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What Are the Benefits of a Radiator Flush?

What Are the Benefits of a Radiator Flush?

A radiator flush provides numerous benefits for your vehicle's cooling system. It is a relatively inexpensive service that should be done once a year or per your manufacturer's suggested interval. Before we get into the benefits, we should go over what a fluid flush is. There is a major distinction between a flush and drainage of coolant in the radiator, so make sure you stay tuned for more information.   Flush vs. Drain Flushing your system requires us to squeeze the several gallons of coolant, and any contaminants out that may have built up in your cooling system. A flush is a full-proof way of getting rid of the old anti-freeze before adding fresh fluid in. On the other hand, drainage only removes roughly 50% of the total anti-freeze in the system and leaves the other half of the dirty fluid behind. Leaving some of that gunk behind to be mixed with clean liquid doesn't do any good, so a flush is your best bet to obtain a better-performing cooling system.   ... read more

How to Detect the Different Types of Fluid Leaks

How to Detect the Different Types of Fluid Leaks

Your car has six essential fluids that can sometimes leak in some circumstances. Some leakages are more of a headache than others; nevertheless, leaks are never a good indication. You should remain calm and take your car to the repair shop whenever you notice unusual puddling near your vehicle. Here is a quick guide on how to detect the different types of vehicle leaks:   Coolant Coolant leaks are often bright green, orange, or pink in color. Leakages of coolant are more common for older cars since newer vehicles are better engineered to contain the solution. Your vehicle may be at risk of overheating if the coolant is leaking, so please have a professional look into it immediately.   Oil  A dark brown or black puddle is the most prevalent sign of an oil leak. Engine oil leaks result from a damaged oil pan or gaskets. If you notice a dark pool under your car, you must have your leak patched up ASAP.   Transmission  Transmission fluid is usually a pinki ... read more

Top Tips on How to a Handle Tire Blowout

Top Tips on How to a Handle Tire Blowout

A tire blowout is a scary and stressful circumstance, especially if it happens in the middle of heavy traffic. A blowout can be prompted by something as little as a nail in the road or even low tire pressure. The five most common causes of tire blowouts are under-inflation, overload, uneven tread wear, damage and defects.   You'll know when you have a tire blowout if you hear a loud popping noise or sudden instability with your vehicle. You may also smell burnt rubber. If any of these symptoms happen to you, do NOT panic. Here are some tips on what to do if you are caught in this situation:  Don't slam on your brakes. Instead, keep the handling of your vehicle and pull over safely to the side of the road ASAP.  Do your best to get away from traffic. The last thing you want to happen is to add a collision on top of your blowout. Turn on your hazard lights. Please stay in your car unless it is entirely safe to do so. Call for roadside assistance. You ca ... read more

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