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Control Arm Bushing

June 28th, 2015 by

Control Arm Bushing   The Design This suspension component consists of a steel sleeve surrounded by neoprene rubber that is pressed into the control arm and serves as a pivot point between the control arm and sub-frame. Symptoms When drivers hear a knocking and/or squeaking noise when riding over bumps, it may be an indication

CV Joints

June 24th, 2015 by

  Constant Velocity Joint Pain Constant velocity (CV) joints are the primary drive-train components. They provide power transfer to the front wheels as well as allow for steering and suspension movement. Packed in grease and covered with rubber boots, CV joints don’t require any maintenance. Signs/Symptoms Still, the CV joints should be regularly inspected for

Brakes: Stopping Power

June 15th, 2015 by

Brake: Stopping Power For safety don’t wait From a safety standpoint, nothing is more important than your vehicle’s ability to stop effectively. With this in mind, do not wait to hear squealing sounds emanating from your brake discs and rotors before you decide it is time for brake service. Don’t assume it’s just pads By

Driverless Cars

June 8th, 2015 by

Driverless Cars Hands-Off Driving Germany’s Autobahn is a federal highway system that is so advanced that some sections do not even have a speed limit. Now, a portion of the A9 Autobahn (the north-south artery that connects Munich and Berlin) is being equipped to accept driverless cars. Why Driverless Car? This development comes as carmakers,

Harmonic Balancer

June 2nd, 2015 by

PRESERVING HARMONIC BALANCE   When mention is made of a “harmonic balancer” some may think it has to do more with the metaphysical properties of healing crystals than a car engine. The fact is, however, that a harmonic balancer is a circular device composed of rubber and metal that is bolted at the front end