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WHY AND WHEN YOUR SPARK PLUGS SHOULD BE REPAIRED OR REPLACED

WHY AND WHEN YOUR SPARK PLUGS SHOULD BE REPAIRED OR REPLACED

WHY AND WHEN YOUR SPARK PLUGS SHOULD BE REPAIRED OR REPLACED Spark plugs play an instrumental part in powering up your vehicle. It is essential for the safety of the driver as well as the life of your vehicle that they are in good condition. Disastrous misfires can occur if a vehicle is started when they need replacing. As a result, very costly repairs can follow because driving with misfiring spark plugs can put excessive, inordinate stress on a vehicle’s catalytic converter, which is an engine’s exhaust cleaner. HOW DO SPARK PLUGS OPERATE? A spark plug by definition is a device that transports electric current from the ignition system of a vehicle to the combustion chamber of a spark-ignition engine. That transportation ignites the mixture of the compressed fuel and air by an electric spark, while containing combustion pressure within the engine. They only remove heat and cannot create it. They operate as a heat exchanger pulling unwanted thermal energy f ... read more

AN OPERATIVE WATER PUMP MAINTAINS YOUR ENGINE TEMPERATURE

AN OPERATIVE WATER PUMP MAINTAINS YOUR ENGINE TEMPERATURE

AN OPERATIVE WATER PUMP MAINTAINS YOUR ENGINE TEMPERATURE A car cannot safely operate without a water pump. A water pump maintains the necessary car temperature for a car to be functional through a series of operations. HOW DOES A WATER PUMP WORK? A water pump uses an impeller blade, also referred to as a rotor, which is the part of the pump that rotates to push the water out from the center of rotation. It moves through the engine block, which is the metal structure containing the cylinder, oil passages, cooling jacket, and crankcase which altogether transfers heat from friction to the atmosphere and engine coolant, then through the hoses and radiator, maintaining the proper temperature. For your car to submit to high-temperature conditions and run smoothly and cooly, a vehicle’s engine needs coolant to flow through the radiator and engine. The water pump perpetuates that rotation to consistently maintains an operative temperature. When there is an issue with the wat ... read more

REASONS WHY MY VEHICLE IS OVERHEATING?

REASONS WHY MY VEHICLE IS OVERHEATING?

REASONS WHY MY VEHICLE IS OVERHEATING? There aren’t many things more anxiety-inducing than driving along and suddenly noticing your temperature gauge is creeping up, hotter and hotter. You might say to yourself: “Oh no! Why is my vehicle overheating?” “Do I have a radiator leak?” “Do I need a radiator repair?” “Should I try to make it to an auto repair shop, or pull over and have my vehicle towed?” As experienced mechanics, we can tell you a vehicle overheating problem isn’t something to ignore, as you could seriously damage your engine. Here’s more advice on looking out for radiator issues, like a radiator leak, and reasons you may need a radiator repair. Possible Reasons for Vehicle Overheating If you’re driving along and notice your temperature gauge moving toward the red, your vehicle isn’t going to immediately explode or anything like that; however, driving with an overheating engine can cause ser ... read more

BEST TIME TO PURCHASE NEW TIRES

BEST TIME TO PURCHASE NEW TIRES

BEST TIME TO PURCHASE NEW TIRES There are numerous indicators to look out for that will cause you to buy new tires for your vehicle. However, attempting to figure out the precise time span for how long your tires last is nearly impossible. There are numerous elements that factor into the longevity and mileage of a tire, subject to: Weather forecast Tire’s model type Driving routine How driver handles tires Road’s habitat What we do know is, that the more beating a tire takes on, the more likelihood that it is unsafe to drive. A tire tread’s initial design is to reroute water from beneath the tire, which leads to improvements in traction on the road and less hydroplaning when the ground is wet. The more worn that the tire gets, the more undependable it gets. Once the tire shallows down to 1/16th of an inch, it is considered totally unsafe. Professionals, however, suggest that you don’t wait until your tires get to that point to get new tires because your sa ... read more

PROTECTING YOUR ALTERNATOR FROM WATER DAMAGE

PROTECTING YOUR ALTERNATOR FROM WATER DAMAGE

PROTECTING YOUR ALTERNATOR FROM WATER DAMAGE Water is an instrumental part in safely operating your vehicle, but water damage to your alternator is call for repair. Water damage can lead to corrosion and a whole slew of other messes. One part of your car may give you some concern if it becomes wet. Your alternator plays an important role in the operation of your car. Here is what you need to know about the alternator and what happens if it becomes wet. WHAT IS AN ALTERNATOR? To understand why an alternator should avoid contact with water, it is important to know what an alternator is responsible for. An alternator acts like a generator for your car. It uses a mechanical pulley system to charge up your battery as you drive it. That is why your battery always has a charge. You do not have to plug it in like your phone or computer. You just need to drive the car around to get the battery charged. WHAT HAPPENS IF AN ALTERNATOR BECOMES WET? You may need to visit an auto technician if y ... read more

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