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What Are the Symptoms of a Bad Starter in Hondas?

What Are the Symptoms of a Bad Starter in Hondas?

When the starter in your Honda goes bad, you may be in for some trouble. Without a working starter, (you guessed it) you can’t start your car. To make sure you’re not in this predicament, the trusted professionals at Pro Auto Care want you to stay informed. Read on to learn more about the starter, what causes it to go bad, and the common signs that one is going bad. What Is A Starter? The starter comprises a motor and a solenoid. It is powered by your car battery, and the entire purpose of it is to initiate the engine. There is a relay located between the battery and starter motor that transmits the power. You won’t be able to get your engine going without a working starter. What Causes It To Go Bad? The two common explanations for a bad starter are wear and tear and poor maintenance. If your Honda isn’t that new, it has probably gotten a ton of wear. Issues like these arise as your Honda ages. Additionally, the new stop/start mechanism in cars today puts a ... read more

Why Does My Brake Pedal Feel Spongy in My Subaru?

Why Does My Brake Pedal Feel Spongy in My Subaru?

Your Subaru’s braking system has many components that help you slow down or come to a complete stop. Without your brakes, it would be incredibly unsafe to drive your Subaru. One common brake problem for Subaru drivers is spongy or mushy brake pedals. Read on to learn more about what could be causing this problem. Compromised Brake Fluid Lines If you know a thing or two about brake systems, you probably know that moisture and air are its worst enemy. When your brake lines are compromised, your brake pedals may feel soft. If you leave your brake lines for too long, it can develop rust and leak. Low or Contaminated Brake Fluid The brake fluid in your car also needs to be in good condition for your brakes to work. The liquid is necessary to create the pressure to stop your vehicle. When this solution is dirty or leaking, your brakes will not function properly.  Worn Cylinder The master cylinder is responsible for dispersing the pressure in the braking system. Over time, ho ... read more