Have you ever waited at a stop light behind another vehicle, and as soon as the light turned green and the vehicle in front accelerated you were shrouded in a cloud of smoke? If you have experienced this situation, it was most likely an indication of a vehicle exhaust system issue.
Simply stated, the primary function of your vehicle’s exhaust system is to filter toxic gases from the engine and safely and cleanly release them into the atmosphere. Additionally, your vehicle’s exhaust system is designed to reduce the noise associated with exhaust emission from your combustion engine.
In this blog, we review the key components of the exhaust system along with common exhaust system problems. (more…)
A cautious driver is always attentive to the warning signals on the road. But what about the dashboard warning signals? Your vehicle’s dashboard is equipped with multiple warning indicators from low fuel to tire pressure issues. One of those warnings that most drivers do not fully understand is the Check Engine light. In this blog, we examine the common reasons why your Check Engine light may appear on the dashboard and what actions you should take to address this critical warning. (more…)
The typical vehicle owner today rarely looks under the hood for trouble. Most wait until a warning light appears on the dashboard before addressing vehicle issues. But there is definitely some merit in the old adage of “checking under the hood” as a proactive way of maintaining your vehicle. If you want to keep your vehicle running smoothly, you might consider some proactive vehicle maintenance by doing a periodic check under the hood. Not only can you address potential issues, but you will extend your vehicle’s lifespan and possibly hold its value longer. (more…)
Most people have probably heard of the timing belt when it comes to their vehicle. However, many people do not realize the vital role that the timing belt has in the operation of the vehicle’s engine. In this blog, we explain the purpose of the timing belt, signs to look for when there are problems, the importance of timing belt replacement, and guidelines to follow for preventative maintenance. (more…)