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Few things will stop you in your tracks quite like seeing your brake warning light come on. When your car’s brake warning light comes on, it tells you something is wrong with the braking system; it can’t be put off or ignored until later—the price for doing so could very expensive and very dangerous.
All passenger vehicles sold in the U.S. starting with the 2012 model year come equipped with electronic stability control, which along with traction control significantly improves road-holding capabilities regardless of the drive wheels. Even so, we have found there are distinct differences in the driving, and traction, characteristics among drive types.
If you’re looking for maximum grip, we've found that all- and four-wheel-drive systems provide superior traction in some slippery conditions.
Here’s how the different systems work:
Automatic overdrive systems are a form of transmission system offering significant performance enhancements and can also increase the efficiency of your car. When people hear the term 'overdrive' they may think it's all about speed, but that's not the focus of the feature. Overdrive can help a car to go faster, but it's really focused on allowing the engine to run at a lower RPM while maintaining the vehicle's current cruising speed.
A look at the three main signs that you need to fix or change your oil pump: low oil pressure, high engine temperature, and noise.
While most drivers may never need to change their oil pump, it is important to know the symptoms in case you are experiencing problems with your vehicle. Your oil pump is an integral part of your vehicle's engine performance, and if it fails it could cause serious damage to your car. An engine oil pump sucks oil out of your oil pan and pumps it through your oil filter onto the bearings.
Spark plugs are an integral part of your vehicle’s motor as they provide the much needed spark that ignites the air and fuel mixture within the cylinders. This continuous ignition is what keeps your car moving on the road.
If spark plugs are not checked with regular services, cleaned or changed when necessary, they can cause problems to occur with the vehicle’s engine. Below are six signs for when to change your spark plugs:
Learn how a starter motor works. This guide to how a vehicle starting system works will get your car starter motor turning over again.
To make an engine start it must be turned at some speed, so that it sucks fuel and air into the cylinders, and compresses it. The powerful electric starter motor does the turning. Its shaft carries a small pinion (gear wheel) which engages with a large gear ring around the rim of the engine flywheel.
Your car's water pump is an important part of your vehicle. It is the part that continually pumps coolant to your vehicle's engine so that it doesn't overheat. A leak or a faulty bearing can cause serious damage to your car's engine. Puddles of coolant underneath your vehicle or high temperature readings may be signs that your water pump needs replacing.
Getting your transmission fluid changed is one of those things many of us don’t think about regularly, and there seems to be very little information available on how often to change transmission fluid. Changing your engine oil is something most of us do because the last time we got it changed, the shop was nice enough to put a sticker on your windshield to remind you when to come back. Also, many modern vehicles have warning lights that come on when it’s time to change your engine oil or are even smart enough to write you a message on your vehicle’s information center to remind you it’s time to head to the mechanic.
What are timing belts and timing chains, and how do they differ from one another? Well, the simple answer is that one is a belt, and one is a chain. Of course that’s not an overly helpful answer. You also want to know what exactly it is that they do, so let’s start by talking a bit about engine timing, which is the reason why your car needs a belt or chain.
As if you didn’t have enough car problems! Now the check engine light comes on again and this time your Peters creek Automotive tells you it’s a bad oxygen sensor. The truth is, an oxygen sensor is a fairly common trigger of check engine lights. The O2 sensor is a wear part in your vehicle subject to extreme heat. There are numerous reasons why it may go bad, but there is usually only one solution—replacing it. If you are interested in learning more about oxygen sensors or simply want to educate yourself on the subject before calling an auto repair shop for a quote, this article is for you.