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Monthly Archives: February 2020

What does it mean when your car shakes

This typically means that you have an issue with your suspension or your brakes. A loose steering or suspension component can cause shaking while driving and if the shaking is bad enough it can cause you to lose control of your vehicle and possibly cause an accident. Steering and suspension components should be replaced once they have movement in them from age and wear. We check your steering and suspension components every time we see your vehicle.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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My car is shaking when driving

If you car is shaking when driving it can be due to many different issues - the most common that we see is worn out spark plugs causing a misfire. Spark plugs should be changed every 30,000 to 90,000 miles. This depends on the make, model and engine of your vehicle. If you're having an issue give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Why does my car shake when I drive

This could be due to an issue with your engine mounts. Your engine mounts are made of hard rubber and over time that rubber can wear out and let your engine more more than it should. Your engine mounts should be checked every time you get your oil changed to make sure they're still in good condition. With every car and pickup that we perform an oil change on we also do a 52 pt inspection that includes your brakes, suspension, belts, hoses, wheel bearings, fluids, tires, lights, and your engine mounts. Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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My car makes a noise when I turn

A noise when turning could be due to an issue with your ball joints. Ball joints are a vital component in your suspension system. If they have excess movement they can cause a noise, and they will cause poor tire wear when they are worn out. They are not an item on your maintenance schedule and need to be replaced when they are worn out.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather 

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Why does my car squeal

The squealing noise from your car is most likely from your serpentine belt. Over time your belt will wear and when it goes over the pulleys it will slip causing the squealing noise. This can be remedied by replacing your belt. If your belt has been replaced recently then it probably just needs to be tightened.  Give us a call and let us take care of you Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Why did my car overheat while driving

Your car could have overheated due to a loss of coolant/antifreeze. This could be from a faulty hose clamp to a leak with your water pump. The only way to know for sure is to have it checked to make sure you have all the information about your vehicle. When ever your car starts to overheat you need to pull over as soon as it's safe and turn off your engine. Overheating can lead to damage of your engine and possible engine failure.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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My check engine light keeps going off an on

This could be due to an issue with your fuel trim. If you have an oxygen sensor that is beginning to fail it will cause the light to come on and go off as it is ready correctly or incorrectly. The only way to know for sure what is going on is to have a diagnostic test run on your car to make sure the diagnosis is correct.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

My check engine light is on and flashing

If your check engine light is on and it's flashing at you that means that you have a misfire that could potentially damage your engine. This can occur because of a faulty spark plug or ignition wire. This could also happen if your engine is past due for a tune up. Either way it is something that needs to be addressed immediately to prevent damage to your engine.  Give us a call and let us take care of you. Happy Adventures,  Heather

My car is leaking oil in the driveway

This is due to a seal or gasket that has failed on your engine. This can be due to age or just a faulty part. The best way to know what needs to be replaced is to have it checked out to make sure which one needs to be taken care of.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures, Heather

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Why is my car making a clicking noise

If it's from the front of your car then it could be your sway arm bushings that are worn out or it could be your CV axle that has a internal failure. Either one of these need to be checked out and diagnosed properly to keep you on the road.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather 

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