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Monthly Archives: December 2020

Symptoms That Indicate You May Need a Tune-Up

Symptoms That Indicate You May Need a Tune-Up

Have you been driving your car for several years without getting regular service and have had no significant problems with it? Maybe you top off your fluids occasionally, which makes you feel confident that you can keep driving until something major happens. As long as your car hasn't shown any signs of letting you down, there's no need to spend money on a tune-up--right? If you think your car does not need a tune-up, think again. Consider the following symptoms that indicate that your vehicle may need a tune-up. Signs That It's Time for a Tune-up You may notice your dashboard lights flashing on occasionally. If the lights do not remain on, you might ignore them. Maybe they come on and eventually go off, or your vehicle allows you to turn the lights off manually. However, dashboard lights exist for a reason. When these lights come on, they are sending you a message that something needs attention. When you feel bad, you may need to see your doctor, and likewise, your vehi ... read more

What Are the Most Common Car Electrical System Problems?

What Are the Most Common Car Electrical System Problems?

Your car's electrical system runs the battery, the alternator, and the starter, just to name a few. When the electrical system isn't working, it should be investigated sooner rather than later. Some electrical problems can cause further damage your car, if not addressed. They should be repaired at the first opportunity. The most common electrical problems include, but are not limited to— Noises: When you turn the key and all you hear is clicking or a grinding noise, you'll want to check your battery or the starter. Dim lights or no lights: You need lights to drive, there's no way around that. If your lights are not as bright as usual, there's most likely a problem with the battery charging properly. It could be loose wires or corroded cables. Whatever the reason, it needs to be looked at right away. Won't start: If you turn the key and nothing happens, the electrical system is having problems. Dead battery: If you find yourself with a dead battery too ... read more