Month: February 2019

The Average Cost to Change Transmission Fluid: Automatic and Manual

The purpose of transmission fluid is to lubricate the transmission’s internal components and keep them cooled down. It is kind of like how engine oil does the same thing for engine components. Remember that engine power is transmitted to the wheels by the transmission system. There are two types of transmissions that a vehicle may

The Average Cost of Wheel Alignment and Wheel Balance

If you get regular tune-ups or oil changes to your vehicle, then you’ve probably heard the service person recommend that you get wheel alignments and wheel balances done. This is not always just some gimmick they say to get you to purchase additional services. Periodically, the wheels of your vehicle need to be aligned and

Negative and Positive Camber Effects in Your Vehicle

The wheels under your vehicle need to be vertically positioned properly. That way, they can move very smoothly on the ground or road beneath them. The angle of your wheels is referred to as their camber. There are two types of camber that your wheels can have; negative camber and positive camber. Negative camber means

Brake Caliper Sticking: Symptoms and Causes

A disc braking system contains brake pads, brake calipers, and brake discs. When you step on the brake pedal, the friction materials of the brake pads are squeezed against the spinning brake discs that are attached to the wheels. The components that allow this squeezing effect to occur are the brake calipers. After stepping on

The Purpose of the Radiator Cap and Bad Symptoms

In this post, I will share information according to the important part in the cooling systems, the part is Radiator Cap. So, I will explain basic purpose of radiator cap and 5 common failure symptoms. Basic Purpose The radiator cap of a vehicle is commonly referred to as a radiator pressure cap. The reason is

5 Causes of Brake Fluid Leak and Repair Cost

The braking system is comprised of several components and processes which work to slow down the vehicle when you step on the brake pedal. You may wonder how the pressure you put on the brake pedal ends up creating the kind of pressure that slows the vehicle down. Well, the brake fluid is how it’s

Pros and Cons: Iridium vs Platinum Spark Plug

An internal combustion engine generates power after its air and fuel mixture is ignited. The engine may be responsible for mixing the air and fuel together in its cylinders, but it cannot generate the ignition by itself. Instead, the engine depends on spark plugs to generate an electrical spark which can ignite the mixtures in

5 Common Car Brake Problems in Cold Weather

Cold weather can take its toll on your vehicle, especially its brakes. Not only is it hard to brake on a surface that is covered with ice and snow, but just exposing your brakes to cold temperatures is enough to cause problems for them. Now, don’t get confused here because cold temperatures won’t destroy your

How to Adjust Brake Booster Push Rod Properly in Your Car

The braking system of a vehicle is designed to be simple for the driver to use. When you apply just a little bit of pressure to the brake pedal, the vehicle will slow down. There is a reason that you don’t need to apply much force to the brake pedal to accomplish this. Every braking