When ordering brake pads for your vehicle there are several choices in materials that they are made out of. Brake pads typically come in 3 different material choices: NON-ASBESTOS ORGANIC (NAO) – NAO brake pads are made with organic fillers like carbon, rubber, and Kevlar. The fillers dissipate heat and dampen vibrations. NAO brake pads
Because of the rate of expansion between cylinder heads metal and valve covers are different every car will need valve cover gaskets replaced at least once in it’s lifetime. The seal/gasket will break down over time and your engine will leak oil from here. Valve cover gaskets are typically made of a cork/paper composite or
Every vehicle has a combination of springs and either struts or shocks for the front and rear suspension. The springs act as a support for the vehicles wight and also provide “cushion” to the vehicles ride. This cushion of the springs helps to reduce the jarring effect of driving over pavement irregularities in the road.
If you are having a vibration in steering wheel while driving around 45 mph-65 mph, it could be a bad tire. It is hard to see when the vehicle is on the ground but a shop that lifts your vehicle can spin your tires and look for bumps in the tire. This could be caused
On most vehicles the cabin air filter is behind your glove box and are usually pretty easy to reach. After removing contents of glove box, unhook the little arm that supports the glove box when it is open, usually this is on the right side of the glove box. Behind the glove box you may see a face plate
You should change your engine air filter every 15k-30k miles depending on your driving conditions. More often if you commonly drive in dusty areas or dirt roads. If you do not drive a lot of miles then it should be changed every 3 years, they become brittle with age and can start to come apart.
If you are getting a front end vibration when hitting your brakes it could be because of warped rotors. Rotors can get warped if cooled down quickly after getting hot. An example would be if your driving in stop and go traffic and applying the brakes often causing them to heat up, then you drive
Driving in wet conditions can be dangerous, follow these tips for driving under wet conditions: Slow down. Don’t drive at the same speeds you would in dry weather and full sun. Slowing down means you have more reaction time if something goes wrong. Allow more distance between your car and other drivers, and don’t make
So you come out of your house or place of employment and see that one of your tires is flat, what do you do? If you have AAA you could call them and they will come to put your spare tire on for you so that you can get to an auto repair shop to
There can be several reasons that a tire pressure light can come on. The most obvious would be that it is low on air, this could be because it has a leak or just from outside temperature change. If your car calls for say 32 psi in the tires, with a sharp drop in temperature