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Automotive Repair Blog: Tips, Facts, and Fixes

Monthly Archives: July 2021

Watch Out! Road Work Ahead

Watch Out! Road Work Ahead

As more of us are getting back into the swing of things, you may be noticing many streets and roads flooded with the infamous orange signs. Whether it’s detours, potholes, construction workers roaming about, it’s crucial to be prepared for what you might encounter. When driving in construction zones, you should be very careful maneuvering your car. How does construction affect your vehicle anyway?   Tires & Suspension Roads that are being worked on are often left uneven, affecting parts of your automobile that are susceptible to damage. One of those areas includes your tires and suspension. It would be best if you double-check that your tires are in good shape before going for a drive. A minor leak can suddenly become a flat tire at any moment. You should also periodically verify that your tire suspension is intact. With misaligned tires, every lump in the road can make your car’s balance off.    Chips & Dings Small pieces of rocks and rub ... read more

5 Unusual Car Smells & What They Mean

5 Unusual Car Smells & What They Mean

We've all experienced some unusual odors while driving on the road before. Whether it's the gruesome smell of a skunk spray or another vehicle leaking gasoline, we just wait for it to disappear. However, what do you do if the scent doesn't go away after a while? A persistent smell in your vehicle can be an indication that there is a problem from within. Certain fumes are less urgent than others, but you should be on the lookout for what they could mean. Whenever you notice an unusual scent in your car, you should bring it to Pro Auto Care for an inspection immediately.   Fuel: The gasoline detection could mean that your car has a fuel leak, which could come from two areas: the fuel injector line or the fuel tank.   Sweet Syrup: If your car smells like IHOP or Waffle House, multiple problems are possible. Sometimes this can be attributed to a leak from your radiator, cylinder head, or manifold gasket. If the smell is robust and coming from the cabin, it could ... read more