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7 Warning Signs of Failing Shocks and Struts

An important aspect of your car are the shocks and struts, as these parts are essential in ensuring a comfortable and safe ride. Not all vehicles have both shocks and struts, some just have shocks while others have only struts. Shocks are part of a vehicle’s suspension system, while struts are a complete suspension assembly.

shocks in vehicle suspension assembly

What Happens When Shocks or Struts Give Out?

If your shocks and/or struts are worn, your ride will become less comfortable and stable as the car will experience more bouncing. Even if you are willing to put up with a bouncy ride, you should consider the safety factors. Driving with worn or failing shocks and struts can increase your stopping distance, especially when the road is slippery or wet. You may not

While it’s easy to dismiss wheel alignment during a general service, proper alignment is critical in keeping your car’s tires in good condition.

Vehicle alignment concerns the adjustment of the suspension system, or what connects your vehicle to its wheels. Proper alignment means that the angles your tires connect with the road are properly adjusted for maximum and safe performance. Improper wheel or tire alignment can cause your tires to wear unevenly and can wear them out faster than normal. Your car could even become unstable, which could hamper your ability to take emergency or evasive action to avoid another car or an unexpected road hazard.

properly aligned wheels on vehicle

Causes of Misalignment

The three main causes of vehicle misalignment include wear and tear on suspension and other car parts, heavy

Diesel vs Gasoline Engines

When looking to buy a car, there are many different things to consider. The make and model, car versus truck, what color to choose, and what features you want are all things to take into account. But have you considered the type of engine your potential new vehicle will have?

Both diesel and gasoline engines are internal combustion engines, which means that fuel and air are mixed once they are in the engine and then combustion occurs, sparking the transmission to turn the wheels. It’s a complicated process with amazing results – a car we can drive to get where we need to go.

diesel and gasoline gas pumps

What Makes them Different?

The difference in the engines is how the fuel is ignited. While both engines convert fuel into energy through small

Caring for your car is part of responsible car ownership and keeping up with regular maintenance can help save you money in the long run. There are many things you can do to keep your car functioning properly and to help extend its life. Aside from regular car maintenance, a fuel injection service could be beneficial.

car mechanic performing a fuel injection service

Fuel Injection Service Explained

Every car engine has a fuel system that is comprised of a fuel filter, a pump, and injectors. During a fuel injection service, your mechanic will typically inspect all connections, the fuel and vacuum lines, the fuel rail, and the pressure regulator. They will then clean the fuel injectors and throttle body air intake. Afterward, they’ll pressure test the fuel pump and system and

Car maintenance isn’t the most fun part of owning a car, but it’s as essential as taking care of your health. If your vehicle isn’t taken care of, it can’t take care of you and getting you to where you need to be. By keeping up with regular maintenance, you can avoid potentially costly issues down the road.

regularly maintained manual transmission in car

Your Car’s Transmission

The transmission of a car works to deliver power to your car’s wheels. It’s the part that helps it go, essentially. You might have an automatic, manual, or one that is continuously variable.

Regular Maintenance

Regular maintenance on your transmission can help prevent more significant problems. For all cars, you should check your fluid levels at least twice a year. This is important because