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Monthly Archives: March 2021

What Does Coolant/Antifreeze Actually Do?

What Does Coolant/Antifreeze Actually Do?

Have you ever driven your car on a hot summer's day and it started overheating, and you've had to pull over to wait for your car to cool down? Or have you had to wait a while for your car to heat up before going to work in the morning? We have all been there at one time or another when a car overheats, and it can still be annoying but it does not have to be a problem when you have the correct temperature in the engine. The reason is that almost all cars these days use coolant or antifreeze to keep a car's engine at a manageable temperature. Antifreeze is a very toxic chemical coolant that has thermal properties that are imperative to the good functioning of a car's engine as it included a high boiling point, as well as low cooling properties and creates stability over a broad range of temperatures. Since it is mixed with water it helps to regulate your car's engine temperatures. For example antifreeze coolant can protect your engine from freezing; yet overheating ... read more

My Car is Bouncing Up and Down, What Does it Mean?

My Car is Bouncing Up and Down, What Does it Mean?

If your car is bouncing up and down, you might not be sure what does it mean! If that's the case then you are in the right place. Usually, a car bounces up and down when braking, driving over bumps. It indicates an issue with the shocks/struts or steering/suspension system. Let's dig in for more information. Car Bouncing Up And Down Some of the possible reasons are as follows: There could be an issue with the tires of your car. It's possible that the tires of your car are overinflated or maybe misaligned. You might not have secured the tires properly and thus, you are facing the issue. It's best to take your car into our auto repair shop to resolve the issue.   There could be an issue with the steering system of your car that's causing the car to bounce up and down.   It's also possible that the struts or shocks of your car might need to replace. Your mechanic can inspect the car and suggest you better. It's best to let the experts deal wi ... read more