A well-maintained automotive brake system can help keep you safe on the road. It is important to recognize the early warning signs of a failing brake system, like a rattling or grinding noise when braking, as it can keep you, your family, and your friends out of possible danger. Brake noises can mean different things. Sometimes, they are normal and harmless; other times, … [Read more...] about Grinding Noise When Braking
Knowing how to read a gas gauge should be simple: E is for empty, F is for full. There is no easier way to make that more obvious. However, is it really necessary to wait for the dial to point to E before you scramble to the nearest gas station for a refill? What if you're caught in the middle of the unforgiving Los Angeles traffic and you're miles away from the nearest … [Read more...] about Here’s Why You Should Never Plan to Refuel Only When Your Gauge Reads Empty
You often hear rookie drivers point out how "my oil pressure gauge goes up when I accelerate," then end up not just with their gauge readings elevated but their stress levels as well. Now, before you let out a judgmental chuckle, let's first check if their concern merits anything. First off, everything that may seem stranger than normal in your car is worth looking … [Read more...] about Oil Pressure Gauge Goes Up When I Accelerate
What does a heater core do? A radiator-like component that is all about keeping the right temperature in your vehicle, the heater core functions as a modulator of the automotive heating and defrosting process. It is in charge of the circulation of warm air inside the cabin, ensuring, for one, that your windows don’t fog up. The heater core makes this possible by … [Read more...] about What Happens If I Bypass the Heater Core?
Why won't my car start? It's a question that casts a wide net but essentially comes down to one big fish of a problem: components meant to provide power to your car are not clicking on all cylinders. Usually, owners will pin the blame on either the battery or the starter, assuming one of the two (or both) is dead. But there's another part that some people may overlook and … [Read more...] about Starter Solenoid Clicks But Starter Does Not Crank Engine