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What Is An Engine Misfire?

What Is An Engine Misfire?

Engine misfire is a common term in the automotive repair industry, but what does it actually mean? To give you a full understanding, we’ll present you with a scenario. Imagine you're driving and going to press your foot on the acceleration pedal, and you notice that your vehicle hesitates. Your vehicle takes longer to process and go up to speed. It may shake or vibrate your vehicle as it does this. In the worst cases, the engine may lose complete power for a brief second. This is what a misfiring engine is like, and it is not a pleasant experience for many drivers. An engine misfire is a term used to say that a cylinder in the engine fails to power your car. There are many processes and parts to account for in the combustion and ignition process, such as spark plugs, fuel pumps, fuel injectors, oxygen sensors, filters, and more. It can be one or more of these parts that fail that lead you to the scenario described above. When your engine misfires, it goes through many of t ... read more

What Is Brake Fade?

What Is Brake Fade?

Brake fade is a condition that affects brake systems in which the braking force applied to the rotor decreases, most commonly due to heat buildup. When this happens, the temperature of the fluid rises, causing it to become less viscous and more difficult for it to transmit pressure from the master cylinder to the slave cylinders at each wheel. This can eventually lead to a total loss of braking power. What Causes Brake Fade The heat can cause the brake fluid to vaporize, and the vaporized fluid can't transmit pressure or the liquid form. This can lead to a decrease in braking power and, in some cases, a complete loss of braking ability. Brake fade is usually caused by extended use of the brakes when they're hot. For example, they'll get hot if you're driving down a long hill and using your brakes to slow down at the bottom. If you then have to stop quickly, you may experience brake fade because the brakes won't have enough power to stop your car. Regular Brake ... read more

Why Can’t My Car Battery Hold a Charge?

Why Can’t My Car Battery Hold a Charge?

Jumpstarting your car can serve as a temporary solution, but if your battery is on its way out, it will keep dying. The same clicking and sputtering from your car battery can be annoying and having to deal with it more than several times can be infuriating. There are several reasons why your car can’t hold a charge: You keep leaving your lights on or another accessory running, so that power from the battery is constantly being drawn.  The battery isn’t being recharged while your car is running, which means you are dealing with an alternator problem. You haven’t driven long enough after jumpstarting your vehicle, so your battery wasn’t able to recharge. The battery is very old – when vehicle batteries are five years old or more, they are no longer capable of holding a charge for a long time. You’d have to replace the car battery to restore your vehicle.  A dead battery is no fun to deal with, which is why we encourage drivers to demonstr ... read more

When Should I Replace My Fuel Filter?

When Should I Replace My Fuel Filter?

The fuel filter is an essential component in ensuring optimal engine performance. Just like any other vehicle part, specifically filters, the fuel filter requires replacing after a certain amount of time. The truth is that gasoline picks up and contains all kinds of contaminants including dirt and debris. These particles could damage your engine if it weren't for your fuel filter to block out these impurities.   Therefore, the fuel filter will become clogged and dirty, which may impact your car’s performance. If you don’t want these particles getting into your fuel injectors or affecting the flow of fuel throughout your car, make sure you remember to replace them.   Below are some of the common signs that mean it’s time to change your fuel filter: Rough Idling If your car feels unstable while idling, it may be due to a mishap in fuel flow. A clogged filter may cause a restriction or blockage in the fuel’s path. Therefore, your engine is strug ... read more

Does My Car Need a Tune-up?

Does My Car Need a Tune-up?

Vehicles have different recommended intervals for tune-ups. Older cars with mechanical ignitions need to be adjusted every year or every 10,000 to 12,000 miles, whichever comes first. Modern vehicles with fuel injection and electronic ignition are expected to last anywhere from 25,000 to 100,000 miles before requiring a significant tune-up. check on the following to know when you need a tune up; Ineffective Fuel Mileage You'll have a fair notion as to how far you can travel on one tank of petrol if you've been using your vehicle for a time. The figure needs to always fall inside a certain range. Bring your vehicle in for a full inspection and tune-up if you realize that you aren't obtaining as much efficiency on a tank of petrol as you typically do. There can be underlying issues causing the decline in effectiveness. Stalling. Whenever your automobile stalls once, it might not seem like a major concern. Numerous potential underlying causes of stalling, ranging from defe ... read more

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