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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

Why is it hard to fill my tank with gas?

Your vent valve on your fuel tank might be plugged. The vent valve allows air to escape from your fuel tank while capturing fuel vapors in your charcoal canister while you are filling your fuel tank. If your charcoal canister deteriorates and allows charcoal to get into your vent valve this can cause your check engine light to come on and for it to be harder to fill up your tank.  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 Want to know more … About Us - J & H Automotive, Inc Would you like to join our merry b ... read more

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Why is my car running rough?

Why is my car running rough? Your vehicle may be running rough due to an internal part failure. Your engine is made up of many moving parts that all work closely together. If one of those components is not working properly it can cause your vehicle to run rough. We would need to perform an engine diagnostic to determine why it is running rough. Modern vehicles are made of hundreds of computers and any one of them can cause a vehicle to run rough.  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 Want to know more … About Us - J & ... read more

My check engine light came on now what?

My check engine light came on now what?

My check engine light came on now what? Your check engine light came on due to a fault in one of your operating systems. Your check engine light monitors the modules and systems that keep your car running properly. If one of those systems or modules is not working properly then it will cause your check engine light to come on. A quick scan will tell you the error code, but it will not tell you why the error code happened. To know why it came on you will need to have an engine diagnostic test run. This will determine the next action that needs to be taken. 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 Want to know m ... read more

How can I increase my fuel mileage?

How can I increase my fuel mileage?

How can I increase my fuel mileage? We are all feeling it when we are filling up our vehicles with fuel. We have a few tips to help you get the best fuel mileage from your vehicle. Make sure your tires have the proper amount of air. If they are low on air, then it will cause extra drag. Extra drag means lower fuel economy. Air filter – if your air filter is dirty, it will cause your engine to work harder and that will use more fuel. Fuel filter – some vehicles have fuel filters that are external. If you have not had it changed recently or you cannot remember the last time it was changed then now is a good time to do that. Engine oil – your engine oil is a vital component of your car. If your engine oil is old, then it becomes thin with leftover fuel from the combustion process. This may have an effect on your valve train and cause your engine to use more fuel. Spark plugs – manufacturers have designed spark plugs to last anywhere from 30,000 miles to ... read more

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Fuel Mileage

Are you ready for the holiday travel season ?

Are you ready for the holiday travel season ?

Holiday Travel 2021 The holidays are here! Are you ready for them? Are you ready for the hours in the car to get to where you are going? Jason and I have two long road trips planned. We are excited to see friends and family. We hope you are too. Our wish for you is to have a fantastic time with your family and friends. That you get to see old friends and maybe even meet a few new ones. That you get to see your grandparents, grandkids, children, and extended family. That you do not have any issues getting to where you want to be. Now is the best time to make an appointment to make sure you are ready for all your holiday travels. From Thanksgiving to new years and everything in between we want to make sure are safe and can get to and from wherever you want to go. Give us a call and let us take care of you. Happy Adventures, Heather Appointments - J & H Automotive, Inc (jhautomotiveinc.com) Check us out at ... read more

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Why does my pickup overheat?

Why does my pickup overheat?

Why does my car overheat? Your car can overheat from numerous reasons. The first thing I ask when someone calls saying that they have an overheating issue is how hot did it get. The next is what happened. I almost always think maybe it has a coolant leak. When your coolant leaks out of your Radiator it will cause your engine to overheat. Your coolant flows in and out of your radiator and through hoses by the water pump. This keeps your engine to keep it operating at the optimal temperatures. When any of these components stop functioning properly then you can have an overheating issue. Give us a call and let us take care of you. Happy Adventures, Heather

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What are the symptoms of a bad mass air flow sensor?

If your Mass Air Flow Sensor is bad, then it can show up as many different issues. It can cause your Check Engine Light to come on. It can also cause poor run-ability with an Engine Misfire. You may notice that your Fuel Mileage has gone down. You may also have a Lack of Power. It could be one of these symptoms. If your Mass Air Flow Sensor is not replaced, then it may cause damage to your Catalytic Converter. Give us a call and let us take care of you. Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JHAutomotiveInc Instagram J & H Automotive (@jhautoinc) • Instagram photos and videos   Happy Adventures, Heather

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Why does my tire pressure light turn on when it's cold

Your tire pressure light comes on when it's cold outside due to the air retracting. When it's warm air rises and expands. When it's cold outside air retracts or deflates. This will cause your tire pressure to change just a few degrees when it gets cold outside. Your tire pressure light has a small margin of where your tire pressure should be, if it drops or is overinflated then it will cause your light to come on. The best thing is to have your tire pressure checked to make sure you're safe when ever you are out and about.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

My car started to shake. Why?

Your car might be shaking due to a faulty u-joint. Your u-joint is one piece of your drive lines components. This connects your transmission to your axles and/or differentials. Over time the joint will wear out and this will cause a shaking or vibration while driving. It typically is very minor and gets progressively worse overtime.  Give us a call to schedule your appointment and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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