Yearly Archives: 2022

Tips on Winterizing Your Vehicle

Tips on Winterizing Your Vehicle

Mother Nature may do a number on your vehicle with winter coming soon to Cromwell, CT. Our vehicles are heavy-duty machines, but they still require maintenance to fight against the difficulties that winter brings. To prevent short-term and long-term damage, we recommend following these four maintenance tips this winter. Wiper Blades Whether it is snow, rain, or ice, your windshield needs to be clear for safe driving. It is advised that you change your windshield wipers every 6-12 months. If it has been on your vehicle for longer, please replace them ASAP. Remember to top off on windshield washer solvent too. Tires Expecting snow and ice soon? It may be wise to look at your tires. Are their treads deep enough to track over snow (more than 4/32”). If you’re looking for maximum performance, consider swapping out your tires for winter tires. They have deeper treads for better traction. Battery  The winter months can be the harshest on your car battery. When you comb ... read more

5 Most Important Warning Lights on Your Dashboard

5 Most Important Warning Lights on Your Dashboard

The driving experience has been greatly improved by modern autos. The capacity of cars to speak directly with you, is another significant advancement that has occurred over the history of the automobile. In more detail, the modern automobile is far better equipped to alert you when something is wrong. This will be accomplished through the warning lights on your dashboard. Understanding the significance of each light is crucial. However, knowing what to do when you see each light is much more crucial. Oil Pressure Light Typically, this warning light will resemble an antique oil can. Although it is often red, some cars may have it in amber or deep orange. Why Does It Matter? It is one of the lights that is first most frequently misunderstood. Many individuals believe that this light indicates that your oil level is low. While it may be the case, it does not imply that it always is. You may actually have an issue with the oil pump or the oil filter. TPMS Light It will differ from veh ... read more

Signs You Need Suspension Repair

Signs You Need Suspension Repair

If you're noticing the following signs, it's time to take your car in for suspension repair. Your car's suspension system is vital to its safety and performance, so don't ignore these warning signs! Signs Your Vehicle Needs Suspension Repair Your Car Feels Unstable on the Road One of the most common signs that your car needs suspension repair is if it feels unstable or bouncy on the road. This can be due to worn-out shocks or struts. You Hear Noises Coming From Your Car's Suspension Another sign that your car needs suspension repair is if you hear strange noises from the suspension system. These noises may include creaking, popping, or rattling sounds and are an indication that one or more of the components in the suspension system are starting to wear out and will need replacing. Your Car is Leaning to One Side If your car seems to be leaning to one side when you are driving, this could indicate a problem with the suspension system. This can be caused by a w ... read more

5 Signs That Indicates Your Car Battery Is Dying

5 Signs That Indicates Your Car Battery Is Dying

Starting your car will not be possible without a working car battery. That is why most people check their battery and other electronic components as soon as they experience starting problems. Read on to learn more about the weak signs of a vehicle’s battery and how to tell if you need to replace it soon.   The typical 12-volt car battery will last around 5-6 years before it needs to be replaced. Depending on your battery voltage, type, driving conditions, and level of care, it may last longer or it may die sooner. Sometimes, all you need is to jump-start your battery to get it going. But eventually, all batteries will lose their life and need to be swapped out. Here is how to tell if you have a dying car battery: 1. Vehicle Struggling to Start If your car takes a while to start up, then it’s not worth it to sit through it every time. Pretty soon, you won’t be able to start your engine at all. If you’re grabbing the jumper cables a little too much, you s ... read more

Why Is My Car Vibrating When I Brake?

Why Is My Car Vibrating When I Brake?

As a driver, it's common to develop a unique connection with your car making it easy to tell when something is wrong. While every part of your car plays a critical role in its functionality, comfort, and efficiency, some features are more sensitive than others. The brakes, for instance, are critical for safe driving and stopping your vehicle. But when you apply the brakes, and your pedal or steering wheel shakes, it's a cause of concern and trouble. Vibrations when you brake, mean it's time to head to the nearest auto repair shop to prevent further safety issues. Major causes of a Brake Shudder While vibrations or a brake shudder should not cause panic, it may signal a series of issues if ignored. However, a few causes of a brake shudder are not always a reason for a brake replacement. You should identify whether the shaking comes from the pedal or the steering. If a shudder is felt on the steering, it is likely an issue with the front braking discs. Vibrations felt on ... read more