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Why Does My Car Keep Stalling?

Why Does My Car Keep Stalling?

There are many possible causes of a car stall including engine problems, electrical issues, or battery issues. When it comes to electrical problems, most of the time, it happens because of the failure of electrical connectors. The moment you notice the symptoms, you must immediately replace them. It might be a simple problem but it could also lead to major damage if not rectified right away. Occasionally, stalling is caused by mechanical problems with your car. Although it is easy to identify the cause, it is advisable to take your car to an auto mechanic so that you can have it checked thoroughly. You can also have a look inside your car and see whether there is a loose switch or other loose parts that might be causing the problem. If it is a loose switch or a screw inside your car, it might need replacement but your local mechanic should be able to diagnose the problem quickly. It is quite possible that when your car stalls it has something to do with the battery. In this case, you ... read more

Types of Unusual Vehicle Smells

Types of Unusual Vehicle Smells

Have you ever come across an unusual odor in your car, and you had no idea where it came from? Maybe the first thing you did was checking under your seat for an old food bag but didn't find any. The stinky smell emanates from your engines caused by something mechanical and could lead to expensive repairs when neglected. You should always pay attention to every scent in your car as each has an indication. Below are some unusual vehicle smells and what they indicate. Rotten Eggs A smell similar to rotten eggs indicates that there's a malfunctioning part in the fuel system. Maybe your catalytic converter may not correctly process hydrogen sulfide in the exhaust into sulfur dioxide, hence the smell of rotten eggs. Burnt Oil When you encounter this smell, the first thing to do is to check your oil dipstick. A burnt oil smell shows that you are running out of engine oil or the engine is overheating. Also, it could indicate an oil leak onto the engine block or exhaust manifold. M ... read more

Does My Car Really Need Fluid Exchanges?

Does My Car Really Need Fluid Exchanges?

Your car contains different fluids that help run it. Over time, these fluids get depleted or even collect contaminants. The pollutants may slow down the vehicle's performance; thus, regular fluid servicing is essential for a safe driving experience. During fluid servicing, the mechanic might recommend flushing out the fluids and replacing them with new ones. The entire system is then cleansed with water or specialized cleaning fluid to eliminate any grit or grime built up over time. Some of the fluids in your car include; Transmission Fluid Some mechanics recommend changing the transmission fluid every 60,000 to 100000 miles. However, this is also determined by the type of vehicle you are driving, so you have to make sure you follow the manufacturer's recommendations unless you detect some issues. Brake Fluid Brake fluid exchanges are rare but critical if moisture enters the braking system and causes it to rust. If the fluid overheats, it ... read more

What are the Jobs of the Filters in Your Car?

What are the Jobs of the Filters in Your Car?

In most times, junk, debris, particulates and other materials may affect the vehicles from smooth running. Filters are important components that allow in the good stuff and get rid of the vehicle's harmful stuff. There are different types of filters in the vehicle, and they function to maintain the vehicle's functionality in different ways. Engine air filter The air filter keeps the air going into the engine clean, free from all impurities that would hamper functionality. It keeps away insects, water, road debris, pollen and everything that would clog the engine and make it to break down. The filtering also helps maintain the fuel economy and keeps the vehicle running smoothly. If the air filter was clogged, it limits airflow into the engine. The air filter should thus be replaced every 25,000 kilometers. Fuel filter The fuel filter is inside the fuel tank. It prevents dirt and debris from making contact with the fuel injectors. In diesel engines, the fuel filter prevents c ... read more

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