Yearly Archives: 2022

What Can Cause Your Car to Smell Like Rotten Eggs?

What Can Cause Your Car to Smell Like Rotten Eggs?

Car odors can be scary and embarrassing, but it's important to know how they're created. Smells like rotten eggs are caused by small leaks in the exhaust system that can lead to the release of fumes into your car. These fumes combine with moisture from your air conditioning, resulting in a musty smell that is especially nauseating during the summer months. If you find this smell getting stronger or more persistent in your car, it may be time for an overhaul. A sulfur smell in your car can be caused by a gas leak. We know your car may have a sulfur smell, but you can also get this odor from a leaking gas tank. In addition to the sulfur smell, you might also notice that your car runs hot after filling up with gas. You might want to replace your fuel filter when that happens because it could be allowing harmful gases into the engine. Failing catalytic converters will cause your car to have a rotten egg smell. Failing catalytic converters can cause a distinct smell from your ca ... read more

4 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Brake Pads

4 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Brake Pads

There's no doubt that your brakes are your car's most crucial safety feature. Without them, you'd simply have no control of your vehicle. Depending on what kind of brakes you have, you may need to have your brakes serviced or replaced after a particular amount of time. For brake pads, in particular, they should be no less than 1/4" thick. The interval can vary from car to car and the conditions they run in. That is why it is important that you keep an eye out for the following signs of worn brake pads: Squealing or Squeaking Noise This symptom is often the first that most drivers experience when their brake pads wear down. If braking becomes a persistently noisy activity, you should have your brake pads checked out by a professional soon.  Deep Grinding Metal Sound Another sound that your brakes can make is a deep, metallic sound. Some pads will have grooves to warn you that it is time for a replacement. It is imperative that you take your car to an auto repai ... read more

Common FAQs About the TPMS Light

Common FAQs About the TPMS Light

A tire pressure monitoring system, or TPMS, monitors the air in your tires. It consists of sensors on each tire to calculate and send real-time information to the car's computer. Once one or more of your tires have lost over 1/4 of its recommended psi, it will trigger a TPMS warning light to come on your dashboard. On the other hand, if the TPMS light is blinking, it means that the sensors are malfunctioning. Today, we will be going over some commonly asked questions regarding the TPMS. What Can Cause the TPMS Sensor to Fail? Collisions Potholes and Curbs Sensor Battery Failure - not common as sensors are expected to last 7 to 10 years Does a TPMS Replace Manual Tire Pressure Checks? Absolutely not! Tire pressure checks are still a driver's responsibility, and they should be done manually with proper tools. It is not a replacement for regular tire pressure monitoring because the light does not come on until the tires meet the 25% threshold. Furthermore, the sensors may ina ... read more

What are the Symptoms of Bad or Failing Spark Plugs?

What are the Symptoms of Bad or Failing Spark Plugs?

Spark plugs play a vital role in the internal combustion process, which produces power for your engine. Spark plugs ignite the combustion chamber where the fuel-air mix. Spark plugs require routine service and replacement just as the fuel filters and air filters. To achieve optimum performance, your spark plugs should be clean and there should not be any damage to the electrodes. What is a Bad or Fouled Spark Plug? Dirty or fouled spark plugs can affect the running of the engine. A bad or fouled spark plug is one that is covered with fuel, oil, and carbon. It could also be blistered because of running too hot. Driving with bad or fouled spark plugs may cause multiple problems to your engine. Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Spark Plugs Below are some of the common signs and symptoms of bad or failing spark plugs: Engine Misfire Faulty spark plugs result in an engine misfire due to incomplete burning fuel. An interrupted combustion process can significantly affect the engine perform ... read more