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Why Is My Car Feeling Sluggish?

Why Is My Car Feeling Sluggish?

You anticipate that, depending on how firmly you depress the gas pedal, your car will accelerate in response. The projected takeoff should occur for vehicles that are receiving enough fuel and are otherwise in good condition. When this doesn't happen and the automobile instead hesitates or accelerates slowly, the fuel or emissions system may be malfunctioning. In order to avoid putting oneself in danger, a car that struggles to accelerate should be fixed right once. This is especially important when attempting to ascend hills, merge onto freeways, or at crossroads. Combustion engines are built so that fuel can be given to the engine and exhaust gases may be released outside of the vehicle. The combustion process, which powers your car forward, requires the cooperation of numerous parts and sensors. In the event that this system fails, the vehicle can have issues with acceleration. These problems more frequently result from a gasoline system breakdown. Your car's inability to a ... read more

What are the Symptoms of a Bad Catalytic Converter?

What are the Symptoms of a Bad Catalytic Converter?

What is a catalytic converter, and how can you tell if it's dysfunctional? A catalytic converter is one of your car's most important resources, reducing emissions and pollution. Located in the exhaust chamber, it is filled with a platinum/palladium mixture and converts harmful emissions into non-harmful gasses. There are five ways you can tell if your catalytic converter isn't working correctly: Your engine will perform more poorly. Because it is built into the exhaust system which corresponds systemically with your engine, if it is faulty, you will notice lower power or acceleration. In addition, as is expected with a car component that should increase fuel economy, you may notice a reduction of this feature. You may hear a very distinct rattling noise coming from the underside of your vehicle. This is usually caused by internal damage over time from over-rich fuel mixtures, which can cause the meshes inside the converter to collapse or break. The rattle will be most obv ... read more

The Perfect Emergency Car Kit

The Perfect Emergency Car Kit

If you’re going to the lake, the mountains, the beach, or somewhere generally unknown this summer, you should prepare for the journey there. No matter where your destination is, anything can happen on the open road. To be better prepared for the unexpected, we recommend packing these essentials in your car kit. Flashlight  Simple enough to start, right? You need a bright, high-performing light source for those night drives. Whether you need to look for something in the trunk, search for tire damage, or inspect components under the hood, a flashlight is a must-have. Medical Kit  No emergency car kit is ever complete without the classic first-aid supplies. These are already curated to be filled with gauze, bandages, basic medicine, ointments, and many more medical remedies. We’ve got your boo-boo’s covered. Multi-Tool They don’t call it multi-tool for any reason. These can be your all-in-one screwdriver, file, knife, bottle opener, pliers, and more ... read more

What Are 5 Signs of a Dying Car Battery?

What Are 5 Signs of a Dying Car Battery?

Your car battery is the heart of your vehicle. When it goes, nothing in your car can operate, so you want to know what to look for when your battery is ready for replacement. What are the signs of a dying car battery? Five Signs Your Car Battery is Dying Most batteries don't just stop, there are signs of a problem before it gives out. Five signs your car battery is about to die are: Slow Start: If you notice it is taking your car longer than normal to start, the problem could be a weak battery. Car Won't Start at All: When trying to start your vehicle, you notice it won't start at all. Heavy Corrosion on the Batter: Visually inspect your battery and the battery posts to make sure they are not heavily coated with a bluish material or a clear coating. These can be indications your battery is leaking acid, preventing the battery from working properly. Your Headlights are Dim: Since your battery is the source of energy for your vehicle, dim headlights are an indication it ... read more

Why Is My Car Vibrating When I Brake?

Why Is My Car Vibrating When I Brake?

Every car owner has that solid connection with their vehicle making it easy to understand like the back of their hand. This familiarity helps you notice when something is wrong with your car. A common problem is your car shaking when you apply the brakes. The vibrating or shaking is also known as a brake shudder or judder. A brake shudder or vibration runs through the steering wheel and brake pedal when braking. While this should not cause panic, it usually indicates issues with your brake pads, rotors, or failing calipers. To understand the shudder, you need to identify its source. Shaking felt through the steering wheel indicate problems with the front rotors, while rear rotor issues cause vibrations on the brake pad. However, if you are unfamiliar with such technical terms, here are signs and indicators to help you understand why your car vibrates when you brake. Causes of Brake Shudder or Car Vibration When You Brake Worn Brake Pads Over time your brake pads will wear out. But ... read more

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