!    If you want to bring your pets, be prepared to do additional packing and preparation. Here are some of our tips for traveling with pets: Secure them safely in your vehicle. Your pet's safety is compromised if you leave him or her unrestrained in your car. Your animal could lean too far over the car window or attempt to jump out. Stopping too abruptly can also send your pet from one side of the car to the other. We suggest you bring a kennel or doggie car seat with you to keep your furry friend guarded. Additionally, you can find specific harnesses at pet stores that attach to your vehicle’s seat belt.    Remember to pack for your pet. There ... read more

Why is There Smoke Coming from Underneath My Car's Hood?

Why is There Smoke Coming from Underneath My Car's Hood?

In some instances t's normal to see things come out of your car, like when you see water vapor coming out of the tailpipe. But if you're driving and you start to see smoke coming out of the tailpipe or out from under the hood, you may not know what's going on but you know it's not good. Don't worry, though -- we're going to go over what the problem might be. Here is some information on what the cause is depending on what the smoke looks and smells like. Black smoke/smells like burning plastic: this could point to burnt wires. There are several hundred feet of wires under the hood of your car. If there's a short circuit, the wires could get burned and cause smoke to billow out of your car. It could also point to a defective fuel pressure regulator, a leaking fuel injector, or a failed engine sensor or causes incomplete combustion which can lead to unburned fuel leaking into the exhaust system and come out of the tailpipe ... read more

How Does a Car Thermostat Work?

How Does a Car Thermostat Work?

How does a car thermostat work? The thermostat in your car is actually an important component of your car's cooling system. Basically, its job is to regulate how much coolant is circulated back into your engine and how much is refrigerated through the radiator before being returned to the engine. The temperature of the engine and your battery are regulated by this thermostat. Once you start a cold engine, a valve (thermostatic valve) is opened, permitting the coolant around the engine to regulate the correct working temperature. It uses a wire that senses the temperature of the fuel and opens a sensor to allow only the specified amount of heat to be conducted through to the block. As the engine cools while running the temperature of the fuel decreases, and the sensor detects this change and opens a metal channel to allow the heat to flow through to the block. As the temperature of the fuel continues to decrease the channel is forced open slightly as more heat is allowed to flow th ... read more

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