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Yearly Archives: 2021

Can Old Spark Plugs Be the Cause of Lit Check Engine Light?

Can Old Spark Plugs Be the Cause of Lit Check Engine Light?

Spark plugs may be small in size, but they have a super important responsibility when it comes to your vehicle. These small metal pieces facilitate the spark that starts up the combustion process. Without them, you will not be able to start your car. Spark plugs also put your engine's pistons in motion, which is necessary to achieve a precise air-fuel mixture.   If you get into your car, truck, or SUV and find that your engine won't start, you may naturally believe it is a battery problem. However, the culprit could very well be faulty spark plugs. If you can't start your car and notice the check engine light on, then you're probably dealing with bad spark plugs.    Old spark plugs can cause your vehicle's check engine light to light up. Besides the infamous yellow dashboard light, you may also notice various troubling signs: Engine misfires Rough idling Problems accelerating Trouble starting your vehicle Increased exhaust emissions Poor fue ... read more

Want to Better Your Gas Mileage? Here's How!

Want to Better Your Gas Mileage? Here's How!

It seems like gas prices are constantly on the rise, which is why you should be more conscious of how you operate your car. Car handling significantly impacts your fuel economy. Whenever you implement the proper practices, you can save some money by making tiny adjustments to your driving style and habits. Here are some of the best tips and techniques to lighten your gas consumption:   Tips on How to Get Better Gas Mileage Go Easy on Your Pedals As you may guess, the harder we accelerate, the more fuel gets burned. When we repeatedly press on the brakes, we also waste gas. All that power that we burned to get up to speed is essentially put to waste. To save some money, avoid hard acceleration and braking whenever possible.    Unload Your Vehicle with Heavy Items Heavier items are not meant to be stored and lugged in your car, especially if you want to get the most out of your gas. We recommend that you remove any unnecessary junk that has been sitting in your vehi ... read more

How Do I Know If My Car’s Muffler Is Bad?

How Do I Know If My Car’s Muffler Is Bad?

A muffler is a crucial part of your car's exhaust system. They are made of steel with aluminum coatings and sit at the rear bottom of your vehicle. Mufflers play a crucial role in absorbing and dampening engine noises and vehicle emissions. They also help to eliminate excess gasses from the engine. In many US vehicles, mufflers can last between 5 to 7 years under normal circumstances and regular vehicle maintenance. Even so, there are certain conditions when your car's mufflers wear out earlier than expected. Such conditions include: If you mainly operate along coastal regions or communities along the ocean, your muffler gets exposed to salt, which might speed up the damage. You frequently drive on rough and bumpy rides exposing your mufflers to potholes, rocks, and other impact items that might damage them. Too much custom fabrication which might not be recommended by your car manufacturer. How Can You Tell That Your Vehicle's Muffler Needs a Replacement? Engine Misfi ... read more

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