Transmission Hesitates

January 25th, 2016 by

TRANSMISSION HESITATES If your vehicle’s automatic transmission hesitates when shifting gears, try checking the transmission fluid level. This involves locating the dipstick (easily accessible in the engine compartment), pulling it out, and checking to see if the level on the dipstick is between the “Full” and “Add” marks. The fluid itself should be bright, cherry

Rubber Tires

January 17th, 2016 by

RUBBER TIRES Know where rubber tires come from? If you have ever thought about how many rubber tires there are everywhere, you may wonder how there is enough raw material from rubber plants to make them all. Well, there isn’t. Today’s tires Currently, the tire industry must rely on synthetic rubber, made from petroleum, to keep the

Intake Manifold Gasket

January 11th, 2016 by

INTAKE MANIFOLD GASKET If your engine runs rough or overheats, a leaky intake manifold gasket may be the culprit. Location: The intake manifold is an aluminum or plastic cover attached to the top of the engine by an intake manifold gasket made of plastic and rubber. Purpose: It directs the air-fuel mixture in the engine to

Tire Basics

January 4th, 2016 by

TIRE BASICS Regular Tire Checks One of the easiest ways to spot early signs of trouble and maintain the safety of your vehicle is to check your tires on a regular basis. It’s tire basics. Tire Problems While uneven tire tread wear can signal problems with the suspension or steering, underinflated tires can lead to