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A head gasket failure is bad news – very bad news – and will require immediate attention. A head gasket can fail in a number of different ways (coolant leak, oil leak, loss of compression), all of which are harmful for the engine.
1. Regular Oil Changes Keep You Engine CleanWhen oil flows into the engine from other areas, dirt and other particles will begin to accumulate within it. If you are not changing your oil at the proper intervals, sludge will begin to build up in your engine. Those who may live in drier, dustier areas will have even more particles making there way through. Changing your engine oil as well as replacing your filters on a timely basis, will get any of these harmful bits of dirt and debris out of your engine before they do any damage.
The Check Engine Light (CEL) is never good news about your car. At a minimum, something as simple as your gas cap may be loose, to a failed sensor, wiring, connector, or worse yet, a larger engine problem. Ignoring it if the car runs and drives fine may seem reasonable for some time, but problems will continue to mount. Here at AutoZone, we’re pretty familiar with the light, so we’ve rounded up the 5 most common causes and everything else you need to know when you’re wondering, “Why is my Check Engine Light on?”
What Are Your Car’s Wheel Bearings?
Wheel bearings are essential to the proper functioning and performance of your car.They are the part which has to support all the weight of the vehicle and distribute it properly among all four wheels. By providing a smooth, even surface on which the wheels can turn, they also play a major part in giving drivers, passengers and cargo a smooth ride.
As well as supporting the weight of vehicle and occupants, wheel bearings also have to absorb the heat and friction which are generated during typical driving conditions.
Most wheel bearings consist of a set of steel ball bearings, which move around inside a metal frame called a race. This is a bit like a railway track in that it consists of two parallel rings, which should ideally be perfectly circular. The outer rims should be able to hold the bearings tightly, yet still allow the inner bearings to move around freely within this frame.
Disc brake service has become routine for most import repair shops. Many shops in the rust-belt service disc brake calipers by simply replacing them with loaded caliper assemblies, but in drier climates, calipers can last for many years and may require only routine inspection during a disc brake pad replacement. In order to appreciate some of the fine points of disc brake repair, it’s important to review the basic elements of caliper service.
If you experience flickering headlights, stalling or strange noises when driving, your car isn't haunted; chances are it's just a failing alternator. The alternator is a key component in your car's electrical system, turning the energy from the crankshaft into useful electricity to power your vehicle's electrical systems and to help the battery recharge. When it starts to fail, it can create a domino effect of electrical problems that can ultimately cause a breakdown.
How do you know when you have a failing alternator? Here are six symptoms to watch for.
The majority of today’s engines consist of a four-stroke design that utilizes three fluids: combustible air fuel, water/glycol coolant and motor oil. None of these fluids can ever come into contact with each other. To ensure these fluids are properly routed between components with no intermixing, there’s the head gasket.
A bad car thermostat can be difficult on your wallet because it can ruin the car’s engine if you’re not careful. This is a critical component that, when faulty, must be repaired immediately. Read on to know more about the symptoms or warning signs of a bad car thermostat.
The transmission valve body is made up of three major components:
The mass air flow sensor is an important component which the engine control unit depends on. When the flow of air enters the fuel injection system of the engine, the mass air flow sensor will analyze how much air is flowing in there. It will then relay this information back to the engine control unit. From there, the engine control unit will be able to control how much fuel gets injected into the engine. As you may know, there needs to be just the right amount of air and fuel mixed together in the internal combustion chamber of an engine. Therefore, if the mass airflow sensor goes bad then it will ultimately jeopardize the performance of the engine.