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Monthly Archives: June 2015

5 Problems that Mean it is Time for Transmission Service

With numerous systems operating together within vehicles it can be difficult to know what exactly is causing a problem. Diagnosis can be tough without an understanding of a car's innerworkings, but there are some specific symptoms that will likely point directly to an particular part that is having trouble. The transmission will exhibit a few tell-tale signs of trouble should it be in need of service. These are 5 common issues you'll run into if it is time for transmission repair or service. Grinding Noises while Shifting Grinding, whining or other strange noises that occur as your transmission shifts are certainly a symptom of trouble. They may be caused by mechanical issue or a lack of fluid. Be sure to have a trusted mechanic check out the problem so you don't end up stuck on the shoulder because your car fails to shift. Transmission Fluid Leaks Transmission fluid is dyed a red color in order to make it easy to distinguish from other types of ... read more

5 Signs of Cooling System Failure

Shortly after starting your vehicle's engine it begins to operate at incredibly high temperatures. Without the help of the cooling system the engine would cook itself from within, quickly failing and resulting in a need for an engine transplant. Thankfully your cooling system prevents this from happening, that is, if it is in good working condition. If you notice any of the following signs of trouble with the cooling system you will want to make an appointment with your mechanic to get it taken care of right away to prevent major engine damage. Rising Temperature Gauge More often than not one of the first signs of trouble that you will experience with the cooling system is a red hot temperature gauge. Well, the gauge itself won't be hot, but it will indicate that the engine is! This gauge is generally placed on the dashboard, and should you ever notice that it is pointing to the hot zone you should pull over and shut your car off as soon as it is safe and legal to do so. Ste ... read more

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