We are hiring techniciansJoin our team!Apply Now!

Automotive Repair Blog: Tips, Facts, and Fixes

Monthly Archives: February 2021

Is It Safe to Drive With a Missing Wheel Bearing?

Is It Safe to Drive With a Missing Wheel Bearing?

Wheel bearings help your wheels spin fast with little to no friction. These bearings also help keep your tires attached to your car. Wheel bearings are a set of balls that are held together by a race, a metal ring. Here's more information you should know about wheel bearings. Is It Safe to Drive With a Missing Wheel Bearing? Driving without a wheel bearing is dangerous. It's not a good idea, and it's not safe to operate your vehicle with a bad or missing wheel bearing. Without these bearings, the tire can fall off the vehicle, even while you're driving. Schedule an appointment with a mechanic to ensure you're safe while driving on the road. When Should You Replace the Wheel Bearings? There are different things you'll notice when your wheel bearings need to be replaced, including: Loud Noises: If you notice loud noises coming from your tire, there's a good chance the culprit is a wheel bearing. The noise ... read more

What are the Symptoms of a Failing EGR Valve?

What are the Symptoms of a Failing EGR Valve?

The exhaust gas recirculation valve, or EGR valve is part of the exhaust system and is designed to circulate the gases back into the vehicle's intake to reduce temperatures and emissions. This valve can have issues and it can cause problems to the EGR system as a whole. You will want to be able to recognize when the valve is failing so you can get it replaced. Here are some symptoms to watch for: The Engine Isn't Performing Well If you notice that your engine is hesitating, having trouble starting, or performing oddly in other ways, it could be because of this one little valve. Any time the engine changes, for the worse, you want to have the vehicle inspected to see what's going on. Rough Idling If the engine is idling in a rough manner when you are at a stoplight, you may be able to diagnose the issue as a bad EGR valve. This is one of the most common symptoms of the problem and you might also smell fuel when you are sitting there, idl ... read more