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Yearly Archives: 2021

What Vehicle Parts Can Potholes Damage?

What Vehicle Parts Can Potholes Damage?

What Vehicle Parts Can Potholes Damage? Potholes are very common especially during the wet season. They pop up at any point on the road and are sometimes inevitable to hit. This means that you will hit a pothole or two at one point or the other while driving. Unfortunately, these depressions may damage various parts underneath the vehicle, especially if you hit them at high speeds. Here are some of the car parts that potholes can damage. Tires Tires take in most damage from potholes. Note that potholes have hard, sharp edges that puncture the tire as the vehicle hits one. They may snap the threads that hold the tire together or slice the sides of the rubber. Unfortunately, when a tire gets a sideway bubble or a separated thread, you must replace it. Rims When potholes are particularly deep and huge, they can break twist rims from their strong impact. Vehicle rims are not designed to handle impact force from hard angles in potholes ... read more

Why Does My Engine Oil Get Dirty Fast?

Why Does My Engine Oil Get Dirty Fast?

You might be wondering why your engine oil gets dirty fast and why you need to replace it so often! Actually, the new oil that you are putting in the engine of your vehicle is keeping it smooth so that you can run your car smoothly. Plus, it's clean too! But, let's find out what happens to this clean oil that gets so dirty. What's Causing The Engine Oil To Be Dirty? Your engine oil gets dirty and you are wondering what's the possible reason behind it. Well, the following reasons are possible: Engine Oil Is Doing Its Job Yes, you heard that right! The engine oil is simply doing its job that makes it dirty. Think about the number of times the engine oil is moving through the car's engine. It gets dirty over time. Plus, the oil changes its color and viscosity overtime. No wonder you need to change it with a new one. Your Vehicle's Oil Filter Is Old The oil filter in your vehicle is responsible for catching the contaminants in the engine oil, but over time whe ... read more

Will it Damage my Engine if I Continue to Drive my Car with the Check Engine Light On?

Will it Damage my Engine if I Continue to Drive my Car with the Check Engine Light On?

Nothing is more nerve wracking than hearing the warning "ding", and looking down at the dashboard to see that the "check engine" light has come on in your car. Don't panic, and pull over to the first safe location that you see. The warning lights in your car are tied to the vehicles onboard diagnostic system. The problems that it detects are stored as trouble codes in your onboard diagnostic system, and the codes are read by a diagnostic computer that your mechanic will hook up to your vehicle. Those codes will tell your mechanic what the car issue was, when, and how many times it occurred. Usually the warning light doesn't signify an emergency situation, but sometimes it does. There are five incredibly common reasons for the "check engine" light to come on. The first is that the oxygen sensor needs to be replaced. A faulty oxygen sensor can lead to bad fuel economy, and it has a potential to cause spark plug and catylytic converter damage to you ... read more

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