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Monthly Archives: August 2022

Why did my car stall while driving?

When did it happen? How long were you driving? Were you driving in stop-and-go traffic or on the highway? What was the weather like? Heatwave? Freezing cold?   These are a few of the questions you should expect when you call the shop. It could be something as simple as dirty fuel injectors or a clogged air filter. It could be a more serious issue like a failing fuel pump or engine sensor.   The only way for us to know for sure is to run tests and then go from there. Our goal is to get you back on the road to where your travels take you. Give us a call and let us take care of you.   Happy Adventures, Heather



My diesel is losing power, Why?

When does your diesel lose power? If it is losing power while accelerating then it could be that your fuel filter is plugged. Your fuel filter catches debris in your fuel. This allows your fuel system to work properly and more efficiently. When your fuel filter is restricted then it caused the other components to work harder. We recommend your fuel filter be changed every 10,000 to 15,000 miles. If you're unsure of the quality of the fuel you're getting then it's better to change it more often. If you're having issues with lack of power with your diesel give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures, Heather   Our specials can be found here - Specials - J & H Automotive, Inc Ready to make an appointment … Appointments - J & H Automotive, Inc ... read more



Why Does My Diesel Crank and Not Start?

The good news is that it cranks. Now to find out why it doesn't start. I know it's frustrating when you go out to your vehicle, and it will not start. It happened to me recently too. Let's chat about a few things that you can troubleshoot before you call the tow truck.   First, let's make sure that you have fuel. Check the fuel gauge to see how much fuel is in the tank. If it's on empty, then fill her up and try again. If the problem persists, then move on to the next step. Diesel engines do not like to run low on fuel and this could be one culprit.   Next, check all of your fuses and make sure they are not blown. A blown fuse can cause all sorts of problems, including a vehicle that won't start. If you find a blown fuse, replace it with a new one and see if that fixes the problem.   With a diesel that cranks and does not start that is about all you can do before you need to have it towed in. It could be a fuel delivery issue, where it is n ... read more



Car Engine Knocking: What Does It Mean?

If you've ever been driving and heard a knocking sound coming from your engine, you may have wondered what was wrong. Don't worry, you're not alone! A lot of people have this same question. In this blog post, we will explain what engine knocking is and what it means for your car. Engine knocking is a knocking or pinging sound that can occur when the air/fuel mixture in the engine's cylinders is detonating in more than one place at a time. This can happen for a number of reasons, such as low octane fuel, deposits on the piston or valves, or incorrect ignition timing. If you hear an engine knocking, it's important to take action right away. If left unaddressed, engine knocking can lead to serious engine damage. We recommend for you to make an appointment and we can properly diagnose the reason your engine is knocking. We hope this blog post has helped you understand a little bit more about engine knocking and what it means for your car. If you have any further ques ... read more

My car is smoking, Why?

If your car started smoking, you probably have a lot of questions. What could have gone wrong? Why did this happen? Is my car ruined?   One possible reason why your car started smoking is that the oil level is low. When the oil level gets too low, it can cause the engine to overheat and start smoking. To fix this, you will need to add more oil to your car. Another possibility is that there is something caught in your exhaust system. This could be a build-up of grease or debris. If this is the case, you will need to have your exhaust system cleaned out by a professional.   If your car started smoking, don't panic! There are a few things that you can do to fix the problem. Be sure to check the oil level and make sure that there is nothing caught in the exhaust system. If you are still unsure of what is causing the problem, be sure to take your car to a mechanic or automotive specialist for further diagnosis. With a little bit of investigation, you should be able to get ... read more


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