Yearly Archives: 2022

Why is My Car Shaky When I Brake?

Why is My Car Shaky When I Brake?

Have you noticed that every time you apply brakes your car vibrates? Even when you are driving on a smooth tarmac road, your car still vibrates immediately when you apply brakes. This is called Brake Shudder. Brake Shudder is the vibration felt through the brake pedal and steering wheel when the brakes are applied. Causes of Brake Shudder You can tell whether the issue is on the rear brakes or the front brakes by where you feel the vibrations from. If the vibrations are felt on the brake pedals, this means that the rear brakes are faulty and need fixing. When the vibrations are felt on the steering wheel, this means that the front brakes are faulty. There are a few reasons why your vehicle may shake when you apply breaks. The next time you apply breaks and experience a vibration, here are some reasons why. When braking rotors are used over time, they tend to wear out unevenly. For braking to be smooth, the braking pads need to be in complete contact with rotors. This is why if th ... read more

Why Is My Steering Wheel Tightening Up?

Why Is My Steering Wheel Tightening Up?

The steering wheel of any vehicle plays an important role. It lets you maneuver your vehicle safely to wherever you need it to go. When your car's steering wheel tightens or locks up, it can present many hazards. If it fails to respond, you're left with leaving your safety at stake. Plus, neglecting a troubled steering wheel can cause damage to other car components. Let's take a look at which power steering components can contribute to a stiff steering wheel. Low or Compromised Power Steering Fluid If the power steering fluid gets too low, old, or dirty, it will increase the rigidness of your steering wheel. This is due to the fact that your steering components aren't getting enough lubrication. In some cases, you may need a top off or a complete flush altogether. Malfunctioning Steering Rack The steering rack is made up of a rack and pinion. Steering can become challenging when this rack wears out. However, it may only feel stiff when you start driving and loosen u ... read more

What To Do When You See the TPMS Light

What To Do When You See the TPMS Light

The tire pressure monitoring system, or TPMS, light is designed to alert drivers when their vehicle's tire pressure is too low or considered unsafe. It doesn't take a car expert to know that tire pressure is integral to your vehicle's safety and performance. It is your responsibility to have correctly inflated tires to extend the life of your tires, promote fuel efficiency, and prevent your vehicle from hydroplaning. In rare cases, a TPMS light may come on due to an error in the tires' sensors. However, that typically doesn't occur until a vehicle has significantly aged. Below are the steps you should take when you catch the TPMS light on your dashboard.   Check Your Tire Pressure After seeing the warning, the first thing you should do is check your tire pressure manually. Gauges are accessible and a great item to keep in your car at all times. However, gas stations with air pumps will also have them on the hose. Once you have the gauge in hand, you should f ... read more

What Do Shocks and Struts Do For Your Vehicle?

What Do Shocks and Struts Do For Your Vehicle?

While shock and struts are not costly to change out, most drivers often forget them. In some cases, ignoring worn suspension can lead to life-threatening consequences. Today, we will further discuss what shocks and struts do for your vehicle and signs that you need suspension replacement. The Purpose of Shocks & Struts Shocks and struts are an essential part of your vehicle that enables smooth and safe rides. Thanks to shocks and struts, you should never feel any major bumps on the road unless your vehicle is very old. They also play a role in improving and smoothening your vehicle movements when you turn, accelerate, or brake. Some cars use shocks only, while others have a combination of both. The difference between the two parts is that a shock is an independent component, while a strut is a structural unit that includes the shock with other parts. Common Signs of Worn Shocks and Struts How frequently you should replace your suspension parts depends on various factors: how of ... read more

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