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Dragging Brakes

May 30th, 2016 by

DRAGGING BRAKES “Dragging brakes” is a term that refers to brakes that remain partially applied even though pressure is not being exerted on the brake pedal. One of the likely causes of dragging brakes is contaminated brake fluid, which usually occurs as a result of openings around rubber seals or tiny breaks in flexible brake

Slash Vehicle Weight

May 23rd, 2016 by

Slash Vehicle Weight Federal Standards With federal fuel economy standards set to require vehicle manufacturers to get an average of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, auto manufacturers are looking for ways to slash the weight of their vehicles. Studies show that every ten-percent reduction in vehicle weight can improve gas mileage by six to

Coolant Flush

May 16th, 2016 by

GIVE YOUR VEHICLE A COOLANT FLUSH Protect your engine To help guard against engine overheating during the upcoming summer months, it is recommended that vehicle owners flush the coolant from their automobile’s radiators and coolant systems. This service removes acids, phosphate and silicate gels, rust particles, and mineral deposits, as well as replenishes the additives that

Electronic Stability Control

May 8th, 2016 by

Electronic Stability Control (ESC) One of the most important safety features in modern vehicles is “electronic stability control” (ESC). This life-saving technology utilizes sensors and microprocessors to monitor a vehicle’s direction, which is compared to the input from the steering wheel. If the system senses the driver is losing control during a skid, it will

Leaking Engine Oil

May 1st, 2016 by

 LEAKING ENGINE OIL When the engine oil icon becomes illuminated, drivers should pull over immediately and check the oil level on the dipstick. Your vehicle may be leaking engine oil. If the oil level is at or below the ADD line, oil should be added. If no oil can be seen on the dipstick, the