BRAKE NOISE: TELLTALE SIGNS OF TROUBLE
Wouldn’t it be great if our cars told us when something is wrong? In a way, they already do. Modern cars have instrument panels with dozens of symbols and warning indicators. These notify you of basic issues, like the windshield washer fluid is low, as well as possibly dangerous problems. Cars make a lot of noise, but there are a few telltale noises that signal your brakes are the culprit, and certain types of brake noise spell trouble. Here’s what the different noises mean.
HOW TO SAFELY JUMP-START A CAR: 3 IMPORTANT TIPS
Learning how to safely jump-start a car isn’t difficult, but it’s an important skill to have, so that you can help someone else — or yourself — out of a sticky situation. Being comfortable with jump-starting a car means you’re less likely to be stranded if your battery dies, and it also lets you act as a good Samaritan when someone comes up to you in a parking lot and asks for your help. Check out these three tips that will help your jump-starting go smoothly. 1. Know Where t
DIAGNOSING COMMON BRAKE PROBLEMS
Your car’s braking system is arguably the most important system in your vehicle. It’s imperative to understand the cause of the most common brake problems and learn how to diagnose them. If you suspect problems with your brakes, whether it’s a soft pedal or a sharp grinding sound, it’s best to address the situation immediately. Brake repairs are best left to experts, so if you don’t have experience diagnosing and repairing these systems, take your vehicle to a mechanic to hav
FAILING OIL PRESSURE SENSOR? HERE ARE THE WARNING SIGNS
Maintaining proper oil pressure is vital to keeping an engine running. Rapidly moving metal surfaces produce lots of heat and friction and require constant lubrication to prevent damage to individual parts and the engine as a whole. The oil pressure sensor assumes the role of monitoring this internal pressure and sending a signal to the oil pressure gauge on your dash, alerting you immediately if there is a problem. This gives the driver time to pull over and assess the probl