Automotive Repair Blog: Tips, Facts, and Fixes

Monthly Archives: May 2022

What To Keep In Your Vehicle for Road Trips

What To Keep In Your Vehicle for Road Trips

Before hitting the road this summer, it is important that you have several things straightened out. Automobile breakdowns and mishaps occur far too often during the summer, and we don't want them happening to you. If you want your car running optimally for your long drive, we suggest having an inspection performed. Plus, you can bring the following items along to make you feel better prepared.   Important Documents - There's some paperwork involved when it comes to driving. You should always have your car owner's manual, license, insurance information, and other essential documentation on hand in case of emergencies. Store these in a safe and dry spot, like the glove compartment, so you have easy access to them. Emergency Car Kit - As we have emphasized, emergencies can happen. Always keep extra phone chargers, flashlights, first aid kit, extra car fluids, light sticks, tire pressure gauge, tire-changing supplies, and jump ... read more

Symptoms of a Failing Water Pump in Your Car

Symptoms of a Failing Water Pump in Your Car

The water pump is a crucial part of your car's engine, moving the coolant through the radiator and around the engine for cooling. Its failure can result in all-out engine failure and total damage to parts. While replacing a damaged water pump can be tasking, it's much better than purchasing a new engine. Here are some symptoms that the water pump in your car is malfunctioning. Coolant Leakage Another easily noticeable warning sign of a failing water pump is the coolant leaks from the water pump. You may find a green or orange substance on the ground under your hood, indicating an external water pump leak. However, the leak could also be internal and not easily noticeable. In such instances, you can tell by the low levels of the coolant with no visible leak. And when you check the oil dipstick's appearance, and it looks frothy, you might be looking at an internal pump leak. Inefficient Water Circulation in the Engine The inefficient circulation of water throughout the ... read more