Why Does My Car Make A Noise When I Turn?

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When it comes to unfamiliar sounds coming from your vehicle, you should take them very seriously for your own safety. This is especially the case when you turn your vehicle either at a slow or faster speed to the left or the right. In this article, we will listen closely to the different sounds your vehicle may make and what they mean. We will also provide you with a solution when you hear any unsettling sounds. Read on and find out what disturbing sounds come from your vehicle when you turn so you can fix the problem. Quick Navigation The Sounds You … Read more

What Causes a Power Steering Fluid Leak?

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The leading cause for a power steering fluid leak is nothing more than old age. Over time, the power steering system degrades as you rack up the miles on your car. There’s a lot of flexibility in the power steering system, especially the seals and O-rings. Sometimes tiny bits of seals find themselves in the fluid. The supply and pressure hoses can also develop holes; the more they age and should these components fail, it may result in a leak. The fluid you find on your garage floor or driveway is evidence of a leak. The leak could also be from … Read more

Should CV Axles Be Replaced in Pairs?

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Power is delivered to the wheels by a CV axle in all front-wheel drive and independent rear-suspension vehicles. It’s characterized by a six-ball CV axle that acts as a universal joint, allowing extreme motion with smooth rotation. At certain times, these CV axles need replacing. The question is, should they be changed in pairs? Let’s read on to find out. Quick Navigation What Is a CV Axle?When Should a CV Axle Be Replaced?Should CV Axles Be Replaced in Pairs?When Does a CV Axle Need to Be Replaced?Lubricant Leak GreaseClunks and ClicksVibration MotionsHow Often Should CV Axles Be Replaced?Is It Possible to … Read more

what causes a blown head gasket?

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A head gasket is an important part of your vehicle’s cooling system, a seal that sits between the engine block and the cylinder head. The head bolts attach them, help the head gasket prevent coolant from leaking into your engine and protect the cylinders from overheating. In addition, the head gasket seals the combustion chamber, which prevents hot combustion gasses from escaping and causing a fire hazard. For your vehicle to run at its best, it’s important to keep this seal in good condition by regularly checking for leaks, cracks, or other signs of deterioration. Head gaskets are usually made out of … Read more

What Does It Mean When The Check Engine Light Flashes?

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Most drivers have been confronted with a flashing engine light at one point or another. While some may ignore it and choose to attend to the problem at their convenience, others get filled with a unique sense of dread and immediately take their car to a shop. Many people know something is wrong when the Check Engine light comes on, but what about when it’s flashing? What does it mean? And is a solid light better than a flashing light? We will answer these questions and more in this article. Stay with us! Quick Navigation Why Do You Have a Check … Read more

What Is The Proper Way To Rotate Tires?

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Tire rotation is an essential part of vehicle maintenance; all automobile owners should do it for maximum safety and tire upkeep. Most tire warranties require that your vehicle’s tires be rotated after reaching a certain mileage. This article closely examines how to do this essential part of vehicle maintenance. We will also investigate rotation patterns and how they should be done on different types of vehicles for the best results. Let’s jump in and learn how to correctly rotate the tires on a vehicle for safety. Quick Navigation Why Do You Need to Rotate Your TiresDifferent Types of Tire Rotation PatternsFront-Wheel Drive … Read more