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Do I Have A Faulty Alternator?

Do I Have A Faulty Alternator?

Keeping your car on the road is a complex feat, and your alternator plays an important role in this process. After the battery starts your vehicle, the electrical current produced by the alternator is what keeps you going. It accomplishes this with a rotating pulley, converting the mechanical energy into electricity. Your car depends on the alternator to stay powered. Symptoms of a Faulty Alternator With a life span between 7 and 10 years, alternators are hardy equipment and don't require much maintenance. When the alternator is failing, however, you may notice your vehicle behaving unusually. Here are some common symptoms of a failing alternator: Battery Light On — Your dash lights are part of your OBD (On-Board Diagnostics) system, and their role is to communicate any issues in your vehicle. If the alternator is failing, the light shaped like a battery, ‘ALT', or ‘GEN' will glow on your dashboard. Whining Noise — The components inside your alte ... read more

Why Does My Car Keep Stalling?

Why Does My Car Keep Stalling?

While cars can stall for different reasons, it's not something to take lightly. A car that stalls when driving can put you and your passengers at risk no matter where it happens. If it stalls on a busy highway, you can get in a severe accident, and even if it's in slow traffic, you may get rear-headed. Therefore, it's essential to know why your car keeps stalling and what to do if it happens. Common Causes of Car Stalling Here are various reasons why your car may keep stalling: Empty Fuel Tank An empty fuel tank can lead to a car stalling. This is because your engine requires fuel to run. Bad Fuel Pump Your fuel pump transmits fuel from the gas tank to the engine, powering your car. If the pump is not working, your engine fails, resulting in car stalling. Faulty Fuel Filters A fuel filter keeps debris, dust, rust, and dirt from getting into the combustion compartment. Over time, it may get clogged, preventing fuel from entering the combustion chamber. It may also af ... read more

How To Keep Your Headlights in Good Condition

How To Keep Your Headlights in Good Condition

Have you ever noticed that the light leaving your vehicle's headlights is less clear than a week ago? The chances are your automobile is suffering from foggy headlights, meaning it is time to clean them and ensure that the headlight bulbs are not burned out. If you intend to know how you can maintain your automobile's headlights in good condition, you are in the right place. Keep reading to explore. Why is it important to have clean headlights? Cleaning your headlights is equally important to keeping your vehicle's windshield clean. Usually, car wash chemicals, UV light from the sun and pollution can take their toll on your headlights, thus making them clouded and yellowed. Cleaning your headlights helps remove scratches, dust and dirt while restoring hazy and cloudy lenses, enabling you to see the road clearly in certain weather conditions and at night. Cleaning Foggy Headlights When visiting your nearest supply store, look for products with the "headlight lens ... read more

Is It Important to Change Brake Fluid?

Is It Important to Change Brake Fluid?

If you know your vehicle well, you know that it has brake fluid in the brake system that ensures your brakes have the power needed to stop your vehicle. Brake fluid is crucial for working brakes, and it begs the question, is it important to change brake fluid and if so, when does it need to be done? There is no set time to change the brake fluid in your vehicle. The timing varies by type of car, the driving conditions you typically encounter, and the manufacturer's recommendations. But a good rule of thumb is to check it during regular oil changes, and expect to change it every four to five years. An expert mechanic can give you more detailed information regarding when a brake fluid exchange or brake bleed should be completed. When you don't change your brake fluid, your car's braking capabilities can be hindered. Typically, brake fluid needs to be changed when it becomes contaminated. It can absorb moisture through bad seals, which reduces its efficiency. Due to this rea ... read more

How Long Will My New Tires Last?

How Long Will My New Tires Last?

If you've just had a tire replacement or you are planning to get new tires soon, you might be wondering how long they're supposed to last. As a general rule of thumb, brand new tires last around 50,000 miles, give or take. However, the honest answer is it depends. Various factors can make a new set of tires last longer or shorter depending on the type of terrain you drive on, your driving style, and vehicle you use. Furthermore, proper tire maintenance can make your tires last longer.   In conclusion, it isn't easy to specify precisely how long new tires will last because it depends on these factors below:  Factor #1: The Type of Terrain You Operate Your Vehicle On Driving on rough grounds day in and day out can put more stress on your vehicle, especially its tires. While taking your car or truck off-road may be entertaining for some, doing so will require more frequent tire replacements. Poorly maintained roads also fall under the rough terrain category. Fac ... read more

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