Preparing Your Car for a Long Trip

Signs and Symptoms of a Faulty Starter Solenoid

As a car owner, you know the importance of a reliable and functional vehicle. One of the most important components of your car's ignition system is the starter solenoid. This is responsible for starting your engine by connecting the battery to the starter motor. However, if something goes wrong with the starter solenoid, it can result in a variety of problems. What are some of the signs and symptoms of a faulty solenoid? Read More 

How Do You Know If a Wheel Bearing Is Starting to Degrade?

Have you ever stopped to think how a wheel can spin at high speed when it is essentially fixed to a static hub? You can attribute much of this magic to the humble wheel bearing, one of the most important components of your car or truck. Unfortunately, these bearings are under considerable pressure for long periods of time when your vehicle is in motion, and it may be no surprise that they can eventually wear down. Read More 

3 Reasons to Consider Timely Automatic Transmission Servicing

Your vehicle's transmission is one of the vital components of its functionality. Unfortunately, few car owners think about this system, even when servicing the other parts of the car. As a result, they learn about its importance the hard way, mostly when the system suffers damage and needs costly repairs. You should look out for signs of trouble with your system and get someone to handle the repairs for you on time. Read More 

What to Do If All Is Not Well with Your Braking System

When you've been driving the same vehicle for some time, you get used to its quirks and the way it behaves. In this case, you will be able to tell if your braking system is working as it should simply by sensing the amount of pressure against your right foot. So, what happens if the pedal travels a little further than it usually does and is much "softer"? In this case, you may be suffering from an event known as brake fade, so what should you do? Read More 

How Do You Know if You Have Problems With Your Vehicle’s Transfer Case?

Four-wheel-drive vehicles have increasingly sophisticated operating systems designed to make them as efficient as possible and to provide a safe and secure ride. While these systems are generally designed to last for a lifetime with only periodic service requirements, some issues can certainly still arise, especially when it comes to a component known as the transfer case. What is this, and what are some of the symptoms of a problem? Read More