Yearly Archives: 2022

Types of Car Fluid Leaks

Types of Car Fluid Leaks

  Leaks can occur at any time in your vehicle but how do you identify a leak and whether or not it is a serious issue? Oil Leak An oil leak will present itself as a black puddle. Leaks most often come from the oil pan or a number of gaskets in the engine. An oil leak will result in low oil levels, and low oil levels will result in engine damage so it is very important to get this rectified as soon as possible. Transmission Fluid Leak Red liquid coming from the front or middle of your vehicle is a sign of transmission fluid leakage. You can check your levels yourself using the dipstick to be sure. It can sometimes happen from a cracked fuel line or broken seal. Do not drive it, instead, you should have it towed to your local auto repair shop for inspection and repair. Coolant Leak Coolant leakage is bright green, orange or pink and has a very sweet smell. It is a symptom of a crack in your car's cooling system. Low coolant levels can ultimately do quite a lot of damage t ... read more

What Happens If Air Gets Trapped In My Brake Lines?

What Happens If Air Gets Trapped In My Brake Lines?

Your brakes are the most important safety components for your vehicle. You would not be able to slow down or come to a full stop without them. For something necessary to secure your safety, you should not let your brake components and fluid go bad. If you know a thing or two about cars, you'll know that air and moisture are the biggest threats to your brake health. If it contaminates your fluid, it'll reduce your braking capabilities and present other hazards. Below are the signs that indicate you have air in your brake lines: Spongy or mushy brake pedals  Ineffective braking/Lagging braking response Loose brake pedal Driving with air in your brake lines is very dangerous, which is why you must visit a trusted auto repair shop to have them fixed promptly.    Fortunately, engineers have made the brake system very securely enclosed. However, leaks can still occur from natural wear and tear. To stop the problem, a professional mechanic has to bleed your brakes ... read more

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