Yearly Archives: 2021

Negative Effects of a Malfunctioning Muffler

Negative Effects of a Malfunctioning Muffler

The exhaust system encompasses more than just the tailpipe. The muffler is also included in the exhaust system, and as its name suggests, it is in place to 'muffle' or dampen the powerful sounds that your car makes. Without the muffler, your car's engine will be pretty loud and obnoxious.   Engines need to generate a substantial amount of power, and, as a result, they create various sounds that echo through the exhaust pipe. The purpose of the muffler in the exhaust system is to reduce the sounds that the engine makes.    There are many vehicles, including motorcycles, in every town that may be cruising around without mufflers on their exhausts. Those individuals are probably among the drivers who choose to go without a damper. "Why would anyone choose to go without a muffler" you might ask. Some people believe that removing the muffler gives the car more power and speed, but this is a common misconception. Other people might also remove their m ... read more

5 Car Noises You Shouldn't Ignore

5 Car Noises You Shouldn't Ignore

Have you ever heard your car producing a specific sound and thought to yourself: "That doesn't sound good?" Unusual car sounds, whether it's clunking over bumps or growling when cornering, are signs that there's something wrong with the car, and something needs to be done. Ignoring them could lead to serious and costlier repairs in the future. Sharp Screeching A high-pitched screeching sound usually comes when you apply pressure on the brake pedal. The sound is an indication that the brake pads are work and can't push against the rotors effectively to stop the car. Don't ignore that sound because if the pads are excessively worn, the brakes might fail. Hissing Sound The hissing sound normally comes from the engine, and it's not an indication that the engine is running healthy. On the contrary, it's a sign of a leak in one of the pipes or joints of the cooling system or vacuum line. A faulty cooling system impacts the car's drivability, and ... read more

What Are the Most Common Car Electrical System Problems?

What Are the Most Common Car Electrical System Problems?

Your vehicle relies on electricity to run and not just for the engine. No matter the make or condition of your car, there are plenty of electrical risks that can arise. Knowing some of the signs of electrical system problems could protect your vehicle from permanent and severe damage. Here are some of the common car electrical system problems. Blown Fuse Your vehicle's fuse box protects the car from short-circuiting and overvoltage. If there is too much current flowing, the fuse breaks to protect vulnerable electrical systems. If this happens, you can replace the fuse, and the problem is solved. However, if the fuse keeps blowing up, there might be a deeper problem, which an expert can only resolve. Dead Battery A dead battery is one of the common electric system problems. Your battery may malfunction due to leaving the lights and radio on while the engine is off. You can jump-start the battery to get it running, but you may have to replace the battery if it is already dead ... read more